Cosmetology: Academy of Cosmetology Arts

Academy of Cosmetology Arts provides apprenticeship training for barber, cosmetology, and hairstyling. Their programs are approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools. Externships (short-term training opportunities) are also available for nail technology and esthetician programs. Be sure to click on Future Students on the website link to learn more about the costs (which can be almost $13,000 for cosmetology) and length of time required for the training. For more information, you may email the director at Upon program completion, an apprentice is eligible to apply to take the State Board exam for licensure and will also need to apply for a license with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. A felony conviction in your background may be a barrier, but many people have successfully navigated the application process.

Phone: 303-282-5012


Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 8:30am-3pm, Thursday: 9:30am-4pm, Friday: 9:30am-12:30pm

Address: 4201 East Yale Avenue, Suite B135 Denver CO 80222

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