Ms. Donahue
Ms. Flynn
Ms. Osborne
Ms. Tucker

Cosmetologists provide a variety of beauty services related to the care of the hair, scalp, skin, and nails. In constant contact with the public, cosmetologists provide not only an important service but derive a sense of satisfaction from their customers.

Beginning students receive instruction in manicuring, shampooing, hair cutting, finger waving, pincurl sets, and scalp treatment. Advanced students learn to give facial treatments, permanent waves, and to straighten, highlight, and tint hair. Students will also learn to style hair and perform makeup analysis. Related instruction covers the principles for sanitation, bacteriology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology as well as business and managerial concepts. Students have the opportunity to earn the 1000 hours of instruction necessary for Massachusetts licensure.

Most cosmetologists are employed in salons that are operated as independent establishments or in conjunction with hotels, department and specialty stores. After some experience, many cosmetologists open their own shops.

Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

Customer Service Skills
Marketing & Management Activities
Propper Shampooing Procedures
Blow Dry Styling Techniques
Perform Hair / Scalp Treatment
Perform Basic Make - Up Application
Demonstrate Manicure & Pedicure Proccedures
Demonstrate Hair Shaping Techniques
Perform Hair Coloring Procedures
Perform Permanent Waving Procedures
Perform Chemical Hair Relaxing
Temporary Hair Removal / Waxing

Hair Colorist
Nail Technician
Salon Manager
Salon Owner
Theatrical Make - Up Artist
Manufacturer's Representative
Platform Artist
Retail Specialist
Beauty Consultant
Restorative Artist

Fashion & Apparel Design
Fashion Merchandizing
Entrepreneurial Studies
Business Management
SPA Esthetician (600 Hours)
Massage Therapist
Electrologist (1,000 Hours)
Electrolysis Technician
Medical Esthetician (900 Hours)
Cosmetic Chemist
Beauty Editor

Licensure: 1,000 Hours needed for State Exam are provided by The Board of Registration of Cosmetology

Certifications: General Industry OSHA 10 - Hour Card

Articulation Agreements: Massachusetts Community Colleges