Cosmetology training program

The Cosmetology diploma program offered at Dorsey School of Beauty combines comprehensive classroom instruction with valuable hands-on training in an actual beauty clinic (with real-life clients) for a complete educational foundation. Dorsey School of Beauty’s Cosmetology program is designed to take a student’s interest in the beauty industry to the next professional level. In the Cosmetology program, students help people look their best (as they work towards building great careers for themselves). Upon graduation, students will have had the opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of art principles, hair styling, hair cutting, and shaping, hair coloring, thermal waving and curling, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, shampooing, manicuring, scalp and facial treatments. Once licensed, graduates may work as entry level cosmetologists under numerous job descriptions. The Cosmetology program requires a student to complete 1,500 clock hours of training. The Cosmetology program at Dorsey School of Beauty has cosmetology instructors who believe in an approach that is flexible and understanding of the individual needs which enables each student to reach their full potential. At Dorsey School of Beauty, students will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of Cosmetology and what it’s like to operate in the workplace. Choose Dorsey School of Beauty to jumpstart your career in hair and beauty today!

Find A Campus Near You

The Cosmetology diploma program is offered at the following Dorsey School of Beauty campus locations:
Dorsey Schools - Taylor, MI, campus (Main Campus, Accredited by NACCAS)
Madison Heights
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)
Dorsey Schools - Roseville, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)

Cosmetology training program – Michigan career training

Training in this program includes:

  • An in-depth focus on cosmetology theory and real-world practice and experience.
  • Coursework that is designed to enhance the student’s development of practical and technical skills.
  • The use of professional cosmetology facilities and equipment.
  • The opportunity to gain hands-on training (while supervised) in our on-campus beauty clinic, where cosmetology services will be provided to the public, who may be charged for the services rendered by students.
  • Dorsey Schools is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. This applies to the Dorsey School of Beauty located at the Madison Heights campus, (which serves as the main campus) and the Roseville campus (a branch campus of Madison Heights).
  • Dorsey School of Beauty (located at the Taylor campus) is also a main campus and is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS).
  • A Cosmetology student kit, which contains various tools used in the industry (as well as textbooks) are provided by Dorsey School of Beauty.

As licensure is required for employment by the State of Michigan, Dorsey School will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge the state licensure exam, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey Schools exam preparation requirements.

Cosmetologist career outlook

A career as a professional cosmetologist can be fun and rewarding. Graduates of this program (once they become licensed) are eligible to seek entry-level employment in positions that may include stylist, color specialist, skin or nail specialist, platform or makeup artist, manufacturers’ representative, and cosmetic salesperson, among others. Jobs in this field can be found in beauty salons, spas, and other beauty-related businesses.

According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 13% from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations.a In addition, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 12.3% from 2016 to 2026.b

Cosmetology Frequently Asked Questions

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Additional Information

aBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists, on the Internet at (visited April 6, 2018).

bMichigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2016-2026) Michigan Statewide, Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists (SOC Code:  39-5012), (visited July 14, 2018).