Cosmetology & Esthetics

Caption: "We know cosmetology and esthetics" BRCC Cosmetology Salon styling hair

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Why Cosmetology and Esthetics?

Industry trends show that employment in esthetics and cosmetology are on the rise. Day spas, specialty skin care centers and full service salons continue to grow. Skincare and hair care are now multi-billion-dollar fields. If you’ve always dreamed of being a stylist or owning your own spa or salon, then esthetics or cosmetology is the career for you.

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About the Program

The BRCC cosmetology program features the Matrix CRAFT Methodology. Our cosmetology and esthetics programs offer smaller class sizes, which allow for more one-on-one instruction coupled with real-life experiences covering both the creative and business skills needed to help you prepare for your career. The cosmetology curricula includes coursework in all phases of professional imaging, current trends and techniques in hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.
Students will learn in a simulated salon environment that enables them to develop vital skills in a real-life setting. The esthetics program includes coursework and instruction in all phases of professional skincare, hair removal, makeup, body treatments as well as business/human relations, product knowledge, and other related topics. We teach traditional spa therapies as well as holistic therapies. Students will also learn, practice and be certified in various forms of advanced modalities, which is essential in today’s growing industry.


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Our Graduates

Cosmetology and Esthetics program graduates will be prepared to take the North Carolina Cosmetology or Esthetics State Board Licensing Exam. Upon passing the exam, students will be issued a license and qualify for employment in all areas of the beauty industry such as cosmetic/skin care salons, a platform artist, medical spas, become salon owner and in many other related businesses in the industry.

Visit our Cosmetology and Esthetics Salons

Located on the Henderson County Campus of Blue Ridge Community College, you will find a newly remodeled, full-service salon where students currently enrolled in either program perform all cosmetology and esthetic services. The Cosmetology Salon is located on the first floor of the Sink Building, while the Esthetics Salon is located on the second floor. Community members may visit the Salons.

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Degrees, Diplomas & Certificates

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  • Cosmetology: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Cosmetology: Diploma
  • Cosmetology: Certificate Program
  • Cosmetology Instructor: Certificate Program
  • Esthetics Technology: Certificate Program
  • Esthetics Instructor: Certificate Program
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Faculty Contacts

Darlene Cope
(828) 694-1873

Lori Allen
(828) 694-1872