Get the Skills to Be a Cosmetology Professional
in as little as 10 Months*
The Cosmetology Programs at Raphael’s provide the hands-on training, practical salon experience and industry support it takes to become a highly-skilled beauty professional.
In addition to the art and science of cosmetology, these programs provides advanced salon knowledge. You’ll enter the field ready to build a successful career.
Cutting & Styling Hair
Chemical Treatments: highlights, lowlights, color, perms and relaxers
Nail Treatments: manicures, pedicures, nail tip application, acrylics, gels and wraps
Beauty Industry Business Practices
Raphael’s Offers Two Levels of Training in Cosmetology
Cosmetologist Program – 1500 hours (10 Months)*
Want to start pursuing a cosmetology career in less time? This program allows you to pursue an entry level cosmetology career in only 10 months*.
Advanced Cosmetologist Program – 1800 hours (13 Months)*
Choosing this program will provide you with advanced cosmetology training that will not only make you more marketable when searching for employment, but will also allow you to become a cosmetology instructor, work as a booth renter, and enable you to provide more advanced services that could result in a higher-paying client-base.
If you choose the Advanced Cosmetologist Program, you’ll receive advanced training in:
Anatomy of Hair & Scalp
Haircutting and Styling
Salon Supervision and Management
Product and Service Sales
Daytime Classes run Tuesday – Saturday*, with three potential schedules to choose from:
- 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Complete in 16.5 Months*
- 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Complete in 14.5 Months*
- 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Complete in 13 Months*
Classes start on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
Evening Cosmetology classes are offered at the Niles campus location only, Tuesday – Thursday:
- 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Complete in 28 Months*
*All Cosmetology students, day and evening, are required to complete 16 hours of Saturday attendance each month.
Schedule availability is subject to change and may vary by campus.
Use Your Cosmetology License to Reduce the Barber Training Program by 44.44%
You can get trained to become a barber in 44.44% less time if you already have a cosmetology license. The Barber Program—only 1000 hours in length for students with a Cosmetology License—will allow you to develop a set of skills you can use to serve more clients. Click here for the barber program details.
Hands-On Training with Real Clients in our Student Salon
Cosmetology is a hands-on field and at Raphael’s School of Beauty we believe that’s how it should be taught. As an Advanced Cosmetologist student you’ll work with real clients in our professional, on-site student salon, providing a wide range of services under the guidance of an instructor.
You’ll feel comfortable moving into any salon setting after gaining hands-on, real-world experience before you graduate.
Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the Raphael's “Beauty Career Training Readiness Quiz”
The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Beauty Career Training Readiness score now.
Work with Professional Product Lines
Raphael’s students are trained with many top salon quality product lines including CND, Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Sebastian and more; this way you are able to experience a wide range of products that you will use in your career.
Cosmetology & Cosmetology Advanced Kit
This is what you will receive as a Advanced Cosmetologist student. On the first day of school students receive a starter kit, books, apron, and nametag. During Nail Week, the student will receive their CND nail kit. When the student reaches 300 hours of attendance, they will receive their iPad and Milady access codes. At 600 hours of attendance, they will receive the Glo-Minerals mineral make-up kit. At 900 hours attendance, the students will receive a Manikin for their Mock exam. After the student passes all areas of their mock exam, they will then receive their Grad kit.
As a successful graduate of this program, you’ll be fully-prepared to take the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam to become a Licensed Advanced Cosmetologist.
Is a Creative Career in Cosmetology Right for You? Get More Information…
If you’re interested in learning more about careers in the Beauty industry and exploring whether Cosmetology is right for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.
A helpful Raphael’s School of Beauty Admissions Representative is happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.
For immediate questions, call 1-800-511-6405.
* Program length when completed in normal time.