Successful completion of the West Virginia Cosmetology Program prepares the graduate to take the WV State Board examination that is necessary to obtain a license for an entry – level position as a hairstylist, hair designer, or cosmetologist.

Subject and Hours Required

Cosmetology Program: 1800 Hours (30 hours per week for 60 weeks)

COURSE PURPOSE: To give students the opportunity to acquire a broad knowledge of both the science and art of Cosmetology, and be able to use the knowledge as a foundation to be successful in the profession of Cosmetology. Students will develop his/her physical dexterity and manipulative skills and develop loyalty and enthusiasm for the profession. Successful completion of the West Virginia Cosmetology Program prepares the graduate to take the WV State Board examination which is necessary to obtain a license for an entry – level position as a hairstylist, hair designer, or cosmetologist.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Cosmetology is the study of the skin, hair and nails. The art of cosmetology is the actual performance of the many beauty cultural practices. To derive the utmost benefit from Cosmetology; practical performance, demonstration and practice are employed in conjunction with the study of theory.

Subject | Hours Required

General Professional Information

  • Professional Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Business Management/Ownership
  • State Law
  • Sanitation in the Licensed Facility
  • Sanitation Processes and Guidelines
  • First Aid
  • General Infection Control

Practical: 0 | Theory: 100

The Science of Cosmetology

  • Infection Control Specifically for Cosmetology
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skin Diseases and Disorders and Structure
  • Properties of the Hair and Scalp
  • Basics of Chemistry
  • Basics of Electricity

Practical: 50 | Theory: 200

Professional Cosmetology

  • Principals of Hair Design
  • Scalp Care, Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Haircutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Braiding and Extensions
  • Wigs and Hair Additions

Practical: 400 | Theory: 50


  • Chemical Texture Services
  • Hair Coloring

Practical: 100 | Theory: 100

The Science of Aesthetics

  • Infection Control Specifically for Aesthetics
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • Basics of Chemistry
  • Basics of Electricity
  • Basics of Nutrition

Practical: 50 | Theory: 117

Skin Sciences

  • Physiology and Histology of the Skin
  • Disorders and Diseases of the Skin
  • Skin Analysis
  • Skin Care Products: Chemistry, Ingredients and Selection

Practical: 90 | Theory: 40

General Aesthetics

  • The Treatment Room
  • Basic Facial
  • Facial Massage
  • Hair Removal
  • Advance Topics and Treatments
  • Makeup

Practical: 167 | Theory: 36

The Science of Nail Technology

  • Infection Control Specifically for Nail Technicians
  • General Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skin Structure and Growth
  • Nail Structure and Growth
  • Nail Diseases and Disorders
  • Basics of Chemistry
  • Nail Product Chemistry
  • Electricity

Practical: 100 | Theory: 64

Basic Procedures

  • Pre and Post Service Procedures
  • Handling and Exposure Incidents
  • Performing Basic Manicures and Pedicures
  • Hand, Arm, foot, and Leg Massage
  • Disinfecting Tools and Implements
  • Wraps, Tips, Paraffin, Wax Treatments
  • Polishing, UV Gel, and Design

Practical: 80 | Theory: 12

The Art of Nail Technology

  • Advanced Manicuring and Pedicuring
  • Electric Filing
  • Nail Tips and Wraps
  • Monomer Liquid and Polymer Powder Nail Enhancements
  • UV Gels
  • Creative Design

Practical: 113 | Theory: 21

Hours: 1800

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: Lecture, demonstration, drill, role-play, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets – job sheets, audio/visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and textbook/workbook will be used. All areas integrate theory so that the student will receive practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge at all levels of training in order that the students meets the state requirements for examination and the International Beauty School’s educational requirements prior to graduation. All areas include safety precautions and procedures pertaining to subject matter.

TEACHING STRATEGY: International Beauty School utilizes chalkboards, audio visual aids, and live models whenever possible. We strive to present new material in a manner to which the student may relate while giving special attention to slow learners. International Beauty School also encourages questions while explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Students are required to take notes and participate in demonstrations.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Requires note taking drills, role-play, discussion, homework, and reading assignments, hands on practice sessions and performance of laboratory/clinical services as well as examinations/evaluations in practical and theory, and practical workbook assignments.

Cosmetology Program Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee: $100
Tuition For Complete Program: $24,900
(Tuition includes all books and supplies)

We offer flexible payment plans as well as financial aid for those who quality.

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Programs and Schedules

Classes are offered full-time, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30am – 3:15pm

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Career Opportunities and Job Placement

The Cosmetology program has 71% graduation rate and 95% placement rate for 2021. International Beauty School offers resume development, salon business classes, and job placement services.

Compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 668.6) governing the Administration of Higher Education Act Title IV program funds requires the following disclosures for each school, by program, SOC (Standard Occupational Classification Code), and CIP (Classification of Instructional Program) Code. You can access the occupational profile by clicking on the link below.

SOC/CIP Code 39-5012.00/12.0401 (opens new window/tab)
Credential Level: 01 Undergraduate Certificates

On-time completion rate is 42%
The median loan debt is $9,500
The licensure rate is 92%

The International Beauty School uses the Milady Standard Cosmetology (2016, 13th Edition) Text Book and Exam Review Book

Text: ISBN-13: 978-1-428-30149-8
Exam: ISBN-10: 1-428-30149-6
Theory: ISBN-13-978-1285769455
Practical: ISBN-13: 978-1285769479