Hair Design

Next class starts: May 28, 2024

View full schedule here.

Registration Eligibility: Adults & High School Seniors

High school students must be age 16 or older. Learn more.

Transfer Credit Opportunity

Credit hours for completing this program can be transferred to UVU and USU. Learn more.

Locations

Lehi Campus - Building A

100%

Completion Rate

88%

Placement Rate

The Hair Design program is designed to prepare students to enter the world of hair design. Students can secure employment in a salon and/or prepare to open a new salon business. Students will develop communication, professional behavior, and the core skills of working in a salon business. Students will work with salon guests in a well-equipped salon and will perform these skills with the newest techniques, products and equipment in the industry. Students learn to communicate with customers, analyze hair, perform the duties of hair cutting, coloring, styling, and chemical texture services.

This program includes 1200 clock time hours of instruction required by the State of Utah for licensure. Students are prepared to take the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology/Barbering Licensure, and examination required for licensure.

This program is eligible for Financial and Veterans Aid! Learn more

For more information, contact the Senior Program Coordinator.
Employee photo Darlene Durrant
Darlene Durrant

ddurrant@mtec.edu

Adults and high school seniors. High school students must be age 16 or older.

Registration dates for Lehi and Spanish Fork campuses
REGISTRATION DATE:February 21, 2024March 6, 2024May 30, 2024August 19, 2024October 23, 2024January 8, 2025
NEXT START DATE:May 28, 2024August 15, 2024October 21, 2024January 6, 2025March 3, 2025May 27, 2025
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HOW IT WORKS

  • APPLY TO MTECH AND RECEIVE STUDENT ID NUMBER
  • FULFILL ALL ENTRANCE ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS
  • SUBMIT PRE-REGISTRATION FORM (a new form must be submitted for every selection date.  For every previous submission, students will earn additional opportunities to be selected.)  
  • If chosen, you will be notified via email on the registration date to confirm your placement.
  • If chosen as an alternate, you will be put on a waitlist and any students vacating their spot may enable you to register.
  • Each time you submit a pre-registration form and are not chosen, your chances will increase on the next selection/registration date.
  • All pre-registration forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm the Friday before the registration date. No submissions will be accepted after that date and time.
  • High School students must approve enrollment start and end dates with their High School Counselor before registering with MTECH
  • Satisfy Entrance Requirements with Testing Center.
  • Basic computer and digital literacy skills required.
  • All prospective students are required to visit the Hair Design Program webpage to review all Hair Design Program requirements.
  • The following must be complete prior to registration:
    1. Complete pre-registation forms and requirments found on the Hair Design Program webpage
    2. Contact the Lehi Campus Cosmetology Program Coordinator with further questions: Darlene Durrant at ddurrant@mtec.edu
SECTIONCAMPUSROOM #START DATEEND DATESTART TIMEEND TIMEDAYS
MAY 2024-DAYLehi Campus – Buildling A1045/28/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements9:30 AM4:30 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
MAY 2024-NIGHTLehi Campus – Buildling A10405/28/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
AUGUST 2024-DAYLehi Campus – Buildling A1048/15/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements9:30 AM4:30 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
AUGUST 2024-NIGHTLehi Campus – Buildling A1048/15/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
OCTOBER 2024-DAYLehi Campus – Buildling A10410/21/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements9:30 AM4:30 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
OCTOBER 2024-NIGHTLehi Campus – Buildling A10410/21/2024Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
JANUARY 2025-DAYLehi Campus – Buildling A1041/6/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements9:30 AM4:30 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
JANUARY 2025-NIGHTLehi Campus – Buildling A1041/6/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
MARCH 2025-DAYLehi Campus – Buildling A1043/3/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements9:30 AM4:30 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
MARCH 2025-NIGHTLehi Campus – Buildling A1043/3/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
MAY 2025-DAYLehi Campus – Buildling A1045/27/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements9:30 AM4:30 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
MAY 2025-NIGHTLehi Campus – Buildling A1045/27/2025Varies depending on completion of program requirements4:30 PM9:00 PMM-F
6:30 AM3:00 PMSat
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Total hours: 1200

Course Descriptions
 
Course NameCourse HoursCourse CreditsExternship/Clinical/ WBL CreditsTuition ($120/Credit)Course FeesIndustry Exam Fees
Cosmetology/Barbering/Hair Design Basics1204$480.00$1,620.00
Barbering Basics602$240.00$45.00
Cosmetology/Hair Design Chemical Services Basics903$360.00$76.00
Advanced Training & Skills I903$360.00$220.00
Professional Development, State Laws, and Industry Specific Continuing Education903$360.00$230.00
Advanced Training & Skills II903$360.00$142.00$194.00
Advanced Training & Skills III301$120.00$115.00
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical I1353$360.00$439.00
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical II1353$360.00$89.00
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical III1353$360.00$84.00
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical IV1353$360.00$119.00
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical V902$240.00$114.00$60.00
TOTALS:12001914$3,960.00$3,293.00$254.00
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Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

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Tuition/FeesCost
Tuition:$3,960.00
Application Fee: $0.00
Registration Fee:$40.00
Total Course Fees:$3,293.00
Required Materials:$80.00
Industry Exam Fee:$245.00
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Course-by-course cost breakdowns can be found on the “Courses” tab above.

Upon registration, you will register and submit payment for the first course in the program. Fees and materials may be required upfront, while some may be paid later throughout the program.

While not required, you may make a deposit, in person or online, for the full program upon registration to be held in your student account.

Required MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Hair Design KitIncluded in FeesIncluded in Course Fees
TextbooksIncluded in Fees
State Board Kit Rental This kit is required for the State of Utah Practical Exam. If kit is returned with all equipment student will receive a $40 refund. Does not include any consumable supplies to be returned$80.00
Computing device with audio/video capabilities and online connectivityA portion of some courses will be done online. Students will be required to provide their own device with audio and video capabilities as well as their own internet connectivity. Students should be prepared to complete up to 8 hours of online learning each week they are in the Program.$0.00
Total Cost of Required Materials$80.00
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Optional MaterialsQuantityNotes (ISBN numbers, etc)Cost
Additional Mannequins up to 10 additional mannequins may be required. Each mannequin is apprximately $45$450.00
Total Cost of Optional Materials $450.00
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  • MTECH Program Certificate in Hair Design
  • Preparation to for the State of Utah written and practical exam to be licensed as a Hair Designer
  • Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certification

At MTECH, you will join an exclusive group of graduates who benefit from a commitment to excellence shared by everyone at the school. From instructors who deliver a relevant, industry-driven curriculum to academic counselors focused on ensuring you have the tools you need to succeed, we all share the same goal: your success as a student.

Unfortunately we are not taking transfer students. However, you are welcome to enroll as a new student.

No, students will not be able to come in both day and night. Students will only be able to attend one schedule.

Students can only provide hair services that include: color, cut, styling, and other hair related services. Hair Design students are not licensed to perform nails services, or aesthetics (including eyelashes).

Hair Design

Program length
9-12 mos
Total cost
$7,618
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Course Descriptions

Cosmetology/Barbering/Hair Design Basics
The Cosmetology/Barbering/Hair Design Basics course presents basic cosmetology practices, demonstrations of technical procedures and practical application of cosmetology skills. Students learn the basics of infection control with safety and sanitation; properties of the hair and scalp; principles of hair design; shampooing, conditioning, draping, hair and scalp treatments, haircutting; hairstyling and to identify the responsibilities of the cosmetologist. Critical thinking skills are also be developed. Students demonstrate competency through assignments testing and practical applications. This course is part of a required series to prepare students to take the National Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Licensure Examination (NIC test).
Barbering Basics
The Barbering Basics course covers barbering theory for the following subjects: history of barbering, tools and equipment, professional straight razor shaves, facial hair design, and haircutting and styling techniques for short hair. With instructions, students perform demonstrations and practical applications for each subject. Students demonstrate competency through assignments, testing and practical applications.
Cosmetology/Hair Design Chemical Services Basics
The Cosmetology/Hair Design Chemical Services Basics course covers the basics of chemical services such as chemical relaxer theory and techniques, color theory and techniques, and perming theory and techniques. Students receive instructions, perform demonstrations, and perform practical applications for each of these basic cosmetology and hair design related chemical services. Theory for each subject is covered and students are required to demonstrate competency through practical application, assignments, and testing.
Advanced Training & Skills II
In the Advanced Training and Skills II course, students will receive advanced training in a class and work on skills such as: hair extensions, braiding cutting, coloring, and other hair services. This course will build on the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses. Students will work to improve timing and skill level on services that are performed on the clinical floor. Students will demonstrate competency with assignments, tests, and practical skills.
Advanced Training & Skills III
In the Advanced Training and Skills III course, students will receive additional training and guest artist. This course will also focus on preparing for a Job with advanced communication and interviewing skills. This course will build on the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses. Students will continue to improve timing and skill level on services performed on the clinical setting. Students will demonstrate competency with assignments, tests, and practical skills.
Professional Development and Industry, State Laws, and Specific Continuing Education
In the Professional Development and Industry, State Laws, and Specific Continuing Education course, students learn additional skills to prepare to become a professional in their chosen cosmetology/hair design field. Students learn about the history and career opportunities in the industry. Students learn and practice life skills and understand the importance of keeping a professional image which is expected of a cosmetologist/barber. They incorporate and practice good communication skills with fellow workers, employees, and clients. They also learn how to open, run and operate their own salon business and create a professional portfolio. Students are taught about the different laws and rules associated with the cosmetology/barbering related fields and prepare to take the state written and practical exams. Students demonstrate competency with assignments, tests, and practical skills.
Advanced Training & Skills IV
In the Advanced Training and Skills IV course, students will receive additional training and classes. This course will build on the knowledge and skills learned in previous courses. Students will continue to improve timing and skill level on services performed in the clinical setting. Students will demonstrate competency with assignments, tests, and practical skills.
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical I
In the Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical I course, students begin to provide salon services in the clinical setting. This course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students perform the services learned in previous courses on clients. This course helps prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical II
In the Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical II course, students begin to provide salon services in the clinical setting. This course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students perform the services learned in previous courses on clients. This course helps prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical III
In the Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical III course, students begin to provide salon services in the clinical setting. This course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students perform the services learned in previous courses on clients. This course helps prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical IV
In the Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical IV course, students begin to provide salon services in the clinical setting. This course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students perform the services learned in previous courses on clients. This course helps prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical VII
In the Cosmetology/Hair Design Clinical VII course, students will begin to provide salon services in the clinical setting. This course provides practical experience and learning in a real salon setting. Students will perform the services learned in previous courses as they perform a variety of services on clients. This course will help prepare students for client work and building a clientele.
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