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The school admits as students only persons having one of the following:


  • A certificate of graduation from secondary education (High School Diploma)


  • General Education Diploma (GED)





Applicants seeking admission into an instructor training program must possess one of the previous certification AND have held a master cosmetology license in the state in which the applicant intends to teach (GA or TN) for at least 18 months. To contact us for assistance click here. After an interview, the prospective student completes an application for enrollment. The admissions process proceeds with the completion of any necessary pre-entrance forms. Accepted students will be notified of orientation for new students which is held before the start of classes and which provides the student with opportunities, regulations and policies of the school.

Former Students

Any former student who withdrew in good standing must meet the requirements of admission for transfer students. Any former student who was terminated by the school for reasons other than satisfactory academic progress will be readmitted only after showing cause to the school director that the reason for the original termination has been rectified. Each case will be reviewed by the school director in consultation with the student's former instructors. Students who were terminated by the school for reasons other than satisfactory academic progress and readmitted will be placed on probation for one month. Re-entering students will be charged a $100.00 re-entry fee.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Georgia Career Institute is committed to the principle of equal employment and educational opportunities for all. The School does not permit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification or handicap in the administration of any educational program or activity, including participation in, or receiving the benefits of, admission to or employment in such programs or activities. Qualified handicapped persons will not be excluded from employment or participation in educational programs. The commitment to equal opportunity applies to all aspects of recruitment, employment, and education. GCI complies with nondiscrimination regulations under Title 45, Pt A6 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Employment opportunities for entry-level licensed massage therapists exist in a broad range of settings such as: resort hotels, health spas, fitness centers, massage therapy clinics, chiropractic offices, plastic surgeon offices, physical therapy clinics, hospitals and wellness centers, cruise lines and sports settings. Additionally, many therapists develop their own private massage practices, and/or diversify their employment by working in a combination of these settings.



    PROGRAM OBJECTIVE:

    Through the massage Therapy Program, students develop the art of marrying science, assessment and massage techniques in a style that prepares them to practice in a variety of settings. The in-depth study of western modalities, such as Swedish, Deep Tissue and Medical Massage, integrated with a strong core of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology provides the students with a multi-faceted foundation.

    Courses in this program also include training in hydrotherapy, special populations, business and professional ethics, as well as allied modalities, an introduction to eastern modalities, including Thai Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. This curriculum contains a strong core of theory with an emphasis on practical hands on skills practiced in the classroom as well as in a supervised clinical setting.

    Georgia Career Institute prepares students to sit for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Exam (MBLEx) or National Certification for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Exam (NCBTMB). Upon passing either examination the graduate may apply for a state license.

    Please note: A high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma is required prior to taking the state board licensing examination.

    NAIL TECHNOLOGY

    Through the Nail Technology Program, students develop manicuring and pedicuring, nail art, wraps, nail tips, and sculptured nail skills. Also in this program, an introduction to basic Aromatherapy and Reflexology is included. After graduating from the Nail Technician Program, students are prepared to take the State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination which consists of a written exam and a practical exam. This program is offered in both day and evening schedules.



      Course Descriptions:


    • SANITATION AND DISINFECTION
    • LAB, ETHICS, CHARM AND RETAIL
    • NAIL STRUCTURE AND COMPOSTITION
    • DISEASES AND DISORDERS
    • MANICURE
    • PEDICURE
    • SCULPTURED NAILS
    • TIPS AND OVERLAYS
    • FILL-INS
    • NAIL ART
    • PARAFFIN TREATMENT
    • COMPETITION AND ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
    • REMOVAL AND REPAIR(Drill not included in the 600hr program)

    Please note: A high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma is required prior to taking the state board licensing examination.

    ESTHETICS

    One of the fastest growing professional segments of the cosmetology industry is Esthetics. The esthetician is responsible for the care, repair and enhancement of the skin, our largest organ. As the general population becomes more aware of the importance of this vital organ, the esthetics industry is booming. Every day, more and more of us are seeking treatment and instruction in the care of our skin.

    The Esthetics Program at Georgia Career Institute prepares students for a career in skin care and for the licensing examination of the Georgia or Tennessee Boards of Cosmetology. This program is offered in both day and evening schedules at our main campus in Georgia and our branch campuses in Tennessee.



      The Esthetics Program is divided into two phases:

    • Pre-Clinic Freshmen (250 Clock Hours)
    • Clinic Seniors (750 Clock Hours in Ga
      500 Clock Hours in TN)


    • Students will cover the following topics:


      Pre-Clinic Freshman Topics:

    • PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
    • SCIENCES
    • BUSINESS PRACTICES
    • SPA/SALON MANAGEMENT
    • THE FACIAL

    • Clinic Senior Topics:

    • CLINIC/SALON OPERATIONS
    • ETHICS
    • BODY TREATMENTS
    • USE OF MACHINES
    • MAKE-UP APPLICATIONS
    • HAIR REMOVAL
    • ADVANCED PROCEDURES

    Please note: A high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma is required prior to taking the state board licensing examination.

    COSMETOLOGY

    This program is offered at all campuses.

    The Cosmetology Program is designed to prepare students for careers in the beauty industry with skills necessary for haircutting, hairstyling, permanent waving, coloring, manicures, pedicures and basic skin care.

    Successful graduates are qualified to take the state board exam for a cosmetology license. This program is 1,500 clock hours in length and offered in a day and evening schedule.



      The Cosmetology Program is divided into three phases:

    • Pre-Clinic Freshmen (300 Clock Hours)
    • Intermediate (600 Clock Hours)
    • Clinic Seniors (600 Clock Hours)


    • Students will cover the following topics:


    • Professional Image
    • Permanent Waving
    • Bacteriology
    • Wet Hairstyling
    • Hair Color
    • Manicure/Pedicure
    • Cutting
    • Artificial Nails
    • Chemical Relaxers
    • Soft Curl Perm
    • Fingerwaves
    • Facials
    • Sanitation &
      Infection Control
    • Shampooing &
      Conditioning

    Please note: A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma is required prior to taking the state board licensing examination.

    Nail ServicesGCI.edu

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    Basic Manicure Basic Manicure $10.00
    Basic Manicure/Pedicure Package Basic Manicure/Pedicure Package $20.00
    Basic Pedicure Basic Pedicure $15.00
    Fill In Fill In $12.00
    French Polish (add to any service) French Polish (added to any service) $5.00
    Full Set Acrylic Full Set Acrylic $20.00
    Full Set Pink & White Acrylic Full Set Pink & White Acrylic $25.00
    Hot Oil Cuticle Treatment Hot Oil Cuticle Treatment $5.00
    Nail Art (each) Nail Art (each) $2.00
    Nail Repair (each) Nail Repair (each) $3.00
    Paraffin Dip (Feet) Paraffin Dip $5.00
    Paraffin Dip (Hands) Paraffin Dip $4.00
    Polish Change Polish Change $5.00
    Acrylic Removal Acrylic Removal $10.00
    Spa Manicure Spa Manicure $12.00
    Spa Manicure/Pedicure Package Spa Manicure/Pedicure Package $25.00
    Spa Pedicure Spa Pedicure $17.00
    Overlay (only) Overlay (only) $15.00
    Gel Polish Manicure Gel Polish Application $16.00
    Gel Polish Pedicure Gel Polish Application $21.00
    Gel Polish Mani/Pedi Combo Gell Polish Application $28.00
    Gel Polish Removal Gel Polish Removal $6.00
    Gel Sealer Gel Sealer $3.00
    Acrylic Toenails Acrylic Toenails $22.00
    BackScratchers (where available) BackScratchers (where available) $20.00
    Detox Treatment (where available) Detox Treatment (where available) $25.00

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    Lash & Brow


    Eyebrow Tint A vegetable based dye, available in multiple shades, is applied to the eyebrows to give a fuller more defined look $7.00
    Eyebrow Tweeze Unwanted hairs are removed from the eyebrow area with tweezers $7.00
    Perfect Brows (tint, wax) The eyebrow area is tinted and then waxed to give them a cleaner, more defined look $10.00
    Eyelash Applications (Band/Strips) A strip of lashes is adhered to the lash line, giving the client a fuller, more dramatic lash appearance $8.00
    Eyelash Applications (Individual) Individual lashes are positioned on the lash lines to create a fuller, more natural look $15.00
    Fill-in Lashes Individual lashes are positioned on the lash lines to fill in where other lashes may have fallen off $8.00
    Extra Lashes-Per Pack(Individual) Add-on item to our eye lash services.(strip lashes $2.00) $3.00
    Lash Removal Removal of glue in lashes; not applicable for lash extensions $3.00
    Eyebrow Tint A vegetable based dye, available in multiple shades, is applied to the eyebrows to give them a fuller, more defined look $7.00

    Facials


    Facial - Suprema GCI/TCI's Signature Facial. Service includes a double cleanse, mechanical exfoliant, extractions, facial massage, steam application, mask application, toner application, and moisturizer application $30.00
    Facial - Renovator A variety of chemical exfoliations based on skin type are incorporated into this facial to exfoliate the skin $35.00
    Facials - Basic Includes a cleanse, facial massage, steam application, mask application, toner application, and moisturizer application $15.00
    Facial Machine Upgrade Add-on for a machine upgrade to any facial treatment $5.00
    Microdermabrasion A mechanical form of exfoliation, crystal or diamondtip, that provides a deep exfoliation of the skin. A facial is included $50.00
    (Series of 6) Microdermabrasion (Series of 6) $250.00
    Make Up Application From daytime looks to prom, full makeup applications determined by the needs of the clients $10.00

    Anti-Aging


    Facials - "Face Lift" A Renovator Facial with an added benefit. The hardening masks that are applied to the skin help to tone and tighten the skin $50.00

    Hair Removal


    Wax - Back Unwanted hair is removed from the back using the hot waxing method $25.00
    Wax - Bikini Unwanted hair is removed from the bikini area using the hot waxing method $20.00
    Wax - Chin Unwanted hair is removed from the bikini area using the hot waxing method $5.00
    Wax - Eyebrow Unwanted hair is removed from the eyebrow using the hot wax method $7.00
    Wax - Full Arm Unwanted hair is removed from the upper and lower arm using the hot wax method $15.00
    Wax - Full Face (brow, lip, chin) Unwanted hair is removed from the eyebrow, lip, and chin areas using the hot wax method $15.00
    Wax - Full Leg Unwanted hair is removed from the upper and lower leg using the hot wax method $30.00
    Wax - Half Leg Unwanted hair is removed from the lower leg using the hot wax method $18.00
    Wax - Lip Unwanted hair is removed from the lip using the hot wax method $5.00
    Wax - Stomach/Chest Unwanted hair is removed from the stomach and chest area using the hot wax method $25.00
    Wax - Underarm Unwanted hair is removed from the underarms using the hot wax method $8.00
    Eyebrow Threading Unwanted hair is removed from the side of the eyebrow using the threading method $7.00
    Lip Threading Unwanted hair is removed from the side of the lip using the threading method $5.00
    Full Face Threading Unwanted hair is removed from the side of the face using the threading method $15.00

    Spa Services


    Chemical Peel & Facial(Series of 6) A series of 6 chemical peels, including a facial $200.00
    Body Polish A full body exfoliation using a mechanical exfoliant, followed by a full body moisturizer application $25.00
    Body Wrap Mud, Algae, or Aromatherapy products are applied to the body for detoxification purposes. Once the product is removed, the treatment continues with a full body moisturizer application $40.00
    Ear Candling A hollow candle is placed in the ear canal and lit. This process creates a vacuum effect, drawing out debris and impurities from the ear $15.00
    Spray Tan A full body airbrush tan application $20.00
    (Series of 5) A series of 5 full body airbrush tan applications $75.00
    Treatment - Back Includes cleansing, exfoliation, light massage, mask application, toner application, and a moisturizer application $15.00
    Treatment - Foot Service includes cleansing, exfoliation, light massage, toner application, and a moisturizer application $8.00
    Treatment - Hand Service includes cleansing, exfoliation, light massage, toner application, and a moisturizer application $5.00

    Hair ServicesGCI.edu

    Basic Salon Services


    Men's Haircut Dry or wet haircut using shears and/or clippers, shampoo included $8.00
    Bang/Beard Trim/Line Up Hair trim for bangs and beards only $4.00
    Women's Haircut (only) Dry or wet haircut; includes shampoo, excludes blow dry/thermal styling $8.00
    Women's Haircut with Blow Dry Style Women's Haircut with Blow Dry Style $12.00
    Shampoo (only) Invigorating hair cleansing that includes a scalp massage utilizing leading industry haircare products $3.00
    K-Pack Omni Pack JOICO 4-step hair system desinged to seal the cuticle, clean debris, infuse protein reconstructors, and finalize with an intense moisture treatment $8.00
    Basic Wrap(Relaxed Hair) Includes shampoo and hand styling to finish $8.00
    Thermal Wrap Relaxed Hair Our basic hair wrap, adding in a flat iron to finish.(Shampoo/Basic Wrap/Flat Iron) $20.00
    Blow Dry Style (shampoo included) Includes our invigorating shampoo, finished with a blow dry style. Does not include the use of styling irons $10.00
    Deep Conditioning Treatment Add-On Ultimate moisturizing/repair treatment that can be added into any hair service $5.00
    Fingerwaves (full head) Wet styling technique that creates deep waves in an "S" shape $12.00
    Hair Pressing Designed for natural curl patterns from medium curly to extremely curly to produce a straight finish. (flat iron/comb no relaxer) $20.00
    Pin-in ponytail Hair addition added into the pony tail to create the illusion of long hair; does not include the hair $15.00
    Roller Set Wet styling technique that can create tight curls to extreme volume $10.00
    Roller Wrap (Relaxed Hair) A roller set, finished with a basic dry wrap. Also includes a basic wrap including rollers for volume at the crown $10.00
    Spiral Wet Set Use of spherical rods to set the hair in a tighter curl pattern $20.00
    Thermal Style Designed for straight to wavy hair patterns, including relaxed hair to produce a straight finish. (shampoo/flat iron for relaxed hair included) $20.00
    Thermal Style (w/stove irons) Marcel Includes the use of Marcel irons with the hot stove to create curls or waves in the hair $20.00 & Up
    Up-Dos-Full Up-Do consisting of hair completly pinned up; does not include hair additions $35.00 & Up
    Up-Dos-Partial Up-Do consisting of hair 1/2 up and 1/2 down; does not include hair additions $25.00 & Up

    Braiding


    Additional Hair (add-on service) Includes adding additional hair to any braiding service $10.00 & Up
    French Braid Overhand braiding technique creating a single braid $10.00 & Up
    Full Head (straight back 10-15 rows) Underhand Braiding technique consisting of straight partings-no design $30.00 & Up
    Full Head (w/design) Underhand Braiding technique curved around the head to create designs $40.00 & Up
    Twist/Re-Twist Single twisting technique with box style partings. Does not include Micro Twist $30.00 & Up
    Twist Front/Set/Specialty Set Single/Two-strand twists on front 1/2 of the head with specialty/roller set for remainig hair $14.00 & Up
    Twist Front/Flat Iron Sigle/Two-strand twists on front 1/2 of the head, finished with flat iron for the remaining hair $16.00 and Up
    Braiding Updo Overhand/Underhand braiding technique collecting the hair into an updo; does not include hair additions $35.00 & Up
    Flat 2 Strand Twist Two-strand twist with 1/2" box style partings. Does not include Micro Brading/Micro Twist $20.00 & Up

    Extensions


    Glue In (1-5 tracks) 1-7 tracks of additional hair glued into existing hair $30.00
    Remove Tracks-each Remove Tracks-each $3.00
    Sew Ins (1-7 tracks) 1-7 tracks of additional hair sewed into braids through out the head $65.00 & Up
    Fusion Extensions (Where Available) Single hair extensions attached to existing hair with specialized heating tools and Keratin solution. $80.00 & Up
    Microbead Extensions
    (Where Available)
    Single hair extensions attached to existing hair with micro beads and specialized clamping tool $100.00

    Relaxers


    Partial (hairline/nape - no center partials) Use of leading hair care products to remove 80% of nautral curl pattern around the hairline and nape area $15.00
    Re-Touch Relaxer Use of leading hair care products to remove 80% of the nautral curl pattern within a 2" new growth area $30.00
    Virgin Relaxer Use of leading hair care products to remove 80% of the natural curl pattern on hair that has not been previously relaxed or has greater than 2" new growth $40.00 & Up
    Soft Curl System Curl reforming system designed to relax extreme curl and reform into a large curl pattern $40.00 & Up
    Keratin Smoothing System PRAVANNA smoothing system designed to reduce frizz, and control natural curl using minimal maintenance. $60.00 & Up

    Perms


    Advanced Perm Wrap
    (spiral/piggyback)
    Chemically altering straight hair into a wavy to curly pattern using Spiral/Piggyback techniques $60.00 & Up
    Basic Perm Wrap Chemically altering straight hair into a wavy to curly pattern using basic rolling techniques $30.00
    Partial Perm (12-15 rods) Perming technique designed for 1/2 of the hair (front perimeter to right below the crown area of the head) $15.00

    Color Services


    1 Color Full Head Foils Foiling procedure using 1 color (permanent or semi-permanent) to enhance natural tones, add texture, cover grey, or add dimension $30.00
    2 Color Full Head Foils Foiling procedure using 2 colors (permanent or semi-permanent) to enhance natural tones, add texture, cover grey, or add dimension $45.00
    Balayage Balayage $40.00 & Up
    Additional Color/Toner (per tube) Add additional color to any service $10.00
    Cap Highlights 1 color highlighting to add dimension, texture, or enhancement of natural tones $25.00
    Color Correction The removal of unwanted tones and color neutralization to create a desired look $60.00 & Up
    All-Over Color-Lightening Color procedure designed to lighten natural hair color $40.00 & Up
    All-Over Color-Deposit (Semi/Perm) Color procedure designed to alter natural or artificial color by deepening the tone $30.00
    Color Retouch (New Growth Only) Semi-Permanent color service designed to enhance natural hair color for 2-4 weeks $20.00
    Jazzing/Beautiful Brown Collection Semi-Permanent color service designed to enhance natural hair color for 2-4 weeks $10.00
    Men's Color Grey coverage, enhance natural tones, add texture or add dimension $15.00 & Up
    Partial Foils Foiling procedure with 1 color (permanent or semi-permanent) using a maximum of 12 foils (1-12 foils, top & sides only) $20.00

    Student-

    "I couldn't imagine a better school for Cosmetology than Georgia Career Institute who've made my dreams come true!"

    Graduate-

    "I decided to go back to school and I chose GCI. It has been the best decision of my life. There are so many opportunities to learn it all."

    Student-

    "I more than recommend GCI. I'm a full time Cosmetology student and I have a feeling this is going to be the best time of my life."