South Shore Tech

Cosmetology

Course Description

This program provides you with hands on training in the beauty industry. Clinical training is supported by extensive study of related sciences in hair, skin, and nails. Demonstrations by guest artists and field trips to beauty shows are used as educational tools. Students prepare to take the state license exam for cosmetology certification. Co-­op and job placement are available after students have completed their 1000­ hour program and passed the State Board exam. The course curriculum includes salon management, computer training, client preparation, retailing, scalp treatments, hair styling, hair cutting, permanent waves, hair coloring, hair lightening techniques, braiding, facials, make-­up and manicures.

Freshman

This program is designed to give students the basic knowledge and skills necessary for a successful progression to the next level of our program training. Instruction will include safety and sanitation, shampooing, wet and thermal hair styling, braiding, and manicuring. Skin care, basic facials, and make up are introduced this year as well.

Skills: Safety and Sanitation | Shampooing | Wet and Thermal Hair styling | Braiding and Manicuring | Facials | Make Up

Sophomores

This program is designed to enhance the students basic skill and knowledge needed to progress to the next level of our program. Focus in this level will include hair cutting, hair removal, and artificial nails. Students will then move into the introduction of the application of foils, perm rods, and color application.

Skills: Hair Cutting | Hair Removal | Artificial Nails | Foils | Perm Rods | Color Application

Juniors

This program of instruction will reinforce practices learned and introduce to new techniques that will advance their knowledge and technical skills. Instruction will include make up applications, salon management, advanced hair cutting, chemical texture services, hair coloring techniques, foiling, and cap highlighting.

Skills: Make Up Applications | Salon Management | Advanced Hair Cutting | Chemical Texture Services | Hair Coloring Techniques | Foiling | Cap Highlighting

Seniors

This program will provide students the opportunity to advance and master there technical skills, and prepare the students for state licensing and work force readiness. Focus of instruction will include business management, and entrepreneurship. Instruction will also include advanced techniques in cutting, coloring, and styling, students who qualify can participate in are cooperative program. At the end of this program students will be able to perform daily tasks in a salon safely and professionally.

Skills: Business Management | Entrepreneurship | Advanced Cutting | Advanced Coloring | Advanced Styling

Certifications

OSHA 10 Hour
MA Cosmetology License

Career Pathways

Hair Stylist
Color Specialist
Esthetician
Nail Technician
Makeup Artist
Special Effects Makeup Artist
Platform Artist
Hair Replacement Specialist
Eyelash Extension Artist
Beauty Production Manager for Stage and Film
Salon Manager
Salon Owner
...And Many More

 

College Pathways

SST Cosmetology graduates who pursue a bachelor's degree or beyond can find a variety of in-demand, high-income job opportunities in the beauty industry including Cosmetic Chemist, Vocational Teacher, Medical Esthetician (RN), Dermatologist, and Cosmetic Surgeon.

About the Industry

The Cosmetology program prepares students for immediate entry as a licensed cosmetologist into the massive and ever-growing beauty industry. Students gain real-life work experience by running a live student salon, and have limitless opportunities for cooperative education placement upon licensure.

Work Environment

Cosmetologists frequently work in salons and spas, though many also choose to pursue careers in print/film work and event styling, which includes working on-set or on-location. Most cosmetology careers require standing for long periods of time and appeal to individuals that thrive in social, busy, fun, and creative environments.

How to become a...

The SST Cosmetology Program allows students to obtain their 1000 State Board training hours required for licensure, and students are eligible to prepare for and sit for their license exam prior to graduation.