Cosmetology Program

The Cosmetology Program allows you to prepare for the following jobs:

  • Professional Hair Stylist
  • Beauty Salon Owner
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Make-up Artist
  • Cosmetology Supply Salesperson

What Does a Cosmetologist Do?

Cosmetologists primarily shampoo, cut, and style hair, but they also may perform manicures, pedicures, and nail extensions. Offering make-up analysis for women, and cleaning and styling wigs are also common duties of a cosmetologist.


Our partnership with Northland Pioneer College (NPC) allows you to earn high school credit from NAVIT and college credit from NPC. You can even earn a Certificate of Applied Science or an Associate Degree of Applied Science in two years with careful planning. This course is taught by an NPC instructor who has had much experience in the cosmetology field. Most importantly, your tuition is paid by NAVIT.

  • Open to Junior and Senior students only and must be able to prove the receipt of at least 10 H.S. credits (this is a state board requirement).
  • Must complete 1600 clock hours in the classroom. This includes working thirteen to fifteen Saturdays throughout the year in addition to meeting during summer months before and after the traditional semester. In essence, this is a two-year program.
  • NAVIT pays students tuition; however, students must pay a $400 deposit for their cosmetology kit for which they can be reimbursed upon completion of the state board exam.
  • Upon completion of program, students will be ready to take the state board exam for which they must pay.
  • Meet sat White Mountain Campus of NPC from 8-11 a.m. or 1-4 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday during regular semesters.  
  • Meets at Little Colorado Campus of NPC (Winslow) from 8-11 a.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday, during regular semesters
  • Meets at St. Johns Center from 12:00-3:00 p.m.


Entry level workers earn about $8.25 per hour; those with some experience can earn more than $14.00 per hour.

The Future

The demand for cosmetology services is expected to increase steadily–particularly since hair and nails never stop growing. In addition, 1999 and 2000 proved to have shortages throughout the nation as approximately 50,000 cosmetology-related jobs went unfilled.