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Cosmetology Program At Rituals Institute

Cosmetology Program


Rituals Institute Application

Application Fee: $25.00 (nonrefundable)

Registration Fee: $100.00 

Cosmetology Kit Fee: $1900.00

Tuition: $11,995.00 

*Please note, tuition, kit items, and kit prices are subject to change in this constant-growing industry.


Our Cosmetology program provides 1500 hours of extensive hands-on learning as required for the Montana State Board of Cosmetology.  At Rituals Institute, we offer this course in two convenient schedules:  Full Time (5 days/week) and Part Time (3 days/week).


Full-Time Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 8:30 - 5:30, Saturday 8:00 - 5:00 (40 hours)

Part-Time Hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 - 6:30, Saturday: 8:00 - 5:00 (27 hours).


Program Objectives

Rituals Institute’s cosmetology program provides you with a complete understanding of the beauty industry.  Upon program completion, you will be prepared to take the Montana State Board’s practical and written examinations of cosmetology and be ready to succeed as a licensed cosmetologist.  Each graduate will receive a Rituals Institute diploma, transcript, and state record of completion.

Scheduled Start Dates at Rituals Institute

Cosmetology Course Timeline


Phase 1 

In this phase students will learn the fundamentals of a consultation, haircutting, shampoo, scalp treatments, conditioning, sanitation, disinfection, safe practices and state board preparation.  Students will not be on the clinic floor at this time.


Phase 2 

In this phase students will learn the fundamentals of color application, consultation, color theory, and basic nail services. Students will also learn state board preparation and after reaching 300 hours, students will start on the clinic floor taking guests who schedule shampoo styles, haircuts, and scalp treatments


Phase 3

Students will learn the fundamentals of skincare.  Learn basic facials, makeup, microbiology and anatomy.  Students will now be accepting color clients and nail services on the clinic floor.


Phase 4

Students will explore new ways of styling, including updos, braiding, wigs, and extensions Students will now be performing skincare, body waxes, and makeup on the clinic floor.


Phase 5

Students will focus on a more advanced level of acrylic nails and hard gels.  Students will also prepare for the State Board and give all services on the clinic floor.


Phase 6

Students will learn business skills, and on the clinic floor will practice salon life.


Phase 7

Students will prepare for the State Board exams while finishing up their hours to graduate.

Schedule Start Dates

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