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Degree Potential
Graduates are employed as cosmetologists, skin care specialists, stylists, salon managers/owners, nail technicians, education specialists, manufacturer's representatives, makeup artists, and retail specialists.  While many graduates accept positions in barber shops and beauty salons, others work in department stores, drug and cosmetic stores, and educational facilities. 

Apply to NMU and Start Your Application to the Cosmetology Program.

Additional program costs:

First semester:

  1. Smock with name embroidered: $40
  2. State registration fee: $15
  3. Blow dryer (can use one from home): $15 (approx.)

Second semester:

Students will need to purchase a kit containing all of the equipment needed to practice on the public. Approximate cost: $650

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at