A Career-focused Cosmetology School Experience

If you’ve always dreamed about becoming a cosmetology professional, your dream can become reality with cosmetology training at Dorsey College.  You will have the opportunity to take what you already know to the next level by learning professional techniques and the latest trends salon owners are expecting from a stylist. The instructors at Dorsey College are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experiences to ensure you are job-ready after graduation and becoming licensed. 

We understand you’re ambitious and ready to begin your career.  We’re here to help make it a reality.

Cosmetology Classes Designed to Enhance Your Technique

Our curriculum emphasizes real-world application along with classroom instruction. As a cosmetology student at Dorsey College, you can put your new skill-set to practice in our on campus beauty clinics. That’s right, you can gain valuable exposure training with actual clients!

You can use this experience to advance your techniques in areas that can include hair coloring, permanent waving, hair styling and so much more! At Dorsey College, you’re encouraged to explore your unique style and creativity while helping others look their best!

Find A Dorsey Cosmetology School Campus Near You

Dorsey College has conveniently located campus locations that offer this training. However, no matter which location you choose, each team of experienced instructors can help you develop your potential from the classroom and beyond.
Madison Heights
Dorsey College - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)
Dorsey College - Roseville, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor, MI, campus (Main Campus, Accredited by NACCAS)

*Dorsey School of Beauty, located in Taylor, MI, is a sister school of Dorsey College and is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).  To learn more about Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor, you can click here.

Why Cosmetology School at Dorsey College?

The cosmetology training program at Dorsey College provides: 

  • An in-depth focus on cosmetology theory and real-world practice (in our supervised on-campus clinics).
  • Coursework that is designed to enhance your development of practical and technical skills.
  • The use of professional cosmetology facilities and equipment found in actual work environments.
  • A Cosmetology student kit, which contains various tools used in the industry and textbooks is provided by Dorsey College.

Can your Cosmetology program help prepare me for a career as a Cosmetologist?

Yes, preparing the next generation of hair stylists is our goal! Our cosmetology program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue entry-level positions in the beauty industry, once licensed. Each cosmetology student in our program will be required to complete 1,500 clock hours of training to meet state requirements. From there, graduates can take the cosmetology license exam with the goal of beginning their new career upon licensure.

Dorsey College has determined that its Cosmetology program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No academic determinations have been made for any other state, district, or US territory regarding licensure requirements.

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

What is the Job Outlook for a Career as a Cosmetologist?

A career as a licensed cosmetologist can provide you with the creative freedom and career flexibility you’ve always wanted. Graduates of our Cosmetology program (once they become licensed) are eligible to seek entry-level employment positions.  These positions may include hairstylist, or nail care specialist, platform or makeup artist, among many other positions. Jobs in this field can be found in hair salons, spas, and other cosmetology related businesses.  For more information, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Cosmetology Training Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about:

  • What Cosmetologists Do
  • Becoming a Cosmetologist
  • The Dorsey College Cosmetology program

Check out our Cosmetology FAQ page!


Dorsey College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. This applies to the Madison Heights campus, (which serves as the main campus) and the Roseville campus (a branch campus of Madison Heights).  Contact information for the Council on Occupational Education is as follows: 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790, www.council.org.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Ready to explore your Cosmetology School options at Dorsey College?

We can’t wait to see your success story unfold. You have the potential and our passionate instructors are ready to help you every step of your cosmetology school journey. To learn more about our Cosmetology training and upcoming classes, request information.


*Dorsey School of Beauty, located in Taylor, MI, is a sister school of Dorsey College and is institutionally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).  To learn more about Dorsey School of Beauty Taylor, you can click here.


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