Provide personal care to patrons' hair, skin and/or nails to aid in the improvement of their appearance.

“Your appointment is confirmed for the full treatment in our salon…shampoo, cut, color, perm, style, manicure, pedicure, and facial!” Customer service is key to becoming a great cosmetologist, but so are the techniques for providing proper personal care to hair, skin, and nails. You’ll practice your skills on mannequins, classmates and outside customers in our professional salon. Upon completing the program, you’ll take the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Examination.

Suggested Skills for Success:

  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  • Regular attendance for all scheduled CVCC days is necessary to earn the required number of contact hours to be eligible to take the Ohio Board of Cosmetology State licensing exam at the end of the second year.
  • All program completers will be required to take the State Licensing exam.


Students have the opportunity to acquire the following certifications:

  • Qualified students are required to take the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Examination.

Student Organization

What skills will I learn?

  • Facial treatments, make-up and skin care
  • Scalp treatments
  • Progressive hairstyling
  • Hair services; shampooing, sets and styles, shaping, coloring, chemical relaxing and permanent waving
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Anatomy and physiology of the head, face and arm
  • The chemical properties of products

What types of equipment are used:

  • Professional beauty salon equipment and tools
  • Hair dryers, blow dryers
  • Student kits and mannequins
  • Curling irons: standard and Marcel
  • Flat irons
  • Manicure implements
  • Haircutting shears
Where do you want to go?

Manicurist, Pedicurist, Permanent Wave Technician, Make-up Consultant & Technician, Cosmetologist, Theatrical Make-up Artist, Hair Specialist, Sales Rep., Skin Specialist, Salon Manager/Owner, Hair Colorist, Esthetician

Human Services Career Field


Year 1

4.0 elective (Cosmetology Lab and Theory)
Both Cosmetology Lab and Theory must be passed for promotion to Year Two.

Year 2

4.0 elective (Cosmetology Lab and Theory)



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