Independence College Of Cosmetology


815 W 23rd St
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 252-4247
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The College was founded in 1960 by Don and Leila Cohoon and is now directed by their daughter, Linda Clifford, who started her career in 1972. The College enjoys a national, as well as international, reputation for quality education and plays an active part in the local business community. Courses are offered in Esthetics, Cosmetology and Instructor Training. Interested students, friends and/or family members are invited to tour the College Tuesday Saturday, 8: 30 -3: 00, by making an appointment with the Admissions Director, at 816-252-HAIR ( 4247 ). The cosmetology industry offers a variety of positions with a wide income range. Those positions include: make-up artist, salon manager, hair designer, educator, business owner, sales executive, esthetician, spa owner, cruise line stylist and platform artist, to name a few. Individuals in this field have the opportunity of flexible hours, of setting their own schedule and of working part time. Jobs are always available and even the US Government has said that the cosmetology industry is one of the most promising for job security. The public always has a need for personal services. Independence College of Cosmetology utilizes the Pivot Point education system, the most widely accepted cosmetology training system in the world. All of the coursebooks are available online with an individualized access code. Pivot Point has been translated into thirteen languages and is used in 70 countries worldwide. Pivot Point uses a methodology that allows learning at the emotional, visual, analytical and manual level. Our delivery tools are interactive, providing students and educators with the most current in-depth knowledge of art and design theory as well as practical exercises and communication skills. Professionals in the industry appreciate the scope of Pivot Point training and are ready to hire graduates immediately because of it.
Independence College of Cosmetology follows a curriculum set forth by CIDESCO for the Esthetics course. CIDESCO is an international organization for Estheticians, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Independence College of Cosmetology was the second college in the United States to achieve certification as a CIDESCO training facility. The Esthetics curriculum encompasses such topics as skin analysis, facials, make-up, body treatments, full body massage, manicures, pedicures and hair removal to name a few. The College has expanded the curriculum to include microdermabrasion, which is fast becoming a popular service in the beauty industry. Many of the graduates have obtained work with Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons as well as in day spas and salons.
You deserve a successful career. Discover how you can quickly enter the beauty industry and take control of your future. Graduates of our programs step into the field thoroughly prepared. Discover a career that never goes out of style. Contact us today.

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Course Offerings: Cosmetology * Esthetic & Spa Training * Instructor Training

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GREAT by Willa Ann H via Insider Pages on 5/17/2015

I have used the college for a number of services since discovering it and have always been very pleasantly impressed with the staff, students and instructors. The students are professional, courteous and well-trained and supervised. I…

Great School by Yvonne B via Insider Pages on 5/5/2015

My Mother took me to the Independence College of Cosmetology as a young girl for hair cuts. We go there to this day and are always satisfied with the results of our new styles. The staff is friendly and the Cohoon family is so…

Great school! by Kendra M via Insider Pages on 3/6/2014

Independence College of Cosmetology gave me a great start to my profession in the styling industry. I felt prepared and confident when I graduated and ready to take on clients immediately. The classes are informative and give you the…

My Review by kendram1999515671 via Citysearch on 3/5/2014

Independence College of Cosmetology gave me a great start to my profession in the styling industry. I felt prepared and confident when I graduated and ready to take on clients immediately. The classes are informative and give you the…

I Owe My Success to This School :) by melissa f via Insider Pages on 3/2/2011

I have attended this school and have nothing but great things to say. I took Susan's esthetics course, along with the CIDESCO test. Not only did I meet some amazing people that I'm friends with for life, I have been successful in this…

horrible school by brandyyy a via Insider Pages on 2/16/2010

his school is absolutely awful!!! i went there, trust me, i know...the instructors and owners treat everyone like incompetent idiots..they do not enjoy their jobs and do not like to get up to help you with anything..the owner, linda…

DON'T GO TO SCHOOL HERE! by Susan B via Insider Pages on 5/4/2009

I went to school here and it was awful. I am just letting people know before they spend a ton of money at a bad school, I wish someone had told me! There are only 3 instructors for about 50 students and only ONE of them does an excellent…

Don;t GO HERE by JESSICA S via Insider Pages on 1/29/2009

I went to this college to get my hair hylighted and they ended up dying it orange which became yellow. Now the top of my head is yellow and the bottom is brown. DONT GO HERE. IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY. even my haircut is bad and all she did…

Great place to spend the day by Lisa S via Insider Pages on 2/10/2006

My daughter transferred schools and foudn that they would be having a dance, needless to say we could not schedule an appt on such short notice so called the cosmetology school and they said no problem , they could get us in.. We went…

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