Independence College Of Cosmetology

815 W 23rd St. Independence MO, 64055

General Description

The College was founded in 1960 by Don and Leila Cohoon and is now directed by their daughter, Linda Clifford, who started her career in 1972. The College enjoys a national, as well as international, reputation for quality education and plays an active part in the local business community. Courses are offered in Esthetics, Cosmetology and Instructor Training. Interested students, friends and/or family members are invited to tour the College Tuesday Saturday, 8: 30 -3: 00, by making an appointment with an Admissions Representative, at 816-252-HAIR ( 4247 ). The cosmetology industry offers a variety of positions with a wide income range. Those positions include: make-up artist, salon manager, hair designer, educator, business owner, sales executive, esthetician, spa owner, cruise line stylist and platform artist, to name a few. Individuals in this field have the opportunity of flexible hours, of setting their own schedule and of working part time. Jobs are always available and even the US Government has said that the cosmetology industry is one of the most promising for job security. The public always has a need for personal services. Independence College of Cosmetology utilizes the Pivot Point education system, the most widely accepted cosmetology training system in the world. All of the coursebooks are available online with a personal access code. Pivot Point has been translated into thirteen languages and is used in 70 countries worldwide. Pivot Point uses a methodology that allows learning at the emotional, visual, analytical and manual level. Our delivery tools are interactive, providing students and educators with the most current in-depth knowledge of art and design theory as well as practical exercises and communication skills. Professionals in the industry appreciate the scope of Pivot Point training and are ready to hire graduates immediately because of it. Independence College of Cosmetology follows a curriculum set forth by CIDESCO for the Esthetics course. CIDESCO is an international organization for Estheticians, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Independence College of Cosmetology was the second college in the United States to achieve certification as a CIDESCO training facility. The Esthetics curriculum encompasses such topics as skin analysis, facials, microdermabrasion, make-up, body treatments, full body massage, manicures, pedicures and hair removal to name a few. Many of the graduates have obtained work with Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons as well as in day spas and salons. You deserve a successful career. Discover how you can quickly enter the beauty industry and take control of your future. Graduates of our programs step into the field thoroughly prepared. Discover a career that never goes out of style. Contact us today.

Products Carried

Hair Care and Skin Care.

Brands Carried

Aloxxi, Sudzz FX, Retro, Holistix, France Laure, Amino Genesis


Open, accepting, learning environment


Handicap accessible.



Professional Affiliations

Licensed by Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners . Accredited by National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences . Approved by the Department of Education . Approved by Comite International D’Esthetique et de Cosmetologie (CIDESCO) . Pivot Point Member School . Member of Professional Beauty Association . Member of American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) . Member of Missouri Association of Cosmetology Scho


Please call 816-252-4247 ext.301 for an appointment ext.303 for Enrollment information ext.305 for Financial Aid information



Languages Spoken


Detailed Info:

Address:815 W 23rd St.
Independence, MO 64055

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