Cosmetology Program

You can get the hands-on training you need to become a professional cosmetologist in as little as 13 months*. Watch this video to see what it’s like to study cosmetology with us!

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.

Wondering what you could learn as a cosmetology student? Or what careers you could have with a license? We’ve got you covered! From working part-time to full-time, or from salon-life to entrepreneurship,  the options can be endless!

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 even help prepare you for self-employment so you can be your own boss!

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

How long does it take?

  • 1800 hours *Complete in as little as 13 months!

What careers can I pursue?

  • Hairstylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Salon Owner
  • Brand Marketer
  • Beauty Influencer
  • & More!

Does having a creative career that helps you feel fulfilled sound amazing to you? Schedule a tour at Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture to see how our cosmetology program may be right for you! 

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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 – Friday*, 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. – 5:00 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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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 Pivot Point access codes. At 600 hours of attendance, they will receive a Glo-Minerals mineral make-up kit.


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 / North Olmsted Location
Map of Willoughby Location
Map of Boardman/ Massage Therapy School Location

Brunswick / Medina

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Canton / Alliance Area

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Youngstown / Boardman Area

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Niles / Warren Area

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Niles / Department of Barbering

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Cleveland West / North Olmsted

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Boardman/ Massage Therapy School

Admissions & Student Salon:

  • Brunswick / Medina

  • Canton / Alliance Area

  • Youngstown / Boardman Area

  • Niles / Warren Area

  • Niles / Department of Barbering

  • Cleveland West / North Olmsted

  • Willoughby

  • Boardman/ Massage Therapy School