Let your creative passion for the beauty industry shine at one of our cosmetology schools in Michigan. At Dorsey College, you’re encouraged to explore your potential and take your interests in hair, nails, and cosmetics to a professional level. Our cosmetology classes 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 will assist you every step of the way to help build your confidence in our supervised training environments and beyond.

What Is Cosmetology?

Cosmetology is the skill of beautifying through a variety of treatments which can include hair, nails and the face. For aspiring cosmetologists, like yourself, many decide to go through the beauty school route to prepare for a new career. By continuing your education at Dorsey College, you are laying a solid foundation that can help you become a cosmetologist. We’ll help prepare you for the cosmetology licensing exam while also teaching you the latest beauty trends at our school. Your success is our pride and we can’t wait to see what the world of beauty has in store for you!

Are you wondering, “Is a Cosmetology program right for me?”

If you’re a person who enjoys expressing yourself through art, it is recommended that you visit a cosmetology school to discover your training options. Many schools, such as Dorsey College, conduct frequent tours to help give you a sense of what a day as a cosmetology student could look like. Don’t be afraid to ask questions as this is the time to get the answers you’re looking for.

For those in Michigan wondering, “where are there cosmetology schools near me” – Dorsey College has conveniently located campus locations.

Find A Campus Near You

Locations that offer Dorsey College 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 in Taylor, MI

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


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Our Cosmetology School program options


The Cosmetology training program at Dorsey College is designed to prepare students to take their 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 students 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
  • Hairstylist
  • Beautician
  • Nail Technician
  • Skin Care Technician

Cosmetology Instructor

Are you a licensed cosmetologist who wants to shape the future of beauty? Use your strengths as a natural-born leader to embark on your next career journey as a Cosmetology Instructor. It’s never too late to do what you love. At Dorsey College, our Cosmetology Instructor program is comprised of 500 hours of training. Students in this program are individually scheduled for their training formats. This means you can complete our Cosmetology Instructor program around a schedule that fits your life needs.

Cosmetology Instructor courses you can take while training at Dorsey College:

As an aspiring cosmetology teacher, the training you receive can help you guide the next up and coming artists. Our curriculum can expose you to a variety of topics including:

  • Cosmetology school curriculum
  • Lesson planning
  • Cosmetology teaching techniques
  • Teaching aids
  • & more!

Upon successful completion of our Cosmetology Instructor requirements (as part of our training program), graduates will be eligible to challenge the state of Michigan licensure examination (for cosmetology instructors).


Exploring Your 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.

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