May 27, 2020

How Can You Do Online Learning in Cosmetology?

cosmetology online student

What happens when you’re ready to enter a profession that requires hands-on training, but COVID-19 prevents you from being on hand? When it comes to cosmetology, it’s not an easy transition, but at Salon Success Academy, we’re up for the challenge.

Here’s what we’re doing so you don’t have to put your dream to become a cosmetologist on hold:

Virtual Cosmetology Classroom

Just because you’re not physically in a classroom doesn’t mean that we can’t bring the classroom to you. Using online video conferencing platforms like Zoom, your instructors are still teaching! They give lectures and demonstrations. You’ll be able to ask questions, get answers, and interact with your instructors and classmates. As a distance learning participant, you may earn up 2 hours of credit per class and those hours can be counted toward your cosmetology licensing requirements.

But what will you learn in your distance learning class? All kinds of important cosmetology lessons including:

  • Skin Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skin Consultation and Soft Skills
  • Color Theory
  • State Board Procedures
  • Product Knowledge and Upselling
  • Salon Resumes and Professionalism
  • Building and Retaining Clientele
  • Social Media Marketing and Branding
  • Health and Safety Laws and Regulations
  • Salon Taxes

Self-Guided Cosmetology Bookwork

Through the Milady Standard textbook, you can access the online version of the book to read lessons and complete assignments. You’ll take assessments and work with your Campus Director to determine how you’re doing and where you should concentrate your study focus. In fact, if you have questions or need help during the stay-at-home order, you can turn to your Campus Director with your concerns.

Educational Cosmetology Videos to Watch Online

In addition to what you learn directly from all of us here at Salon Success, we want you to keep on learning on your own. That’s why we’re happy to announce that our partners have taken to social media with lots of instructional videos. Elevation H, Milady, Your New School, Dermalogica, and CND Cosmetics are putting instructional videos online. You can also participate in daily webinars from Wahl, Andis, Hattori Hanzo shears, BaByliss, and others.

Free Education Platforms

Beauty as a Business and Prosper U now offer free education platforms which will allow you to earn up to 20 hours toward your cosmetology license. Beauty as a Business offers courses on photography and review generation. Prosper U introduces you to branding and developing a personalized culture.

As a Distance Learning participant, you can earn credit by simply emailing your completion certifications to your campus director.

What Else Can You Do to Handle Cosmetology Online Learning?

Just because you can’t be on campus doesn’t mean you can’t keep your skills fresh. Use your cosmetology supply kit and continue to hone the skills you already have. Practice on your mannequin head or tag family members and give them manicures, pedicures, facials, and other spa treatments. After all this time inside, doesn’t at least one of them need a haircut? Sharpen your shearing skills today. And don’t be afraid to use yourself as your own best client during these crazy times.


At Salon Success Academy in California, you can start or continue your classes online! Don’t miss a beat. Your dream is too important to put on hold. Start online and finish on campus—with faculty and staff who will support you along the way. Call 1-877-987-HAIR (4247) to learn more.


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