The Cosmetology Academy

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369 Schoonmaker Avenue, Monessen, PA 15062
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Programs Offered

Remember to make sure that a program meets any licensing requirements in Pennsylvania before you start! Check out our licensing information for Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Permanent Makeup or Teacher Training.

In the School's Words

Join the fascinating beauty industry with training from The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center!

We give you the edge by helping you develop professionalism and leadership skills that are useful in any salon. At The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center, we treat you as an individual with a unique creative voice in a friendly environment.

What do we do?

We're ready to provide you with a quality education that will help you develop the attitudes, skills and techniques necessary to enter and succeed in the field of beauty. We design our curriculum with high standards because companies that look for our graduates depend on it! We create an educational atmosphere designed to foster excellence and develop responsibility and ethical behavior.

Why should I get training?

Obtaining your cosmetology license opens many doors in the beauty industry. Beauty product companies are always looking for licensed cosmetologists to promote new products, conduct hands-on seminars, or act as technical consultants. Having a cosmetology license also gives you an edge over other applicants when applying for salon jobs.

What do we teach?

Cosmetology Program - Diploma Program

The Cosmetology Program covers the study of the basic principles of cosmetology, including an understanding of the chemistry of the hair and practical applications. It is a well-rounded program covering all the foundational skills of Cosmetology and will prepare you as a licensed Cosmetologist. You could work in television/film as a stylist, be a platform stylist for a major hair care corporation or even own your own business.

Cosmetology Teacher / Salon Manager Program - Diploma Program

This 600 clock hour, 20 week program will prepare the student for an entry-level instructional position within the field of cosmetology. Students who wish to enter into the Instructor Program must graduate from an approved clock hour program in cosmetology prior to being accepted into the Cosmetology Teacher / Salon Manager Program. The student will be taught teaching techniques for subject matter related to cosmetology curricula.

Professional Practices and Salon Management will give the student a well-rounded view of the field of cosmetology instruction. Students will be exposed to teaching methods and techniques and will learn how to prepare lesson plans, course outlines, make classroom presentations and demonstrations, and understand the various student evaluation methods. There will be practical experience in clinical management under direct supervision of the instructor. Students will be taught the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology required to obtain a teacher's license.

Esthetician and Nail Technologist Program - Diploma Program

If you're looking to join an industry, which has more than 355,000 specialists and counting according to 2011-2012 data from Nails Magazine, and enjoy being creative and helping people, attending DEC's Esthetician and Nail Technologist Program is definitely for you! Becoming an esthetician and nail technologist is as close to magic as it gets. With your tools and knowledge in hand, you can give the gift of confidence to your clients. Students from The Cosmetology Academy at Douglas Education Center absorb the knowledge necessary to provide professional nail, body and hair removal services.

Esthetics Program - Diploma Program

The Esthetics Program at The Cosmetology Academy blends the best of the beauty world with near-medical services. If you love the field of cosmetology, but would like to specialize in the study of skin care, then a career in esthetics may be right for you. Students who train to become estheticians also learn about beautifying the skin through a variety of services, including facials, skin analysis, make-up artistry, pore cleansing, microdermabrasion techniques, skin care regimens and many more.

Tom Savini's Special Make-up Effects Program - Associate in Specialized Business Degree Program

Perhaps there is no program in the world more defined by the people inside it, or by the spirit, energy, and imagination that they embody. Take your imagination where it's never gone before! Join the thousands of students from all over the world who have embarked on the journey that is... Tom Savini's Special Make-Up Effects Program.

You always knew you were different. And you're finally listening to the little voice inside of you - the voice of creative reason. Now let us help you hone your skills as we teach you how to bring your drawings to life and nightmares to reality.

Advanced Cosmetic Techniques


This program is designed to train students in advanced techniques for lashing as well as the application of permanent makeup to the eyes, brows, and lips. Throughout the program, students will utilize proper safety and sanitation procedures while also understanding the various applications for these techniques on a particular client. This program also covers marketing strategies and self-employment topics for those interested in starting their own businesses or enhancing their current career in cosmetology/esthetics and/or makeup. Students applying to this program must carry a valid license in Esthetics, General Cosmetology or Cosmetology Teacher. Learn more about the advanced cosmetic techniques program.

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About This School


There is an application fee of $50. Please contact this school to learn more about how to apply.

Financial Aid

55% of students received financial aid. Students were awarded $5,828 on average.
First-time undergraduate students in the 2021 school year.


This school's accreditation status is unknown. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved program to practice cosmetology and related beauty careers. Learn more about the requirements in your state on our licensing pages listed above.

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