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Capri Promise

Try our Cosmetology program for two weeks. *Make sure it’s right for you before committing.

Program Specifics:

  • 2100 Clock Hours/62 weeks
  • Receive a customized kit of professional tools.
  • Courses start 5 times a year - January, March, June, August, October
  • Concentrates on customized and advanced cutting systems, progressive hair color techniques, spa services, state board preparation, and beauty school business training.
  • Tuition & Fees: $16,780
  • Kit of Equipment/Textbooks/ Uniforms: $2,165

Unlock your creativity and have fun while doing it.

Term 1: Initiate

Basic Training – Skills and Service Orientation: Intro to Cosmetology

  • Intro to Haircutting
  • Clipper Cutting with Attachments
  • Men’s Haircutting
  • Intro to Razor Cutting
  • Blow Dry Styling
  • Thermal Styling
  • Reconditioners/Scalp Treatments
  • Intro to Perming
  • Intro to Hair Color
  • Highlight/Foils
  • Makeup
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Intro to Skin Care/Facials
  • Hair Removal (Face, Arms, Legs)
  • Nuts & Bolts Business Training
  • And more!

We focus on real world training!

Term 2: Develop

Skill Development – Designer Level: Client Experience

  • Horizontal/Diagonal Cutting
  • Scissor/Clipper over Comb Cutting
  • Men’s Haircutting Concepts
  • Intro to Braiding
  • Long Hair Design
  • Chemical Relaxing/Straightening
  • De-colorization/Cap Highlight
  • Color/Highlight Science
  • Hair Removal (Body)
  • Skin Care/Facial Review
  • Color Analysis
  • And more!

Term 3: Advance

Speed and Skill Refinement – Advanced Designer Level: Client Development

  • Cutting w/Texture
  • Advanced Clipper Cutting
  • Advanced Razor Cutting
  • Precision Cutting
  • Advanced Braiding Concepts
  • Ethnic Styling
  • Hair Extensions
  • Blowdry/Press
  • Permanent Wave Science
  • Color Formulation
  • Advanced Foiling
  • Artificial Nails
  • And more!

Term 4: Polish

Career Preparation – Master Designer Level: Salon & Employment Readiness

  • Master Trend Cutting
  • Fingerwaves/Pincurls
  • Competition Styling
  • Advanced Chemical Straightening
  • Color Product Q&A
  • Corrective Makeup
  • Media & Theater Makeup
  • Reflexology
  • Face & Body Treatments
  • Job Preparation
  • Salon Tours
  • Business Planning/Salon Management
  • Portfolio
  • And more!



Click here to see a list of Cosmetology Start Dates

 Transform you client's look.

Career Opportunities

  • Hair Stylist
  • Hair Color Specialist
  • Nail Artist/Manicurist
  • Skin Care/Waxing Professional
  • Makeup Artist
  • Salon/Spa Manager
  • Salon or Day Spa Owner
  • Cosmetology School Instructor
  • Cosmetology School Director of Education
  • Manufacturer's Sales Representative
  • Beauty Product Educator/Distributor
  • Platform Artist/Educator
  • Photo & Movie Stylist
  • Image Consultant
  • Beauty Magazine Writer/Edit
  • Many more!


Career Placement Assistance

Capri College works to maintain relationships with salon and spa employers. We listen to them for ways we can improve, to keep our education current. Our community involvement and long-standing relationships allow us to assist you with as many employment options as possible.


Experienced, Passionate, Educators

This is, without question, the most important factor in choosing a school. We employ professional, experienced teachers who truly care about you and your education. They will show you the advanced skills they have learned through experience and advanced training. We insist that our educators have at least 3 years industry experience because we know our reputation depends on your success!


Unique Curriculum

For 45 years we have sought out progressive teaching methods and comprehensive curriculum which is frequently updated to include the newest trends. You will learn advanced techniques throughout your training to give you experience and confidence at graduation. We are not a chain or franchise and do not use a "cookie cutter" curriculum. Our owners have local roots, support the community, and are available to talk with students.


AAS Degree in Entrepreneurial Cosmetology

Distinguish yourself with an AAS degree from Northeast Iowa Community College - the perfect option for those interested in owning/operating a salon or successfully operating a profitable chair rental agreement. Begin taking classes through NICC while in high school, while at Capri College or after graduation. Classes are available at NICC or online. Credits awarded are determined by NICC.


NaB – Nuts and Bolts Business Training

We strive to deliver the most complete educational experience possible to our students and feel it is vital that your education includes real world business training that will prepare you for your future career. Our training programs are designed to give you the skill to be the best you can be! Click here to learn more or visit the Nuts & Bolts site for students.


Scholarship Opportunities

Each year Capri College awards over $70,000 in scholarships and tuition waivers to our students. To find out more about applying for a Capri scholarship and other scholarship opportunities, please see this informational PDF: Scholarship Opportunities


Real World Experience

Nothing compares to hands-on experience. Our Student Salon & Spa allows students to practice the latest styles and techniques with hands on training with real clients. The result: better technical skills, people skills, and confidence.

 Become a part of the Capri family!

Fun @ Capri

Meet new people, make new friends, and have fun! We organize contests (with cool prizes), pizza parties, picnics, a bus trip to the Midwest Beauty Show each year. Student leadership plans fun charity events (dress up/jeans days, bake sales, walking tacos, root beer floats, etc.) and you will have the opportunity to take part in charity and educational events outside of school that will allow you to network with people in the community and have fun while helping out people in need.


Want to get creative & show off your skills? Take part in regional student competitions with Capri support. 


Student Rewards

  • 50% off most professional products!
  • 50% off services!
  • Capri Bucks and contest prizes!
  • Tips from happy clients!
  • Pizza parties & fun days!


Why Capri?

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges accreditation
  • Frequently updated curriculum
  • Experienced, caring educators
  • Educational field trips
  • Tuition discount for multiple programs
  • Fun, family like environment
  • 45 years of putting student success first
  • Nut & Bolts business training
  • High quality, professional kit

Additional Program/Family Discount

Capri College offers a 15% tuition waiver to any student who chooses to continue their education in another program at Capri. (Waiver is awarded based on the tuition of equal or lesser value) Also ask about our alumni family discount!


Financial Planning

Federal Financial Aid is available for students who qualify in the form of grants and loans. For more information, call our Financial Aid office at (800) 728-7222.  


*If you choose to discontinue the program after the two week trial period, we retain $50 application fee and $100 registration fee.