Cosmetology Program

Cosmetology allows you to express your creativity while you learn the latest techniques in hair, nails, skin, and make-up!!

The Cosmetology program consists of 2100 hours of study that can be fulfilled within 60 weeks.  A full-time student attends classes a minimum of 35 hours per week.

You will learn:

  • Hair Shaping, Styling, and Coloring/Highlighting
  • Permanent Waving and Relaxing, Thermal Straightening/Styling
  • Basic Nail Care; Manicuring and Pedicuring
  • Basic Skin Care, Eyebrow Arching/Waxing, and Facial Make-up
  • Iowa Law, Sanitation and Sterilization
  • Personal Growth and Development, Career Development

Mentoring
ISB offers mentoring as another form of education for a student to gain salon knowledge and receive up to 105 hours of credit towards their graduation requirements.

“US News & World Report listed Cosmetologist as one of the top 31 careers in 2008, citing job satisfaction, short training time, and job market outlook as reasons to choose this career.”  

Program Costs

Application Fee $50.00
Equipment & Textbooks $2,258
Tuition $17,640
Total Cost    $19,948
Cosmetology Fundamentals Text Books        ISBN#978-1-940593-59-3
 

On time completion, Completion, Placement and Median loan debt by location:

Des Moines/Ankeny 

  • On time completion 43%
  • Completion 54%
  • Placement    76%
  • Median loan debt $11,374
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Sioux City

  • On time completion 43%
  • Completion 80%
  • Placement   93%
  • Median loan debt $9,089
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Marshalltown

  • On time completion 57%
  • Completion 67%
  • Placement   92%
  • Median loan debt $11,820
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Ottumwa

  • On time completion 47%
  • Completion 61%
  • Placement   100%
  • Median loan debt $12,900
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