COVID-19 Update: Select EFSC services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Updated Student Services Guide for details about on-campus access and continuing virtual services. EFSC has reopened its four campuses for the Fall Term with many classes online, limited in-person classes and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19. View Reopening Plan updates & FAQ.

Cosmetology Careers Start Here

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EFSC is not accepting Cosmetology program applications for Fall Term 2020 and will not begin a new student cohort in the Fall. Cosmetology courses in the fall will only be offered to current students working to complete the program and social distancing measures and Personal Protective Equipment safety guidelines will be in place. We will share information on the next start date for new students in the Cosmetology program when it's available, including the deadline to apply.

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%. Students practice their skills prior to entering the profession by providing services to the public at the EFSC Cosmetology Salon.

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

The Facial Specialty Program requires 260 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

Skin Care Specialists

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

Contact Us

Kendra Hart
Program Specialist

Cosmetology Salon: Hours & Services

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."