Cosmetology is a two-year program for juniors and seniors. In this program students learn the latest techniques in cosmetology and apply them in our full service salon, which is open to the public. After students have successfully completed 1000 hours of cosmetology they are prepared to apply for licensing through New York State.
To train students to meet the standards set forth by the State Education Department Cosmetology and Department of Licenses.
To train students for gainful employment in the field of Cosmetology.
To develop in each student the self-confidence and positive attitude regarding their skills as a professional cosmetologist.
To encourage a sense of professionalism and high ethical standards.
Areas of Study
Sterilization and Sanitation
Facials and Cosmetics
Haircutting and Styling
Manicures and Pedicures
Scalp and Hair Treatments
Chemical Hair Reconstruction
Hair Color and Decolorization
Temporary Hair Removal
Salon Management and Ownership
Hair Extensions and Wigs.
How to Enroll
Orleans/Niagara BOCES partners with local school districts to provide exciting hands-on career and technical training during normal school day.
To learn more, speak with your high school counselor.
NYS Approved Program Title & CIP Code
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General – 12.0401
2-Year CTE Program:
Hair Stylist, increased demand 13%*
Business Owner, increased demand 3%*
Formulation Chemist, increased demand 7%*
*Projected national growth for 2016-2026, US Bureau of Labor Statistics