Our Cosmetology Program is 2100 hours or 61 weeks of training. Now taking applications!

Why the Original LaJames College in Mason City, Iowa?

An Iowa cosmetology license of over 2100 hours is one of the longest educational requirements in the U.S. LaJames Beauty School Student Hair ColorThis creates a tremendous advantage in licensing state-to-state in the U.S. and provides high-level credentials internationally. This advantage therefore extends to those who are interested in attaining the best positions in the profession and those interested in travel. The 2100 hours of training also gives us the opportunity to give you the educational advantage to stand out in today’s Salon & Spa Market.  Classes include seeking employment which we help you create resumes, cover letters, and even help you design your own fantasy salon.  Haircutting, coloring, artificial nails, business classes, etc….

Cosmetologist Diploma – 61 Weeks – 2,100 Hours

Our beauty school program incorporates 2,100 hours of extensive theory and superior hands-on training, giving you a complete understanding of the beauty and spa business.  Beauty School Student Body at LaJames CollegeThis cosmetology college / beauty school course leads to a diploma which entitles the graduate to apply for an Iowa State licensing exam through the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Professional Licensure.  We accept students from all over the world at our cosmetology school in Iowa.  If you are looking for cosmetology schools in Minnesota or the Midwest, be sure to consider LaJames College of Cosmetology.  A truly unique beauty school.

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What career choices can a cosmetology / beauty school graduate expect from the Original LaJames College?

As a cosmetologist you can work in a salon, day spa, resort spa, hotel spa, health spa, destination spa, club spa, mineral springs spa, vacation spa, wellness spa, chain salon, private salon, a portrait studio or on a cruise ship, just to name a few.  You may also choose to work in commercial photography for television, stage, motion pictures, fashion shows.  Others choose to work in a mortuary, department store salon, modeling agency, hotel salon, nursing facility as well as for all kinds of manufacturers, distributors and sales companies.  So as you can see, the limitation to what you can do with this career is only limited to your imagination.  The possibilities are almost endless.

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LaJames College High School Summer Cosmetology Program

High School students may enroll in the cosmetology program at LaJames College Mason CityLaJames College Beauty School Training for the summer months between their junior and senior year in high school to get a head start on their professional studies.  By beginning the summer beauty school program in June, students may complete up to 280 hours or more of the cosmetology program.  At the end of the summer, students may continue their cosmetology training on a part-time basis during their senior year.  After High School graduation the summer program students can continue their training and be ready for a position in the beauty industry much sooner than their peers.

An International Beauty School

LaJames College of Cosmetology and Hairstyling, Inc. in Mason City is one of the few beauty schools in the United States that has permission to teach international students by the department of Immigration and Naturalization.  As an international student, Facial Procedure at LaJames Beauty Schoolthe college issues I-20 forms from INS, so a student wishing to study in the United States can apply for a student visa from their own country.

What Makes The Original LaJames College Unique?

Our cosmetology program is actually three programs in one because it also includes the Nail Technology and Skin Care courses in its curriculum.  By choosing the cosmetology program, you will be receiving the best of all three courses of study. LaJames College and Beauty School will prepare you for many exciting careers in the beauty industry.  It will give you the opportunity to meet people, express your creativity and derive a great deal of personal satisfaction.  A career in cosmetology is one of the most dynamic and in-demand careers you can choose.  In fact, according to an independent survey, almost 40,000 cosmetology jobs went unfilled because there were far more entry-level job openings than there were new cosmetologists.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment projections for hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists indicate a need for some 61,600 new professionals.  Therefore, career opportunities are plentiful and broad.

As a cosmetologist, you interact with others individually on several levels – physically, emotionally and mental outlook.  You repeatedly help your clients feel good about themselves.  LaJames College Beauty School StudentYou serve as a teacher, guiding them on how to better care for their professional needs.  You enter their personal space; you touch them.  Often, great trust develops over time.  You influence perspectives and perceptions.  Who can measure the level of satisfaction which stems from helping others?

LaJames College of Cosmetology and Hairstyling will teach you the science of hair care and skin care, how to educate others in health and beauty matters and show you how to run your own business.  Our cosmetology program is art, science and psychology all rolled into one outcome.

The Original LaJames College / Beauty School in Iowa can prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career.

Here are just a few of the options that are available to you:

Hair stylist or Cosmetologist
Salon owner or Manager
Nail technician
Hair colorist
Make-up artist
Cosmetic buyer
Perm specialist
Cruise ship stylist
Beauty product representative
Beauty school instructor, owner or director
State board member
Educational director for a beauty products
Beauty consultant/trainer
Beauty school admissions director
Beauty product manufacturer
Photo stylist
Beauty salon or spa receptionist
Health and beauty store owner
Spa owner or manager
Stylist or make-up artist for film, theater or fashion
Guest Artist or Platform Artist
Distributor or Sales consultant
Manufacturer’s spokesperson
Test Salon Cosmetologist or Product analyst
Education Manager or Trainer
Sales, Marketing, or Management consultant
Chain salon employee
Trade publication publisher, Writer or Editor
Texture service Specialist
Wig or Extensions specialist
Retail specialist
Day spa stylist or technician
Product educator
Cosmetic chemist
Session stylist
Hairstylist for TV, movies or theater
Styles director or Artistic director
Design team member
Competition champion
State licensing inspector or examiner
Depilatory specialist 
Tanning salon owner or operator
Hair care treatment specialist Manufacturer representative or Field technician


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LaJames College 24 2nd Street N.E.
Mason City, Iowa, 50401 - USA



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