Course Description

Welcome to Cosmetology

Cosmetology video

I look forward to preparing you with skills for life by passing Ohio’s Board of Cosmetology Certification Test.  We are kept up to date in this rapidly changing profession by  hosting guest artists, internship opportunities and participation in an updo competition.  Internships are available in “high end” salons. Completers of the exam are licensed cosmetologists. Licensed students can access 30 college credits in technology studies if attending college the year following graduation. You are  qualified for immediate employment in professional grooming services related to the care of hair, skin and nails.

COURSE:Cosmetology

GRADE LEVEL:10, 11, 12
SCHOOL:Kent
LENGTH:Two years
CREDIT at Kent:
Level I – English 1; Tech Theory 1; Lab 2;
Level II – English 1; Tech Theory 1; Lab 3; Internship 1
DESCRIPTION:
If you are artistic and interested in hair styling, makeup analysis and nail care, here’s a program that allows you to apply your talents and your interests.  Instructors and students are kept up to date in this rapidly changing profession by attending shows and conferences, hosting guest artists and participating in competitions.  As soon as you complete this two-year program you can apply to take the State Board exam and become a licensed Cosmetologist.  You’ll be qualified for immediate employment, performing professional grooming services related to the care of hair, skin and nails.  Who knows — some day you could become a famous platform artist or a salon owner!
PROGRAM TIME
GENERAL WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Two years
  • Five periods daily
  • Involves working with people and equipment
  • Involves standing for long periods
  • Involves working with chemicals
  • Involves working with hands at shoulder height

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Styling and care of the hair using many tools and products
  • Shaping and cutting the hair
  • Permanently waving or relaxing the hair
  • Hair tinting and lightening
  • Dispensing and controlling supplies
  • Office procedures
  • Cleaning and styling wigs
  • Manicure, pedicure and sculpture nails
  • Facial treatments and make-up
  • Good health and posture
  • Good attendance
  • Good finger dexterity
  • Sense of form and artistry
  • Non-allergic to chemicals
  • Communicate orally and in writing
 
HELPFUL BACKGROUND
  • Art
  • Biology
  • C.P. English
  • General Science