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Junior Cosmetology Program
Credits: 4.0

Course Description

You will learn the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide professional hairstyling, professional skin and nail maintenance and treatments. you will apply what you learn to working with patrons in Cuyahoga Valley Career Center's Cosmetology Clinic. In order to continue in the program, the student cannot miss more than nine days of class each year in order to complete the program. To take the State Board Cosmetology exam to become a licensed cosmetologist, you must complete and pass the cosmetology program and four specific academic courses.

Coursework in Cosmetology builds on the core curriculum and includes:
  • Anatomy and physiology of the head, face, and arm
  • Chemical properties of products
  • Facial treatments, make-up and skin care
  • Hair services: shampooing, sets and styles, shaping, hair coloring/high-lighting/lo-lighting, chemical relaxing, permanent waving
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Progressive hairstyling
  • Scalp treatments
  • Preparation for Ohio State Board Cosmetology Exam
  • Preparation for employment/customer service

Program Philosophy

Our goal is to prepare our students for State Board of Cosmetology Testing and for cosmetology related employment. In order to achieve these goals, the student must have enthusiasm for the cosmetology industry and eagerness to work with and for others as well as a will to learn.
As teachers, we work as a team to develop and create lessons in which the students benefit both academically and creatively. Students will be responsible for various duties including housekeeping (station, sinks, shampoo area, dispensary), laundry (towels), reception duties (appointment taking/communication skills, inventory, money collection, etc.), as well as salon management duties. Students will be held accountable for all monies during the week that reception duties are assigned. The student is completely responsible for his/her duty during the week for which it is assigned.
These are just some of the various techniques used to incorporate responsibility into the classroom along with confidence and self-esteem while preparing the students for licensing and employment.

Topics Covered

Hair ShampooingHair StylingWet Set & Thermal Styling
Chemical RelaxingPermanent WavingHair Lightening
Hair ColoringHi-LightingLow-Lighting
In addition to the above techniques, students will learn about diseases and disorders of the skin, scalp, and nails. Other topics covered are cells, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, electric-light therapy, muscles and bones.
Students also have the opportunity to become involved in student organizations and competitions such as Skills USA and National Cosmetology Association.
Junior Cosmetology fee is $558.00 and includes:
  • textbook workbook
  • cosmetology kit that includes all supplies, tools, and equipment
Fees can be paid online or by calling the Treasurer's Office at 440-746-8276.
All students must be in full uniform on first day of school.
All Fees must be paid in full on or before the first day of school.

Postcards will be mailed out with information
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