Gain hands-on experience in a salon business environment learning industry-proven skills in cosmetology and esthetics. You’ll learn the science and art of hairstyling, cutting, chemical texture services, skin care, facial massage and so much more. Gain valuable leadership and business skills to help you thrive as a stylist, esthetician, salon owner or instructor.

    More Info

    Interested in Cosmetology and Esthetics? Complete a short form and a member of the Welcome Center will follow up with you right away!

    Request Info Attend an Info Session

    Cosmetology Information Sessions:

    If you wonder if our Cosmetology program is right for you and/or have questions, this session is for you!  We cover the details of what the program includes and what the expectations are. Some people realize this does not fit their needs.  So before we add you to our waitlist, we want to make sure we are the right fit for your future goals. Therefore, we do require you to attend a session BEFORE we add you to our waitlist.

    These sessions are offered quarterly via Zoom.  

    Sessions are at 3:30- 4:15pm

    Session days are:

    The FIRST Monday in March and June

    The LAST Monday in August and November

    To receive the Zoom link to attend the session, please email your name and contact information to Karen Horan: @email

    Contact us

    Prospective new students contact the Welcome Center for one-on-one help applying to Olympic College.

    Current and returning students contact the Advising Center to connect with a Student Success Coach or your Faculty Advisor.

    Academic Programs

    Olympic College Cosmetology and Esthetics programs will prepare you to successfully complete the Washington state Cosmetology, Esthetics or Instructor licensing exams. Programs offered through a joint agreement with West Sound Technical Skills Center include: an Associate in Technical Arts (ATA), a Certificate of Completion (CC), Certificate of Proficiency (CP) and Certificate of Recognition (CR).

    Enrollment steps

    Enrollment steps

    Learn how to qualify for acceptance into the Cosmetology & Esthetics program.

    Enroll in Cosmetology & Esthetics


    Transfer & Career Info

    Licensure Requirements

    Cosmetology and/or Esthetics

    School Graduate

    To get your license as a cosmetologist, or esthetician you must:

    • Be at least 17 years of age.
    • Graduate from a school approved and licensed by the Department of Licensing with the minimum required state hours.
      • Cosmetologist: 1,600 hours


    • Esthetics: 750 hours
      • Complete all given class and/or online assignments, assessments, quizzes or tests
      • Pass the state-approved practical and written exams administered by D.L. Roope.

    Professional Licensure Disclosure

    Olympic College has determined that the Cosmetology and Esthetics curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification in Washington state. OC has not made a determination that the curriculum meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington state. We encourage students who plan to work out-of-state to check relevant local licensure/certification requirements.

    Faculty Advisor

    Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The following instructor is the advisor for Cosmetology & Esthetics.

    Program Faculty & Advisor

    Academic Division

    Cosmetology and Esthetics is part of the Business & Technology (B&T) Division. Visit the B&T webpage for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The B&T Division can assist you with:

    • Advising
    • Connecting with faculty
    • Finding campus resources
    • Support for procedural processes such as a grade appeal or student complaint