Cosmetology Teaching

Only available in Westbrook, Maine

Teaching is a gift. It’s a tremendous opportunity to take your own work to the next level as well as help others to get a good start in a field they love. It also gives you an alternative income source that is not as physically demanding as working on clients exclusively.

The teacher training gives you a chance to bring your work to another level as well as participate in a stimulating environment with peers. You learn not only advanced techniques about cosmetology but also leadership, communications, and teaching skills that are useful in all areas of life.

By learning the best that is available from Milady and Pivot Point International, you will have both excellent teaching skills and class management and motivation skills to help the students discover their artistic and creative abilities.

But the most important part is joining the Spa Tech Institute team of teachers who have extensive teaching careers as well as being excellent stylists.

If you want to share what you have learned, your passion for creativity, artistry, motivation, and success as well as expand your skill set, this could be an exciting next step in your career. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing your students graduate and go on to become successful stylists and business owners. It’s an amazing experience to play a role in the launching of new careers.


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Licensed hairdresser for two years

The student instructor’s 1,000-hour course consists of learning teaching skills and conducting classes of cosmetology under the supervision of licensed instructors covering the following areas:

Teacher Training Hours
Theory 100
Facials 75
Scalp Treatments 75
Hairstyling 75
Hair Dyeing 75
Shampooing 25
Permanent Waving 100
Manicuring 75
Wigs 25
Desk – Receptionist, Purchasing Supplies, Composing Questions & Grading Student Papers 50
Floor Supervision 175
Salesmanship 25
Lectures & Demonstrations 75
School Records, Student Enrollment Collection Office Work 50
Hours Required for Graduation 1,000

With the completion of the course and passing of State exam, this course will have prepared you to teach in the field of cosmetology.


Consumer Information Required by the US Department of Education

Final regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], by the U.S. Department of Education (the Department), require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Those regulations also provide that institutions must disclose to prospective students certain information about their GE Programs. Finally, the new regulations require an institution to notify the U.S. Secretary of Education (the Secretary) if it wishes to add additional GE Programs to its list of Title IV-eligible programs. All of these requirements are effective July 1, 2011.

In order to be eligible for funding under the Title IV programs, an educational program must lead to a degree (associate, bachelor’s, graduate, or professional) or prepare students for “gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” In addition, virtually all programs – degree and nondegree – offered by proprietary institutions must prepare students for “gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

CIP and SOC Codes and Links

Program Group Cosmetology Teacher
CIP 12.0401 12.0413
Training Description Link Cosmetology/Cosmetologist,General. Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.
SOC Code 39-5012.00 25-1194.00
Occupational Description Link Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary


Program Group CIP Training Description Link SOC Code Occupational Description Link
Cosmetology 12.0401 Cosmetology/ Cosmetologist, General. 39-5012.00 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
Teacher 12.0413 Cosmetology, Barber/ Styling, and Nail Instructor. 25-1194.00 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary


The CIP Code Descriptions can be found at and the SOC Code Descriptions can be found at if you would like to do additional research into the training and occupational outlook.

Employment Related Links

It’s important as you review the employment information to remember that these occupations have a lot of self-employed individuals and that they are cash businesses that include tips and product sales. The information from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics may not properly account for the actual income and employment outlook due to these issues. It’s recommended that you talk to people who have been successful in the profession to find out more about these careers.

The following links and information are used as a reference to aid you in your decision around your educational choices. It is grouped by occupational category to assist you in learning more. Go to for additional information on employment and enter the codes listed above.

Completion Rate Information

The completion rate information gives the student an opportunity to understand the expected time for completion of a program. The department of education guidance on completion information includes “On-Time Completion”. The definition of On-Time Completion is not clearly defined by US DE. In a Dear Colleague Letter it’s stated as follows:

Therefore, to minimize the burden on institutions while providing meaningful information to prospective students, an institution must calculate an on-time completion rate for each program subject to the gainful employment provisions by (1) Determining the number of students who completed the program during the most recently completed award year. (2) Determining the number of students in step (1) who completed the program within normal time, regardless of whether the students transferred into the program or changed programs at the institution. For example, the normal time to complete an associate degree is two years. The two-year timeframe would apply to all students who enroll in the program. In other words, if a student transfers into the program, regardless of the number of credits the institution accepts from the student’s attendance at the prior institution, the transfer credits have no bearing on the two-year timeframe. This student would still have two years to complete from the date he or she began attending the two-year program. To be counted as completing on time, a student who enrolls in the two-year program from another program at the institution would have to complete the two-year program in normal time beginning from the date the student started attending the prior program. (3) Dividing the number of students who completed within normal time in step (2) by the total number of completers in step (1) and multiplying by 100. With regard to the commenter who believed that a student could not miss a single day of classes to complete a program on time, we note that under Sec.  668.4(e) a student can be excused from attending classes. Under this section, a student may be excused for an amount of time that does not exceed the lesser of (1) any thresholds established by the institution’s accrediting agency or State agency, or (2) 10 percent of the clock hours in a payment period. Absent any State or accrediting agency requirements, for a typical payment period of 450 clock hours a student could miss 45 hours. In the commenter’s example of a 1,500 clock hour program, the student could miss 150 hours and still complete on time for this requirement. Also, under Sec. 668.41(a), the normal time for a certificate program is the time published in the institution’s catalog and that time may include make-up days. So, an institution could schedule make-up days, as part of normal time, to enable students who missed classes to complete the number of hours required for State licensing purposes.


Institutional Completion, License, and Placement Rates

It’s very important to the school that you fully understand the institutional completion, license and placement rates for the school as reported to the US DOE. These figures are updated on an ongoing basis as part of the school’s reporting process so the rates may change depending on the time of the year you look at the rates.

The individual school rates can be found at the following online resource.


Westbrook Campus:;;;s=ME&id=445629

Please Note: The Westbrook, Maine massage, polarity and aesthetics program information was lost by NCES when the Portland campus was moved to Westbrook and the two entities were combined. We are in the process of getting the combined information restored.

Consolidated from NACCAS Annual Report

The following information is part of a specific group of Spa Tech Institute Schools with the Main Campus in Westbrook, ME and Additional Locations in Ipswich, Plymouth and Westboro, MA. Differences in tuition are noted by campus and program where applicable. The completion and placement rates are based on the NACCAS annual report.

Completion, License and Placement Rates for 1/1/09-12/31/09 taken from NACCAS annual report calculation:
Completion Rate: 79.07,    Licensure Rate: 98.45        Placement Rate: 83.25

Listed below are the Tuition and Fee Schedule as of 6/1/2012. Changes in tuition, fees, books, and supplies will be posted as they occur. The changes will only apply to programs that start after the effective date of the new pricing and will not affect currently enrolled students. These charts reflect all approved Title IV eligible programs offered by Spa Tech Institute campuses in the states of Maine and Massachusetts.

Program Clock Hours Tuition Fees* Books & Supplies Kit Total

Maine Prices

Cosmetology 1500 $14,500 $50 $1,500 $16,050
Manicuring Program 200 $2,500 $50 $250 $2,800
Cosmetology Teacher Training 1000 $4000 $50 $250 $4,300


*Fees: The only fee is the non-refundable application fee which covers the administrative costs of processing an application and doing preliminary Financial Aid processing.

Median Debt by Program

“Median Loan Debt” reflects the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program, between July 1, 2009, and June 30, 2010, including Title IV program loans, private educational loans, and institutional financing plans.

Program Title IV Loans Private Loans Institutional Financing
Cosmetology $9,524 $0 $0
Cosmetology Teacher Training $1,200 $0 $0


Net Price Calculators for various campuses.

The Net Price Calculators are rough calculations of the total cost of your education, including factors such as if you are living at home or on your own, cost of transportation and other expenses. These calculations are based on a computation supplied by the Department of Education. These calculations are based on the largest program at the campus. Your actual cost may vary depending on the program you attend as well as the schedule you choose. The calculators can be found by going to the following links:

Cosmetology Net Price Calculator

Employment Related Links

The following links and information are used as a reference to aid you in your decision around your educational choices. It is grouped by occupational category to assist you in learning more. Go to for additional information on employment and enter the codes listed above.