• Cosmetology

    If you're looking to transform your talent and creativity into a rewarding career, Cosmetology might be the "stylish" choice for your future! Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center (NWCTC) prepares students for exciting careers in a wide range of cosmetology professions through hands-on technical training in an actual salon environment. Students develop advanced skills in the three major areas of cosmetology: hair, skin, and nail treatments.


    Possible
    Occupations:

    · Cosmetologists
    · Nail Technicians
    · Skin Care Specialists
    · Hair Stylists
    · Salon Managers or Owners
    · Platform Artists
    · Makeup Artists
    · Cosmetology Instructors
    · Product Educator/Salespersons
    · Cosmetic Chemists



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    Academic
    Requirements:

    · Algebra I
    · Algebra II
    · Geometry
    · College Prep English
    · Science


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    Curricular
    Components:

    · Hair Styling/Care
    · Nail Care Techniques
    · Skin Care Techniques
    · Infection Control
    · Salon Chemistry
    · Interpersonal Skills
    · Salon Management
    · Preparation for State Licensing Exam

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    Fact Check

    · About 44 percent of Cosmetology workers are self-employed; many also work flexible schedules. All States require cosmetologists to be licensed.

    · Personal appearance workers will grow by 20 percent from 2008 to 2018, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

    · Continued growth in the number of full-service spas and nail salons will also generate a 19 percent growth in job opportunities for manicurists and pedicurists.

    · Estheticians and other skill care specialists will see large gains in employment, almost 38 percent, primarily due to the popularity of skin treatments for relaxation and medical well-being.

Last Modified on April 20, 2016