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Cosmetology & Barbering

Long-term Certificate
Short-term Certificates
Short-term Specialized Certifications

Cosmetologists and barbers shampoo, cut, and style hair and advise patrons on how to care for their hair. They may also give manicures, scalp and facial treatments, provide makeup analysis for women, and clean and style wigs and hairpieces.

The majority of graduates from the Bevill State Cosmetology & Barbering programs move into the field as hairstylists or barbers. Among the various occupations our graduates are qualified to seek are hairstylist, barber, salon owner, makeup artist, esthetician, cosmetic chemist, hair colorist, nail technician, and educational specialist.

Persons interested in becoming cosmetologists or barbers must have finger dexterity and a sense of form and artistry. They should also enjoy dealing with the public and be willing and able to follow patrons' instructions.

Bevill State has developed an outstanding reputation in the industry for producing well-trained, highly skilled graduates. That's one of the reasons the Cosmetology & Barbering programs receive an average of three to five inquiries from industry each month seeking potential employees. Bevill State graduates have also performed extremely well on the state licensure exam required of all cosmetologists and barbers.

Training and Experience are Rewarded

With quality educational training and experience, former students of the Cosmetology & Barbering programs at Bevill State make between $20,000 and $30,000 per year. Depending on the location of employment, the number of hours worked, and the building of a clientele, persons in the field of cosmetology and barbering have unlimited potential for personal annual earnings.

For additional information about the Cosmetology program at Bevill State Community College, call toll-free 1-800-648-3271 or one of the campuses below.

Hamilton Campus
Kathy Wiginton
(205) ) 921-3177, ext. 5381
Sumiton Campus
Robyn Houston
(205) ) 648-3271, ext. 5239

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, the US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided here represents one year’s data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Gainful Employment Statistics and References

If you have any questions regarding the data provided and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Services.