Cosmetology is designed to prepare students to qualify for the state board licensing examination upon completion of the program. Students receive training in the care of hair, skin, and nails. The course study includes scalp treatment, hair shaping, hair styling, setting, permanent waving, tinting, coloring, and chemical relaxers. Care of skin and nails includes manicures and pedicure, massages, facials, applying makeup and hair removal. Also included in the course of study is salon planning and management.
This is a three-year program beginning in the 10th grade. Students that are accepted into this program must complete the entire three years. According to State Board regulations, only a limited number of students may be enrolled. To receive their state license, students must pass the state licensing exams and complete the State Board required 1,540 hours. These exams include both theory and practical applications which are very rigorous.