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.
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.
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 2015 was $28,770, 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)
Cosmetology Training Centers
- Show Low - White Mountain Campus, Cosmetology Buliding
- Winslow - Little Colorado Campus, M1 Building
- 955 13th West, St. Johns, AZ 85936
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).