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A cosmetologist focuses on helping others look and feel their best by
providing hair styling, esthetics, nail specialties, waxing services
and more. Since a license is required to pursue a career as a
cosmetologist, students enrolled in the program have a tremendous
advantage. Taught in fully equipped salons by certified, industry-experienced
educators, students learn the latest techniques and skills needed to take
the New York State written and practical licensing exams. Once licensed, a
cosmetology career can take you in many directions and open doors to a
variety of career options.

Students in this program have an opportunity to enroll in Rockland
Community College’s High School Enrichment Program, which allows them
to earn college credits. Articulation agreements with other colleges
and institutions also exist.

Program Studies

Preparation for the New York State Cosmetology License Exam

  • Advanced Nail
  • Braiding
  • Business Skills
  • Chemical
    Texture Services (permanent waving & chemical hair relaxers)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finger Waving
  • General
  • Hair Care
  • Haircutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair Coloring
  • Mini Facials
  • Makeup
  • Nail Care
  • Receptionist
  • Scientific Facials
  • Shop Management
  • Skin Care
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • Thermal Straightening
  • Waxing
  • Wiggery
College Articulations

Rockland Community College (3 dual credits), Capri Institute (based
on test)

Professional Certifications

Preparation for NYS Cosmetology License Exam, NYC Waxing Certification

Career Options

Hair Stylist, Hair Colorist, Nail Technician, Esthetician, Salon
Manager, Salon Receptionist, Makeup Artist, Educator, Chemist,
Distributor, Waxing Specialist, Platform Artist, Product Salesperson,