Cosmetology Careers Start Here

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Cosmetology is a one-year technical trade program which consists of 1,200 contact hours. The cosmetic industry has a continuous need for well-trained cosmetologists and Eastern Florida State College fulfills this need.

Jobs in the industry include those in customer care, and also in merchandising, scientific, and editorial fields. Cosmetologists work in salons, spas, medical and educational facilities, photography, movie, and magazine production.

Courses in fundamental skills, theory, techniques, sales, public relations and salon management prepare students to take the State Board Licensure Examination. EFSC cosmetology students have a pass rate of approximately 95%. Salon facilities at EFSC allow students to practice their skills prior to entering the profession.

Explore full requirements and the process to apply on the Application Procedure page.

The Facial Specialty Program requires 260 contact hours, and Nail Specialty Program requires 240 contact hours.

Techniques students learn

Cosmetology students

  • Hair Styling
  • Scalp treatments
  • Braiding and hair extensions
  • Coloring and highlighting
  • Hair cutting and sculpting
  • Facials, make-up, nails, waxing

Nail Specialists

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Paraffin dips
  • Acrylic, fiberglass, and gel nails
  • Removing and repairing artificial nails
  • Nail art

Skin Care Specialists

  • Facial massage
  • Aromatherapy facialss
  • Exfoliation
  • Hot-waxing
  • Make-up application


Contact Us

Kendra Hart
Program Specialist

Helping You Achieve Dreams

Elizabeth Oyer

Elizabeth Oyer

Cosmetology Graduate

"I was thrilled to earn my cosmetology certification. I've always wanted to own a business and work as a make-up artist in the entertainment industry."