Daytime and evening classes available
What Makes the Cosmetology Program at MTI Different?
Receive hands-on training in a real salon environment
Earn your cosmetology diploma in as few as 13 or 16 months
All MTI cosmetology instructors have real-world experience
Evening Classes Available
Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule
No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment
Career counseling & placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
The School of Cosmetology at Midwest Technical Institute
Get a glimpse into the Cosmetology Program at Midwest Technical Institute.
HANDS-ON COSMETOLOGIST TRAINING
Hair, Nails, & Skin Care | Hygiene & Sanitation | Salon Management | Customer Relations | Cosmetology Sciences
The cosmetology instructors at MTI bring real-world experience to the classroom and The Salon, training through hands-on instruction and one-on-one interaction to help students develop essential cosmetology skills.
In MTI’s cosmetology schools, you’ll learn how to:
- Cut, style, & color all types of hair
- Perform manicures, pedicures, & apply artificial nails
- Provide basic skincare services such as skin analysis, hair removal, facials, & facial makeup
- Fulfill various administrative and customer relation duties associated with managing a salon
Graduates of MTI’s Cosmetology Program will be prepared with the skills required to work in a variety of settings, such as salons, spas, hotels, and resorts. Cosmetologists may also lease booth space from salon owners, manage salons, or open their own business, typically after several years of experience. Cosmetology graduates can also pursue a career as a makeup artist or nail technician.
MTI’s Financial Aid Team provides personalized support to students applying for federal financial aid and help with understanding all the funding options, including scholarship opportunities.
MTI is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. MTI’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
Cosmetologists provide hair, nail, skin and beauty services to clients. As cosmetologists become more experienced and gain clientele, they may find themselves managing a salon or deciding to open their own. Others become sales representatives or image consultants.
COSMETOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Quick Facts: Cosmetologist Training Programs
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for cosmetologists in May 2022 was approximately $16.82. The highest 10 percent of cosmetology professionals earned more than $29.29. Many cosmetologists receive tips from their customers, high-quality work and exceptional customer service are frequently attributed to increased tip totals.
For additional information, check out: Quiz: Should I Become a Cosmetologist?
Cosmetologists work mostly in a salon, although some work in a spa, hotel, or resort. Some lease booth space from a salon owner, others manage salons or open their own shop after several years of experience.
Enrollment & Outcomes
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our cosmetology enrollment and outcomes page.
- Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- MTI is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
For more information about our accreditations and approvals, please visit: https://www.midwesttech.edu/about-us/accreditation/
MTI is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org
Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.