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Student Experience

hands on from

day one

This 1800 hour program will provide you with a diverse experience in haircare products, color, makeup, and business skills.

Hands-on from day one.  Students gain practical knowledge learning each skill and service before working on clients.  The first 360 hours will be a hands-on classroom experience. The remaining part of the program consists of advanced training where students provide salon services to the public under the supervision of a licensed instructor.

Be prepared, because when you start at Josef’s, we will take you on an unforgettable journey of personal and professional growth!

At Josef’s, we believe that creating a fun and creative atmosphere helps our students become passionate about their career. Throughout the year our students are involved with community events, career fairs and competitions. Gaining international esteem, our Josef’s Annual Fashion Awards (JAFA) easily becomes the highlight of the year at Josef’s. This is our student competition fashion runway show. For the past 11 years, JAFA provides our students and alumni the unique opportunity to push boundaries within themselves.ry. This professionally produced runway show includes over 200 models showcasing all student work in hair, makeup and costume design.

We pride ourselves on creating our own brand image based off our student work. So, when you see any advertisement, or publication, the models in the photographs are done by our students. Each year we hold our Photographic Awards. Students are able to work with professional photographers to help create looks that inspire them. This is a great networking tool and provides our students with professional photographs for portfolio work.

We provide advanced education opportunities throughout the year by bringing in national educators, local industry leaders exposing our students to different industry career options.

We provide a top of the line student kit that you will not find anywhere else! Each student receives a kit worth over $1800 in professional tools, mannequins, TIGI shears, Milady’s textbooks along with TIGI’s full cosmetics line.

Upon graduation, students will receive a $1000 voucher to attend the TIGI Academy in New York City for advanced education.

2020 Cosmetology Start Dates


March 17, 2020…June 16, 2020…September 8, 2020…November 10, 2020

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Cosmetology Degree Information

Hair stylist, make-up artist, salon manager/owner, educator, platform artist, merchandise distributor and artificial nail technician, to name just a few, are some of the career path options with cosmetology training.

Job demand survey results for North Dakota is listed on our accreditation website,

In January 2007, there were 5,313 professionals employed in North Dakota’s 1,027 salons. The salon industry in North Dakota is a job-seekers market today.

The average income in North Dakota is $30,000 to $50,000 per year. There is a ‘zero unemployment’ factor—which means the state needs many new salon professionals.