Cosmetology - Instructor: Renee Wallace


  • Introduction to Cosmetology

  • Introduction to Spa Techniques

  • Cosmetology Senior Pathway Project

  • Introduction to Barbering

  • Salon Practices and Management

Program Description:

The hours and credits successfully completed by students in these classes are state accredited and can be transferred to postsecondary and private schools.  Instruction is designed to prepare students for the Alabama licensing examinations. Topics of study include the following:

  • Sanitation
  • Safety
  • Hairstyling
  • Nail Care
  • Skin Care

Students are required to purchase supplies or materials for various specialized courses.  Students enrolled in Cosmetology classes are encouraged to participate in Skills USA-VICA.

SkillsUSA Work Force Ready System.  This system provides assessments for Career and Technical Education that are supported by industry, education and policy leaders.

Career Options:

  • Stylist
  • Haircolor Specialist
  • Texture Specialist
  • Cutting Specialist
  • Salon Trainer
  • Distributor Sales Consultant
  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Salon Manager
  • Author

Program Activities:

  • Various Cosmetology Labs
  • Creation of Safety Poster
  • Spa Day
  • Salon Project/Wedding "Updos"
  • Guest Speakers from Mary Kay and Backscratchers Nails
  • Field Trip to The Professional Academy & Paul Mitchell
  • Salon Project/Opening a Salon/Opening a Spa

Student Organizations, Club Projects, Activities & Field Trips:

SkillsUSA complements technical skills training with instruction in the employability skills that make a well rounded worker and citizen.  Members grow as individuals and discover new abilities by setting their own goals, electing officers and planning and carrying out projects within our school chapters.  Whether planning a career day or a community service project, our SkillsUSA activities are learning experiences because students direct them.  Membership Dues are $20.00


  • SkillsUSA Event Competitions are held at the state and National Level
  • Students may be interested in running for a State Officer position

Opportunities for Students

  • Students may be selected by their peers to be an officer in the school chapter

Club Projects, Activities, and Field Trips:

  • Angel Tree Christmas Community Service Project
  • Nursing Home Christmas Project
  • Can Tab Project
  • Field Trip to Paul Mitchell and The Professional Academy
  • Career Fair Participation
  • SkillsUSA State Conference
  • Spa Day
  • Joint Leadership Development Conference
  • Homecoming Parade Participation
  • Various Holiday parties with other CTSO’s