Becoming a COSMETOLOGIST
• Graduate from an accredited school and • Pass the Cosmetology State Board Exam.
Becoming a BARBER
• 1000 hours of schooling in a state-licensed facility, 2 years of on-the-job training and/or school experience.
• If trained by a Massachusetts Barber School, an apprentice Barber may apply to sit for the Master License after holding the apprentice license for 18 months.
Sample Job Titles:
Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Cosmetologist, Barber, Makeup Artist, Aesthetician, Manicurist, Demonstrator, Registered Instructor, Salon Owner
Advancement: Advancement usually takes the form of higher earnings as barbers and cosmetologists gain experience and build a steady clientele. Some barbers and cosmetologists manage salons, lease booth space in salons, or open their own salons after several years of experience. Others teach in barber or cosmetology schools or provide training through vocational schools. Still others advance to become sales representatives, image or fashion consultants, or examiners for State licensing boards.
Licenses: Registered Cosmetologist, Registered Operator, Registered Manicurist, Registered Instructor, Registered Demonstrator, Registered Aesthetician I, Registered Aesthetician II, Aesthetician Instructor, Cosmetology Salon, Booth Shop, Manicuring Shop
Division of Registration of Cosmetologists
239 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114 (617) 727-9940
Technical and Higher Education Majors: Make-up artist,/Specialist, Salon Manager, Business
COLLEGE MAJORS: Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship
CONNECTIONS TO WORK AND HIGHER EDUCATION
CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE IN HIGH SCHOOL
OSHA G10 10 hour General Industry Certification
LICENSE OPTION: Cosmetology State Board Exam
CATHERINE HINDS : 75 CREDIT HOURS TOWARD 4 ACCREDITED AESTHETICS PROGRAMS
ELECTROLOGY INSTITUTE OF NEW ENGLAND : 80 CREDIT HOURS TOWARD ADVANCED ESTHETIC PROGRAM