The Cosmetology Program
Cosmetology is the scientific study and practices of beauty culture. Our program is designed to prepare students for a career in this continually evolving field as a professional beauty technician. An active on-site clinic provides students with the opportunity to refine their skills in a fully equipped salon setting. Appropriate equipment and chemical use safety procedures and sanitation practices are taught and reinforced as the students interact with a client base from the Lynn area. The LVTI Cosmetology program is aligned with the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Frameworks as well as the State Board of Cosmetology. Once they reach the age of 16, students have the opportunity of acquire the 1,000 hours mandated to be eligible to take examination for Board Certification.
The exploratory program stresses shop and professional safety, sanitation and personal hygiene, and a clear understanding of license requirements. The ninth graders will participate in basic mannequin work and procedures in braiding, shampooing, scalp treatments, facial cleansing and nail care. Students will explore the many job opportunities in the cosmetology fields.
The young men and women who select cosmetology as their major course of study will be provided with instruction and experiences that will enable them to apply and demonstrate the acquisition of competencies in the following areas:
♦ Effective Customer Service skills.
♦ Effective related business managerial and financial skills
♦ Demonstrate proper shampooing procedures
♦ Demonstrate proper hair styling techniques
♦ Performing hair, scalp and facial treatments
♦ Performing make-up application
♦ Manicure procedures
♦ Hair shaping, coloring procedures and techniques
♦ Performing permanent waving and hair relaxing procedures
♦ With accomplished skills and accumulated time in shop during high school, students become eligible to take the MA State Cosmetology License Exam
♦ OSHA 10-hour Certification
♦ First Aid Certification
♦ Hairdresser – Massachusetts division of Registration of Cosmetologist
Career Opportunities upon completion of this technical program include, but are not limited to:
♦ Postsecondary Education
♦ Licensed Cosmetologist
♦ Salon Owner
♦ Make-up Artist
♦ Color Technician