Instructor: Jamialah Carroll

During this three-year, 1250-hour training Cosmetology program, students study hair, skin and nails, and their related care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare to practice procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom, using manikins for manipulative skill practice. The first year course emphasizes personal safety and professionalism, along with sanitation and the disinfection of equipment and facilities. Students develop skills in shampooing and conditioning hair, as well as in styling and cutting hair. They are introduced to chemical textureservices, and develop skills in manicure and pedicure procedures.
In the advanced courses, students build upon their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology in order to increase their proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained in safe chemical processes related to permanent waves, relaxers,soft-curl permanent waves, and to lightening and coloring hair. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. A business management unit focuses on managing a salon. Students can combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position or internship with continuing supervision throughout the school year. Upon completion, student graduates are fully prepared to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology examination.


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February 8th, 2016
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