Cosmetology Program

If you like making clients look and feel beautiful, cosmetology could be for you. This field has room for advancement, a flexible schedule, and can be completed in under a year. Unlock your potential at Avalon Insitute!

Looking for salon services? Check out the services we offer at each location and schedule your appointment.

An Investment in Your Education

At Avalon Insitute, our student’s success is our top priority. Every step of the way is student focused, from the time you apply to your graduation. Individualized instruction from skilled educators is only a portion of what our comprehensive program offers to students.

Because of limited class sizes, you can expect more individualized time with instructors to get your questions answered. Plus, actual feedback while providing services supervised by licensed professionals.

Our facilities are designed to help you get a feel for what it’s actually like to work in the beauty industry, and career assistance to help you achieve your dreams of becoming a licensed professional.

Avalon School of Cosmetology student providing hair coloring services under supervision of a licensed professional.

The Curriculum

Unleash your creativity and learn to channel it through shears, clippers, and scissors! Our cosmetology program teaches the basic foundations for hair cutting, hair coloring, hair styling, hair extension application, makeup artistry, and manicuring techniques.

Not only can you expect to be thoroughly familiar with core beauty theory, but you will have the chance to completely master techniques under special guidance from professional instructors during their practical hours. We do this by letting students provide services to actual guests as part of our student salon.*

*All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

If you’re someone who loves to learn in a hands-on environment, Avalon Insitute could be a good fit for you! See the types of looks you can create while pursuing your education in beauty.

“What convinced me about Avalon was how they made you feel very welcomed. They wanted you to feel engaged.”

Our Learning Phases

You can learn both the skills of a cosmetologist and how to market yourself as a future beauty professional! Avalon Insitute also prepares students for the “real-life” side of the beauty industry by providing business and operations training to guide them to opportunities in salons or as independent entrepreneurs.

While our curriculum varies slightly per location, here is a general overview of the stages of learning you can expect to follow in our cosmetology program:

Stage 1

Basic theory and instruction in:

  • Hair design
  • Hair cutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Texture services
  • Disinfection/sanitation best practices
  • Skincare
  • Nail care

Stage 2

Advanced theory and instruction in:

  • Hair care
  • Skincare
  • Nail care

Also includes instruction in:

  • Business training
  • Product upselling
  • State board preparation

Stage 3

Career development courses including:

  • Resume preparation
  • Interview skills
  • Job search assistance

Avalon School of Cosmetology Student applying curls.

*Stage 3 is not covered at our Layton location, but students at our Layton location can still expect an education in finding a future career and marketing themselves as a beauty professional.

Class Schedules and Program Length

Each program varies in length based on location and schedule. You can choose from day or evening programs at each of our locations to balance beauty school and life’s obligations.


Aurora, CO

Day Schedule – 52 Weeks
Tuesday – Saturday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Evening Schedule – 81 Weeks
Monday – Friday
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Layton, UT

Day Schedule – 55 Weeks
Tuesday – Saturday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Evening Schedule – 86 Weeks
Monday – Friday
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM


Phoenix & Mesa, AZ

Day Schedule – 55 Weeks
Tuesday – Saturday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Evening Schedule – 86 Weeks
Monday – Friday
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Program Cost

The cost of each program varies per location, as each state has slightly different requirements of what beauty school programs must include. Reach out to our admissions team to get an idea of how much our beauty school programs cost, or check out our class catalog for each location to learn more.

Our Student Kit

Work with salon-quality products while pursuing an education in cosmetology! Our cosmetology kits are subject to change and vary per location, but here’s an overview of what you can expect in your kit:

  • Online access to Milady and Prosper-U textbooks
  • Clippers
  • Straightening iron
  • Curling iron
  • Blowdryer
  • Manikins
  • Brushes and combs
  • Manicure and pedicure set
  • Manicure bowl
  • Files
  • Nail brush
  • Product styling kit
  • Apron & smock
  • Shear set
  • Razor
  • Cutting tape
  • Hair color kit
  • Capes
  • Curl clips
  • Salon hand mirror
  • Tint bowl
  • Butterfly clips
  • And more!

Resources for Students

Job Placement Assistance

We pride ourselves on being a resource for our students during school and after graduation, so you can feel confident that it’s possible to find your dream career after your time at beauty school. We work diligently to aid students in finding the right career path for them.

While we cannot guarantee employment, you can feel confident in your education as we strive to help students secure employment after sitting for the state board exam.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Paying for beauty school is possible! Financial aid is available to those who qualify. You can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to see what you may qualify for. We accept payments from Pell Grants and other federal loans, just to name a few.

Reach out to our team to see what scholarships may be available to you! We’ve given out over $150,000 in scholarships to students in the past, and it could help fund your education, too.

Start the Application Process

Have you decided Avalon Insitute may be the right school for you? Contact our admissions team by giving us a call or filling out the form. From there, we’ll reach back out to you to schedule your tour, so you can get an inside look of our school and start the application process.

Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about Avalon Insitute or our programs. We can’t wait to help you get started on your future in beauty!

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Las Vegas, NV

2650 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Aurora, CO

2231 S Peoria Street
Aurora, CO 80014

Phoenix, AZ

410 E. Bell Rd. Suite G100
Phoenix, AZ 85022

Mesa, AZ

2111 S Alma School Rd
Mesa, AZ 85210

Layton, UT

1992 W Antelope Dr
Layton, UT 84041