Cosmetology School Programs

Bluestone’s cosmetology school programs include courses on the principles and practices of the professions of Cosmetology, Esthetics, Manicuring/Nail Application and Instructor Training. Students are also instructed on how to successfully pass the Washington State Board Examinations. Once you graduate and pass the licensing exam, you are then certified to take advantage of growing job opportunities in salon and spa settings, in industry marketing and manufacturing, and in business development, education, or training.

Our cosmetology course is offered three times per year during the fall, winter, and spring/summer, while the esthetics, nail technology, and instructor programs are offered as demand dictates. Applications are accepted throughout the year and require a $100 registration fee.


Student styling hair

The Cosmetology Program at Bluestone features 1,680 hours of instruction, including more than 200 hours each in the areas of theory, hair cutting and trimming, styling, and coloring & bleaching. In addition to hair styling techniques, our curriculum also includes coursework on manicuring, esthetics, safety, first aid, disinfection, and business development. Once you graduate and pass the licensing exam, you’ll be eligible for a number of jobs, including stylist, color specialist, texture specialist, platform artist, instructor, or salon owner. Tuition: $12,000


Student applying makeup

In our Esthetics Program, instructors cover the pursuit of healthy, beautiful skin in 760 hours of training. Coursework includes learning techniques in skin care, waxing, makeup application and lash & brow tinting, but the program also covers more pragmatic topics such as business development and the importance of retail knowledge when delivering skin care. This is a growing specialty within the health & beauty industry, so apply to the program today. Tuition: $6,250

Nail Technology

Manicured nails

Our Nail Technology program is aimed at delivering the most up-to-date techniques for both natural and artificial nails, all in 620 hours of instruction. Beyond nails, you will also gain knowledge of retail product and learn techniques for building a business. Once you have graduated and passed the state licensing exam, you can gain employment in one or more of the following positions: nail technician, salon manager, instructor, product educator, distributor sales consultant, or instructor. Tuition: $4,500

Instructor Training

Instructor observing students

If you have always wanted to teach, then our Instructor Training program is for you. We have a 500-hour, student-focused curriculum that allows the learning to develop through interaction and group activities. Coursework focuses on how to prepare classroom activities, how to present information in lectures and demonstrations, and how to evaluate student performance. We believe the strength of our industry ultimately comes from its schools, and the goal of our program is to produce the very best teachers we can. Tuition: $4,750