For program information about Cosmetic Arts, visit the Health & Human Services page.

According a recent issue of “U.S. News & World Report,” hairstylists/cosmetologists are ranked as one of the best career choices based on job satisfaction, training difficulty, prestige, job market outlook, and pay. Furthermore, education is one of the most important elements on a resume for cosmetologists. At Haywood Community College, the Cosmetic Arts programs foster the creative talents of students as passionate designers. The instructors teach the students to trust their instincts while challenging their professional ambitions. Graduates of these programs finish with a combination of technical skills and training for the real world.

The curriculum consists of theory and clinical experiences along with related classes to enhance and meet professional standards. More than just abstract theory, it shows the practical application of ideas so students complete the system, salon ready. Students in the Cosmetic Arts programs gain hands-on experience working on community clients in a simulated salon environment. Under instructor supervision, students perform a wide array of services at a reduced rate (clinic services). Students also have the opportunity to participate in Future Cosmetologists of America, the local chapter of the National Cosmetologist Association.