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Cosmetology is a 15 months Diploma examined by NITA.

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About Cosmetology

Cosmetology is the professional skill or practice of beautifying the face, hair, nails, and skin; it is a marketable course as it offers a combination of both hairdressing and beauty therapy courses.

This Cosmetology diploma program by NITA prepares you for an exciting career in skin care and as a hairdresser. It allows you to express your creativity and your talent by incorporating theory with practical’s hands-on experience. The course consists of a fundamental knowledge base for many possible careers within the beauty profession.

You will learn through tutor-led theory lectures, demonstrations, interactive exercises, tutor-guided hands-on training, and workshops.

You will be required to apply your learned skills to clientele in order to master your techniques

Institutions offering Cosmetology


Thika Institute of Business Studies

Private College Thika Town

Thika Institute of Business Studies (TIBS) is a middle-level college situated in Thika Town, Kiambu. TIBS is committed to quality interdisciplinary curriculum delivery that focuses on both academics...

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Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Private College Starehe

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS TECHNICAL COLLEGE) is a premier Tertiary Institution established and mandated to operate as an Educational Training Institute by TIVET authority under the...

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Jodan College of Technology

Private College Thika Town

Jodan College of Technology is one of the leading higher education institutions with an exciting approach to tertiary education and training. Jodan College of Technology boasts modern state-of-the-art...

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Brilliant Beauty College

Private College Mavoko

Brilliant Beauty College is one of the professional Beauty Colleges in Kenya-Kitengela, the gateway to professional hairdressers and beauticians. Your raw talent and creative vision are what makes...

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Christian Industrial Training Centre

Private College Kamukunji

The Christian Industrial Training Centres – Nairobi is established to provide in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, vocational and commercial training to the less...

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Clips School of Hair Dressing and Beauty

Private College Dagoretti North

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Daughters of Mary Help of Christians College

Private College Dagoretti North

Daughters of Mary Help of Christians College is a vocational and technical school that allows students who have had problems or have been rejected in primary or secondary...

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YMCA- National Training Institute

Private College Likoni

YMCA- National Training Institute strives to achieve customer satisfaction by providing Quality Education and Training in Science, Engineering, Technology and Management in a congenial and disciplined environment.YMCA- National...

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Juja Farm Vocational Training Center

Private College Juja

Juja Farm Vocational Training Center offers training in technical courses in Electrical Engineering, Motor Vehicle Engineering, I.C.T, Fashion Designing, Hair Dressing & Beauty, Food Technology and Plumbing.

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Kenya Institute of Business and Counseling Studies

Private College Likoni

Kenya Institute of Business and Counselling Studies (KIBCo) is a TVET Institution which started in January 2004 by the name Maranatha College of Professional Studies (MCPS). KIBCo is...

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St Teresa College

Private College Embakasi Central

St. Teresa College has over ten years of experience in providing quality professional education. The core values of the institution are centered on Respect, Responsibility, Honesty.  The Mission...

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Cosmetology - Programme

  • Spa reception
  • Anatomy
  • Skin consultation
  • Weaving (Bonding)
  • Facial treatment
  • Hair relaxing
  • Facial makeup
  • Perming
  • Spa health and safety
  • Salon/spa Management
  • Body massage
  • Thermal waving
  • Waxing
  • Curling
  • Nail Technology
  • Styling
  • Ear piercing
  • Career information
  • Reception
  • Working relationship
  • Salon/spa safety & procedures
  • Shampooing & Conditioning
  • Tools, equipment’s and products used in a spa
  • Hair styling
  • Eyebrow shaping
  • Blow drying
  • Nail care
  • Roller setting & dressing
  • Hair styling
  • Manicure
  • Barbering
  • Pedicure
  • Plaiting & braiding
  • Body massage one
  • Basic weaving
  • Dread locks
  • Henna treatment
  • Basic hair coloring
  • Salon/spa organization

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