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Dear Parent/Guardian,

Thank you for allowing your child to participate in the Huntsville High School Cosmetology Program!
The Cosmetology Department will work very hard to make this a great experience and opportunity for your son or daughter.
Course Format:
Our program is specifically designed to help the student acquire the skills and knowledge required by TDLR and needed to become a licensed cosmetologist. Students who participate and successfully complete the course requirements during their junior and senior year of high school will be required to complete the written and the practical portion of the TDLR Operators Exam before graduation. The testing date for all eligible students will be arranged by the instructor. The transportation is provided by HISD. Students not finishing as eligible will be responsible for making their own arrangements and furnishing their own transportation.
One of the best benefits of our program is our work ready assistance. This component alone will help your child develop the skill needed to enter into the job market immediately after high school. Our curriculum includes instruction covering effective communication, organization, interpersonal planning, and professionalism skills. This will not only help your child in the field of Cosmetology, but will help the student overall, as he/she takes the leap from high school into adulthood.
This course will be an arrangement of lectures on Cosmetology theories, practical demonstrations, and student involvement. Students will exhibit their knowledge of Cosmetology theory and application ability through their completion of the mandatory practical and clinical activities. Students will also demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the clinic on patrons. Supplemented instruction will be presented with guest speakers, video demonstrations, other visual aids, and field trips. Field trips may include hair shows, off-campus classes, and Skills USA competitions.



(A) Haircutting, styling, and related theory: 400 hours

(B) Hair coloring and related theory: 150 hours

(C) Cold waving and related theory: 100 hours

(D) Manicuring and related theory: 100 hours

(E) Orientation, rules and laws: 75 hours

(F) Shampoo and related theory: 75 hours

(G) Chemical hair relaxing and related theory:

50 hours

(H) Facials and related theory: 25 hours

(I) Hair and scalp treatment and related theory:

25 hours

Program Goals:
Quality instruction
Development of skills
Work ready assistance
Maintenance of a safe and inviting physical environment
Encourage students to assume leadership roles
Prepare students to work in culturally and ethnically diverse global communities
Expand training partnerships with the industry to ensure that students are abreast of latest skills and techniques needed to be successful
Commitment to making our program one of the most memorable experiences for each student
Establish effective working relationships with students, parents, and high school staff members.

The Cosmetology department is located at HHS in room 1639.

Looking forward to a great year!

Vanessa Tindall
Office 936-435-6134