Cosmetology Program

With over 50 years of experience in the industry, our cosmetology program is designed to provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you’ll need for a career in beauty. We’ve been around for a long time, but we’re constantly updating our equipment and training materials to keep up with changes in the industry.

Work With Professional Brands

As a Raphael’s student you’ll have the chance to work with many top salon quality product lines including Paul Mitchell, Big Sexy Hair, and Pravana. This way you are able to experience a wide range of products that you may use in your future career.

Become Dual-Licensed as a Cosmetologist/Barber

You can get trained to become a barber in 44.44% less time if you already have a cosmetology license. Our barber program—only 1000 hours in length for students with a cosmetology license—can help you develop a set of skills you can use to serve more clients. Get in touch with our admissions department to learn more.

State Licensing

We strive to help successful graduates of this program prepare to sit for the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board licensing exam to become a Licensed Advanced Cosmetologist.

Students learning to style hair

Cosmetology students learn hands-on providing beauty services to real clients in the professional onsite salon

Speak to a friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Advisor now! 330-565-3666

In addition to the art and science of cosmetology, these programs can provide advanced salon knowledge. Our goal is that you will feel comfortable moving into any salon setting after gaining hands-on, real-world experience before you graduate.

We strive to help successful graduates of this program prepare to sit for the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board licensing exam to become a licensed advanced cosmetologist.

As a student in our cosmetology program, you can learn the following:

  • Cutting & Styling Hair
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Make-up
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Hiring Employees
  • Payroll
  • Beauty Industry Business Practices
  • Perms
  • Color and Highlights
  • Manicures and Pedicures
  • Acrylics

Veterans Affairs Seal

We accept VA Education benefits at all of our locations.

Program Specifics

Hours and Scheduling

Our 1800-hour cosmetology program can be completed in as little as 13 months. Since we know how busy our students are, we offer the following flexible scheduling options.

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 location.

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.

Schedule availability is subject to change and may vary by campus.

Student Testimonial – Hannah Conklin, Advanced Cosmetologist

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Tour our campus, meet with students & instructors and get a feel for what it’s like to be a part of our community. Friends and family are strongly encouraged to come along!

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Cosmetology Kit

Cosmetology Advanced & Cosmetology 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. 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 a 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.

Testimonials

I can say that this school has TRULY changed my life. The instructors are absolutely AMAZING and are so caring and understanding. I would recommended this school to anyone who has a passion to do hair.

Sarah Gwilt PhotoSarah Gwilt

Book a Tour Today!

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in the beauty industry and exploring whether cosmetology is right for you, contact us now to book a tour at one of our campuses! We have seven locations throughout the Ohio area.

Our friendly admissions team is happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid. We can’t wait to meet you!

*Financial aid available to those who qualify.

For immediate questions, call 330-551-5062.

Map of Brunswick / Medina Location
Map of Canton / Alliance Area Location
Map of Youngstown / Boardman Area Location
Map of Niles / Warren Area Location
Map of Niles / Department of Barbering Location
Map of Cleveland West Location
Map of Willoughby Location

Brunswick / Medina

Student Salon:
(330)225-0195

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)442-2930

Canton / Alliance Area

Student Salon:
(330)823-3884

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)240-7277

Youngstown / Boardman Area

Student Salon:
(330)782-3395

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)565-3666

Niles / Warren Area

Student Salon:
(330)652-1559

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)707-6012

Niles / Department of Barbering

Student Salon:
(330)505-9915

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)707-6012

Cleveland West

Student Salon:
(440)716-8153

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)565-3661

Willoughby

Student Salon:
(440)742-4555

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)506-5948

  • Brunswick / Medina

  • Canton / Alliance Area

  • Youngstown / Boardman Area

  • Niles / Warren Area

  • Niles / Department of Barbering

  • Cleveland West

  • Willoughby