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Finish Hair Design School in Just 10 Months

New for 2024! Get Prepared for a Career in Creative Hair Design

Envision yourself transforming people’s hair into stunning expressions of personality and style. If you’re captivated by hairstyling and eager to embark on a vibrant new career path in the hair fashion industry, Portage Lakes Career Center (PLCC) School of Cosmetology’s NEW  Hair Design program in Uniontown, Ohio, is your stepping stone to the career of your dreams in the dynamic world of hair design.

With an expected job growth rate of eight percent in the United States, hair designers for men and women are in demand.

A Focused Curriculum for Future Hair Designers

PLCC’s meticulously designed, 1,000-hour program is dedicated exclusively to the art and science of hair design—no mani-pedis, no facials, no waxing, and no makeup. By concentrating solely on this specialty, you get a deep dive into all phases of cosmetology related to hair design. From innovative hair-cutting techniques to advanced styling and design, our curriculum will equip you with the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to take the Ohio State Board Cosmetology and Barber Board licensing exam and excel in your career.

Why Choose PLCC's Hair Design Program?

Ohio-Specific Licensure Preparation
Our cosmetology school for hair design provides a clear path to Ohio licensure for hair design and boutique service provider for shampooing.

Expert-led Instruction
Our faculty comprises certified instructors and licensed cosmetologists who bring real-world experience and a passion for teaching into every lesson. Their expertise ensures you receive a top-tier education grounded in the latest trends and techniques.

Hands-on Learning and Real-World Experience
Dive into the practical side of hair design with extensive labs, potential industry internships, and experience in PLCC’s own salon. Open to the public, our salon offers a unique opportunity to practice your skills on actual clients under the guidance of our seasoned professionals.  A 150 hour externship is also part of this program.

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

Program Credentials

Hair Design Licensure through Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board

Registered Botique Service Provider for Shampooing

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Admissions Policy Statement

Students looking to enroll in the above-listed program must 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.


Class size is limited to 20 students.






Monday – Thursday

3:30 pm -9 pm




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