Our Cosmetology program consists of 1500 hours of instruction that is more than just state board preparedness. This exciting program assures that aspiring cosmetologists gain proficiency in the following areas:
Hair Care – including: Coloring, Cutting, Chemical Texturing (e.g. permanent waving)
Nail Care – including: manicures and pedicures
Skin Care – including: facial and skin care trends, traditional methods, and product usage
Hands-on training is an integral part of the Cosmetology curriculum, and students will work alongside, and even on their fellow classmates in school clinics. The GCI team offers guidance and training every step of the way, prompting students to discover their inner creativity, their passion, and their love for the field via collaborative trainings.
Once a reasonable level of proficiency is achieved, students will also be offered the chance to utilize their skills through GCI’s extensive salon services, catering to real-world clients in the process. During this senior phase of the program, a student has the opportunity to begin developing their own ‘book’ of clients forging a relationship beyond graduation and licensing.
Ultimately, a cosmetology license creates many possible and sustainable career opportunities. GCI is proud to set the bar high for its students, paving their pathway to success!
While studying cosmetology at GCI, students will actively engage with the most up-to-date technology available. Most of our curricula run on Pivot Point’s LAB platform, permitting students to complete theory assignments, program tasks, and benchmark tests with confidence and efficiency.
The Cosmetology Kit is sourced from our Educational partner, Pivot Point, which includes:
Downloadable ebooks & Online access to the vast Pivot Point instructional library
Electrical tools (Blow dryer, curling iron, Flat-iron, clipper & trimmer set)
5 practice mannequins
All of the needed essentials (combs, brushes, clips)
Capes & Apron
Color bowl, brush, & tint bottle
Plus many more essential consumable items!
If you would like to see a copy of the full kit list, please see your Admissions Representative!
Tuition covers the expert knowledge gained, and in-class training undergone, at GCI: two elements necessary for a successful certification. It also includes all of the cosmetology supplies (e.g. “Master Kit” of 20 essential tools), texts, workbooks, testing books, and materials required to complete this revolutionary program.LEARN MORE
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Cosmetology Instructors are industry professionals with an eagerness to share their insights and skills with a future generation of Cosmetologists. Depending on classroom needs and availability, Georgia Career Institute enrolls students interested in becoming Master Cosmetology Instructors at select locations. Student Instructors will gain well-rounded knowledge of our curriculum, operations, and classroom and salon-floor management. These skills are groomed throughout 750 hours of expert instruction in Georgia, or 300 hours of professional instruction in Tennessee. Many of our graduates continue employment at our Institute after successfully completing the program. For more information, please contact the Academic Director at the desired location in the Student Catalog.
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