Pathfinder Tech

Cosmetology

SKILLS ACQUIRED AT EACH GRADE LEVEL

Grade 9

  • Employability skills/professional skills
  • Safety and sanitation procedures
  • Client consultation
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Hairstyling (wet and thermal)
  • Manicuring (paraffin treatments)
  • Braiding
  • Facials
  • Updos
  • Resume writing

Grade 10

  • Facial make-up (day, night, avant garde)
  • Hair removal and waxing
  • Haircutting
  • Pedicuring
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Cosmetology)
  • Employability skills/professional skills
  • Safety and sanitation procedures

Grade 11

  • Client intake forms
  • Hairmax computer system
  • Razor and clipper cutting
  • Chemical texture services (perms and relaxers)
  • Artificial nail enhancements
  • Anatomy and physiology 
  • Chemistry
  • Hair coloring, foiling, and balayage techniques
  • Advanced haircutting
  • Employability skills/professional skills
  • Safety and sanitation procedures

Grade 12

  • State Board of Cosmetology exam prep
  • Advanced hair coloring techniques
  • Business and salon building
  • Wigs and hair extensions
  • Industry pathways and interviewing
  • Advanced haircutting
  • Employability skills/professional skills
  • Safety and sanitation procedures

Cosmetology

The Pathfinder Tech Cosmetology program is a progressive, technical, three and a half year competitive course where students study all facets of hair, skincare, and nails.  Students apply their interpersonal, technical, professional, and academic skills with support in this increasingly competitive career. Students

experience hands-on learning in a full service salon environment.  After completion of 1000 hours of instruction, students are eligible to take their MA. Cosmetology State Board exam, and instructors assist in job placement. Co-op opportunities are available and encouraged.

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS
  • Beauty School Battles
  • Senior Salon Building Project
  • Skills USA
  • Color Wheel
  • Skeletal system
  • PH Scale
  • Day of the Dead Project
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Cosmetology)
  • Barbicide Certification
  • Eyes on Cancer Certification
  • Domestic Violence Training Certificate
  • MA. Cosmetology State Board Exam
THIS PROGRAM RELIES HEAVILY ON THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC SKILLS and/or DISCIPLINES
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemical formula ratios
  • Geometric shapes and angles
  • Computer skills

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES UPON COMPLETION OF PROGRAM

Upon graduation:
  • Booth Renter
  • Salon/Spa Owner
  • Nail Technitian
  • Stylist Assistant
  • Stylist
  • Receptionist
  • Beauty Sales Associate
  • Beauty Blogger
  • Make-up Artist
  • State Board Proctor
  • Salon Manager
  • Hair Removal Specialist
  • Cosmetology Board Member
  • Med Spa
After completion of 1-2 years of post-secondary technical training (apprenticeship, certificate program or associate’s degree):
  • Barber
  • Esthetician
  • Medical Esthetician
  • Instructor
  • Platform Artist
  • Artistic Director
  • Celebrity Stylist
After completion of Advanced degree (4 year college degree or higher)
  • DESE Certified Cosmetology Instructor
  • ABCH Certified Colorist 
  • Accredited Cosmetology School Owner