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Cosmetology

Cosmetology

Cosmetology

The Cosmetology - Barbering Programs are dedicated to preparing students for current and emerging careers in the Hair & Beauty Industry. Cosmetology students learn state-of-the-art hair cutting, coloring, weaving and sculpting, nail technology and skin care. Barbering students learn men’s hairstyling, shaping and beard management procedures and all aspects of the barber industry. These programs combine crucial elements of art, science, technical skills, interpersonal and communication skills and entrepreneurship. To adequately prepare students for employment in the Hair & Beauty Industry, these programs adhere to all ethical and professionals standards of the industry, as set forth by the State Boards of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners. Under the supervision of licensed and credentialed instructors, students participate in the actual operation of school-based salons or barber shops; and cater to real clients to gain the customer service and management skills required to become professionals in this exciting industry. In addition, students work in local salons and barber shops to gain valuable on-the-job training and
experience.

Students who complete the Cosmetology Program are prepared to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Examination to become licensed cosmetologists. Likewise, students completing the Barber Program take the Pennsylvania State Board of Barber Examiners Examination to become licensed barbers.  In addition, students obtain CPR/First Aid certification. These programs afford students the opportunity to obtain an industry license and their high school diploma. Three years of instruction begin in the tenth grade.

 

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