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Nail Technician

This program is designed to prepare students for the Virginia Board for Cosmetology Licensing Examination. Students learn to shampoo, style, set, permanent wave, chemically relax and color/treat hair. In addition, students learn to consult, advise, and create personalized service, such as manicures, facials, and makeup for clients. To be eligible for Cosmetology 2, a student must earn a final grade of 80% or higher in Cosmetology 1 and have no more than 4 CCTC absences. A lab fee, uniform and lab kit are required. The kit must be ordered by July 1 to be available for the first day of school. During the second year, students demonstrate learned skills by operating a school-sponsored beauty salon. Advanced students with their own transportation and no more than four absences may be able to work at professional salons in the area during second semester. To be eligible to take the Virginia Board of Cosmetology Licensing Examination, students must pass both years of Cosmetology and have all competencies completed. The Board requires students to provide 2 forms of government-issued form of identification. A lab and uniform fee are required.

Desirable Aptitudes

  • Artistic ability

  • Excellent attendance

  • Good interpersonal skills and positive attitude

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Credential & Licensing Opportunities

  • Virginia Board of Barbering Licensing exam