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This program builds a foundation of both academic and technical skills for a variety of career opportunities within the cosmetology industry. The course includes skills for performing procedures in areas such as: hair, skin, nail care, as well as salon procedures. Related instruction is presented as it applies to the skills being demonstrated. Upon completion of the required 1,250 hours of instruction, students will be eligible to take the Pennsylvania State Board cosmetology test to obtain a cosmetology license.


Courses of Study


• Cosmetology Science
• Thermal/Non Thermal Styling
• Manicures and Pedicures
• Facial Treatments
• Chemical Texturizing
• Haircutting and Coloring
• State Board Preparation
• Clinic
• Salon Management
Career Paths
• Cosmetologist
• Nail Technician
• Cosmetician
• Massage Therapist
• Salon Owner/Manager
• Platform Artist
• Sales
• Esthetician
• Teacher Liscense


 Post-Secondary Opportunities
• Bella Capelli
• Empire Beauty School
• Sanford‐Brown Institute
• PA Cosmetology License
• PA Nail Technician License
Articulated Credits

• Community College of Allegheny County