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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.

Course Content

· Introduction to profession

· Infection control

· Scalp care, shampooing, and       conditioning

· Hairstyling, haircutting, hair           coloring, chemical hair texture         services

· Facials and make-up

· Manicuring, pedicuring,                   nail extensions

· Running a salon business, retail sales

· Communication, professional         ethics, decision making

Course Details

Cosmetology I (Year 1)

Cosmetology II (Year 2)

GRADE  11, 12

Course Length: 2 years

Industry Credentials Offered

 Virginia State Cosmetology Board Exam

Options After HS


Nail  Technician, Hair Stylist, Make-up Artist, Skin-care technician

Local Employers:  High Tech Salon & Day Spa, Salon Platinum, Haircuttery, Fantastic Sam’s, Local salons

Career Certificate/ Associate Degree (2 yr) program

BRCC—Business Management, Marketing

DLCC—Massage Therapy

Bachelor’s /Post Baccalaureate Degree (4 yr+) majors

Business Management, Marketing, Business Administration, Dermatology

Instructor Contact Information

Name: Betty Sue Hiner

Email: [email protected]

School: 540-245-5002
Fax:  540-885-0407