The Cosmetology program focuses on the fundamentals of the profession. This enables students to confidently begin working with hair, skin and nails early in their training. Technical skill development blends with applied sciences to guide them toward a successful career as a salon professional. During this three-year, 1250-hour training program, students learn hair sculpture, color application, chemical texture, and skin and nail procedures. Students study a wide variety of scientific applications, such as the chemistry of cosmetics, biology, human anatomy, and physiology. Upon completion, graduates are fully prepared to take the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology examination. Students learn the history and career opportunities of Cosmetology. Topics of study include Life Skills, Professional Image, Communicating for Success, Infection Control: Principles and Practices, Basics of Electricity, Properties of the Hair and Scalp, Principles of Hair Design, Scalp Care, Shampooing & Conditioning, Hairstyling, Braiding and Extensions, Hair Cutting, Hair Removal, Facials, Make-up, Manicuring, and Pedicuring.
Students must successfully complete the 1250 hour training program to qualify for the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Examination.
Industry Certifications a Student May Earn
- Pennsylvania Cosmetology License
Median Wage for Related Occupations
- Hairdressers, Hairstylists & Cosmetologists $28,080
- Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance $67,570
- Skincare Specialist $30,300
College Credit Opportunities
- Saint Francis University