Cosmetology Schools in Michigan | Dorsey School of Beauty

Let your creative passion for the beauty industry shine at one of our cosmetology schools in Michigan. At Dorsey School of Beauty, 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 School of Beauty 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 School of Beauty, 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 School of Beauty, 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 School of Beauty has three conveniently located campus locations.

Find A Campus Near You

Locations that offer Dorsey School of Beauty Cosmetology program:
Dorsey Schools - Taylor, MI, campus (Main Campus, Accredited by NACCAS)
Dorsey Schools - Roseville, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Madison Heights
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)

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Our Cosmetology School program options


The Cosmetology training program at Dorsey School of Beauty 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 School of Beauty:

You could have the opportunity to advance your skill set as a cosmetology student at Dorsey School of Beauty 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 School of Beauty, 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 School of Beauty:

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).


A new career as a manicurist could be at your fingertips. Express your ability to innovate and create trendy designs at Dorsey School of Beauty. You can learn lessons on growing your clientele and more. Your manicuring instructors will help you apply what’s learned in the classroom into our supervised salon training. This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to let your personality radiate in your work!

Manicure Training courses you can take while attending Dorsey School of Beauty:

The manicuring program at Dorsey School of Beauty is designed to be completed in less than one year. Our manicuring classes are comprised of 400 hours of training, although completion times may vary from student to student. Students enrolled in our manicuring program will be exposed to the following topics during their training (but not limited to):
  • Nail Art
  • History of the Nail Profession
  • Nail Repair
  • Shop Management
  • Life Skills and Professional Communication
  • & more!
After successful completion of our courses, manicuring graduates can pursue state licensure as a manicurist.


Begin Esthetician training at Dorsey School of Beauty. Learn the fundamentals of skincare and what it takes to leave your potential clients feeling refreshed. After all, nothing beats the feeling of rejuvenated skin!

Esthetician courses you can take while training at Dorsey School of Beauty:

The Esthetician program at Dorsey School of Beauty is designed to be completed in just 26 weeks. The courses below are designed to help you prepare for the state of Michigan licensure examination:
  • EST 101 Introduction to Esthetics (110 hours)
  • EST 102 Skin Sciences (110 hours)
  • EST 103 Makeup and Advanced Treatments (110 hours)
  • EST 104 Esthetician Career and Spa Management (110 hours)
To learn more about our esthetician school in Michigan, fill out the request information form.

Exploring Your Options At Dorsey School of Beauty

Requesting information is easy and requires no long-term commitments or obligations. Simply fill out the form and a Dorsey Schools admissions representative will get back to you shortly. For more information on each individual program, please visit the Cosmetology, Cosmetology Instructor, Esthetician, or Manicuring program page, or call us at 1-888-422-1188 to learn more!   Taylortown School of Beauty operates as Dorsey School of Beauty and/or Dorsey Schools (Taylor Campus location).