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Careers in Cosmetology

The Careers in Cosmetology Program prepares individuals to care for and beautify hair, skin and nails. Students are instructed in the art and science of cosmetology as well as all aspects of the industry. Hair services taught include giving shampoos, rinses, scalp treatments, styling, setting, cutting, hair coloring and lightening, permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Skin procedures include facials, make-up and hair removal. Nail techniques include manicures, pedicures, artificial nail enhancements, advanced nail techniques, and foot/leg and hand/arm massage. 

Emphasis is placed on hygiene, safety and sanitation as well as State Board of Cosmetologists’ rules and regulations. Related areas of instruction include human anatomy and physiology; mathematics and measurement; analysis, diagnosis and histology of hair, skin and nails; chemistry; fundamentals of electricity; product knowledge; customer relations; and employability skills. Salon management is an integral part of the classroom and clinical experience.  

The program includes classroom instruction, clinical experience, related mentored work-based learning experience and a senior capstone project. 

  • Cosmetology I
  • Cosmetology II
  • Cosmetology III
  • Cosmetology IV/Careers in Cosmetology (1500 hours required for state certification)

CTE Contacts

Mr. Adam Tolley, Supervisor of Instruction
(410) 758-2403, Ext. 131
202 Chesterfield Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617

Ms. Robin Smith, Admin. Assistant
(410) 758-2403, Ext. 186
202 Chesterfield Avenue
Centreville, MD 21617