COSMETOLOGY

3 & 5 day programs with flexibility to fit your life
(Includes: Hair design, skincare, nails, lash extensions and our comprehensive 60 hour OFA Make-up Academy course)
1600 hour program

Cosmetology (1600 hours)
Tuition $18,200
Application Fee $100.00
Books $190.00
Kit $2405.00
TOTAL: $ 20,895.00

$100.00 Application fee is non-refundable. Tax Included in pricing. Kit/Books once received are non-refundable
All applicable course work must be completed by the contracted end date. All state board test and license fees are payable by the student and are not included in tuition.
Milady Standard Cosmetology ePDF textbook 2 year license – ISBN-13: 9781305654730
Milady Standard Theory Workbook – ISBN: 1418049417
OFA iTunes U various course access while attending
OFA Make-up course materials/iTunes U course

The Cosmetology program at Oliver Finley Academy of Cosmetology is a recognized occupation as defined by a Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) code established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) or an Occupation Network O*NET-SOC code established by the Department of Labor. For more information regarding occupations, visit The Department of Labor’s O*NET at www.onetonline.org

A frequent question we answer is “what kind of training is included in your Cosmetology program”? Many are surprised to find out that in addition to an in-depth education in everything HAIR, we also train our Cosmetology students in Skin Care, Nail Technology and Make-up.
Oliver Finley has developed a cosmetology curriculum that is tailored to the ever-changing beauty industry. A career in cosmetology requires being creative, professional and versatile. We offer a blend of the components required to be successful in today’s market while still embracing the fundamentals of cosmetology.
Students will receive an education in both theory and practical experience in many phases of cosmetology. Their education will prepare them for the professional marketplace as well as give them the necessary knowledge to successfully complete the Idaho State Board licensing exams.
Physical Demands
Consist of standing for long periods of time and using arms and hands for consistently long periods.
Safety Requirements
Consist of a need to read and follow all manufacturers’ directions regarding use of chemicals. The Cosmetologist must also be aware of necessary precautions and procedures regarding the use of electricity. Prolonged exposure to some hair chemicals may cause irritation, so protective clothing may need to be worn.
Earning Potential
An entry level stylist working in a salon can average $24,000 per year (not including tips), according to the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry also has infinite opportunities for entrepreneurs who desire to be self employed with unlimited income potential.
Licensing Requirements
Once the course is completed, the student must complete and pass the Idaho State Board Exam. Once they take the exam, the results are sent to the graduate, the board and to the school. The graduate must also apply, and pay all fees, for licensing

Cosmetology Course

The Oliver Finley Academy cosmetology course consists of 1600 hours of theory and practical training in the arts and sciences of hairstyling, hair cutting, coloring, permanent waving, chemical hair relaxing, thermal styling, nail and skin care, anatomy, chemistry, bacteriology and sanitation, professionalism, retailing, equipment care and salon management. It takes approximately 13 months to complete.
Guest speakers and artists will help to diversify influences for the students. This course is designed to prepare the student to successfully pass the Idaho State Boards as well as excel in the Beauty Industry.
Mock Board Examination given by the school staff helps prepare students before graduation for State Boards.
Curriculum
Oliver Finley Academy has developed a curriculum that is tailored to the ever-changing beauty industry. A career in Cosmetology requires being creative, professional and versatile. We offer a blend of the components required to be successful in today’s market while still embracing the fundamentals of Cosmetology.

The following curriculum is offered:

Hair Cutting, Styling, and Design (576 hours)
Hair Coloring and Bleaching (310 hours)
Permanent Waving (190 hours)
Nail Technology (80 hours)
Skin Care and Make-up (120 hours)
Draping, Shampooing, Conditioning (35 hours)
Chemical Relaxing (30 hours)
Salon Management and Idaho State Law (45 hours)
Board Preparation (48 hours)
Scalp Treatments (12 hours)
Sanitation Chemistry, Bacteriology & Sterilization (40 hours)
Professional Ethics/Client Relations (30 hours)
Professionalism, Resume Development (part 2 of above 30 hours)
Interview Prep/Job Search Skills (part 3 of above 30 hours)
Business Fundamentals (20 hours)
Chemistry & Electricity (24 hours)
Anatomy (20 hours)
Hair and Skin Disorders (8 hours)
Blood Spill Procedures (8 hours)
Wigs (4 hours)
Cosmetology Practical Applications
Styling (200)
Scalp Treatments (4)
Permanent Wave (35)
Haircut (163)
Bleach (8)
Tinting (46)
Semi-Permanent Color (40)
Highlight (38)
Facial/Makeup (20)
Manicures (6)
Pedicures (6)
Artificial Nails (4)

Physical Demands: The physical demands consist of standing for long periods and using arms and hands for consistently long periods.
Safety Requirements: Consist of a need to read and follow all manufacturers’ directions regarding use of chemicals. The Cosmetologist must also be aware of necessary precautions and procedures regarding the use of electricity. Prolonged exposure to some hair chemicals may cause irritation, so protective clothing may need to be worn.
Employment Opportunities: Hair Stylist, Salon Owner/Mgr., Platform Artist, Sales/Product Representative, Cosmetology Instructor, Nail Technician or Esthetician.
Earnings Potential: Entry level stylists working in a salon can average $24,000.00 per year, according to the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry also has infinite opportunities for entrepreneurs who desire to be self employed with unlimited income potential.
Licensing Requirements: A student must take and pass the state board test which is administered by D.L. Roope Administrations, Inc. This can be done when the student has completed 90% of the required hours in their program. The student will submit their test application with a Money Order for $186.00. The student is then sent a letter from the testing agency, which informs him or her of when and where the test is scheduled based on the noted preference when the application was submitted. Once they take the test, the results are sent to the graduate, the board and to the school. Upon graduation the student will submit an application, along with $25.00 to the Idaho State Board of Cosmetology for issuance of their license. When signing the application a student is certifying that they do not have a communicable disease that may pose a threat to the general public. If a student does have a communicable disease they must contact the Idaho State Board of Cosmetology prior to singing any enrollment contract.
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