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Independence College Of Cosmetology

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Colleges & Universities, Adult Education, Beauty Salons

815 W 23rd St, Independence, MO 64055


Today: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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General Info

The College was founded in 1960 by Don and Leila Cohoon and is now directed by their daughter, Linda Clifford, who started her career in 1972. The College enjoys a national, as well as international, reputation for quality education and plays an active part in the local business community. Courses are offered in Esthetics, Cosmetology and Instructor Training. Interested students, friends and/or family members are invited to tour the College Tuesday Saturday, 8: 30 -3: 00, by making an appointment with the Admissions Director, at 816-252-HAIR ( 4247 ).  The cosmetology industry offers a variety of positions with a wide income range. Those positions include: make-up artist, salon manager, hair designer, educator, business owner, sales executive, esthetician, spa owner, cruise line stylist and platform artist, to name a few. Individuals in this field have the opportunity of flexible hours, of setting their own schedule and of working part time. Jobs are always available and even the US Government has said that the cosmetology industry is one of the most promising for job security. The public always has a need for personal services. Independence College of Cosmetology utilizes the Pivot Point education system, the most widely accepted cosmetology training system in the world. All of the coursebooks are available online with an individualized access code.  Pivot Point has been translated into thirteen languages and is used in 70 countries worldwide. Pivot Point uses a methodology that allows learning at the emotional, visual, analytical and manual level. Our delivery tools are interactive, providing students and educators with the most current in-depth knowledge of art and design theory as well as practical exercises and communication skills. Professionals in the industry appreciate the scope of Pivot Point training and are ready to hire graduates immediately because of it.

Independence College of Cosmetology follows a curriculum set forth by CIDESCO for the Esthetics course. CIDESCO is an international organization for Estheticians, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Independence College of Cosmetology was the second college in the United States to achieve certification as a CIDESCO training facility. The Esthetics curriculum encompasses such topics as skin analysis, facials, make-up, body treatments, full body massage, manicures, pedicures and hair removal to name a few. The College has expanded the curriculum to include microdermabrasion, which is fast becoming a popular service in the beauty industry. Many of the graduates have obtained work with Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons as well as in day spas and salons.

You deserve a successful career. Discover how you can quickly enter the beauty industry and take control of your future. Graduates of our programs step into the field thoroughly prepared. Discover a career that never goes out of style. Contact us today.

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Tue - Sat:
Colleges & Universities, Adult Education, Beauty Salons, Beauty Schools, Business & Vocational Schools, Industrial, Technical & Trade Schools, Schools, Skin Care
Course Offerings: Cosmetology * Esthetic & Spa Training * Instructor Training
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Located in Independence, MO on 23rd St between the crossroads of Noland Rd and Crysler. 

3 miles north of I-70 and Noland Rd. 

3 miles east of I-435 and 23rd St.

Heart of Independence
Hair styles, cuts, color, highlights, perms, relaxers.  Custom facials, body treatments, body massage, microdermabrasion.  Waxing, makeup, manicures, pedicures, paraffin treatments.

Pivot Point Member School, CIDESCO approved learning center

Licensed by MO State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners.  Accredited by National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences.  Member of American Association of Cosmetology Schools, Missouri Association of Cosmetology Schools.
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Bike Parking: No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

By Appointment Only: No

Data provided by one or more of the following: DexYP, Data Axle, Yext.