Even though when we think about cosmetology, we often go straight to hair salons, the cosmetology umbrella includes a variety of other beauty services. At South Hills & North Hills Beauty Academy, we offer a full range of cosmetology school courses, including manicure and nail design, skin care and other makeup services, eye lash extensions, airbrush makeup, chemical peels, and many more.

If you’re interested in earning a degree as an esthetician and pursuing a career in cosmetology, the instructors at South Hills & North Hills Beauty Academy have the courses you need for a successful and rewarding career. Our school has two locations in the Pittsburgh area, and we always strive to provide affordable classes, making it easy and convenient to gain the skills you need. Let’s take a quick look at the courses we have to offer!

Beginning Cosmetology Classes

If you’re just starting out and need to learn basic skills, start with one of our beginning courses!

Cosmetology and Hair Design

Look forward to learning about and working with hair, skin, and nails. After completing the 1,250-hour program, you’ll learn how to design and complete manicures, design and create beautiful hair styles, and grow your communication skills so you can provide exceptional service to your clients. You will receive two uniform sets, styling tools, a wax kit, MUD Beauty Essentials makeup kit, and more.

MUD Beauty Essential Course

Whether you want to work in a beauty salon or at a movie studio, this cosmetology class will help you master a variety of techniques, including base matching and application and contours and highlights. Our instructors will focus on makeup for the eyes and lips using a client favorite product – MUD Beauty Essentials. The 84-hour program includes a beauty essentials kit with all of the tools and materials you need.

Esthetics, Skin Care, and Makeup

With South Hills & North Hills Beauty Academy in Pittsburgh, you’ll learn so much more than just how to apply makeup. This 325-hour course includes instruction on human anatomy, chemistry, electricity, skin analysis, and conditions of the skin. Working in our student spa, you’ll learn how to wax, apply makeup, use facial machines, and complete full body treatments.

Manicure and Nail Design

Did you always paint your friend’s nails as a child? If so, this 300-hour course is perfect. Our instructors will teach a variety of techniques, including basic, spa, and paraffin manicures and pedicures, tips, gel nails, nail art, air brushing, sculptured nails, and many more. Our Pittsburgh cosmetology school will supply products, tools, and materials.

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Advanced Classes

If you’re looking to continue your education or earn advanced skills to further your career, check out these advanced classes.

Chemical Peel and Microderm

Provide your clients with service that goes above and beyond. This two-day course includes instruction on how to work with hyperpigmentation, acne, and oily skin in order to provide clients with more youthful, healthier, and smoother skin. You’ll receive hands-on practice using peels, a diamond tip machine, and other techniques.

Lash Lift

It’s just a quick afternoon to get an advanced certification and hands-on practice with Elleebana lash lift products. Students will receive 15 setting and lifting lotions, lash lift isolator tool, makeup remover, and more. This cosmetology course is offered at our South Hills location on West Liberty Ave in Pittsburgh.

Airbrush Makeup and Spray Tanning

Applying makeup is truly an artistic skill that takes training and practice. With this one-day class, you’ll learn how to apply foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, and more, as well as how to work with various clients with unique skin tones and facial features.

Eyelash Extensions Course

This two-day course will teach you how to apply Lash Affair products with a special focus on safety. This course is taught by a Lash Affair instructor, ensuring you learn exactly what you need to provide your clients with an exceptional service. You will receive a classic kit that includes several tweezers, practice strip lashes, mascara, and more.

South Hills & North Hills Beauty Academy in Pittsburgh is passionate about helping students pursue a career in cosmetology. If you love working with hair and makeup and if you have a blast working with clients and helping them look and feel their best, register for a course with us today! We offer financial aid and two convenient locations to ensure you earn your license and certifications with ease. Contact us today if you have any questions about our courses!