Cosmetology Department

Why choose NPC?

Our dedicated and experienced professional NPC instructors expertly prepare you for a career in the creative world of cosmetology. Not only do they train you in the basic theories of manicuring, skin care, hair cutting, coloring, perming and styling, they teach you the latest advances, techniques and trends. All our courses are geared to meet the exacting regulations of the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology, allowing you to earn the 1600 hours of training and education you need to qualify for the board's mandatory licensing exam. And all of this is offered to you for a reasonable and very affordable cost.

Degree/Certificate Options

NPC offers three levels of educational certification in cosmetology: The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a 68-credit, two-year program that includes 16 hours of useful general education credits. The college also offers two somewhat shorter programs of study, the Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) and the Certificate of Proficiency (CP). Both also qualify you to sit for the state licensing exam. A Certificate of Proficiency is available as a Cosmetology Instructor for those with a current Arizona cosmetology license and one year of experience. A Certificate of Proficiency is also available as a Nail Technician, meeting the 600-hour training requirement for state licensure.

  • Classes are offered at three locations:
    Show Low, St. Johns and Winslow and you can enroll in the program as either a full- or part-time student.

If you are interested in learning more about the NPC cosmetology program, contact the cosmetology program chair at the White Mountain Campus.

Why Study Cosmetology

Not many jobs offer you the chance to be creative every day and be paid for your skill and efforts. You generally work in clean, fun surroundings, providing personal care to individuals who appreciate your expertise in making them look their best. Personal care service is a growing field and cosmetology skills are always in demand. If you have an eye for appearance and style, personable communication skills and good hand dexterity, this may be the career field for you.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities for licensed, entry-level cosmetologists are very favorable says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS cites growing demand for expert personal appearance care and treatments. Competition for positions may be keen at higher-end salons with the edge going to licensed cosmetologists with training and experience in a range of services. While the median salary for hair dressers, stylists and cosmetologists in May 2016 was $23,710, with experience a skilled cosmetologist can build an ever-growing and well-paying client base. Opportunities even exist for you to run your own business! (SOC 39.5012)

Contact Us

Chloe Fagotti

Cosmetology Training Centers
    Three locations:

  • Show Low - White Mountain Campus, Cosmetology Building
  • Winslow - Little Colorado Campus,      M1 Building
  • 955 13th West, St. Johns, AZ 85936
(800) 266-7845, ext. 6161
(928) 532-6112

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."  Gainful employment disclosure information can be found for specific programs regarding tuition and fees and median loan debt, completion and job placement rates, and jobs related to the program on the web page for each program area.

We hope this information is helpful to our current and prospective students as you make your career and educational choices. For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please read this letter from the U.S. Department of Education (7-page PDF).