This two-year 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. During the second year, students demonstrate learned skills by operating a school-sponsored beauty salon.

To be eligible to take the Virginia Board of Cosmetology Licensing Examination, students must pass both years of Cosmetology, have all competencies completed, and receive 840 hours of instruction. The board requires students to provide two forms of government-issued identification.

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Nail Technician

Courthouse Campus

Two Years

Occupation Opportunities
Certification Opportunities
Virginia Board of Cosmetology Licensing
Credits for this Program Include:
Year 1: Cosmetology I (3 Credits)
Year 2: Cosmetology II (3 Credits)
Preferred Aptitudes
Artistic ability
Excellent attendance
Good interpersonal skills and positive attitude
Physical endurance to stand for long periods