Information about this exciting field:

Cosmetology is the art and science of beautifying hair, skin, and nails.  Successful Cosmetologists perform magic every day!  They remain on the cutting edge of trends and hairstyles and beauty techniques, transforming their clients from average to spectacular…in one sitting.  Cosmetologists are adept at maintaining a safe, clean, pleasant, and sanitary salon environment.

Is this program for me?

Our students learn how to cut, color, and style all types of hair.  They are taught the fundamentals of chemical texture services, professional skin care, and advanced techniques of attractive and sanitary nail care.  Chattahoochee Tech maintains two, open-to-the-public, Cosmetology salons at the Marietta and North Metro campuses.  Marietta salon: 770-528-4548; North Metro salon: 770-529-2377; Appalachian salon: 706-253-4511

Here are some qualities and skills that are essential for the successful Cosmetology graduate:

  • Excellent eye-hand coordination
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Creativity:  think “outside the box”
  • Astute business sense
Coursework includes:
  • Introduction to Cosmetology Theory
  • Styling
  • Hair Color
  • Nail Care and Advanced Techniques

Where might I find a job?

The Cosmetology curriculum meets licensing requirements of the State of Georgia Board of Cosmetology. Program graduates receive a diploma. After examination and receipt of a Master Cosmetologist license, graduates are employable as cosmetologists, salon owners or managers, estheticians, nail technicians, platform artists or industry sales representatives.  They may seek employment in unisex shops, barber shops, department stores, hospitals, spas, and hotels.

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Gainful Employment Report

Cosmetology Gainful Employment Report

Campus Locations

Cosmetology courses are offered at Appalachian, Marietta and North Metro Campuses.


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Cosmetology Diploma


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Appalachian Campus
100 Campus Drive
Jasper, GA 30143

Austell Campus
1578 Veterans Memorial Highway
Austell, GA 30168
Classroom-Only Location
No Office Hours

Canton Campus
1645 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114

Marietta Campus
980 South Cobb Drive
Marietta, GA 30060

Mountain View Campus
2680 Gordy Parkway
Marietta, GA 30066

North Metro Campus
5198 Ross Road
Acworth, GA 30102

Paulding Campus
400 Nathan Dean Boulevard
Dallas, GA 30132

Woodstock Campus
8371 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188
Classroom-Only Location
No Office Hours