Here’s why we believe you’ll
find a real advantage to attending Highland.
Highland proves that real bargains do exist. We have the most affordable
program in the tri-state region, and we believe our instruction
is second to none. Our programs are also financial aid eligible,
students need to apply with Highland’s financial aid office.
Our superior instruction combines knowledgeable teachers with premiere
equipment and access to the latest technology. Only at Highland
will you find a computer imaging system, the latest skin care
technology, ergonomically correct shampoo bowls, electronically
controlled pedicure chairs, and access to all of the College’s
technological resources. Our instructors have highly specialized
skills. They are fully qualified and licensed with real-world
Setting – Elegant and
Highland’s salon features elegant surroundings and a clean
environment. For your protection –and our clients – we
maintain rigid standards of sanitation. And we work in a salon that
creates the relaxing, pampering setting our customers enjoy.
Skills – Manage
and Market Your Business
Cosmetology isn’t just about cutting hair or painting nails.
It is a profession that requires a career path, marketing skills,
and business management expertise. At Highland, we deliver specialized
courses that will help you develop these additional skills that will
help you excel. Click here to learn more from our graduates about
how these skills have helped shape their career.
Skills – Consult
In order to be truly effective and to build a stunning career, you’ll
need excellent communication skills. Communication skills will help
you understand your customers’ needs, sell appropriate services
and products, and develop your people skills. Highland faculty will
be delivering your choice of the required communication and business
courses to help you take advantage of your education and meet the
requirements for graduation..
Superior Pass Rates
In the 25 years of operation the program has maintained a 97% pass
rate on the state board exams for licensure as a cosmetologist and
100% as nail technologist and instructors of cosmetology/nail technology
compared to the state average of 81% and 90% respectively. Our teacher
graduates have passed with an average test score of 94% and our students
have achieved an average 90% score on the cosmetology licensure exam.
Our graduates excel. The evidence is in our placement rate. For more
than five years, 100% of our graduates have been employed prior to
graduating from the program.
Community College’s cosmetology
program is governed by the Department of Professional Regulations
of Illinois as well
as the Highland Community College Board of Trustees.