If you want to learn the trade of cosmetology and learn it well, you should consider Southeastern School of Cosmetology. They have a fantastic passage rate with the state board and you will know what you are doing when you complete the program. They are a private school so you don't have to take all those other, uncecessry courses....just cosmetology. And you can also receive federal financial aid to go to school. There are over 700 salons, spas, and beauty supplies in the Birmingham Area, it shouldn't be hard for you to find a job once you complete. Check them out. They've got two locations too! One is in Midfield and the other is Center Point....covering both ends of the city.