Cosmetology Program Overview - Portage Lakes Career Center

Accredited Cosmetology Program for Adults

A rewarding career in the beauty industry starts at Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC), a school located in Uniontown, Ohio, that’s fully accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). Master all the skills you need in just 10 months to successfully take the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board exam.

Learn Art & Science of Beauty in Cosmetology Training

Our cosmetology school is led by certified instructors who are licensed cosmetologists with years of experience in their field. You will learn through interactive demonstrations and hands-on training about the art and science of hair, skin, and nails such as:

  • Hair cutting
  • Hair styling and design
  • Chemical treatments (highlights, lowlights, balayage, shadow roots, perms, and relaxers)
  • Basic skin care
  • Hard-gel, acrylic, and dip powder manicures and pedicures
  • Makeup application

You’ll also use professional salon products from Kenra®, Redken, Joico, Pevonia®, OPI®, Gelish, Young Nails, Backscratchers® Salon Systems, and more. 

Beautician school students in this 1,500-hour cosmetology program gain real-world experience through labs, potential industry internships, and PLCC’s well-appointed salon that’s open to the public three days a week. 

In addition, licensed cosmetologists are eligible to take classes for additional certifications in body treatments, hair extensions, thermal strengtheners, and artificial nails.

All-inclusive Tuition at PLCC Cosmetology Training Center

At PLCC, there are no hidden fees in your tuition. At our recently renovated beauty school, tuition covers: 

  • All the tools, materials and supplies you need for the program, plus nail and skin care implements and products
  • Exam preparation
  • Cost of the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board 1,500-hour Exam

Apply today! Cosmetology school class size is limited to 20 students.

All-inclusive Tuition: $16,995
Class Dates: August 2020 to June 2021
Schedule: Monday Friday, 8 am – 4 pm
Course Length: 1,500 hours

Currently Accepting Applications For Fall 2021 Start

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Have questions about cosmetology school and careers? Visit our cosmetology FAQs page.

Our Cosmetology School: Your First Step Toward a Cosmetologist Career

Adult students of all ages choose the cosmetology program at PLCC because of its affordable price, qualified instructors, and appealing, contemporary learning environment. Allow us to help you attain the cosmetology career you’ve always wanted. Class size is limited. 

Looking for other beauty career options? The School of Cosmetology at PLCC offers four distinct programs.

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PLCC Cosmetology Program Credentials

The Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board Certification

School of Cosmetology Student Handbook

2020-2021 School Calendar

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Test-optional Admissions Policy Statement

Effective May 8, 2020, Portage Lakes Career Center will be operating under a test-optional admissions policy* for the following programs: Cosmetology, Spa Technician, Esthetics, Nail Technician, EKG and Phlebotomy Technician, Automotive Technician, HVAC-R Technician, Welding Technology, and Plumbing Technologies.

With the ACT WorkKeys Assessment currently unavailable, PLCC feels that students should still be given the opportunity to secure enrollment for the upcoming school year and has, therefore, modified its admissions requirements to a test-optional policy.

Students looking to enroll in the above-listed programs can now opt to submit an official high school or GED transcript to be reviewed. Team members will grant student placement only after evaluating the transcript and determining that it meets all criteria for admission. Students who still wish to test in order to be considered for program enrollment may do so once testing and normal operations resume.

*PLEASE NOTE: This test-optional policy DOES NOT APPLY to the Practical Nursing program. Students hoping to enroll in that program MUST test.