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Cosmetology & Esthetics

Overview

Whether your goal is to become a full-service salon cosmetologist or you wish to pursue a career as a make-up artist, aesthetician, hair colorist or more, ASUN provides you a solid foundation in cosmetology. You may also choose to fortify your training with a business degree with salon ownership in mind. All students are actively prepared and encouraged to complete the Arkansas Department of Health Cosmetology State Licensing Exam. Students who have completed our Cosmetology Program have been accepted by employers like Sport Clips, Great Clips, J.C. Penney Salon, Regis, and more.

Have you found your starting point? Apply to the Cosmetology program today. 

Apply Now to ASU-Newport

The Cosmetology and Aesthetic programs require any potential student to submit a separate application for the program. The student must be accepted into the program before the student will be allowed to take courses.

Complete the Cosmetology application here. Deadline for 2025: November 1st

Complete the Esthetics application here. Deadline for Summer 2 May 15th, 2024

Cosmetology
Technical Certificate
Cosmetology Instructor Trainee
Technical Certificate

Length of Program: 6 Months

Campus Availability: Marked Tree

Course Availability: Fall, Spring, Summer

2023-2024 Cosmetology Instructor Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Technical Certificate Degree Plans

Esthetics
Certificate of Proficiency

Length of Program: 16 Weeks

Campus Availability: Marked Tree

Course Availability: Fall and Spring

Complete the Esthetics application here. 

2023-2024 Certificate of Proficiency Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Technical Certificate Degree Plans

Additional Education and Licensures

In order to enter the workplace, each graduate must test, pass, and receive the appropriate licensure, To learn more about the required licensures, click here

Financial Aid Eligibility - Tuition and Fees

Below is more information concerning financial aid eligibility. 

Academic Degree

Title IV (Pell, Loans, FWS, and other federal grants)

ASUN Institutional Scholarships  

Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarships 

Private Scholarships 

Certificate of Proficiency

Eligible 

Eligible 

TBD

Eligible 

Technical Certificate

Eligible 

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Associate of Applied Science

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Eligible

Click here for more information about financial aid and scholarships

If you have questions, please email financialaid@asun.edu . 

Click here to view ASUN's current tuition and fees.