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About Us

 At Water Works Academy, we deliver the most advanced training through more practical experience, hands-on applications, and updated techniques.  Our small class sizes ensure, students receive the one-on-one attention they deserve.  We want every student to be successful, therefore, we believe is imperative to include business training, in addition to the practical skills we teach, in both our Cosmetology and Esthetics courses.  We are the only school in Michigan to be partitioned off from a salon by a glass wall, offering a real-life salon atmosphere for our students.  Our Academy team has over 40 years experience with the goal of creating a new standard of education that meets both the state criteria and client demands. 

Your career begins with a rewarding education at Water works Academy!

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 Women                                         $15

 Men                                               $12

 Kids (10 and under)                     $8        


  Highlight                                   $35+

  Root Touch-up                        $30+

  Color with Highlight         $45+

  Root to Tip                                $40+

  Balayage/Ombre                      $50+

  Toner                                            $20

  Add color/lightener          $8/bowl


Facial                                         $25

Brow wax                                         $8

Lip wax                                               $5  

Face wax                                          $15

Styling & Treatments

Blow-dry Style                        $15

Updo                                             $35

Conditioning mask                $16

Mineral Removal                     $16

Chemical Waving                     $35



The 46 week, 1500 hour Cosmetology program incorporates the fundamentals and related subjects of hair, skin care, nail care, and makeup with professional business-building skills that are necessary for a well-rounded education in preparation for careers in the salon/spa industry.  Students receive theoretical knowledge and practical application through lectures, demonstrations, and clinic.  Preparations for the State Board Examinations are also a part of this unit for successful licensure.

Our Esthetician course covers the science, art, and business of skin care.  Throughout the required 400 hours,  you will be trained in facials, hair removal, makeup, skin care, bacteriology, and analysis of the skin.   Our program ensures that as a skin care specialist, you will offer the highest standard set of skills needed to adequately meet clients’ expectations.

To be considered for admission, you will need the following:

  • Completed Admissions Application

  • Signed Policies & Procedures Agreement form​

  • Letter of Recommendation (from a guidance counselor, teacher, employer, etc.)​

  • Letter of Intent focusing on why and how you would be a good candidate for our Academy​

  • A photocopy of applicant's driver's license or state ID ​

  • A photocopy of candidate's High School diploma, High School transcript or Certificate of the General Education Diploma (must include the date and year of graduation.)​

  • $100.00 non-refundable registration fee (Can be paid through PayPal link on this page.)​

  • (Instructor courses only) Submit a copy of a state issued Cosmetology or Esthetician license or other proof of License eligibility.

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Financing Options..................................

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* because we are a privately owned school, we do not accept any type of Financial aid.  **Payment plans and financing available


Contact Us!

502 W. Broadway St.

Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858

(989) 775-1500


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