Let your creative passion for the beauty industry shine at one of our Metro Detroit Beauty schools. At Dorsey College, you’re encouraged to explore your potential and take your interests in hair, nails, and cosmetics to a professional level through one of our beauty school programs:

Our beauty school courses are student-centric, which means our program is centered around YOU. We want to help you develop your natural talent for beauty and refine it with a combination of in-classroom instruction and hands-on training. Learn how to pamper clients and make connections in our student salons. The instructors at Dorsey College can assist you every step of the way to help build your confidence in our supervised training environments and beyond.

Find A Campus Near You

Locations that offer the Dorsey Cosmetology program:

Dorsey College - Roseville, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)

Madison Heights
Dorsey College - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)
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.  Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS).  To learn more about Dorsey School of Beauty in Taylor, MI you can click here

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Our Beauty School Program Options


The Cosmetology training program at Dorsey College prepares you to take your passion for beauty into the real world. Our cosmetology classes cover a variety of topics to help you become well-rounded. Students can benefit from the instruction that takes place in both the classroom as well as our full-service campus salon. We offer a diploma in Cosmetology which requires you to successfully complete 1500 clock hours of training. Have fun while learning and become eligible to challenge the state of Michigan licensure exam upon graduation.

Cosmetology courses you can take while training at Dorsey College:

You could have the opportunity to advance your skill set as a cosmetology student at Dorsey College by being exposed to these topics covered in the courses during your training:

  • Art principles
  • Hair coloring
  • Thermal waving and curling
  • Chemical relaxing
  • Scalp treatments
  • & more!

Cosmetology Career Options

For students pursuing a cosmetology career, there are numerous career opportunities you can seek out if the state licensing exam for cosmetology is successfully passed. Here are some potential career paths below:

  • Cosmetologist
  • Hairdresser
  • Hair Stylist
  • Beautician
  • Nail Technician
  • Skin Care Technician


The Esthetician program is designed to get you job-ready to pursue a career as a skincare professional. The program combines classroom and hands-on training to ensure you gain the necessary skills in areas such as: 

  • Facials
  • Body treatments
  • Wraps
  • Rejuvenation therapies 
  • Non-abrasive peels
  • Hair removal

The esthetics program also covers the below topics to help you become career-ready and prepared for the State of Michigan licensure examination.

  • Artistic principles: eyelash enhancement, cosmetic color therapy, and corrective makeup
  • Scientific knowledge: skin pathology, microbiology, muscles, bones, and nerves of the face, neck, and shoulders.

To learn more about becoming an Esthetician and your career outlook, visit our Esthetician program page.


Do you love designing nail art? Are you constantly updating your nail design and your friends’ nails? If so, why not take those skills to the next level and become a nail technician? The manicuring training program at Dorsey College will give you a basic understanding of manicuring techniques that every professional needs to know. Topics covered in the manicuring program include:

  • Plain manicure
  • Nail art
  • Oil manicure
  • Nail repair
  • Artificial nail application treatments
  • And more. 

At Dorsey College, you will receive classroom instruction and hands-on training in our on-campus beauty clinic to help you master the manicuring techniques and build experience to be career-ready after graduation. 

Learn more about becoming a nail technician by visiting our manicuring program page.

Exploring Your Beauty School Options At Dorsey College

Requesting information is easy and requires no long-term commitments or obligations. Simply fill out the form and a Dorsey College admissions representative will get back to you shortly.

Licensure must be obtained in the State of Michigan to obtain gainful employment in the beauty field in the fields listed above.  Dorsey College has determined that its Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor, Manicuring, and Esthetician program curriculums are sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only, for the respective field. No academic determinations have been made for any other state, district, or US territory regarding licensure requirements.

For more information on each individual program, please visit the Cosmetology, Esthetician or Manicuring program page, or call us at 1-888-422-1188 to learn more!