Cosmetology: Is It Just Hair?

"As a cosmetology student, am I just going to learn hair?"

The answer is no; cosmetologists learn a lot more than hair. During our program, students are instructed in a variety of beauty services because the industry demands well-rounded and knowledgeable professionals. Here are a few of the topics you can learn when you enroll in our part time or full time program.

Skin Care

woman receiving a facial
During our cosmetology course, students are taught the basics of skincare. This education can open up a few more career doors for students if they decide to pursue them. These jobs may include:

  • Facial Specialist
  • Esthetician
  • Waxing Specialist


You can explore a variety of techniques and skills that skincare professionals use in the industry!

Nail Technology

woman getting a manicure
That's right! Cosmetology students in our program learn nail technology, too! This includes instruction in nail maintenance, art, and design. If they're interested, licensed cosmetologists may choose to pursue a job as a nail technician or specialist when they enter the workforce.

Makeup Application

woman getting her makeup done
Our students have the opportunity to learn makeup application techniques in our program. Makeup artistry can be a viable and rewarding career for someone who wants to pursue it!

Hair Services, Of Course!

woman getting her hair done
Yes, the main focus of cosmetology is hair, but that involves quite a few hair services! Here at Jean Madeline, you can learn hair cutting, coloring, texturing services, and more. Cosmetology offers the unique opportunity to be great at all services or master just one!

Want to Learn More Than Just Hair?

Contact us to find out how to get started in our cosmetology program! We are currently enrolling for full time classes at all of our campuses and a part time program at our University location. Let us know which schedule you're looking for!

Request a Tour

Our admissions representatives would love the opportunity to show you around our unique and wonderful facilities. Fill out the form below or call us at 1-877-SAY-JEAN to schedule your tour.

If you're interested in services at one of our locations, click here to browse our menu or click here to make a reservation right now online. 








Queen Village
315A Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Admissions (267) 940-6188
Guest Services (215) 574-0334
[More Details]
Northeast Philadelphia
7248 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19135
Admissions (215) 395-8786
Guest Services (215) 332-5133
[More Details]
University City
3945 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Admissions (267) 244-9769
Guest Services (267) 350-8800
[More Details]