In this course, students are trained and can expect to learn how to cut, color, and style both men's and women's hair. This course is slightly different than the full cosmetology course. Hair Design students learn the art of hair styling. It does not include elements from the full cosmetology course such as nails and basic skin care. This course is a minimum of 1325 credits/1325 clock hours over a minimum of 7 months. At completion, students are awarded a diploma. A state board theory and practical exam must be successfully completed before students will be issued a professional license.