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Cosmetology and Barbering

Welcome to the Cosmetology & Barbering Academy! 

Cosmetology involves the science of improving beauty through the care and treatment of skin, hair, and nails. Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy Cosmetology Program students will learn all aspects of hair, nails, and skin care. In addition, students will enhance technical skills and experience hands-on learning by participating in the salon. In the salon, students will practice their skills with clients from the community by scheduling appointments, sanitizing equipment, performing services, and keeping accurate records.

Career Options

  • Cosmetologist
  • Nail Technician
  • Salon Management
  • Salon Owner
  • Make-up Artist
  • Mortuary Beautician


Income varies with area and degree earned

Salary ranges from $16,000 - $75,000/yr