Larisia Jones, Department Chair
(504) 941-8515 
Nicole Mulder, Lead Instructor
(504) 941-8519 
The Cosmetology program will begin accepting new students for the Spring 2015 semester. No new students will be accepted Fall 2014.
Delgado Community College is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology to provide students with both theory and practical skills in all phases of hairstyling, manicures, pedicures, make up application and salon management. Our student’s practical skills are developed through experience in an on-site salon which is equipped and managed according to industry standards by the students with instructor supervision. Upon completion of this program, which is 1500 clock hours, students are eligible to take the LA State Board of Cosmetology licensure examination.
The Cosmetology program is a limited admissions program. Students are admitted to the program each Fall and Spring semester. No new students are accepted during the Summer semester. In addition to meeting all Delgado Community College admission requirements, students must also meet the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology admission requirements. Before enrolling into any cosmetology courses, students must be issued a student license from the LA State Board of Cosmetology. In order for us to obtain your student license, you must submit the following items to Ms. Larisia Jones at the Sidney Collier Site:
1.     LA State Board of Cosmetology student application. Student Enrollment Application.pdf
2.     Birth certificate or driver’s license*
3.     Social security card*
4.     Two photographs measuring approximately 2” x 2”
5.     $10 money order
6.     Proof of completion of education equal to the 10th grade*
*Please note that you must bring in the original documents and the staff here will make a copy. We must be able to verify to the Board that we have seen the original documents.*

Financial aid for students enrolled in the Cosmetology program is based on clock hours rather than credit hours due to federal laws regarding board reporting. Students must earn clock hours in the following increments in order to receive financial aid. See Clock Hour Calculation Webpage for more information.

0-450 hours
451-900 hours
901-1200 hours
1201-1500 hours
DCC Sidney Collier
A career in cosmetology can take you to all parts of the nation and the world either styling hair or selling hair products for companies. You could also open your own salon or work as a salon manager.The average salary for a cosmetologist in Louisiana is $11.44 per hour/$23,800 per year (LA Workforce Commission, Occupational Wage Data, 2013).
Click here to see the Cosmetology curriculum.