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Program Highlights

Hair Coloring & Lightening | Hair Perming & Relaxing | Hair Styling & Cutting | Manicure, Pedicure, Sculptured Nail Care | Skin Care

Program Description

Cosmetology students receive instruction and hands-on training in the art and science of hair, skin and nail care. Students receive technical, practical and customer service skills in both a classroom and salon environment. Seniors operate a full-service salon open to the public and are required to take the Ohio State Board Exam for license.

Teacher Information

Kimberly Chandley
High School

Cosmetology Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22476

Jean Sarconi
High School

Cosmetology Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22474

Sandra Hernandez
High School

Cosmetology Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22479

Program of Study

Junior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits
Related: 1 Credit
English: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit
Science: 1 Credit

Senior Year Courses

Lab: 3 Credits
Related: 1 Credit
English: 1 Credit
Civics/Government: 1 Credit
Math: 1 Credit


Cosmetology student coloring a clients hair.
Cosmetology Student straightening a clients hair.
Cosmetology student painting the nails of a client.
Cosmetology Students working at the desk.

Career Pathways

  • Color Technician
  • Cosmetologist
  • Hair Cutting Specialist
  • Nail Technician
  • Perm Specialist
  • Skin Care Technician

With Additional Training:

  • Cosmetology Instructor
  • Massage/Spa Therapist
  • Professional Service Manager
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Owner
  • Spa Manager

Competency Profile

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Industry Certifications

Ohio State Board of Cosmetology

College Credits

Math, English, Social Studies and other courses that offer dual high school and college credits are also offered on the JVS campus through partnerships with Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College. Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as SkillsUSA.  These organizations help develop leadership skills, cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship.  All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships.  Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National-Technical Honor Society.

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Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.