Top Cosmetology & Beauty School in Northeast Ohio & Cleveland Area

Questions? Call us NOW at (440) 891-7600!

(1500 Hours) Financial Aid Eligible Program (For those who qualify)

Be a cut above the rest in one of the fastest growing careers today!

Do you enjoy working with people?  Do you have an eye for beauty?  Consider the tremendous career opportunities for students of cosmetology.

The Cosmetology Academy prepares students for a challenging career in this exciting, cutting-edge field. Gain hands-on experience in the Polaris Career Center New Beginnings Salon while obtaining the industry knowledge necessary for the State Board Cosmetology license.

Acquire skills commonly used in cosmetology in the following areas:

  • Dispensary operations
  • Sanitation
  • Reception duties
  • Salon management

Emphasis will be placed on the hands-on practice of:

  • Scalp care and hair treatments
  • Shaping and cutting hair
  • Styling hair
  • Permanent waving
  • Hair relaxing and coloring
  • Hair highlighting and toning
  • Manicuring and pedicuring
  • Facial treatments
  • Wig and hairpiece care

Career Options (State license required):

  • Cosmetologist
  • Color technician
  • Perm specialist
  • Hair cutting specialist
  • Esthetician
  • Nail technician
  • Platform artist
  • Equipment sales

Students will also learn employability skills.


FALL 2015
Monday – Thursday
4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
September 21, 2015 – June, 2017 (approximate ending date)

Students registering for the Cosmetology School will need to show their high school diploma or GED (General Equivalent Development) certificate and proof of residency (utility bill, etc.).

Tuition Fee: $13,995 (includes non-refundable materials fee of $1,250)
Tuition includes textbooks, tool kit with mannequins; nail kit, smock and State Board examination fee.
Students can expect the following additional costs: uniforms.

The Cosmetology Academy is a 2-year program.  Qualified students will have access to two years of Pell Grant funding consisting of one 900-hour award and one 600-hour award.

Register for Fall classes now! 

Please call our Transitions Coordinator at (440) 891-7697 for more information.

Program Resource

Course of Study


Gainful employment information – Student Policies & Financial Aid Consumer Handbook

Click here to view the Gainful Employment Disclosure.

Cosmetology 2015-2016 Advisory Members

Ms. Hala Barrack, West Park Beauty Salon
Mr. Patrick Burke, Westpark Barber Shop
Mr. Joseph Gabriell, Gabriell’s Hair Salon
Ms. Priscilla Greene-Ferko, Vanity Avenue Salon
Ms. Sarah Hesley, Ulta Beauty
Ms. Debra Hughes, Great Clips
Ms. Melissa Marion, Dino Palmieri Salons, Inc.
Ms. Korrey Robinson, Kallure Salon