Barbering and Cosmetology

Gwinnett Tech's Barbering and Cosmetology program prepares students in our student salon where they work on real clients while learning to build their own book of business. At Gwinnett Tech, you'll gain specialized training in safety, hair treatments and manipulations, skin and nail care and sales and management. Graduates of our program become salon managers, stylist assistants, color technicians and independent salon owners.

Graduates of the Cosmetology program qualify to participate in the State Cosmetology Board Examination which has the authority to grant a Master Operator’s License to a person passing both practical and written examinations. Graduates of the Barbering program qualify to participate in the State Barber Board Examination which has the authority to grant a license to a person passing both practical and written examinations.

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Take the first step toward a career in Barbering and Cosmetology and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you're looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program, as well as state and federal funds for which you may be eligible. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards, who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our Cosmetology and Barbering advisory board.

Would you like to indulge in a little self-care? Make an appointment at the Gwinnett Tech campus Cosmetology and Barbering salon and benefit from our services.

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