Department Head, Hairdressing and Cosmetology
Instructor, Hairdressing and Cosmetology
Students deciding to enter the field of Hairdressing & Cosmetology will be introduced to the basics of safety, sanitation and personal hygiene, as well as equipment identification and use.
Students are introduced to Professional Image and Ethics, Sterilization and Sanitation Methods, Product Knowledge and Development, Hair Design and Styling, Nail and Skin Care Services, Chemical Services and Hair Addition Services.
By Junior year and Senior year students begin working with customers in the school salon and completing theory and clinical hour requirements for licensures (200 theory hours and 1,300 clinical hours).
Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application, interview, to perform entry-level job readiness and trade skills. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).
Connecticut Technical Education and Career System’s Hairdressing and Cosmetology course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.
|Grade 9||Grade 10||Grade 11||Grade 12|
|3 Credits||3 Credits||3 Credits||3 Credits|
|Exploratory and Introduction to Hairdressing & Cosmetology||Hairdressing & Cosmetology II||Hairdressing & Cosmetology III||Hairdressing & Cosmetology IV|
Students can choose to further their education at numerous colleges and universities across the country in order to obtain a two- or four-year degree. Upon graduation from this program, students will be prepared and qualified to work in salons or spas as a State of Connecticut licensed cosmetologist. State licensure exams are offered prior to graduation. Other types of employment include retail cosmetology sales in a variety of settings.