Achieve Your Dream of Becoming a Cosmetology Instructor

Do you dream about helping others succeed in the beauty industry? David Pressley School of Cosmetology provides cosmetology instructor training to help you build skills to educate other aspiring beauty professionals. With our guidance, you can help new students work toward the same rewarding career you enjoy. You’ll have a chance to show them how hair care and other beauty services can help their clients feel and look their best, inside and out.

Learn more about this rewarding career path and whether it’s the right step to take with your beauty career. It’s an incredible way to expand your skills and inspire the next generation of professionals.

Help Lead the Way in Cosmetology Education

Licensed cosmetologists can share their expertise and help others succeed in the beauty industry by becoming cosmetology instructors. Our cosmetology student instructor course can help you establish a career in training and give you valuable skills to help educate the next generation of beauty professionals.

In our program, you can gain the skills and knowledge needed to become an effective instructor, including the fundamentals of lesson planning so you can create fun, engaging, and informative sessions to help students succeed. Beyond the classroom, you can get practical training in a salon setting, working with students as they interact with real clients. Through demonstrations and guidance, you can teach others how to successfully work with clients to deliver the beautiful results they desire.

By taking our training course, you can enhance your career and have a rewarding opportunity to shape the beauty industry’s future. Get ready to share your knowledge, skills, and passion with aspiring cosmetologists.

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See What Our Students Have To Say

"I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to pursue a career in esthetics or cosmetology! The teachers are amazing & everything is hands-on!"

Cortney Robin.

Cortney Robin.

"David Pressley opened up a lot of opportunities for me and taught me a ton! The teachers are great, and everybody helps each other. I am so grateful to have been able to come to this school. I would recommend this for learning cosmetology to any beginners!"

Cassie.

Cassie.

"Amazing school, teachers go out of their way to show students the proper and cleanest way to aesthetics!"

Jenelle Hess.

Jenelle Hess.

"I am currently an esthetician student at David Pressley. So far I love the program, staff and my colleagues. The class size is relatively small so it feels intimate. Each student is able to get ample observation and assistance this way! I feel like I have already learned so much and I am confident that I will be well prepared for a career in esthetics after completing the program! I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a quality education in esthetics or cosmetology!"

Shelby L.

Shelby L.

"I chose David Pressley after touring multiple schools and meeting all sorts of people. I found David Pressley to have better pricing, they use great skin and makeup products. The staff is also extremely helpful, organized, and kind! Today is my 3rd day here and I know I made the right choice!"

Allison M.

Allison M.

"I attended David Pressley for my cosmetology license and my instructor's license. I currently teach here, and I love this school! The staff and students are so amazing and talented!"

Alexandra Burris.

Alexandra Burris.

"David Pressley has been an excellent school of cosmetology for me. The staff has been very friendly and caring when it came down to my education. The instructors pushed me to be the best that I can be. We went to a show in Chicago where we got to explore and experience firsthand how the industry works! What better way to learn!! What I enjoyed most about this school is the diverse cultures. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in fulfilling a cosmetology career in the future!"

Oumy Ndiaye.

Oumy Ndiaye

"Amazing school, teachers go out of their way to show students the proper and cleanest way to aesthetics!"

Jenelle Hess.

Jenelle Hess.

How We Structure Our Cosmetology Instructor Training

The State of Michigan requires cosmetology instructor training to cover 500 hours of additional training. We exceed these minimum requirements by providing our students with 600 hours of training. This gives our students more time to practice their skills with real students and establish their skills as instructors.

You’ll complete the first 350 hours of training in a junior class. The final 250 hours are done with a senior class, where you’ll journey beyond the classroom to gain skills with real students.

If you are eager to develop your skills as an instructor and learn how to effectively teach the skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed in the beauty industry, our course can help you get started. Schedule your campus tour to learn more about our instructor training and to begin the enrollment process.

Cosmetology Student Instructor Training FAQs

How long does the instructor training program take to complete?

You can complete the course in as little as five months. How long it takes to complete will depend on what schedule you choose. We offer day and evening schedule options so you can fit your training in with other obligations. It’s a great way to further your career without your training getting in the way of your other obligations!

How many hours of training do you get in the instructor training program?

Our course covers 600 hours of additional training. This is 100 more than the State of Michigan requires. These additional hours are essential to help you become a more skilled, confident instructor. It gives you more time in the classroom under the guidance of our experienced faculty and can set you up for success as an instructor in the future.

What are the enrollment requirements for instructor training?

To enroll in our cosmetology instructor training, you must already hold a valid Michigan cosmetology license. You must also be at least 17 years old. We try to make the enrollment process as easy as possible for aspiring instructors, so we can help get you started when you schedule a tour at one of our campuses.

Will I work with students as a training instructor?

Yes! We firmly believe in the importance of practical, hands-on training. It is an essential part of developing your skills as an instructor. While some of the program will be classroom learning, we work to ensure you get plenty of time with students, too.

Is financial aid available for this course?

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. We also offer payment plans. We want our beauty training to be available to as many aspiring professionals as possible, so we keep our tuition prices affordable. Talk to an enrollment advisor about your options and learn more about financial aid.

How much does the course cost?

We work hard to make our programs the best value for your money. We offer competitive course pricing and payment plans. Financial aid is also available to those who qualify. The course cost may vary depending on your enrollment time and payment options. An estimated cost of attendance is:

  • Tuition: $4,400
  • Books and kit: $450
  • Registration fee: $150

For a total estimated cost of $5,000. This is great value for your money and provides a well-rounded, comprehensive instructor education.

How You Can Apply

If you’re ready to teach the next generation of beauty professionals, then our cosmetology instructor program might be right for you. In order to apply for our program, you’ll need a valid cosmetology license. You’ll also need to submit:

  • A completed enrollment form
  • A copy of your high school diploma or GED
  • Your social security card and a driver’s license or other state-issued identification

If you need additional information or have questions, don’t hesitate to call our admissions team. We’re here to help you achieve your goals of becoming a cosmetology instructor.

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