Miller-Motte’s Cosmetology School in Raleigh Leads to Exciting Careers

You’re the go-to beauty expert among your family and friends, and you’re wondering how to become a State Board Certified Cosmetologist so you can turn your hobby into a career. You can reach your goal by enrolling in the Cosmetology program at Miller-Motte! We offer education and training in the field of Cosmetology at locations in Raleigh, Knightdale, Durham, Clayton, and Garner. You can earn your Cosmetology Certificate from Miller-Motte in as little as one year!

Manicurists and Pedicurists 16%

Expected growth 2012-2022*

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We provide our graduates with Lifetime Career Assistance.

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Take Your Skills to the Next Level with Cosmetology Classes

Official Cosmetology training will allow you to take a hobby you already enjoy and turn it into a rewarding career. As part of your education and training, you’ll get practical, hands-on experience in one of our on-site spas. Among other skills, you’ll learn how to properly cut and style hair and mix colors.

Our Cosmetology program is divided into three stages:

  • Cosmetology Fundamentals: This series of three classes will help you learn about hair structure, hair design, chemistry and nail art. 
  • Salon Experience: You will practice basic, intermediate and advanced skills in a simulated salon setting as you complete your courses. 
  • State Board Preparation: You will prepare to become a State Board Certified Cosmetologist at the end of your program.

You enjoy doing nails and hair for your family and friends on Friday nights, so why not turn something you love into a career? Learn more about our classes by downloading our Course Catalog.

Cosmetology Education and Training Career Options

Our program will teach you how to become a qualified Cosmetologist ready to sit for the State Board Certification. Then you’ll be ready to start your exciting career in a field where demand is growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 16% increase in the need for Manicurists and Pedicurists*.

Other options after completing your Cosmetology education and training include:

Nail Technician

You’ll help others, whether they’re getting ready for a special event or just want to feel pampered, as a Nail Technician providing high-quality hand and foot care. By polishing, shaping, and decorating your clients’ nails, you’ll help them walk away feeling better than before.


Being a Hairstylist in a salon means that you’ll help the people you meet in more ways than just making their hair look great. You’ll help them boost their self-confidence as you make their hair the best it can be and teach your clients how to keep up the hairstyle at home. Your clients will rely on you to help them with their hair needs.


By being a Cosmetologist, you’ll help people feel great about their appearance. Not only will you specialize in makeup application, you’ll also be an expert in hair removal and wig dressing services. Your specializations will help you improve your clients’ appearances and their self-image.

Please note the following for Certificates of Completion: Additional industry-specific education, work-related experience, skills, knowledge or licensing may be required in order to be qualified for employment within the featured occupation.

Let Miller-Motte Cosmetology Classes Start You on the Path to Success!

Miller-Motte’s Cosmetology program will give you hands-on experience in the field you love. Not only will you be able to help your family and friends look their best, you can turn something you love into a great career. Click or call us today at 800.705.9182 to request more information.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Manicurists and Pedicurists, on the Internet at