Get the Skills to Be a Professional Cosmetologist Grand Junction

An IntelliTec College Cosmetology student practices her hair styling skills
Got a talent for making yourself and others look their best? Turn that gift into a career in the beauty industry as a skilled Cosmetologist

13.5 Month* Hands-On Cosmetology Training Program in Colorado

A great education never goes out of style. Learn cutting-edge styling, skin care and nail care techniques while turning your passion into a profession at IntelliTec College.

Through our hands-on training, you will learn how to create unique hairstyles, infuse a client’s skin with pampering care, and polish beautiful nails. Students will prepare for their future in Cosmetology through 1560 clocked hours of training.

Check out the IntelliTec College Cosmetology Salons to see where you could soon be practicing your new skills.

Next Start Date: Sep 30thCosmetologist Grand Junction Intellitec College - Grand Junction Campus 772 Horizon Drive Grand Junction CO USA 81506

What Does a Cosmetologist Do?

Cosmetologists style and color all types of hair along with performing other hair services like adding extensions. Other beauty services they provide clients include manicures, pedicures, and skin care services to make skin shine, as well as the application of makeup. And let’s not forget all the important customer service that’s involved in all of that.

Job Opportunities in Cosmetology

  • Salon Stylist
  • Full-Service Cosmetologist
  • Hair Color Specialist
  • Hair Stylist
  • Makeup Consultant and Technician
  • Theatre Makeup Artist
  • Nail Technician
  • Manicurist/Pedicurist
  • Skin Care Specialist

  • Beauty Salon Owner/Manager
  • Day Spa Personal Care Advisor
  • Fashion or Image Consultant
  • Sales Representative
  • Product Company Representative
  • Retail Sales/Manufacturer Representative
  • State Inspector/Proctor for State Licensing Exam
  • and more!
I have been able to develop skills I never knew I would be capable of achieving. I actually want and am excited for my future.
Liberty Wethington, IntelliTec Cosmetology Program Graduate

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Salary Potential for Cosmetologists

IntelliTec College provides career-training programs for entry-level positions. Salaries vary depending on geographic location, economic conditions, and willingness to relocate. Salaries by occupation and specific location can be found here. National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available here. You can also visit the campus career services department to learn where IntelliTec College graduates work and the beginning salaries in their respective careers.

How Is the Job Outlook for the Next 10 Years?

The overall outlook for Cosmetologists is expected to be good. Many job openings will come from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave the occupation for other reasons. Employment for Cosmetologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for hair coloring, hair straightening, and other advanced hair treatments has grown in recent years, and that trend should continue.**

When Do Cosmetologists Usually Work?

Cosmetologists often work full time, but part-time positions are quite common. The ones who choose to run their own salon could have long hours. Work schedules often include evenings and weekends, as those are the times when beauty salons are busiest. Self-employed Cosmetologists usually determine their own schedules.

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Cosmetology Program in Cosmetologist

Graduates of the IntelliTec College Cosmetologist program will have developed the skills in a hands-on environment to function effectively as an entry-level cosmetologist working independently or as a member of a salon team. Graduates will be prepared to perform salon services including all aspects of hairstyling, professional facial and skin care, and nail services. Curriculum also includes an emphasis on business practices, marketing, and sales. Graduates will be prepared to sit for the Cosmetologist State Board Exam.

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Program length: 13.5 Months

During your time at IntelliTec College, develop hands-on skills by learning the following from licensed cosmetologists and/or former salon owners:

  • Cosmetology training in hair styling and coloring, chemical texturizing, facial and skin care treatment, nail services and make-up techniques
  • Real-life client experience in the IntelliTec College Cosmetology Salon
  • Tools for the trade. You’ll receive a complete cosmetologist’s kit when you begin your program stocked with essential hairstyling, nail service and skin care items
  • The Matrix CRAFT methodology
  • The importance of personal communication in client retention and marketing when building a business
  • How to prepare for your Colorado State Board of Cosmetology exam.

Cosmetologist Program Gainful Employment Disclosures: Grand Junction | Pueblo

Here’s what will you learn in the Cosmetology program:

Introduction to Cosmetology Theory & Application

COS-100 Introduction to Cosmetology Theory & Application

After successful completion of this course, the students will have knowledge of the theory and basic Cosmetology applications and fundamentals. Students will have an understanding of the history of Cosmetology and be able to perform basic Cosmetology services in a safe and sanitary manner. Students will be able to identify nail disorders and diseases. Students will be able to perform manicures and pedicures. Students will be able to identify scalp diseases and disorders. Students will be able to do a scalp analysis, scalp manipulations and be able to Thermal style the hair.

Credit Hours: 180
Prerequisite(s): None

Intermediate Cosmetology Theory & Application

COS-102 Intermediate Cosmetology Theory & Application

This course provides Cosmetology students with theory and practical skill applications that take place in a classroom setting. Students will practice intermediate skills learned in the classroom and lab setting to include MATRIX C.R.A.F.T. Methodology.

Credit Hours: 180
Prerequisite(s): COS-100

Introduction to Clinic Floor Services & Practice 1

COS-103 Introduction to Clinic Floor Services & Practice 1

After successful completion of this term, the students will have a greater understanding of working knowledge of the correct cosmetology theory, application of cosmetology skills, safety and administration of sanitation, disinfection and sterilization. Cosmetology students will participate in advanced theory courses and practical skills application that takes place in a classroom setting as well as on the cosmetology clinic floor. The students will demonstrate knowledge in all areas of basic chemistry, permanent waving, and chemical hair relaxers. Students will understand the fundamentals of hair color to include the laws of color, the level system, and contributing pigment. Students will practice skin care and nail care services and participate in learning the importance of client consultation and post treatment care. Continued product knowledge of Matrix retail products will be reviewed to allow students the opportunity to practice their retail sales skills.

Credit Hours: 180
Prerequisite(s): COS-100, COS-102

Cosmetology Theory & Skills Clinic 2

COS-104 Cosmetology Theory & Skills Clinic 2

After successful completion of this term, the students will have a greater understanding of working knowledge of the correct cosmetology theory, application of cosmetology skills, safety and administration of sanitation, disinfection and sterilization. Cosmetology students will participate in advanced theory courses and practical skills application that take place in a classroom setting as well as on the cosmetology clinic floor. The students will demonstrate knowledge in all areas of basic chemistry, permanent waving, and chemical hair relaxers. Students will understand the fundamentals of hair color to include the laws of color, the level system, and contributing pigment. Students will practice skin care and nail care services and participate in learning the importance of client consultation and post treatment care. Continued product knowledge of Matrix retail products will be reviewed to allow students the opportunity to practice their retail sales skills.

Credit Hours: 180
Prerequisite(s): COS-100, COS-102, COS-103

Cosmetology Theory & Skills Clinic 3

COS-105 Cosmetology Theory & Skills Clinic 3

After successful completion of this term, the students will have a greater understanding of working knowledge of the correct cosmetology theory, application of cosmetology skills, safety and administration of sanitation, disinfection and sterilization. Cosmetology students will participate in advanced theory courses and practical skills application that take place in a classroom setting as well as on the cosmetology clinic floor. The students will demonstrate knowledge in all areas of basic chemistry, permanent waving, and chemical hair relaxers. Students will understand the fundamentals of hair color to include the laws of color, the level system, and contributing pigment. Students will practice skin care and nail care services and participate in learning the importance of client consultation and post treatment care. Continued product knowledge of Matrix retail products will be reviewed to allow students the opportunity to practice their retail sales skills.

Credit Hours: 180
Prerequisite(s): COS-100, COS-102, COS-103, COS-104

Cosmetology Theory & Skills Clinic 4

COS-106 Cosmetology Theory & Skills Clinic 4

After successful completion of this term, the students will have a greater understanding of working knowledge of the correct cosmetology theory, application of cosmetology skills, safety and administration of sanitation, disinfection and sterilization. Cosmetology students will participate in advanced theory courses and practical skills application that take place in a classroom setting as well as on the cosmetology clinic floor. The students will demonstrate knowledge in all areas of basic chemistry, permanent waving, and chemical hair relaxers. Students will understand the fundamentals of hair color to include the laws of color, the level system, and contributing pigment. Students will practice skin care and nail care services and participate in learning the importance of client consultation and post treatment care. Continued product knowledge of Matrix retail products will be reviewed to allow students the opportunity to practice their retail sales skills.

Credit Hours: 180
Prerequisite(s): COS-100, COS-102 – COS-105

Cosmetology Service Industry Professional Clinic 5

COS-107 Cosmetology Service Industry Professional Clinic 5

After successful completion of this term, the students will have a greater understanding of working knowledge of the correct cosmetology theory, application of cosmetology skills, safety and administration of sanitation, disinfection and sterilization. Cosmetology students will participate in advanced theory courses and practical skills application that take place in a classroom setting as well as on the cosmetology clinic floor. The students will demonstrate knowledge in all areas of basic chemistry, permanent waving, and chemical hair relaxers. Students will understand the fundamentals of hair color to include the laws of color, the level system, and contributing pigment. Students will practice skin care and nail care services and participate in learning the importance of client consultation and post treatment care. Continued product knowledge of Matrix retail products will be reviewed to allow students the opportunity to practice their retail sales skills.

Credit Hours: 180
Prerequisite(s): COS-100, COS-102 – COS-106

Cosmetology Service Industry Professional Clinic 6
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COS-108 Cosmetology Service Industry Professional Clinic 6

After successful completion of this term, the students will have a greater understanding of working knowledge of the correct cosmetology theory, application of cosmetology skills, safety and administration of sanitation, disinfection and sterilization. Cosmetology students will participate in advanced theory courses and practical skills application that take place in a classroom setting as well as on the cosmetology clinic floor. The students will demonstrate knowledge in all areas of basic chemistry, permanent waving, and chemical hair relaxers. Students will understand the fundamentals of hair color to include the laws of color, the level system, and contributing pigment. Students will practice skin care and nail care services and participate in learning the importance of client consultation and post treatment care. Continued product knowledge of Matrix retail products will be reviewed to allow students the opportunity to practice their retail sales skills.

Credit Hours: 180
Prerequisite(s): COS-100, COS-102 – COS-107

Cosmetology Capstone

STB-109 Cosmetology Capstone

After successful completion of this course, the students will have an understanding of the requirements throughout the State of Colorado of Cosmetology in regards to State laws, rules and regulations according to the Colorado Board of Cosmetology. The students will have a working knowledge of Cosmetology theory, practical applications, safety and administration of sanitation, as well as disinfection and sterilization. They will utilize skills learned in a clinical classroom setting with practical skill practice on mannequins and clients. Students will be given an overall review of theory in regards to preparation for taking their Colorado State Board of Cosmetology Written Exam.

Credit Hours: 120
Prerequisite(s): All courses

Industry Partners

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The certified instructors in the IntelliTec College Cosmetology program use the Matrix C.R.A.F.T. methodology to train competent future Cosmetologists. This methodology provides advanced technical skills training for hair coloring applications, cutting techniques, and styling methods. Through Matrix, all cosmetology students receive a kit and branded apparel. Students also enjoy the opportunity to work alongside Matrix artists at local shows. Additionally, students may apply for the Matrix Imagine All You Can Be Scholarship program to win a valuable scholarship that can be applied toward your tuition.

Every cosmetology graduate can become a Matrix loyalty program member.

Matrix scholarship winners at IntelliTec
Matrix Scholarship Winners – IntelliTec Cosmetology

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*Program length when completed in normal time. **According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.