Cosmetology Career Area


Cosmetology is the art and science of beauty care. The program gives the students the required 1000 hours needed to take the exam. The exam has been established by the Massachusetts Board of Cosmetology which involves the study of hair care, skin care and nail care, sanitation and safety also the necessary employability skills needed to be successful in this increasingly competitive cosmetology career, all within a 3 ½ year program.

Upon completing their 1000 hours students are eligible to take the State Board Exam. The exam consists of a practical exam which includes all the technical skills they have practiced on manikins, other students, faculty and the general public and a written test that consists of all the theory book work they have completed in the related classroom. Upon successfully passing the exam they are eligible for Co-Op providing their grades, conduct and attendance are in good standing.

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Freshman Year

  • Employability Skills
  • Safety
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Wet Styling
  • Thermal Styling
  • Braiding
  • Manicures/Pedicures

Sophomore Year

  • Employability Skills
  • Safety
  • Shampooing/Conditioning
  • Facials
  • Facial Make-up
  • Hair Cutting
  • Hair Styling

Junior Year

  • Client Services
  • Safety
  • Chemical Texture Services
  • Hair Coloring
  • Nail/Skin Disorders
  • Artificial Nail Enhancements
  • Hair Extensions

Senior Year

  • Client Services
  • Safety
  • Foil Techniques
  • Anatomy
  • Business/Salon Project
  • Stateboard Exam Prep
  • Sharon Gemme
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 11 & 12
  • Ext. 1179
  • Pamela Staney
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 9 & 10
  • Ext. 1180
  • Denise Maesto
  • Related Instructor
  • All Grade Levels
  • Ext. 1181
  • Cheri Mitchell
  • Aide
  • All Grade Levels
  • Ext. 1181