Instructor demosntrates proper method to cut hair.

Cosmetology is a classroom-training program, plus a practical learning experience related to a variety of beauty treatments, including the care and beautification of the hair, skin, and nails. Students will be involved in the operation of Grant Career Center's Salon, which is open to the public. This two-year program allows students to complete all competencies necessary to meet the State Board of Cosmetology requirements, including the 1,500 training hours needed to be eligible to take the State Board of Cosmetology Exam.  Cosmetology students must pass all competencies with a 75% or better.  Students must pass all courses during their two-year program.  

State Board of Cosmetology License - Upon completion of the program, students are required to take the Cosmetology State Board Examination. The school will provide transportation and instructor supervision for the initial attempt.

Student performs a manicure on a customer.
   Program of Study
   Hair Microbiology and Infection Control
   Fundamentals of Hair Cutting and    Styling
   Salon Operations and Communications
   2 credits English
   2 credits Math (Algebra 2 and Advanced Math)
   2 credits Science (Anatomy & Physiology and Chemistry)
   2 credits Social Studies (American Government & Elective)
Career Opportunities
Hair Stylist / Nail Technician / Manicurist
Platform Artist
Salon Owner/Manager (after pursuing Manager’s License)
Cosmetic or Equipment Sales
Product Tester
Chemical Texture Specialist
Color Specialist
Make-up ArtistA Cosmetology student dyes a customer's hair.

Typical Wages
• Hairstylists $8-21/hour starting wage
• Nail Technician $8-15/hour starting wage

Is This You?
• I am attentive to detail
• I am a good listener
• I enjoy hands-on projects
• I am creative
Student Organization
 College Credits Earned while in high school:
  •  Kent State University (30 semester hours)
  •  Cincinnati State (in progress)
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