Why the Original La James College in Mason City, Iowa?

An Iowa cosmetology license of over 2100 hours is one of the longest educational requirements in the U.S. This creates a tremendous advantage in licensing state-to-state in the U.S. and provides high-level credentials internationally. This advantage therefore extends to those who are interested in attaining the best positions in the profession and those interested in travel. The 2100 hours of training also gives us the opportunity to give you the educational advantage to stand out in today's Salon & Spa Market.
La James College High School Summer Cosmetology Program

Special students may enroll in the cosmetology program at La James College Mason City for the summer months between their junior and senior year in high school to get a head start on their professional studies. By beginning the summer beauty school program in June, students may complete up to 280 hours or more of the cosmetology program. At the end of the summer, students may continue their cosmetology training on a part-time basis during their senior year. After high school graduation the summer program students can continue their training and be ready for a position in the beauty industry much sooner than their peers.

We accept students from all over the world at our cosmetology school in Iowa. If you are looking for cosmetology schools in Minnesota or the Midwest, be sure to consider La James College of Cosmetology.

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What career choices can a cosmetology / beauty school graduate expect from the Original La James College?

As a cosmetologist you can work in a salon, day spa, resort spa, hotel spa, health spa, destination spa, club spa, mineral springs spa, vacation spa, wellness spa, chain salon, private salon, a portrait studio or on a cruise ship. You may also choose to work in commercial photography for television, stage, motion pictures, fashion shows. Others choose to work in a mortuary, department store salon, modeling agency, hotel salon, nursing facility as well as for all kinds of manufacturers, distributors and sales companies.

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Cosmetology College

Cosmetologist Diploma - 60 Weeks - 2,100 Hours

Our cosmetology school program incorporates 2,100 hours of extensive theory and superior hands-on training, giving you a complete understanding of the beauty and spa business. This cosmetology college course leads to a diploma which entitles the graduate to apply for an Iowa State licensing exam through the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Professional Licensure.
An international beauty school

La James College of Cosmetology and Hairstyling, Inc.

The La James College cosmetology program is actually three programs in one because it also includes the nail technology and skin care courses in its curriculum. By choosing the cosmetology program, you will be receiving the best of all three courses of study.

La James cosmetology school will prepare you for many exciting careers in the beauty industry. It will give you the opportunity to meet people, express your creativity and derive a great deal of personal satisfaction. A career in cosmetology is one of the most dynamic and in-demand careers you can choose. In fact, according to an independent survey, almost 40,000 cosmetology jobs went unfilled because there were far more entry-level job openings than there were new cosmetologists. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment projections for hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists indicate a need for some 61,600 new professionals between 2008 and 2016. Therefore, career opportunites are plentiful and broad.

As a cosmetologist, you interact with others individually on several levels - physically, emotionally and mental outlook. You repeatedly help your clients feel good about themselves. You serve as a teacher guiding them on how to better care for their proferssional needs. You enter their personal space; you touch them. Often, great trust develops over time. You influence perspectives and perceptions. Who can measure the level of satisfaction which stems from helping others?

La James College of Cosmetology and Hairstyling will teach you the science of hair care and skin care, how to educate others in health and beauty matters and show you how to run your own business. Our cosmetology program is art, science and psychology all rolled into one outcome.
The original La James cosmetology school in Iowa can prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career as a:
  • Hair stylist or Cosmetologist
  • Salon owner or Manager
  • Esthetician
  • Nail technician
  • Manicurist
  • Pedicurist
  • Hair colorist
  • Make-up artist
  • Cosmetic buyer
  • Perm specialist
  • Cruise ship stylist
  • Beauty product representative
  • Beauty school instructor, owner or director
  • State board member
  • Educational director for a beauty products
  • Beauty consultant/trainer
  • Beauty school admissions director
  • Beauty product manufacturer
  • Photo stylist
  • Beauty salon or spa receptionist
  • Health and beauty store owner
  • Spa owner or manager
  • Stylist or make-up artist for film, theater or fashion
  • Guest Artist or Platform Artist
  • Manufacturer representative or Field technician
  • Distributor or Sales consultant
  • Manufacturer's spokesperson
  • Test Salon Cosmetologist or Product analyst
  • Education Manager or Trainer
  • Sales, Marketing, or Management consultant
  • Chain salon employee
  • Trade publication publisher, Writer or Editor
  • Texture service Specialist
  • Wig or Extensions specialist
  • Retail specialist
  • Day spa stylist or technician
  • Product educator
  • Cosmetic chemist
  • Session stylist
  • Hairstylist for TV, movies or theatre
  • Styles director or Artistic director
  • Design team member
  • Competition champion
  • State licensing inspector or examiner
  • Depilatory specialist
  • Tanning salon owner or operator
  • Hair care treatment specialist

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