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The Cosmetology program provides the theory and practical application necessary to obtain a Washington State Cosmetologist License or a Washington State Cosmetology Instructor License. The primary objective of the program is to prepare students for employment in all areas of beauty culture. Instruction and practice in the cosmetology course include training for shampooing, scalp and hair analysis, haircutting and trimming, trimming and removal of facial hair, thermal styling, wet and dry styling, skin care, temporary removal of superfluous hair, first aid, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, hair coloring, bleaching, rinses, manicuring, pedicuring, and the styling of artificial hair. The Cosmetology curriculum is guided by the Washington State Cosmetology license requirements and reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.



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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362

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The WWCC Cosmetology program is dedicated to preparing a diverse student body for successful licensure exam, career entry, advancement, and lifelong learning in the field of cosmetology.

Program Outcomes

  • To market, recruit, and retain students in the Cosmetology program.
  • Involve cosmetology professionals in curriculum development and learning outcomes.
  • Provide instruction with current skills (techniques and styles) used in the cosmetology profession in order to prepare students for employment.
  • Certify the program using industry skill standards.
  • Graduate students who demonstrate the knowledge and skills to obtain a cosmetology license and succeed in the industry.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Cosmetology upon completion of the two-year program of study. This degree prepares students to take the Washington State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Test. Individuals that have a current Washington State Cosmetology License and at least one-year of current work experience in a salon may enter the Instructor-Trainee program.