Program Description

  • This course will include study in all phases of hair, nail and skin care. The primary purpose of this cosmetology course is to train the student in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to obtain licensure. This course will also prepare students for entry-level positions in cosmetology or a related career field. The mission of the Cosmetology department is to develop professionals with a creative flair for hair and fashion combined with a strong personal commitment and a sense of professional ethics. Students will graduate fully prepared to pass both the written and practical state board operators exam. This license will provide individuals with career opportunities such as color and highlighting specialists, perm technicians, platform artists, hair stylists, manicurists, makeup artists, desairologists and educators.

Course Content

    • Wet Hairstyling
    • Finger Waving
    • Scalp Treatments
    • Hair Shaping
    • Manicuring
    • Pedicuring
    • Facials
    • Salon Management
    • Braiding
    • Blow-Dry Styling
    • Thermal Curling
    • Eyebrow Shaping
    • Hair Coloring
    • Hair Removal
    • Permanent Waving
    • Customer Service
    • Dimensional Hair Coloring
    • Foiling
    • Hair Lightening
    • Artificial Hair Styling
    • Chemical Hair Straightening

Employers Hiring Minuteman Graduates

    • Blue Hair Salon
    • Creative Expressions Salon
    • Dellaria Salon
    • Horizons Hair Salon
    • Paul Mammola Salon
    • Supercuts
    • Vianni & Clark

Advisory Committee Partners

    • Blondie Salon and Spa
    • Continentale
    • Creative Expressions Salon
    • Dellaria Salon
    • Horizons Hair Salon
    • Innovations Hair Salon
    • J&L Hair Studio
    • Supercuts

Minuteman Adult Education Programs

  • Minuteman Technical Institute

Industry Certifications

    • Mass Operator License
    • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Safety

Possible Career Pathways

    • Colorist
    • Cosmetology Instructor
    • Esthetician
    • Hair Extension Technician
    • Hair Stylist
    • Makeup Artist
    • Manicurist
    • Massage Therapist
    • Platform Artist
    • Salon Owner

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Starting Salary

    • Earnings vary by specialty and location of the salon
      $8.57 - $20.41+ per hour

    *Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

College Partners

    • Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics