Cosmetology Programs

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

Dream Big and Get the Skills to Be a Cosmetology Professional
in as little as 13 Months*

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t let your passion for the beauty industry go to waste. You already have a great eye for what looks good, so why not get certified and put it to use? At Raphael’s, your passion is your ticket to breaking into the beauty industry and finally working towards a career that’s both creative and rewarding. Bring your passion and we will bring our 50 years of experience to help make your dreams a reality.

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.

You’ll Learn:

Cutting & Styling Hair
Chemical Treatments: highlights, lowlights, color, perms and relaxers
Nail Treatments: manicures, pedicures, nail tip application, acrylics, gels and wraps
Relaxation Massage
Hiring Employees
Beauty Industry Business Practices

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
Chemical Services
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 & North Olmsted campus locations,                  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.

Student Testimonial - Hannah Conklin, Advanced Cosmetologist

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

Get this kit once you enroll
Cosmetology and Managers 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.

State Licensing

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, on this page to 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 330-565-3666.

Gainful Employment:
– Cosmetology (1500-hour): Alliance / Boardman / Brunswick / North Olmsted / Niles
– Advanced Cosmetology (1800-hour): Alliance / Boardman / Brunswick / North Olmsted / Niles

* Program length when completed in normal time.

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Unleash Your Creativity, Passion, and Career

Learn the key beauty skills and gain the confidence to excel and grow as a Beauty Professional. Get more info now!