• Cosmetology
    I & II
    Betty Sue Hiner



    Cosmetology Overview Students are grounded in theory as they practice procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom, using manikins for skill practice. They study hair, skin, and nails and their related care. First-year emphasizes personal safety, professionalism, sanitation and disinfection. Students develop skills in shampooing and conditioning, as well as styling and cutting hair. Students perform chemical texture services, and manicure/pedicure procedures. Second year students increase their skills in hair cutting and styling on live models, focusing on safety, infection control, client consultation and professionalism. Training includes safe chemical processes related to permanent waves, relaxers, lightening, and coloring hair. In addition, students develop experience in providing facials, manicures and pedicures, and nail enhancements.

    IMPORTANT: Any absence (excused or not) will take away from the 840 hours needed to sit for the licensure exam. Certifications Successful course completion, with demonstration of required proficiencies, may assist the student in preparing for the following: · Virginia State Cosmetology Board Exam