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  • Cosmetology students work with real-world clients to learn and perform intricate methods and techniques, including haircutting, coloring, bleaching, and styling. Students discover ways to analyze, recommend, and provide styles, treatments, or services that align with a client’s image while gaining experience in running and owning a business.



  • Aesthetician students work with real-world clients to identify cosmetic skin complications and provide curated services, including facials, blemish extractions, and skin conditioning treatments to improve the health and overall appearance of a client’s skin.




    Cosmetology Track

  • Students earn hours toward an Arizona BCB Cosmetology License, which requires 1,500 total hours.


     Aesthetics Track

  • Students earn hours toward an Arizona BCB Aesthetician License, which requires 600 total hours.


College Credit


  • Students can earn college credit at no charge through the Maricopa Community Colleges by receiving their Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board license.




  • Hair Stylist

  • Salon or Spa Owner

  • Nail Technician

  • Aesthetician

Program Coordinator

Melissa Donlevy, a licensed instructor and cosmetologist with over 20 years of experience, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. In addition, Ms. Donlevy’s expertise extends over a decade of experience in cosmetology and salon education, bringing a wealth of intellect and technical mastery to the Cosmetology Academy at ALA Applied Technologies.