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You Might Be A Future
Cosmetologist If…

You’re bold, and you’ve never backed down from adding a little extra sparkle in your life.

Do you thrive on inspiring confidence and self-esteem in others? Is your dream to have a fulfilling and fun career? Do you want to help people look and feel beautiful? A career in the beauty industry makes the world more beautiful—AND makes your heart happy, too! We are the Ohio State School of Cosmetology and The Spa School. You know us, and we know beauty!

The Salon Schools Group Cosmetology division offers full-service training. Throughout our program, you will…

    1. 1- Learn the latest trends in hair cuts, coloring and design for all

2- Master hair texture concepts for all types and styles of clients

3- Explore basic skin care and makeup services

4- Develop marketing and communication development skills

5- Have access to business coaching

Complete Cosmetology

At Ohio State School of Cosmetology and The Spa School, our educational philosophy is “complete cosmetology.” At graduation, you will be able to call yourself a well-rounded Cosmetologist. You won’t be just a hair cutter or a product salesperson. Our graduates are salon owners, makeup artists, teachers…true industry leaders. You will learn traditional hair services and pampering spa treatments, such as spa manicures, spa pedicures and full body exfoliation. Technology is important, too! Your full kit of professional equipment also includes an iPad Mini.

In your career, you are bound to see a variety of fashions and trends, of hair textures and lengths, of techniques and tools. So, you should be trained to use the full gamut of products. One size does not fit all! We will expose you to a variety of professional product lines, giving you the confidence you need to make the transition from student to professional.

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As our student, you will become like family. Believe us, we know family is important. How many of you visited a “family barber” or hair stylist at one point in your life? Ohio State School of Cosmetology and The Spa School is locally owned and operated, serving as a premier beauty expert for the past 80+ years. As part of our legacy, we ensure state-of-the-art education, provided by a dedicated and loyal staff. We work to continually enhance our program, staying connected with trends and techniques. We are able to keep up with the changes in the industry because our teachers are hands-on with nail files and clippers, rather than behind a desk.

We are totally committed to your success. In whichever program you choose, we will prepare you for certification tests and employment. A bright career is just down the road. Elevate your passion. Elevate beauty.

Our Mission Statement

It is our goal to provide the theoretical education, practical training, attitude, modeling and counseling necessary to

  • Inspire and enable each student to satisfactorily complete their course of training
  • Pass the required state examination
  • Secure entry-level employment in a cosmetology-related field

Our staff members lead by example and encourage students to establish higher goals regarding personal achievements and advancement beyond the basic requirements.

Our Curriculum

We’re here to help you succeed! We offer full-service training. Depending on the length of the program you choose, you can

  • Learn the latest trends in hair cuts, coloring and design for all
  • Master hair texture concepts for all types and styles of clients
  • Explore basic skin care and makeup services
  • Develop marketing and communication development skills
  • Have access to business coaching

We have three different cosmetology programs to fit your needs and interests:

1800 Hour Advanced Cosmetology Program

Our 1800 hour advanced cosmetology program is centered and designed around the entrepreneur spirit! After successful completion of our foundation courses, students are introduced to Advanced courses of creative hair, skin and nail concepts. Not only will they gain the skills needed to be employed by a cosmetology salon but they’ll be trained on the advanced techniques and knowledge needed to work in, manage, or even own a salon.

1500 Hour Cosmetology Program

Our 1500 hour cosmetology program is designed to prepare students to thrive in the beauty industry! After successful completion of our foundation courses, students are introduced to more complex courses of creative hair, skin and nail concepts.

Students can take courses in

  • Scalp Care
  • Hair Services
  • Manicuring, Pedicuring, and Massage
  • Skin Care
  • Facial Makeup and Brow Tinting
  • Artificial Lashes and Extensions
1200 Hour Hair Designer Program

In our 1200 hour hair program, you will pursue the Hair Designer License. It is the same as the full cosmetology license but does not include facial study, manicuring or pedicuring, and so it doesn’t take as long as our other cosmetology programs to complete. Students will focus on hair techniques such as

  • Trend Haircutting & Styling
  • Clipper Design for Men
  • Permanent Waving
  • Chemical Relaxers
  • Silk Presses
  • Tinting, Bleaching, and Foiling

Careers in Cosmetology

As a licensed cosmetologist, you can have the opportunity to work in many different settings in the beauty industry, such as:

  • Hairstylist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Brand/product Representative
  • Beauty Influencer
  • Salon <Manager
  • Salon/Business Owner
  • Educator/Instructor
  • Styling Consultant


Student Resources


If you’re ready to apply, here are a few helpful steps to take!

  • Have on hand your high school diploma (or an equivalent)
  • Have on hand your proof of age (Driver’s License, State ID, Passport or Military ID)
  • Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your financial aid eligibility. (financial aid available to those who qualify)

We can schedule a tour of the campus you’d like to attend, discuss any questions you might have, and help you apply to the program of your choosing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many financial aid options that are available to those who qualify. We suggest starting by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®).

We offer multiple scholarship options! If you are a high school senior, explore our exclusive scholarships and see which you might be eligible for. There are also opportunities for scholarships from organizations such as Beauty Changes Lives, so it’s always worth exploring your options!

Apply With Us!

We can’t wait to help you start on your future in the beauty industry! For more information, please call us at (614) 499-7200 to find out more about locations, the admissions process, and schedule your tour. If it’s outside of normal business hours, please feel free to reach out to us via the form on our Contact Us page.

Be Creative.
Be Bold.
Be You!


"Run by students. They do a great job! Had a pedicure, manicure and facial."

Kay Bowen

"You will be well prepared for state boards & the real world! With a staff who truly cares about its students & their future. They are always updating services & product lines, as well as bringing in speakers to educate you. No to mention the pride this facility takes in its cleanliness & giving back to the community. I’m proud to say I attended this school, not once- but twice! I am currently a successful salon owner, and owe much of that success to the programs offered here. And the great people who work here!!!!!"

Manda Martinkovich

"I love the Spa School! They provide great services and are very welcoming."

Anna Wilson

"My facial got off to a rocky start because my esthetician was double booked. Because my schedule no longer permitted me to be a "regular" (although I had been frequenting the establishment for almost 10 years & have brought them new clients), I was bumped and they had to scramble to find one for me. Then she needed to prepare my room & procure my products. If it were not for this 15-30 minute delay, then my facial went smoothly. Facial complete with hand & foot massage, extractions & use of high frequency machine."

Margie Toy

"Miss Galiffo’s my fav <3"

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