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Cosmetology

Why Choose the Cosmetology Program?

Cosmetology skills and training offer three different levels of use: hobby stylists do hair at home for friends and family, professional stylists work full-time in a salon setting, and master stylists perform life-long learning to maximize their abilities and potentially work to train others. In CPTC's cosmetology program, students get hands-on experience with real customers. Our beauty school trains students in all aspects of professional cosmetology, from hair design and sculpting to advanced coloring. Students build their skills and experience in a professional salon setting, while also participating in fashion shows and community service opportunities. If you love working with hair and using your skill and creativity to help people look and feel good, cosmetology might be the program and career path for you.

 

How Long It Takes:

Cosmetology AAT Degree: 6 Quarters

Cosmetology Hair Designer AAT Degree: 5 Quarters

 

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

 

Potential Careers

COSMETOLOGIST

Median annual pay in Washington:

$32,760 per year

Full Career Details

Career Pathway

 


This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.

Cosmetology Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Cosmetology degree, students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in salon-quality hair services, including shampoo/condition, hair design, hair cutting, chemical texture services, hair coloring, artificial hair, and nail and skin care.
  • Follow effective protocols of infection control, hygiene, and safety, according to state laws.
  • Complete and pass all courses offered in curriculum with a passing grade of 75% or better to achieve AAT degree.
  • Develop strategies for a successful salon business.
  • Apply science and art of beautifying and improving hair, skin, and nails.
  • Show skills and preparedness for WA State practical and written examinations for licensure.
Hair Design Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Cosmetology Hair Designer degree, students will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in salon-quality hair services, including shampoo/condition, hair design, hair cutting, chemical texture services, hair coloring, and artificial hair.
  • Follow effective protocols of infection control, hygiene, and safety, according to state laws.
  • Complete and pass all courses offered in curriculum with a passing grade of 75% or better to achieve AAT degree.
  • Develop strategies for a successful salon business.
  • Apply science and art of beautifying and improving hair.
  • Show skills and preparedness for WA State practical and written examinations for licensure.

Meet Your Instructors

Loree Chiaro

Loree Chiaro

Loree has been licensed since 1970 and opened her own salon in 1976. She started teaching for CPTC in 1996, primarily leading classes at Washington Corrections Center for Women.

Bldg 8, Rm 204
253-589-5640
loree.chiaro@cptc.edu


Carine DeLeon 

Bldg 8, Rm 102
253-589-5996
carine.deleon@cptc.edu


Sandy Frederick 

Sandy Fredrick

Sandy Frederick has had her Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetician and Manicurist license since 1980. She worked behind the chair as a stylist and salon owner until 1985, when she got her instructor’s license. Sandy brought her years of teaching and salon experience to CPTC when she became an instructor here in 1998.

Bldg 8, Rm 102
253-589-6053
sandy.frederick@cptc.edu


Barbara Frink

WWCC - Purdy
253-589-6059
barbara.frink@cptc.edu


Connie Lind 

Connie Lind

Connie A. Lind has been working in the cosmetology industry for more than 40 years, and she’s an alumnus of CPTC. She’s a licensed Washington State Cosmetology/Esthetics/Manicurist/Barber Operator & Instructor.

Bldg 8, Rm 102
253-589-6027
connie.lind@cptc.edu


Trish Maguire 

Trish Maquire

Trish has worked in cosmetology for two decades and has been teaching since 2004, when she started subbing in the Northwest Technical High School Cosmetology program. She loves facilitating students in learning all the exciting things about cosmetology industry.

Bldg 8, Rm 102
253-589-6055
patricia.maguire@cptc.edu


Melissa McMahill 

 

Bldg 8, Rm 102
253-589-6026
melissa.mcmahill@cptc.edu


Cosmetology Program Information Sessions are hosted in the Building 8 lobby at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, click here.

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