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Program Information

Students will receive the theory and practical application needed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the cosmetology profession. Scientific principles are applied through grooming of patrons. After completing the program, students will be able to perform the following services: shaping and tinting eyebrows and lashes, applying makeup, permanent waving, coloring and straightening hair, manicuring and giving scalp and facial treatments. Graduates may find employment in independent shops and salons, in hair styling departments of large firms and hotels, or with manufacturers of cosmetic or hair products.

The curriculum followed is set by the State of Michigan. Students must complete 1,500 clock hours for this program; attendance is mandatory. Successful completion of this program and the 1,500 requisite clock hours qualifies graduates to take the state board test for licensure in Michigan by the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affair (LARA) Agency. Participants can also complete the Forklift certification. 
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