The KACC School of Cosmetology program provides the training necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist. While earniang hours toward licensure, students have the opportunity to acquire skills in order to perform services on customers in our full-service salon area, which is open to the public. In the first year, students received instruction in both theory and practical application in tools and their use, shampoo, understanding chemicals and use, types of hair and sanitation. During the summer portion of the program, students then study personal hygiene, skin diseases and conditions, anatomy and physiology, electricity, ethics, nail technology and esthetics as they relate to Cosmetology, while earning hours toward licensure.
During the second year, they will build upon the knowledge and skills attained in year one and will be involved in instruction involving both classroom and hands-on experience with customers in our salon, in the area of shampooing, make-up, facials, hair treatment, hairdressing and hair shaping, hair chemistry, manicuring, pedicuring, sculpture nails, and permanent waving/chemical straightening.
The Cosmetology Program is under the instruction of teachers licensed by the Department of Professional Regulation and complies with all the rules and regulations of the Illinois Beauty Culture Act. The program provides for 1500 hours of training which, is the minimum requirement needed in order to take the State Board Exam for licensing. This includes two full school years, Saturday hours, the summer session between junior and senior year, and the summer session following graduation from high school.
Students are responsible for purchasing an equipment kit for the first year, second year, and for both the summer programs. The items provided in the kit are required to progress in the class. Kit fees for fall, first and second year, are due on or before the first day of class. Kit fees for the summers are due no later than the first day of summer school class. These kits meet industry standards and are sold at our cost. Payment plans are not offered, however, we accept credit card payments. Students will not be enrolled nor will they be able to earn hours toward their Cosmetology license until appropriate fees are paid.
*Kit Fees and Summer School Tuition:
- Equipment kits for first year, second year and summer programs
- First year - $200 Fall Kit Fee
- First Year Summer - Tuition $300, plus Summer Kit fee of $190
- Second Year - $125.00 Fall Kit Fee
- Second Year Summer Tuition is $300 - No Summer Kit Fee.
Students who choose to participate in competitions may also need to purchase additional mannequins, supplies, pay for entry fees and travel costs.
*=Kit fees subject to change