Cosmetology School in Great Falls | Montana Academy of Salons



1500 HOURS

Fee: $200.00

Tuition $17,000.00

Books & Kit: $1,900.00

Montana Academy of Salons’ objective for the cosmetology program is to enable students to successfully pass the written and practical exam through National-Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC) and to prepare them for work once graduated. Education on business opportunities are provided to students to encourage them reach for their full potential and go beyond licensure.

The 1500 hour course educates students in all phases of cosmetology, which meets or exceeds the standards of the Montana Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists of which at least 200 hours is in theory, and is distributed as follows and taught in English. Students must pass all practical and written tests of each phase to successfully complete the course. During each phase students are presented with classroom theory lectures and coaching in practical skills in order to prepare them for licensure.

Cosmetology Gainful Employment


Upon completion of the course requirements, the graduate will be able to:

Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.
Project professionalism, visual poise and proper grooming.
Communicate effectively and interact appropriately colleagues, supervisors and clients.
Respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received in an employment environment.
Perform the basic manipulative skills in the areas of hair styling, hair shaping, hair coloring, texturing services, scalp and hair conditioning, skin and makeup, and nail care.
Perform the basic analytical skills to advise clients in the total look concept.
Apply academic learning, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.
To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information from our cosmetology school related to skills, trends, and methods for career development in cosmetology and related fields.


Montana Academy of Salons offers a 1500 hour training course at our Great Falls, Montana location in cosmetology of which at least 200 hours is in theory that meets Montana State standards distributed as follows and taught in English.

Course Hours Subject
95 Manicures (including hand and arm massage and polish) Pedicures (including foot, ankle, and lower leg massage and polish) application of monomer liquid and polymer powder nail enhancements, nail tips, nail wraps, UV gels, and nail art and the use of manicuring implements including the electric nail file
110 Skin care,( including facials, cosmetics, makeup, massage, essential oils, the application and maintenance of artificial eyelashes and extensions, tinting of the eyelashes and eyebrows, and the chemical curling of the eye lashes) skin exfoliation, (including manual, chemical, mechanical exfoliation) waxing, tweezing, electricity and light therapy
195 Shampooing, (including scalp treatment), hair styling, (pin curls, finger waving, thermal curling, blow dry styling, braiding, back combing and wet setting)
395 Chemical services (waving, relaxing (ammonium thioglycolate, sodium hydroxide methods), hair coloring, and hair lightening)
155 Hair cutting (including the proper uses of implements, e.g., shears, razors, clippers, thinning shears)
115 Salon management, business method, customer service, appointment book, professional ethics, current state board laws and rules
60 Chemistry, bacteriology, sanitation, sterilization, safety, anatomy, physiology, blood spill procedure, and diseases and disorders of hair, scalp, skin and nails
375 These hours are at the discretion of Montana Academy, provided that the hours are within the applicable curriculum
Total 1500 Course complete when student reaches 1500 hours
150 Each cosmetology student will complete a minimum of 300 hours of basic instruction prior to working or performing any service on the public
At 1350 When a student has completed 90% of the course (1350 hours), the student may take the NIC practical test and National written test

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