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Balanced education of academic study and clinical experiences
Cowley’s Cosmetology Program is designed for students to obtain fundamentals as well as advanced techniques, people skills, and product knowledge using current salon technology that meets the requirements of today’s job market. A career in cosmetology can take the trained professional to all parts of the nation and the world. This field also allows individuals the opportunity to open their own businesses.


A student in the college of cosmetology may earn a vocational certificate or an Associate of Applied Science degree. Cosmetology I and II are taken in the fall semester. Cosmetology III and IV are spring classes. In two semesters, students will complete 1500 clock hours and are eligible to take the Kansas State Board of Cosmetology tests. After completing the 1500 clock hours and passing the KBOC state exam, students can work in a salon. The program is one of the most job-ready programs offered by the college.


Ireland Hall at Cowley College
Ireland Hall, Lower Level
300 W Central Ave
Arkansas City, KS 67005



Meet Faculty & Staff

Faculty - Director of Cosmetology
Academic Department Specialist, Health & Human Services
Faculty - Cosmetology


Cowley Beauty Salon

Students in the Cosmetology program operate a Beauty Salon on the Arkansas City campus that serves the students, employees, and community.

Services & Prices