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Course Description

The Cosmetology Program consists of practical hands-on training and theory work, field trips to beauty and styling shows, and presentations by guest speakers from the cosmetology field. Instruction in shop management and communication skills prepares students to handle the business portion of working in a salon.  Cosmetology students practice their skills each week during on-campus clinic hours.

Course Content

• Hairstyling, braiding, and updos
• Hair cutting
• Salon management
• Anatomy and physiology
• Customer relations
• Manicures, pedicures, and artificial
nail services
• Skin structure, facials, and make-up
• Chemical hair straightening
• Hand massage
• Facials
• Personal hygiene
• Permanent waving
• Hair coloring

College Agreements:

  • Bryant and Stratton
  • Finger Lakes School of Massage

Students who have passed the NYS State Board Examination:

  • Licensed Hair Stylist
  • Color and Nail Technician
  • Makeup Artist
  • Hair Designer
  • Salon Owner or Manager

NYS Area Colleges with Entrepreneurial Related Majors:

Mohawk Valley 

Community College

Paul Smith’s College

Alfred State College

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Program Considerations:

• Communicate verbally and in writing
• Possess excellent hand eye coordination
• Work individually and as a team member
• Follow written and verbal directions
• Have good time management skills
• Maintain excellent attendance
for certification
• Attentive to details
• Work in close proximity with people
• Be sensitive to other’s needs and feelings
• Maintain composure in difficult situations
• Stand for prolong periods of time

Industry-based Certification:

Students need to attain 1,000 clinical hours to be eligible to take the New York State Cosmetology License Exam