City View Center

Contact Central Piedmont Cosmetology at the City View Center by phone at 704.330.5455, or visit the City View Center website.


The cosmetology program began its first class in the fall of 2013. It is governed by Central Piedmont policies and the NC State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. The curriculum is based on the Pivot Point International Designer’s Approach Libraries. As a Pivot Point Academy, Central Piedmont offers cosmetology education which is shared all over the world.

Cosmetology is a highly specialized program based on scientific principles that combine practical arts, cosmetic science and academic subject matter in the use of cosmetics for all areas of hair, nail, and skincare including makeup application.

Students are prepared for a successful career in cosmetology through essential learning experiences in the classroom and in a salon clinic. It is a clock hour program in a state-of-the-art facility set up for the delivery of high-quality personal care services to the public.

Central Piedmont Cosmetology is committed to clients within the community and to preparing students to attain skills necessary for entry-level employment in the field of cosmetology. The program is dedicated to student success and promotes high levels of proficiency for rewarding careers in the beauty industry.

High Schools Near the Center

High Schools near City View Center are Harding High School and Phillip O' Berry Academy.

Major Programs/Courses Offered

Associate in Applied Science in Cosmetology
The Associate in Applied Science Degree – Cosmetology is awarded by the college upon completion of this program. See Cosmetology under Programs of Study / Associate in Applied Science Degrees, Diplomas, Certificates.

Career and College Promise Program
This program allows students begin a cosmetology degree by earning dual credit during their junior and senior years of high school.

Cosmetology Teacher Licensure
Course credits are offered for licensed cosmetologists in the State of North Carolina who are interested in becoming eligible to sit for the NC Cosmetic Arts licensing exam and completing their teacher certification in cosmetology.

Natural Hair Care Specialist Certification
Training and certification for natural hair care licensing are provided. Credentials to be eligible for the NC Cosmetic Arts licensing exams and to practice in a licensed salon can be earned in 16 weeks.

Natural Hair Care Specialist Teacher Training

This course is designed to teach the licensed natural hair care specialist how to teach a natural hair care specialist class and to earn credentials to eligible for the NC Cosmetic Arts licensing exam.

Site Facility

Central Piedmont Cosmetology is located in the City View Center at 1609 Alleghany Street at the intersection with Ashley Road in West Charlotte.

The facility offers free parking to salon patrons, a welcoming reception space, a beautiful salon, and a full kitchen student lounge. The salon clinic houses 50 advanced level workstations for performing cosmetic art services, three facial and makeup application spaces, five manicure stations, three pedicure thrones, 14 hairdryers, and 10 shampoo bowls for providing services to the public. Two additional beginner practice rooms are designated for student practice prior to salon performance. Two smart classrooms are available for theoretical classes specific to cosmetology scientific principles.

Department Chair

Catherine Marrow (interim)
Department Chair, Cosmetology
704.330.2722, ext. 4626

Available Campus Services

Cosmetology Salon Services are offered to the public as a relevant practice method for students' daily training. Visit the Central Piedmont Cosmetology website to see a list of all services provided in the beautiful state-of-the-art salon spa facility.