PROGRAM SUMMARY – COSMETOLOGY
Cosmetology students receive comprehensive training in all areas of hairdressing and the related fields needed to qualify for both the state licensing examination and employment as a cosmetologist. Students also learn how to manage a salon, start a business and deal effectively with clientele. Curriculum includes inventory control, record keeping and salon based technology, personal hygiene and good grooming, bacteriology, sterilization and sanitation. Anatomy and physiology play an important part in the program.
- Hair Stylist
- Salon Manager
- Salon Owner
- Make-up Artist
- Platform Artist
- Product Technician & Desairologist
Upon further education, students can become beauty editors of magazines, cosmetic chemists, teachers, and make-up artist for theater and motion pictures.
COSMETOLOGY GRADUATES HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES:
- Dellaria’s Salon, Boston, MA
- Vidal Sassoon’s Salon, Boston, MA
- Super Cuts, North Reading, MA
- Laschi’s, Reading, MA
Grade 12 students are eligible to take the Operator License examination provided by the Massachusetts Board of Cosmetology (upon completion of the program and requisite training hours). After two years of salon based employment, under the supervision of a registered hairdresser, graduates may apply for a Registered Hairdresser’s license.
The Massachusetts Cosmetology Association provides education to cosmetologists throughout the year. The National Cosmetology Association provides materials, including photos and methods to duplicate the latest hair styles and fashions throughout the year.
COURSE OF STUDY
GRADE 9 EXPLORATORY- COURSE# COS 1 CREDIT
The Grade 9 Exploratory Program in Cosmetology promotes the understanding of the art and science in making hair, skin, and nails attractive for clients. The following competencies are taught: Shampooing, Zulu knots, Conditioning, Brushing, and Parting the hair, Henna hand make-up, Roller styling, Nail art, Multicultural Concepts of beauty, Dread locks, Face painting on mannequins, Face painting on masks, Afro Styling, Braiding, False beard and mustache, and Stained glass make-up. Students also practice all safety procedures, including sterilization and sanitation precautions as shown by the instructor. The integration of academics and career technical curriculum includes preparation for MCAS examinations with daily math quizzes and daily writing assignments. While Exploratory students do not need to wear a uniform while in shop, they must dress appropriately for the Cosmetology Shop setting.
GRADE 9 SHOP- COURSE# COSF-16 10 CREDITS
The Freshman class will study the History of Cosmetology and Safety in the Salon which includes infection control and sanitation. Students will practice shampooing, brushing, combing, parting and braiding the hair.
GRADE 10 SHOP- COURSE# CO2 20 CREDITS
Grade 10 Cosmetology students will study the following competencies: Wet Hairstyling: Shampooing, conditioning, temporary hair coloring, finger waving, roller sets, pin curl placement, braiding and comb outs; Blow Drying: Round brush styling, iron curling, comb-outs, wig and hairpiece styling; and Facials: Eyebrow shaping, waxing, manicuring, pedicuring and make-up application. Students will also practice all safety procedures, sterilization and sanitation precautions as shown by the instructor.
GRADE 10 RELATED – COURSE #CO2R 5 CREDITS
Grade 10 Cosmetology Related students will study the following competencies: Cosmetology / The History and Opportunities, Life Skills, Professional Image, Facials, Communication, Infection Control, Properties of Hair and Scalp, Hair Design Principles, Shampooing, Rinsing and Conditioning, Braiding, Wigs and Hairpieces, Histology of Skin, Hair Removal, Facials, Makeup, Nail Structure, Manicuring/ Pedicuring, Anatomy/ Physiology. Materials Required: Text book, work books, uniform and shop kit. Students must replace any materials missing from shop kits as needed.
GRADE 11 SHOP – COURSE #CO3 25 CREDITS
Grade 11 students will study the following competencies: Salon Management, Thermal Hair Styling, Roller Sets, Blow Drying, Haircutting, Permanent Waving, Waxing, Advanced Skin Care and Basic Hair Coloring. The students will practice all safety procedures, sterilization and sanitation precautions as shown by the instructor.
GRADE 11 RELATED – COURSE #CO3R 5 CREDITS
Grade 11 Cosmetology Related students will study the following in theory and practical: Salon Management, Nails/Diseases/Disorders, Thermal Hair Styling, Skin/Diseases/Disorders, Hair Styling, Removing Unwanted Hair, Haircutting, Electricity, Permanent Waving, Chemistry, Facials, Anatomy/Physiology, and Hair Coloring.
Materials Required: Text book, work books, uniform and shop kit. Students must replace any materials missing from shop kits as needed.
GRADE 12 SHOP – COURSE #CO4 25 CREDITS
Grade 12 Cosmetology students complete curriculum in preparation for the Massachusetts State Board Examination for their Operators’ License. Licensing comprises 50% of the third term grade. Successful licensing allows students opportunities to participate in the Cooperative Education Program (additional eligibility criteria apply). Senior Cosmetology students complete the following competencies: Salon Management/Senior Project; Chemical Hair Relaxing/ Reconstruction, Facials/ Skin Care/ Cosmetics, Hair Coloring/ Special Effects, Color Analysis, Sterilization/ Sanitation, Haircutting, Clinic/Salon Management, Electricity, Client Procedure / Conduct, Anatomy/Physiology, Salon Management, Chemistry, State Board Review/CD Review.
GRADE 12 RELATED – COURSE #CO4R 5 CREDITS
Grade 12 Cosmetology Related students prepare and present Senior Projects to a panel of professionals in the field and Northeast faculty. Grade 12 students will also work towards completion of text book and workbooks, study guides, and state board review books. Materials Required: Text book, work books, uniform and shop kit. Students must replace any materials missing from shop kits as needed.