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A smiling cosmetology student curls a hair salon mannequin's hair that is placed on top of a hair styling chair
Student holds up a bottle of hair product next to a rack of other salon products
Cosmetology student practices applying hair removal wax to a student client's eyebrow
Cosmetology student interacts with a student client seated in a salon hair cutting chair
A smiling cosmetology student wearing a black WCCC branded shirt blow dries a client's hair
Three cosmetology students stand in front of a blue textured salon wall while holding salon products
The Cosmetology Program will equip you with a comprehensive skill set and hands-on experience that will serve you well in your future career in the cosmetology industry.

The Cosmetology Program provides a wide variety of skills including cutting, styling, permanent waving and coloring hair. Students explore additional aspects of cosmetology including manicures, pedicures, facials and makeup application. To prepare students to take the state board-certified cosmetologist test, they study human anatomy and physiology.

Students enrolled in cosmetology gain hands-on experience working on real-life people in the newly renovated WCCC salon and are trained on Pivot Point International™ content. Their practical experience is further enhanced by learning the latest techniques from industry experts and regular guest speakers.

Student practices brushing and styling hair on a salon hair mannequin

Career Opportunities:

  • Hair Stylist
  • Manicurist
  • Cosmetic Specialist
  • Cosmetic or Equipment Sales
  • Make-Up Artist
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Hair Color Technician
  • Beauty Products Buyer
  • Manage or Own a Salon/ Barbershop
  • Esthetician

*Some careers noted require additional education

Cosmetology instructor smiles at the camera in front of her salon studio chairs and mirrors

Skills Gained:

  • Hair Care, Cutting, Styling  & Coloring
  • Permanent Waving & Relaxing
  • Nail Sculpting
  • Skin Cleaning, Beautifying & Maintaining
  • Pedicure
  • Facial Technology

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Students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.

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