The 1500-clock hour Cosmetology program leads to a diploma which is used to verify training and experience. The Cosmetology program ranges from 40 to 50 weeks. Time frame for completion ranges from a minimum of 10 months to a maximum of 12 months.
The Cosmetology program’s outlines and daily lesson plans ensure that all subjects are taught in the correct sequence with a proper balance devoted to theory and practical instruction. Courses are designed to help students develop desirable work habits, attitudes, safety practices and awareness of professional responsibilities. In order to provide students with a working knowledge of current cosmetology practices, each course will be evaluated periodically.
The program levels are determined by the number of weeks in training and achievement. Program levels are broken down into basic, intermediate and senior.
Basic- level- is designed to cover the fundamentals of Cosmetology beginning with early history, professional image and vocabulary. Basic level continues on to cover infection control and properties of hair and scalp. Basic level also introduces principles of hair design, scalp care, shampooing and conditioning. Basic level concludes with training in hair coloring, hairstyling, facial manipulation and hair removal. In order to transition into intermediate level a final examination must be successfully passed.
Intermediate- level is for those who successfully complete basic. Intermediate level introduces life skills and communication, chemistry, haircutting, braiding and braid extension. Intermediate level also covers wigs, hair enhancement, chemical texture service, manicures and pedicures. Within the duration of Intermediate level students are responsible for recruiting two or more clients to provide them with three out the following four services: chemical (relaxer or color), blow-dry and haircut. . In order to transition into senior level a final examination must be successfully passed.
Senior- level- is for those who successfully complete both basic and intermediate level. Senior level begins with education on general anatomy and physiology, electricity, make-up and employment. Senior level advances on to skin growth and nutrition, nail and skin disorders/ diseases. Senior level students are permitted to perform services on salon’s live clientele under licensed cosmetology instructor supervision. Senior level students are also required to complete a mock state board between 900-1500 hours which is in combination with completing the senior final examination.
All students graduating from Suffolk Beauty Academy should successful complete the following:
- Maintain satisfactory progress according to school policies 70% practical and written evaluations and 67% attendance.
- Successfully complete the required number of 1500 clock hours, theory and practical performances and evaluations.
- Pass the schools final exam theory and practical with a grade of 75%.
- Satisfy all financial obligations to the school.