This two-year half-day program will provide the skills necessary to begin a career in the cosmetology field. In Pennsylvania, as well as other states, cosmetologists must be licensed to practice in the field. One-year seniors will be considered if space is available in the program.


What Your Should Know

Career Objectives:

  • Cosmetologist

Certifications students can earn:

  • Cosmetologist License – 1,250 hours are required in order to take the PA State Board exam.

With Higher Education:

  • This program prepares the student for success in such personal care fields as cosmetology, management, teaching and product representation.

Students have continued their education at:

  • Magnolia Beauty Academy
  • Bucks County School of Beauty
  • DeVry
  • Empire
  • IUP
  • Johnson & Wales
  • Kutztown
  • Lansdale Beauty School
  • Make-up Designory School (NYC)
  • Penn State Abington
  • Temple
  • West Chester
  • Montgomery County Community College


Program Benefits

To qualify to sit for state licensure individuals must complete 1,250 for cosmetology and an additional 500 to get a teaching license.

Students attending EASTERN’s Cosmetology program will save the time necessary to complete a cosmetology program, plus the high costs of attending a private beauty school.

Professional Certifications and Other Benefits:

  • PA Board of Cosmetology Licensure for Cosmetology


Externship and Graduate Placement

Paid Externship Employers:

Paid Externship students need 665 hours, or about a year and a half in their program before being considered for paid externship. They usually work 4 days a week during school time for the employer and come back to EASTERN one day per week to work on any task as yet unfinished or skills needed for the job.

Graduate Placement:

Many of our graduates continue their education or begin their employment right out of school. The following is a list of the educational institutions and companies that have placed our graduates:

  • Ambler Beauty Academy
  • Bucks County Community College
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Empire Beauty School
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Johnson and Wales University, Miami
  • Kutztown University
  • Penn State Abington
  • West Chester University
  • Lansdale Beauty Academy
  • Jean Madeline
  • New Waves Hairstyling
  • Hair Cuttery
  • Salon Escape
  • Solutions Hair Salon
  • Shear Waves
  • Techniques Hair and Nail Studio
  • Ultimate Illusions