Cosmetology Program

Summit Salon Academy’s cosmetology program is designed to provide you with the education you need to succeed in the beauty industry. Utilizing Redken 5th Avenue NYC’s principle-based design and color, you will obtain the necessary skills to offer exceptional salon experiences to your guests.

The 1500-hour Cosmetology training at Summit Salon Academy includes theory and practical instruction that prepares the student to perform all aspects of the cosmetology program. The training includes two types of learning: theoretical knowledge and the practical experience to build the skills needed to be successful in the profession.

Program Objective

To provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the State of Florida exam and that of other states to practice as licensed cosmetology professionals and to teach them the business aspects of salon operation, management, and ownership.

Program Costs

Registration Fee: $100.00
Tuition: $18,750.00
Books & Kit: $3,700.00
Program length: 11 Months - Full Time
20 Months - Part Time
Payment plan: $3,700.00 down payment due 30 days before class starts
$1,875.00 due each month after for 10 months - Full Time
$986.85 due each month after for 19 months - Part Time

**The above down payment and payment plan is for cash paying students. If a student uses financial assistance their payment plan will be customized to their unique situation on their finance plan.

For a detailed Cost of Attendance that includes direct costs (charged by the institution such as tuition, fees, books, course materials, supplies, and equipment) and indirect costs (costs that may be incurred outside the institution such as living expenses, miscellaneous personal expenses, loan fees, and transportation) please visit our Financial Need, Cost of Attendance, and Net Price Calculator page

Program Schedules

Full-Time (first 9 weeks)

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm & Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Part-Time (first 18 weeks)

Monday-Thursday 6:00pm-9-:30pm & Saturday 9am-1:00pm

Program Outline

CS 101 Life Skills

Life skills provides instruction in Healthy Body & Mind, Ergonomics, Communicating with Confidence, Human Relations and how to create Resilience in Cosmetology.

CS 102 Science

Science includes instruction in Safety, Sanitation, Electricity, Hair Chemistry, including Scalp and Hair Analysis, pH, Shampooing and Conditioning, Microbiology, Infection Control and Anatomy. This includes the study of HIV, its transmission, and precautions in the workplace.

CS 103 Business

Business provides comprehensive instruction that includes Goal Setting, Resumes, Professional Relationships along with Shop Ownership, Operations and Retail Sales requirements that give the Cosmetology student tools to be successful.

CS 104 Client Centered Design

Client Centered Design provides instruction in the art of consultation, including identifying face shapes using art and design with cultural aspects to the art and implementation of the Barber service.

CS 105 Sculpture (Women)

Instruction in women’s and children’s hair cutting, sculpture forms, and the various implements and supplies used.

CS 106 Sculpture (Men)

Instruction in men’s hair cutting, sculpture forms, and the various implements and supplies used.

CS 107 Styling

Styling includes instruction for both men and women’s hair wet styling, roller setting, molding, and shaping techniques.

CS 108 Long Hair Design

Styling includes instruction for women’s long hair design. This includes braiding, up styling and other useful techniques for long hair styling.

CS 109 Wigs & Hair Additions

An introduction to the proper use of wigs and hair extension techniques.

CS 110 Color

To achieve hair color through the use of semi-permanent, permanent, and lightning procedures.

CS 111 Perm & Relax

The use of professional chemicals and implements in waving and relaxing the hair to make it manageable and durable.

CS 112 Skin

The proper use of chemicals and treatments such as facial massage, creams lotions, make-up, and other preparations to properly protect the skin. Methods and techniques of hair removal utilizing waxing, lash and brow tint and eyelash app. & Manual extractions.

CS 113 Nails

Manicuring, pedicuring, nail extensions, professional manicuring implements, supplies, and procedures utilized in shaping and polishing nails and the application of all aspects of nail enhancements.

CS 114 HIV Awareness Course

This course provides instruction on modes of transmission and use of barriers which outlines the policies of the Academy and the laws of Florida required by the State of Florida, prior to licensure.

CS 115 Florida Cosmetology Law

This course provides instruction on the Laws and Rule requirements of the Department of Business & Professional Regulation. Florida law changes, and students must be aware of these changes and requirements.

Summit Salon Academy Global Platform

  • Redken Premier School
  • Redken 5th Avenue NYC education and professional products
  • MUD Partner School
  • Classes with National Performing artists
  • Real-world salon experience
  • Access to the International Summit Salon™ Community
  • Summit Salon™ career path
  • Summit Salon™ business building skills
  • Job placement services
  • Scholarships available

Upon completion of our cosmetology program, you will be ready to take the State Board Exam to obtain your cosmetology license. Cosmetology Program Details

Have a question? Call the admissions office directly at (813) 908-8020 or send us an email.