gila career pathway: cosmetology

Gain credentials toward a cosmetology license

High school students in GILA’s cosmetology program work towards a license to practice cosmetology in the state of Alaska. The students have to complete 1,650 hours of education in the program to obtain this license. In addition, students can work towards certifying themselves in the field of manicuring.


A variety of hands-on courses cover nail care beautification, product knowledge, and customer service.

skincare & makeup 

Skills covered include: facial techniques, skincare methods, and makeup application.


Our students receive valuable lessons on hair care: everything from shampooing, cutting, coloring, chemical texture, and conditioning the hair.


Our cosmetology program also features the ever popular art of waxing and eyebrow shaping.