Cosmetology & Managers Program

Cosmetology career training
Cosmetology students learn hands-on providing beauty services to real clients in the professional onsite salon

Get the Skills to Be a Cosmetology Professional
in 13 Months

The Cosmetology Program provides the hands-on training, practical salon experience and industry support it takes to become a highly-skilled beauty professional.

In addition to the art and science of cosmetology, this program provides practical instruction in salon management. You’ll enter the field ready to build a successful career.

You’ll Learn:

  • Cutting & Styling Hair
  • Chemical Treatments: highlights, lowlights, color, perms and relaxers
  • Nail Treatments: manicures, pedicures, nail tip application, acrylics, gels and wraps
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Make-up
  • Relaxation Massage
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Bacteriology
  • Hiring Employees
  • Payroll
  • Beauty Industry Business Practices


Daytime Classes

Daytime Classes run Tuesday – Friday, with three potential schedules to choose from:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Complete in 16.5 Months
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Complete in 14.5 Months
  • 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.: Complete in 13 Months

Classes start on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Evening Classes

Evening Cosmetology classes are offered at the Niles campus location only, Tuesday – Thursday:

  • 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Complete in 28 Months

All Cosmetology students, day and evening, are required to complete 16 hours of Saturday attendance each month.

Schedule availability is subject to change and may vary by campus.

Use Your Cosmetology License to Reduce the Barber Training Program by 44.44%

You can get trained to become a barber in 44.44% less time if you already have a cosmetology license. The Barber Program—only 1000 hours in length for students with a Cosmetology License—will allow you to develop a set of skills you can use to serve more clients. Click here for the barber program details.

Hands-On Training with Real Clients in a Working Salon

Cosmetology is a hands-on field and at Raphael’s School of Beauty we believe that’s how it should be taught. As a Cosmetology student you’ll work with real clients in our professional, on-site student salon, providing a wide range of services under the guidance of an instructor.

You’ll feel comfortable moving into any salon setting after gaining hands-on, real-world experience before you graduate.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the Raphael's “Beauty Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Beauty Career Training Readiness score now.

Work with Professional Product Lines

Raphael’s students are trained with many top salon quality product lines including CND, Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Sebastian and more; this way you are able to experience a wide range of products that you will use in your career.

Cosmetology & Managers Kit

This is what you will receive as a managing cosmetology student. On the first day of school students receive a starter kit, books, apron, and nametag. During Nail Week, the student will receive their CND nail kit. When the student reaches 300 hours of attendance, they will receive their iPad and Milady access codes. At 600 hours of attendance, they will receive the Glo-Minerals mineral make-up kit. At 900 hours attendance, the students will receive a Manikin for their Mock exam. After the student passes all areas of their mock exam, they will then receive their Grad kit.

State Licensing

As a successful graduate of this program, you’ll be fully-prepared to take the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology licensing exam to become a Licensed Managing Cosmetologist.

Is a Creative Career in Cosmetology Right for You? Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in the Beauty industry and exploring whether Cosmetology is right for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.

A helpful Raphael’s School of Beauty Admissions Representative is happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-800-511-6405.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit: Consumer Information.