Gaynette Russell, Lead Instructor
Georgette Richardson, Instructor
Introduction to Cosmetology
Cosmetology 1, 2 and 3
Cosmetology 4, 5 and 6
Capstone Work Experience
Cosmetology 4 CWE
Cosmetology 7, 8 and 9
The Cosmetology careers program prepares individuals to care for and
beautify hair, nails, and skin. Hair techniques taught include giving shampoos,
rinses, scalp treatments, styling, setting, cutting, hair coloring and lightening,
permanent waving and relaxing. Skin techniques include facials and make up
applications, while nail techniques include manicures, pedicures, artificial nail
techniques, and hand and arm massages. Emphasis is placed on hygiene
and sanitation, decontamination, and infection control. Related areas of
instruction include bones, muscles, nerves, chemistry, electricity, computer
imaging, product knowledge, customer relations, and salon management.
Students may further their education and acquire more practical experience by
working in a private salon, or enrolling in a business management program at
the community college level. Fifteen hundred hours of instruction qualifies the
student for an operator’s licensing examination in Maryland in the senior year
of high school. Students are expected to officially apply for and sit for the State
of Maryland Board of Cosmetologists’ license examination prior to graduation.
‡ Students may earn a minimum of four MSDE Career & Technology (CTE) credits for graduation.
**Applications accepted for grades 9 and 10.
Transportation is provided for students who are zoned for the Northwest and Southwest areas.
**Please contact the Magnet coordinator should you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process.