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Students learn the fundamentals of hair design, chemical services and nail and skin care. Extensive class time is spent studying concepts and terminology relevant to cosmetology. The course includes the theory and application of chemistry, anatomy, physiology and basic math skills to supplement the extensive practical work. Students are required to participate as models and operators. Students are prepared for the NYS Cosmetology licensing exam (both theory and practical) via the 1000 hours of classroom participation. 

Units of Study

  • Safety
  • Careers
  • Universal Foundation Skills
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chair-side Services

Applied Academics

Literacy for Technical Subjects
Within each unit, students will be expected to:

  • Read and understand complex texts
  • Use evidence to respond to text through classroom discussion and written responses
  • Understand and apply academic and content vocabulary, within knowledge and performance activities
  • Synthesize information from texts and other sources, through written responses

Students will be expected to:

  • Use basic operations with whole numbers, fractions, and percentages
  • Utilize and understand ratio and proportion concepts
  • Solve practical problems by using the appropriate operation and technique

Students will be expected to:

  • Apply principles of chemistry as it relates to cosmetology services
  • Demonstrate understanding of human anatomy and physiology in performing services

Items to Consider:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a salon setting
  • Bi-manual ability, fine finger dexterity, ability to work with multiple materials/tools simultaneously
  • Only juniors and seniors will be considered
  • Students are required to follow safety procedures and practice safe work habits at all times
  • Students will be required to participate in student-to-student clinics, as models and operators
  • Students will work in close physical contact with people

Employment Opportunities

Entry level positions in cosmetology fields (upon successful completion of NYS board exam)

  • Hairstylist
  • Nail technician
  • Platform artist
  • Make-up artist
  • Esthetician (skin and spa services)

Further Educational Opportunities

  • Cosmetology
  • Esthetician and Massage Programs

Industry Based Exam

  • NOCTI (written and practical)

Industry Certification

  • NYSED Cosmetology Licensing Exam

Students are eligible for Regents Diploma with Career and Technical Education Endorsement.

Contact Information:

Brandilyn Chambers
Lisa Doran
Felicia Robinson

Cosmetology Teachers
Ph: (585) 352-2471