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Cosmetology and Salon Management

With your Colorado cosmetology license, plus 30 credits from ACC you will gain the skills you need to excel in salon management and business ownership. Within 2 semesters you can take your license and education to the next level.

Cosmetology Student

Are you a licensed cosmetologist looking to start your own business but you aren't sure where to start? We can help you get the business skills you need to succeed! If you already have your Colorado cosmetology license, you're halfway to an Associate of Applied Science in Cosmetology and Salon Management. You can complete this degree within 2 semesters.

Connie Strain
Department Chair
Business Administration
connie.strain [at] arapahoe.edu

What You'll Learn

When you get your AAS in Cosmetology and Salon Management, you'll gain the skills you need to own your own business or manage someone else's, including:

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Legal aspects of business
  • Communication and public speaking

CIP 120401 (CSMA)

The Cosmetology and Salon Management AAS Degree offers a solid foundation for students to start a career in a salon or to prepare them for one day opening their own salon. Students with a completed certificate in cosmetology or esthetician, or who have a Colorado State Cosmetology License, can complete an additional 30 credits and earn their Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Core Cosmetology Courses (30 Credit Hours)

Current Colorado State Cosmetology License

Total: 60-61 Credits

Is a Cosmetology and Salon Management AAS degree right for you?

The Cosmetology and Salon Management AAS degree offers a solid foundation for you to start a career in a salon or to prepare you for opening your own salon. With this degree you can:

  • Complement your technical skills by strengthening your business savvy
  • Increase your income by being your own boss
  • Work independently
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule
  • Become an entrepreneur
  • Take classes online or in-person to fit your needs

Job Potential

Getting an Associate of Applied Science degree in Cosmetology and Salon Management can boost your career. With your degree, you can have a career as a: