• Cosmetology Services Technology

    This coursework will appeal to students who have a passion for hair, makeup and style. See the course information below.

  • Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and English 2 (see course catalog for specific requirements for CP and Honors)

    Recommended Grades: 11, 12

    Course 1: Cosmetology 1 

    This course introduces students to the field of cosmetology and related cosmetics arts. Training is done in the classroom and lab. Students will learn basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, professionalism and desirable attitudes necessary to begin a career as a licensed cosmetologist. This course of study includes orientation, safety, life skills, management, professional image, communicating for success, infection control, anatomy and physiology, electricity, properties of the hair, principles of hair design, shampooing, conditioning, haircutting, wet hairstyling, thermal hair styling, thermal styling, and braiding. Students will only work on mannequins in lab work. Student kits will stay at school until students have been trained to use the tools. There is a kit fee of $450.00 due before entering the Cosmetology 1 class.

    Course 2: Cosmetology  2 

    This course is a continuation of Cosmetology 1. Training is done in the classroom and lab. Students will continue working to perfect the skills learned in Cosmetology 1. In this class, students will learn nail diseases and disorders; properties of the hair, scalp, and nails; manicure; pedicure; principles of hair design; and chemical texture service. Students will be able to perform service for the public in a student service salon and will also continue to work on mannequins. Students who are ready will start competing in state and national level competitions. The fee for this course is included in Cosmetology 1.

    Course 3: Cosmetology 3

    This course is a continuation of Cosmetology 2. The students will work on perfecting the skills previously studied. In addition, this course will include hair relaxing, color theory, hair color, and study of the skin, facials, makeup, and hair removal. There is a fee for this course. Student kit fees of $400.00 are due before entering Cosmetology 3.

    Course 4: Cosmetology 4 

    This class will prepare the students to take the SC State Board of Cosmetology written and practical exams, salon management, business skills, and job-seeking skills. In order to receive credit for the class, the student must have earned a minimum of 1000 hours in cosmetology and is required to take SC State Board exams. The fee for this course is included in Cosmetology 3. 




    Honors Framework:

     Click this text for information on pursuing coursework at the honors level.

    Potential Careers:



    Nail Tech

    Available Certifications:

    South Carolina Professional Licenses LLR



    Student Organizations:

    Skills USA

     National Technical Honor Society













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