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Learn How to Help Others Look and Feel More Beautiful at Our Beauty School Salon

Empower others to look and feel more beautiful as you learn cutting edge styling techniques at our beauty school and salon.

Most people want to look as good as possible. They also want their outsides to reflect how they feel on the inside. Interestingly enough, emerging medical research indicates if you look younger than someone of equal age, you may actually live longer than they will.Click for more info

What does this mean to you? More demand for licensed cosmetologists who provide services to help improve a person's physical appearance.

We invite you to look further into our Cosmetology program and dedicated beauty school salon facility, where you'll learn the techniques necessary to join an industry where job opportunities continue to grow.Click for more info

cosmetology beauty school salon and training program in Colorado
We want you to feel confident in your cosmetology skills. That's why we provide a solid hands-on approach in our "full service salon" classroom.
Schedule a tour of our beauty school and salon today!

Program Highlights

  • Get hands-on cosmetology training in hair styling and coloring, facial and skin care treatment, and make-up techniques.
  • Receive a complete cosmetologist's kit when you begin your program; it includes a wide variety of essential hairstyling and make-up items.
  • Learn Matrix CRAFT Metholology
  • Understand the importance of personal communication in client retention and marketing when building a business.
  • Receive personalized instruction from licensed cosmetologists and former salon owners.
  • Earn your Cosmetologist Certificate - designed to be completed in 15 months.
  • Apply styling techniques on real clients in the school's own salon.
  • Participate in community projects where your skills and expertise will be highly valued.
  • Prepare to sit for your Colorado State Board of Cosmetology exam.

This program is available in:
Pueblo | Grand Junction

Next Classes Start: Monday, Oct. 5  
Call: 1-800-836-1345

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IntelliTec College Cosmetology Program Supervisor
IntelliTec College Cosmetology Program Supervisor

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Now is the time to join an industry where scientists currently say how young you look may actually be more important than your age in years.Click for more info

Start a new career in cosmetology with growth, opportunity and demand for skilled professionals. Take a look at some of the trends in this industry:

Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-13 Edition from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at

Cosmetology Career Projections

  • Employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 16 percent, about as fast as the average for all occupations.
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  • Demand for hair coloring, hair straightening and other advanced hair treatments has increased in recent years, a trend that is expected to continue over the coming decade.
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  • A large number of job openings will stem from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations, retire, or leave the occupations for other reasons.
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  • Forty four percent of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists are self-employed while others work flexible schedules.
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Cosmetologists perform an assortment of duties from keeping records of hair color and skin regimen routines to selling hair, skin and nail products. If you own a salon, you can perform managerial duties such as the hiring of staff members as well as ordering supplies and making advertising decisions. These are just a few of the possible jobs in the cosmetology industry:

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You'll leave our Cosmetology program with the knowledge and practical skills to start your career in an industry with a wide range of employment opportunities.
Contact us today to get started.

Job Titles for Cosmetologists

  • Salon stylist
  • Nail technician
  • Skin care specialist
  • Beauty salon owner/manager
  • Day spas personal care advisor
  • Fashion or image consultant
  • Sales representative
  • Product company representative

Download PDF file
Cosmetologist Career Flyer

(Grand Junction) File size: 4.3 MB

Download PDF file
Cosmetologist Career Flyer

(Pueblo) File size: 3.3 MB

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Upon completion of their designated stateboards of cosmetology exam(s), cosmetologists could find employment in a wide range of career paths.

Click on each occupational profileClick for more info for more information:

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Program Overview

Our focus is on you: your training, your skills, your graduation and ultimately your success. We believe you will be both prepared and excited to start your career as a cosmetologist.

  • Program - Cosmetologist
  • Award – Professional Certificate
  • LocationGrand Junction, Pueblo
  • Length – This program is designed to be completed in 15 months.
  • Next Start Date – Monday, Oct. 5

Enjoy the Benefits from Attending IntelliTec's Cosmetology Schools

  • Receive a complete cosmetologist's kit when you begin your program; it includes a wide variety of essential hairstyling and make-up items.
  • Learn in a small class size - only 15 students.
  • Learn and practice your skills in a supportive environment where your success matters.
  • Attend classes Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. OR 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (No weekend classes!)
  • Enjoy the opportunity to work part-time and complete your training.

Get Hands-on Skills Training

Take a look at few hands-on career skills you can expect to learn in your Cosmetology classes.

  • Learn how to shampoo, rinse and condition hair.
  • Sharpen your haircutting and styling techniques with basic cuts and more complex techniques.
  • Apply permanent waving and hair relaxing chemicals.
  • Demonstrate the art of hair coloring procedures.
  • Learn to select and apply skin care products for facials.
  • Perform spa manicures and pedicures, including the incorporation of aroma-therapy and paraffin wax treatments.
  • Become familiar with cosmetology laws, rules and state regulations.
  • Learn business ethics, management, interpersonal skills and sales.
  • Be prepared to sit for the Colorado State Board Cosmetologist exam.

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Next Classes Start: Monday, Oct. 5  
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Take advantage of a well-developed curriculum where you'll be trained to work as a professional in the Cosmetology industry. Our hands-on instruction helps to you be prepared to sit for:

Professional Cosmetologist Certification Exams

  • Colorado State Board of Cosmetology exam
    You are required to pass this exam in order to become a licensed cosmetologist in Colorado.
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We'd like to introduce you to our Cosmetologist Program Supervisors

Diane Ake

Program Supervisor

Grand Junction Campus

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"I love teaching, particularly teaching cosmetology, because it's constantly changing. It's an industry where you need to know how to bend and adapt in order to stay current. Plus I find teaching to the younger generation energizing!"

Though Diane's new to IntelliTec College, she already feels like a part of the Grand Junction family. She loves the structure of the organization and finds it well organized, with clear communication from the top down. An added bonus working on the western slope – she was born and raised in the area so it truly is a homecoming.

Get to know Diane...

  • Is it important to share your successes/failures with students? Absolutely! They’re what create teachable moments – particularly the failures. I’ve shared a time when I accidently grabbed the wrong scissors when cutting a clients’ hair because I lost focus. Now I make it a point to remind my students to always pay attention, to take the time to look and think things through before acting.
  • Have you faced a difficult or challenging time in your life? If yes, how did you resolve the issue? Yes, I have faced difficult situations, and when I did, I did so with patience and understanding that I have the power to resolve most difficult situations. First, I took a deep breath; because in times of crisis you need to use your brain, and remember...only with patience will you succeed.
  • If you had to share a single piece of advice for prospective students in your department, what would it be? Live with a positive outlook – it’ll take you further. I believe: "An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside of you.:
  • What would you tell a student who was on the fence about attending a program of study in your department at IntelliTec? I would tell them that in all my years of working nothing has moved me or made me want to do anything more than doing hair and helping others feel good about themselves. This is a constantly changing career and there aren’t many careers that offer that. Furthermore, I have never thought of cosmetology as a job, but instead, a daily adventure.

Peggy Gunther

Program Supervisor

Pueblo Campus

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"Once I learn how each student processes information, I adapt my teaching style to accommodate each specific intellect. Then I can paint a picture based on their experiences, focusing on how they learn best."

"I really want my students to absorb the knowledge for life, not just for now."

Get to know Peggy...

  • Do you have a teaching philosophy? Most definitely. I believe “perfect practice makes perfect repetition.” I don't really buy into the old adage of “practice makes perfect” because that's just a recipe for failure. But if your goal is to approach learning as an art and a science, you'll find the repetition allows for creativity and expression once you've mastered the basics.
  • What life or career advice would you offer to students about to graduate? Don't be afraid to ask questions, take chances, or challenge yourself; you only grow and learn if you're out of your comfort zone!
  • Please share a memorable moment/success story you've experienced at IntelliTec. Every day is a success story if you have the right outlook. I enjoy watching a new student grow and gain skills and confidence, helping students set goals and then watching them achieve and celebrate them!
  • What motivates you to work in the education field? Honestly, it's truly a selfish thing because it's addictive and gratifying. This is what I LOVE to do – I have a total passion for it. I live it, breathe it and sleep it, and if you're lucky enough to get paid for a job you're so passionate about, then it's not really even a job is it?!
Next Classes Start: Monday, Oct. 5  
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