Lytle’s Cosmetology Courses

We are extremely proud to be a Pivot Point member school. Internationally known and respected, Pivot Point brings together some of the most creative and forward thinking minds in the industry. The training our Instructional staff receives and the tools Pivot Point offers, such as their exclusive member schools only Designers’ Approach Library, ensure that you receive educational excellence. The methods are easily understood and learned and are the foundation upon which you will build your techniques. These exclusive methods are based on the philosophies of The Bauhaus, the most celebrated art school of modern times. Through these same philosophies, our students learn to be more than hair stylists — they learn to become hair designers, offering you a career where you enjoy both creativity and freedom.

What You Will Learn

The college operates Tuesday through Saturday. The 1600 hours of training, required by the state, take approximately 12-15 months. These hours are well designed by our Curriculum Director and educational staff, combining a comprehensive primary training program in a high-energy atmosphere, weekly theory classes and our unique, highly interactive Zones, in which students enjoy specialized training, and smaller classes.

Hands-On Experience

You’ll spend plenty of time in our busy Student Salon, where you’ll gain the hands-on experience that ensures confidence. Our students gain the knowledge and skill needed for success using a variety of product lines; such as Schwarzkopf, Malibu, Dermalogica, Image, Gelish, Morgan Taylor and other seasonal styling products. We’ll also train you to achieve superior customer service skills to help build and keep a busy clientele.

You’ll experience guest educators, have the opportunity to attend field trips to such destinations as MAC Cosmetics in San Francisco, ‘professionals only’ beauty supply houses, and trade shows where platform artists dazzle with innovative trends and the showroom floor sparkles with exciting and exceptional deals.

A cosmetology license can lead you in many different directions, providing a wide range of opportunities to practice your passion and expertise from both a business and artistic perspective. Below are some of the exciting positions you can apply for and areas of specialization with a Cosmetology license.

  • Areas of Specialization
    • Hair Stylist
    • Hair Color Specialist
    • Permanent Wave Specialist
    • Photo Stylist
    • Platform Artist
    • Manicuring/Pedicuring
    • Nail Art Designer
    • Sculptured Nail Specialist
    • Waxing Specialist
    • Cruiseline Specialist

  • Business Management
    • Salon/Spa Director
    • Salon/Spa Manager
    • Salon/Spa Owner
    • Cosmetic Buyer
    • Product Analyst
    • Business Consultant
    • Sales Executive
    • Manufacturer or Distributor
    • Industry Representative
    • State Board Inspector

  • Educator
    • School Educator
    • Salon Educator
    • School Director
    • Curriculum Director
    • Independent Educator
    • Product Educator

  • Communications
    • Trade Publication Editor or Writer
    • Freelance Writer
    • Conference Educator or Speaker


State Board Training

To prepare for the state exam, we offer state board training throughout your time with us, and mock state board tests given by our on-staff state board specialist toward the end of your training to pinpoint any areas you may need to focus on. Our pass rates are consistently among the highest in the state — meaning our students are well prepared.

Externship Program

Our Extern Program allows you the valuable experience of working in a professional salon, under the guidance of successful stylists. Our college enjoys great rapport with many local salons and maintains a job list board with many exciting opportunities. Our advising sessions help you look at the many directions you can take, from stylist to platform artist to product consultant or even trendy runway work. Possibilities abound!

Our innovative programs, founded in years of experience, are designed to lead you to success. Come and see what we’re all about at one of our General Orientations, where we’ll take you on a tour, talk about the industry and answer your questions. We’ll even invite you to audit a class and see us in action!

Enrollment/Class Start Dates

Cosmetology Class Start Dates for 2016

Feb. 09, 2016 May 3, 2016 Aug. 2, 2016 Oct. 25, 2016
Mar. 22, 2016 Jun. 14, 2016 Sep. 13, 2016 Dec. 13, 2016

Class Schedule

Primary Training Schedule

  • Cosmetology primary training is the first 12 weeks
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Hours per Week
8:30 – 4:00 8:30 – 4:00 10:00 – 4:00 8:30 – 4:00 27

Schedule Options after Primary Training

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Every Other Saturday Hours per Week Weeks to Complete Program
8:30 – 4:00 8:30 – 4:00 10:00 – 4:00 8:30 – 4:00 9:00 – 3:00 27/33 58
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Every Saturday Hours per Week Weeks to Complete Program
8:30 – 4:00 8:30 – 4:00 10:00 – 4:00 8:30 – 4:00 9:00 – 3:00 33 54

*Weeks to completion assumes Perfect Attendance.

Disclosure Information

Educational Investment
Annual Report – Cosmetology Program
Annual Report – Institution
Cosmetology Net Price Calculator
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