Cosmetology

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The exciting art and science of improving beauty through

care and treatment of skin, hair and nails is called

Cosmetology. Cosmetologists shampoo, cut, style, lighten, tint

and give permanent waves. They also may give manicures,

scalp and facial treatments, provide makeup analysis and

shape eyebrows. Students learn how to schedule appointments

with clients, sanitize equipment and keep accurate records.

These skills are practiced in our on-site beauty salon.
 

SUCCESS PROFILE

A cosmetologist should have a genuine interest in working

with people and pleasing them. An inclination for artistic

creation is important as well as personal neatness, pleasant

personality and an enjoyment for wearing current hairstyles.

Other qualities include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination,

color perception and the ability to accept constructive criticism.

Physical aspects include standing or sitting for an extended

period of time and exposure to chemicals (with proper

ventilation).
 

MAJOR UNITS OF INSTRUCTION

·         Professional Practices

·         Cosmetology Sciences 1

·         Cosmetology Sciences 2

·         Cosmetology Skills 1

·         Cosmetology Skills 2

·         Cosmetology Skills 3
 

POTENTIAL CAREERS

·         Cosmetologist

·         Nail Technician

·         Salon Manager

·         Salon Owner

·         Make-up Artist

·         State Board Examiner

·         Competition Stylist

·         Instructor

·         Hair Stylist

·         Field Technician

·         Wig Dresser

·         Body Make-up Artist

·         Mortuary Beautician
 

EMPLOYMENT AREAS

·         Beauty or Barber Salons

·         Department Stores

·         Hospitals

·         Hotels

·         Television Industry

·         Centers for the Performing Arts

The Upper Bucks County Technical School will not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, national origin, religion, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification in its educational programs, activities, or employment. The school will also take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational programs. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, amended 2004 and Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. For information about rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, at Upper Bucks County Technical School, 3115 Ridge Road, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: 215-795-2911. For information regarding services, activities and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons, contact 215-795-2911.
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