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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Hairstyling Program for 2025–2026

Program Highlights

  • Experience and manage a professional full-service interactive salon and spa environment.
  • Express individual creativity by providing a wide range of hair and color services.
  • Work with professional cosmetologists using advanced techniques in preparation for state licensure.

Career Focus

  • Upon successful completion of the two-year 1,000-hour course, students have the opportunity to test for state hairstyling, CPR, and OSHA hairstyling industry certifications.

Listing of Instructional Topics

  • Basic Chemistry
  • Chemical Texture
  • Clinic Work
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair Coloring
  • Hair Cutting
  • Hair Design
  • Hair Shows
  • Infection Control
  • Properties of Hair and Scalp
  • Skin Care
  • Shampooing and Conditioner

Hairstylist Entry Level Salary Range*

  • Hourly: $12.25–$17.58
  • Annual: $25,480–$36,570

*Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

Related Career Pathways

  • Artistic Director*
  • Blow Dry Bar Specialist
  • Color Specialist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Product Designer*
  • Retail Educator*
  • Salon Owner*
  • Skin Care Specialist*
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Special Effects/Makeup Artist*

*with additional education in this field.