The Salon and Spa Management – Cosmetology associate degree program at Drake State combines classroom theory with hands-on practice in the laboratory. The program is designed to provide qualified individuals the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, aptitude, and skills to pursue a career in cosmetology.
A graduate of the Salon and Spa Management program can become employed as a barber, cosmetologist, manicurist, color technician, make-up artist, esthetician, natural hair stylist, platform artist, or salon owner depending on the program option selected. After gaining experience in a shop/salon environment, graduates can build enough clientele to one day open their own business. Other opportunities include teaching in a vocational educational setting or advancing to a sales representative
According to Lightcast Economic Modeling, the median salary for a cosmetology career is $24,492.
Note: Salary ranges can vary widely depending on location and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With experience and professionalism, earnings can substantially increase.