Why Cosmetology?

Cosmetology is projected to grow more than the National Average of other industries for years to come.
Employing more small business owners than any other industry, cosmetology is a secure future. During the economic fall of 2007 the cosmetology industry saw less job loss than other industries, and even growth in some areas of the country!

Cosmetology Industry Jobs Growth Rate Stats
Cosmetology Industry Economic Jobs Performance Stats


Enroll in cosmetology school and make an IMPACT!

We are preparing students in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana to do more than pass the Indiana state board exam – we are cultivating individuals to inhabit the top tiers of the beauty.  Many schools focus on just the basics; but the reality is that salons need people with advanced and on-trend skills – exactly the kind of training you will receive at IMPACT.

Our 1500 hour cosmetology training course takes approximately 12 months to complete, at 35 hours/week.  We currently offer daytime classes from 9-4:30, Monday-Friday.  Training consists of 575 hours classroom instruction and 925 hours of clinic work. IMPACT Cosmetology Academy uses the world-class Pivot Point International education system, covering:

  • Precision Haircutting
    Rather than teaching a prescribed set of haircuts, we focus on the art of haircutting.  You will learn the foundations of haircutting, based on design principles and geometry, and then use that knowledge to create haircuts that are unique and tailored to the needs of your client.  So whether you have a client in your chair asking for avant garde, asymetrical hair or long flowing layers, you’ll have the skills to deliver!
  • On-Trend Hair Color
    Along with basic hair coloring, you will learn about the science behind what makes color work, how to deal with gray coverage, advanced coloring techniques like balayage, ombre, color melt, fashion color and anything else that clients are seeing on the pages of fashion magazines and asking for in salons everywhere.
  • Manicuring, Pedicuring, Facials, & Makeup
    We cover a wide range of spa services that you as a cosmetologist will be able to offer your clients.
  • Perm and Texture techniques
    We cover more than your basic perm and relaxers.  Clients will ask for hair that looks naturally curly “not permed”, lived-in beachy waves or the silky smooth hair that they weren’t born with, and you will have the knowledge and skill set to give your clients what they’re asking for.
  • Fashion-Forward Hair Styling
    French twists and chignons are classic and will never go out of style, so of course you’ll learn those basics, but also the practice to build stunning formal hair styles, runway-ready hair and anything else your clients are clamoring for.

And so much more!

As a cosmetologist you will have a variety of career options, you can own your own salon business, work as a platform artist, educator for professional brands, or work as an on-set professional in the fashion, film and television industry – the sky is the limit!