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2460 Missouri Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Glitz Cosmetology Program

Cosmetology Program Description

Our 1600-clock hour cosmetology program combines longstanding methods with the latest techniques to provide our students with the ability to serve all generations. Students will be trained in all aspects of this profession including shampoo, haircutting/styling, perming, braiding, and coloring. Manicuring, pedicuring, facials, waxing, and makeup are also part of our curriculum. Students will also be taught how to start and run a successful business.


Cosmetology Program Educational Objectives

Our cosmetology program is a combination of book work and hands on experience designed to prepare you to successfully pass both the theory and practical licensing examinations administered by the New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. This program is also tailored to meet or exceed the clock hour and service requirements set forth by the state of New Mexico Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists. In addition, this program is fashioned to produce experienced, professional, and confident graduates who can obtain gainful employment and succeed within their field of program study. Full and Part Time Classes are available Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cosmetology Program Curriculum

Practical Training - Hair Dressing

  • Hairstyling
  • Permanent Waving/Chemical Straightening
  • Hair Coloring and Bleaching
  • Hair Cutting


  • Manual, Electric and Chemical Facials
  • Eyebrow Beautification and Makeup

Manicuring and Pedicuring

  • Manicuring and Pedicuring
  • Artificial Nails and Wraps

Career Development

  • Professional Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Business Management
  • Salesmanship and Marketing
  • Effective Communication and Human Relations

Health and Safety

  • Laws and Regulations
  • Health and Safety
  • Disinfection and Sanitation
  • Anatomy and Physiology


Career Opportunities for Cosmetologists and Job Outlook

Glitz Academy graduates have found careers as:

  • Professional stylists
  • Hair designers and coloring specialists
  • Makeup artists
  • Owners of a salon or spa
  • Managers of a salon or spa
  • Cosmetology instructors


Cosmetology Program Cost:

Cosmetologist: 1600 Hours

Tuition: $16,500

Non-refundable Application: $100

Kit & Books: $2,000

State Board Kit: $150

Registration for State Board: $253

Total: $19,003

Cosmetology Instructor: 1000 Hours

Tuition: $8,500

Non-refundable Application: $100

Kit & Books: $150

State Board Kit: $0

Registration for State Board: $150

Total: $8,900

We offer in house financing and can set up low monthly payments.


Admissions Requirements:

Proof of Education: (provide a copy)

  • High School Diploma
  • GED (General Equivalency Diploma)

Picture ID:

  • Driver's License
  • Government Issued Picture ID

A Completed Glitz Admissions Packet:

  • Attend an enrollment interview and tour
  • Receive the school’s catalog before signing
  • Submit Application Fee




Graduation Rate: 65.91%
Placement Rate: 76.92%
Licensure Rate: 100%