Welcome to the Institute of Cosmetology

The Houghton Lake and Cadillac Institute of Cosmetology would like to welcome you to the career of Cosmetology, Nail Technician, and Cosmetology Instructor.

The Institutes of Cosmetology are owned and operated by James C. and Dena L. Gregory. As a team they have been in the cosmetology education business for over 30 years. They are passionate about encouraging talented and highly qualified individuals that will become our industry’s leaders.

Along with your college’s owners, each of your Instructors have experience working behind the chair. Each one of them shares a passion that is going to keep you excited and eager to learn more.

We do what we love and share that drive and motivation with you! We teach to the highest standards of customer service and responsibility, teamwork, and integrity. During your journey through college we would like you to know that we are committed to you and your education. We will be here now and after graduation for YOU!

Hair & Photo by Cadillac Sr. Student – Shelby Sible.

Hair, Makeup & Photo by Houghton Lake Sr. Student – Cierra Fitzgerald.









The Institute’s mission for each student is to educate the student in both theory and practical
experience, to adequately prepare the students for the Michigan State Board Examination, and also train the student to be able to seek and find gainful employment in their chosen field.


Our Houghton Lake campus is located in downtown

Houghton Lake on M-55, right across the road from beautiful Houghton Lake.


Our Cadillac campus is located on busy

North Mitchell Street in downtown Cadillac, just blocks from Lake Cadillac.