Course Description:

A salon environment allows students to practice and prepare to become licensed cosmetologists. Students will gain skills in haircutting and shampooing techniques, hair styling, chemical treatments, manicures and pedicures, as well as facial treatments. Information and training will be focused on salon safety and sanitation, customer service, and applicable labor laws and regulations. Students who successfully complete the 1250 hours of coursework will be eligible to take the PA State Board of Cosmetology Examination and may become certified as a licensed cosmetologist upon passing the exam.

Skills Learned:

The student will learn haircutting, manicuring, hair coloring, facials, wet hairstyling, thermal hair styling, acrylic nails, permanent waving, scalp treatments, shampooing and conditioning, sterilization and sanitation, chemical relaxers, employment skills, receptionist duties, anatomy, related math and PA Cosmetology rules and regulations.

Related Occupations and Earnings:

Related occupations include Hair Stylist's Assistant, Esthetician Makeup Artist, Receptionist, Hair Stylist and Nail Technician. Entry level earnings range between $17,230 and $49,100 statewide. Studio makeup, platform artist, medical esthetics, cosmetology instructor and salon manager.

Post-Secondary Opportunities:

Students may choose to continue their education at institutions such as Empire Beauty School, Douglas Education Center and Laurel Business Institute.


Mrs. Nenni & Mrs. Iezzi – Cosmetology Instructors
Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1330 & 1329
Office Hours: 7:15am to 7:45am
2:30pm to 2:45pm
Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

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