Important Notice

alert icon Upcoming Service Interruption: We are upgrading our online processes to serve you better. During this upgrade many of our online services will be unavailable from 8:00pm on June 30 – 8:00am on July 5. Some services include payment processes, applications for admission, and the User Account Center.
For a full list of services that will be temporarily unavailable please visit our information page.


Emerge is a Gateway Community & Technical College student run enterprise open to the public. You will notice the difference between Emerge and other teaching facilities as you step into our beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art facility in historic downtown Covington. Here, you find all of the amenities of a high-end full-service salon and spa, complete with hair, nail, skin and massage services.

Our beginning cosmetology and massage therapy students spend time in the classroom first, learning the basics of their trade. Students on the floor working with Emerge clients have been through extensive training and are under the supervision of talented educators. Here students will learn their own potential in the fast-paced and competitive field of cosmetology and massage services.

Learn more about the Cosmetology Program 

Learn more about the Massage Therapy Program