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delcastleDelcastle Technical High School
hodgsonHodgson VoTech High School
HowardHoward High School of Technology

Cosmetology is the art and science of beautifying hair, skin, and nails. Cosmetologists perform such tasks as shampoos, facials, manicures, hair coloring, permanent waving, thermal styling, chemical relaxing, and hair cutting. A successful professional cosmetologist is a talented stylist, a personal service expert, and a self-promoter, as well as a poised and confident salesperson. The professional cosmetologist may choose to work in an independent salon, a spa salon, a national franchise, or an independent chain of salons as well as hotels, hospitals, and nursing homes. Delcastle, Hodgson, and Howard each operate a salon that is open to the public. The salon setting provides students with the opportunity for hands-on experiences and prepares the student for cooperative education placement and employment. Cosmetology is a profession licensed by the State of Delaware. Students selecting the Cosmetology career program will receive instruction that provides the skills and scientific theory necessary to apply for their cosmetology license. 1500 hours of training are required for licensing, and students completing the program take the Cosmetology State Board Professional Licensing Examination.

Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:

Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Nail Technician, Platform Artist, Hair Stylist, Make-up Artist, Colorist, Salon Owner, Industry Consultant, Barber, Cruise Line Stylist, Wig/Extensions Specialist, Desairologist

Employment opportunities requiring 2-years of specialized training after high school:

Cosmetology Instructor