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* Not all campuses offer evening classes, contact MTI for more information on class schedules.

Cosmetology School at MTI

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The School of Cosmetology at MTI will prepare you for the cosmetology licensing exam through a combination of classroom and hands-on training in The Salon.

Cosmetology classes at MTI include the following:

  • Hair, Nails, & Skin Care
  • Hygiene & Sanitation
  • Salon Management
  • And more!
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How Can MTI Change Your Life?

“Having a career in cosmetology has given me more time and freedom to do things with my family and friends. I love it one hundred times more than I’ve loved any other job. Clients come to me and they want something changed about themselves. And it’s so powerful that I get to change that one thing about them and make them feel absolutely beautiful.”


Cosmetology Program Graduate

“I was working dead-end jobs. Didn’t get a lot of leniency in time. I needed to be there for my kids. I needed to be there for my family—and the time just wasn’t there. And the jobs were not fun. And now since I’ve went to MTI, I’ve got to do something I really enjoy.”


Cosmetology Program Graduate

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Cosmetology Training at MTI

MTI’s cosmetology training program will prepare you with the skills required to work in a variety of settings, such as salons, spas, hotels, and resorts. MTI’s beauty school will prepare you to get your cosmetology license by teaching you how to:


  • Cut, style, & color all types of hair
  • Perform manicures, pedicures, & apply artificial nails
  • Provide basic skincare services 
  • And more!

What Makes MTI Different?

Hands-on Focused

Get hands-on experience working in a real salon environment

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Accelerated Training

Complete your cosmetology training in just over a year

Experienced Instructors

All MTI instructors have beauty industry experience

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Evening Classes Available

Choose class times that work for your busy schedule

Employment Preparation

Learn the skills required for entry-level employment

Career Placement

All qualified graduates receive career placement assistance

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Resources to Help You Grow & Succeed

Financial Aid & Scholarships*

FREE Tutoring & Employment Prep

Career Placement Services*

Community Events To Help Give Back

Childcare & Housing Location Assistance

Campus Events To Make New Connections

*Financial aid, scholarships, and career placement services available to those who qualify.

Are You Ready to Change Your Life?


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Find a Cosmetology School Near You

Springfield, MO

3600 S. Glenstone Outer Road, Springfield, MO 65804
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How Do MTI Students Pay for School?


Received Financial Aid


Received Grants From the Federal Government

Source: IPEDS Data for Midwest Technical Institute - Illinois

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Start Cosmetology School at MTI

A JOB is just a place you go to work—a CAREER is a path that moves you forward. 

It’s time to TRADE UP! Trade your job for a career as a hairstylist, makeup artist, or nail technician with hands-on cosmetology training at MTI. 

Change your life in just over a year at MTI’s School of Cosmetology.

*MTI cannot and does not guarantee a student will obtain employment.

*Not all programs & courses are available at all campus locations.


Satellite Locations

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1551 S. Empire Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802

Illinois CDL Range

4600 Rodger St. Springfield, IL 62703
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