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Cosmetology

Cosmetologists provide a variety of beauty services related to the care of the hair, scalp, skin, and nails. In constant contact with the public, cosmetologists provide not only an important service but derive a sense of satisfaction from their customers.

Beginning students receive instruction in manicuring, shampooing, hair cutting, finger waving, pincurl sets, and scalp treatment. Advanced students learn to give facial treatments, permanent waves, and to straighten, highlight, and tint hair. Students will also learn to style hair and perform makeup analysis. Related instruction covers the principles for sanitation, bacteriology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology as well as business and managerial concepts. Students have the opportunity to earn the 1000 hours of instruction necessary for Massachusetts licensure.

Most cosmetologists are employed in salons that are operated as independent establishments or in conjunction with hotels, department and specialty stores. After some experience, many cosmetologists open their own shops.

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Available Certifications

  • LICENSURE:  1,000 Hours needed for State Exam are provided by The Board of Registration of Cosmetology
  • General Industry OSHA 10 - Hour Card

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Tours of Tri-County are available to the public every Tuesday morning that school is in session at 9:00 a.m. Please call 508-528-5400 to schedule a tour or to speak with a member of the Admissions Team.

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Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training

  • Customer Service Skills
  • Marketing & Management Activities
  • Proper Shampooing Procedures
  • Blow Dry Styling Techniques
  • Perform Hair / Scalp Treatment
  • Perform Basic Make - Up Application
  • Demonstrate Manicure & Pedicure Procedures
  • Demonstrate Hair Shaping Techniques
  • Perform Hair Coloring Procedures
  • Perform Permanent Waving Procedures
  • Perform Chemical Hair Relaxing
  • Temporary Hair Removal / Waxing

Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training

  • Hairstylist
  • Hair Colorist
  • Nail Technician
  • Esthetician
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Owner
  • Theatrical Make - Up Artist
  • Manufacturer's Representative
  • Platform Artist
  • Retail Specialist
  • Beauty Consultant
  • Restorative Artist

Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

  • Fashion & Apparel Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Business Management
  • SPA Esthetician (600 Hours)
  • Massage Therapist
  • Electrologist (1,000 Hours)
  • Electrolysis Technician
  • Medical Esthetician (900 Hours)
  • Barbering
  • Cosmetic Chemist
  • Beauty Editor