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The Cosmetology program prepares individuals to care for and beautify hair, nails, and skin. The primary purpose of the program is to train the students in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to obtain licensure and for competency in entry-level positions in cosmetology or a related career field. Hair techniques taught include giving shampoos, conditioning treatments, and scalp massage; styling, setting, cutting, hair coloring and lightening, permanent waving, and relaxing; skin techniques include facials and make-up; nail techniques include manicures, pedicures, artificial nail techniques, and hand and arm massages. Emphasis is placed on hygiene, sanitation, decontamination, and infection control. Related areas of instruction include bones, muscles, nerves, chemistry, electricity, career readiness, product knowledge, customer relations, professionalism and salon management.

Students may further their education and acquire more practical experience by working in a private salon, or enrolling in a business management program at the community college level. Fifteen hundred hours of instruction qualifies the student to sit for the operators’ licensing examination in Maryland in the senior year of high school. Students must complete an assessment process for program selection. Students are required to apply for and take the State of Maryland Board of Cosmetology license examination prior to graduation in order to qualify for completer status.


Completion of the program prepares you for certification in the following areas:

  • Licenced Cosmetologist


Graduates from this program have a great start on these potential careers:

  • Professional Stylist
  • Salon Manager
  • Nail Technician/Manicurist
  • Makeup Artist
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Cutting Specialist
  • Cosmetology Instructor



Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Cosmetology Careers



Technology Education

Cosmetology 1, 2

Mathematics or Science (H)

Cosmetology 3, 4, 5

Cosmetology 6, 7, 8 and/or Cosmetology Extension or CWE




Course 1: Cosmetology 1 #61.7010.0 
Course 2: Cosmetology 2 #61.7020.0

Cosmetology 1-2: Principles and Practice of Cosmetology (up to 360 hours)

Research Projects Q1-4 (60 hours)
Look Book Final Project (100 hours)
(up to 160 hours)

Description: This course introduces the field of cosmetology. Students develop and practice basic skills in cosmetology; develop a broad understanding of the variety of career options available to a licensed cosmetologist; and learn how science and math is a fundamental aspect of the practice of cosmetology.

Course 4: Cosmetology 3 #61.7030.0 
Course 5: Cosmetology 4 #61.7040.4 (H
Course 6: Cosmetology 5 #61.7050.4 (H)

Cosmetology 3-5: Advanced Cosmetology: Theory & Application (up to 500 hours)

Description: This course allows students to develop and practice more advanced techniques in the field of cosmetology including facial treatments, massages, thermal hair styling, coloring techniques while understanding human body systems as they relate to cosmetology.

Course 7: Cosmetology 6 #61.7060.4 (H)
Course 8: Cosmetology 7 #61.7070.4 (H)
Course 9: Cosmetology 8 #61.7080.4 (H)

Cosmetology 6-8: Mastery of Cosmetology (completion of 1,500 hours and take the licensing exam)

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to further refine and apply skills that support all aspects of the cosmetology industry. It will assist in preparing students to obtain employment and advance in the field of cosmetology upon passing the State Board of Cosmetologists' licensing examination.


Charlene Madison
Cosmetology Teacher

Ms. Madison has been in the cosmetology field since 1987, in that time she has been a stylist managing several Baltimore salons. After working in that capacity, she expanded to salon owner, her salon was located in Woodlawn, MD for over 14 years. She simultaneously became a platform artist, traveling to the DMA, training fellow stylist. For the past several years she has been teaching emerging students in Cosmetology. She says it gives her real joy to see students discover the many opportunities in the cosmetology field. Looking forward to creating great memories at Sollers.


Michele Wyatt
Cosmetology Teacher

Ms. Wyatt is a 1988 graduate of Sollers Point Tech and has over 35 years of experience in the beauty industry.  She is a dual licensed Senior Cosmetologist and Master Barber and has worked as a stylist where she earned recognition for client retention, average customer sale, retail sales and rate of production.  She has been a salon owner for 15 years and still works part time in her salon.  She has been at Sollers Point for 9 years and has previously taught in private schools for over 30 years.  She enjoys teaching students all aspects of cosmetology and inspiring them to pursue successful careers in the beauty industry. 



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Cosmetology Students Shampoo Clients
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