Cosmetology | BCTC


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What is Cosmetology?

Are you interested in hair design, hair coloring, skin care, or makeup artistry? Do you like "hands on" training? Then this is the program for you.

The Cosmetology Program at Bluegrass Community and Technical college offer comprehensive training in the study and application of beauty treatment.  We offer students the technical skills and valuable life lessons that enable them to be very successful in a fast paced, consumer driven industry.

Students in the program are required to receive at least 1,500 hours of instruction. The program incorporates individual instruction with group learning activities. Students attend theory classes and participate in hands-on training in the laboratory.

Upon successful completion of the prescribed program, the graduate is prepared to take the Cosmetology Examination. After successfully passing the practical and written Kentucky state board exams, the student is a licensed cosmetologist.

Topics Covered in the Cosmetology Program Include:

  • Hair Design
  • Nail Sculpting/Enhancements
  • Cosmetic Skin Resurfacing
  • Beginner and Advanced Color Theory
  • Career Management
  • Salon/Spa Business

Accreditation and Association Information


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Bluegrass Community and Technical Colleges Cosmetology programs are licensed curriculum approved by the Kentucky Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists.

The college's cosmetology department is located in building N, room 116 on the Leestown campus.

What are My career choices?

You may work as a stylist or cosmetology instructor. Cosmetologists are employed by beauty salons, spas, stores that sell cosmetics, and nursing and other residential-care homes. Many cosmetologists start their own businesses. Instructors are employed at cosmetology schools.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Cosmetology Salon Services

We're ready to pamper you with the latest salon and aesthetic services! Our students give quality treatments for a fraction of the price of salons & spas. All your services are under the direct supervision of our qualified instructors. You can rest easy and focus on self-care!

The salon is at our Leestown Campus in the North Building. Patrons should park in the parking lot located next to the North Building. Some signs reserve convenient spots for you!

Visit the Cosmetology Salon Services page for more information.

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Program Contact

Mary Adams

Cosmetology Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

(859) 246-6630
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