Course Description

A student shall spend 1600 hours in the study of cosmetology which is concerned with the science of beautifying and Improving the complexion, skin, hair, and nails of the human body. 14 months are the usual contracted time for the completion of the required 1600 hours. All students are trained to salon entry level, with the capability to successfully pass the State Board Exam and receive a license.

  • Cosmetology Curriculum

    1,600 hours

    • Theory of Cosmetology, Arizona Cosmetology Rules and Laws
    • Monitor Duties, Salesmanship, Ethics, and Salon Management
    • Chemical Hair Restructuring, Including Permanent Waving and Chemical
    • Relaxing, Specifically Thioglycolate and Sodium Hydroxide
    • Hair Coloring, Including Tinting and Bleaching
    • Hair Cutting
    • Hairstyling, Pressing, Thermal Curling and Waxing
    • Facials, and Make-Up, Including Massage, Physical, and Chemical
    • Depilatories
    • Massage
    • Manicuring, Pedicuring: Sculpture Nails, Extensions, Wraps, Overlay and Chemical Removal
    • Shampooing, Conditioning, Re-Conditioning Rinse, Application and Chemical Remover
    • Scalp Treatment & Brushing
    • Electricity and Light Therapy as Related to the Practice of Cosmetology
    • Creative Preference
    • Disinfection Procedures

Cosmetology Instructor

Course Description

One year of licensed cosmetology work experience is required to take this course. The cosmetology student instructor shall complete 650 hours of training in the duties and skills to teach cosmetology students. Cosmetology student instructors will conduct theory class, teach practical skills in both the class and on the clinic floor. All students are trained to school level instructor, with the capability to successfully pass the state board exam and receive a license.

  • Cosmetology Instructing Curriculum

    650 hours

    • Orientation
    • Theory, Principles, and Methods of Teaching
    • Practical Demonstrations
    • Conducting Theory Classes
    • Clinic Floor Work
    • Arizona Cosmetology Laws and Rules
    • Record Preparation
    • Evaluation and Unassigned

Nail Technology

Course Description

A student shall spend 600 hours in the study of nail technology which is concerned with the science of beautifying hands, feet and nails. Seven (7) months are the usual contracted time for completion of the required 600 hours. All students are trained to salon entry level, with the capability to successfully pass the state board exam and receive a license. Note: Financial aid is not currently available for our Nail Tech program. (Contact us to discuss our huge enrollment discounts and payment plans).

  • Nail Technology Curriculum

    600 hours

    • Orientation
    • Theory, Principles, Nail Tech All Types, AZ Law and Rules
    • Manicuring, Pedicuring and Product Information
    • Acrylic Nail Enhancements Procedure and Products
    • Nail Wraps: Fiberglass Product and Procedure
    • Gel Nail Applications, UV and LED Types, Product and Procedure
    • Creative Touch Nail Art
    • Disinfection Procedures and Materials

Learn more about enrollment

All programs start every 4 weeks. Classes start the first Monday of each month, with continuously rotating curriculum.


Cosmetology provides opportunities in the following areas of endeavors:

Licensed Cosmetologist:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Facial Expert
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Permanent Wave Technician
  • Nail Technician
  • Shop Manager/Supervisor
  • Hair Colorist

Related Jobs in Education Field:

  • Cosmetology Schools
  • Instructor in Cosmetology
  • Supervisor or Director
  • School Owner
  • Sales in Beauty Manufacturers
  • Sales in Store Cosmetic Department

Outside of Schools or Salons:

  • State Board Inspector
  • State Board Member
  • Education Director or Manufacturer
  • Teacher – Trainer
  • Guest Artists (Hair styling, Colorist, Make-up, Etc.)

About Turning Point

At Turning Point Beauty College, located in Phoenix and Casa Grande, Arizona, we prepare our students for successful careers in the beauty industry as licensed cosmetologists, including cosmetology instructor training, and nail technology. As a future cosmetology professional, you’ll be trained hands-on in professional techniques and business skills. When you graduate from Turning Point, you take our name with you—which includes a reputation for innovation and excellence, and a longstanding commitment to quality. We proudly serve the Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Chandler, and Tucson surrounding areas.