Q. How long is the Cosmetology Apprenticeship program?
A. The Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program is 1000 hours which is required by the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts Board of Cosmetology and Barbering.
Q. What is the difference between the regular Cosmetology Program and the Apprenticeship Program?
A. The Apprenticeship program will contain a portion of the program where the student will earn hours for
school while being paid for working in a salon.
Q. Will I need a High School Diploma or equivalent?
Q. Is this a paid Apprenticeship Program?
A. Yes, the employer, salon, must follow all Massachusetts state labor laws.
Q. What will be the curriculum for the Apprenticeship Program?
A. The Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program curriculum is the same mandated by the Massachusetts Board of
Cosmetology and Barbering, it is as follows:
Subjects for Cosmetology Program
Manicure (12.5 hours of Artificial Nail Technique
Hair Straightening & Permanent Waving
Skin Care/Make-up/Facial Grooming
Wig Instruction and Scalp Treatment
Coloring – Dyes and Bleaching Haircutting
Oral, Written, and Practical Tests: Sterilization, Hygiene, and Anatomy ,Ethics, Salesmanship, Courtesy,& Conduct, Instruction and Lecture on Sanitation.
Marcelling and all Iron Curls
Q. May I work at any Salon?
A. No, the Salon must meet the criteria which will be established by the Board, for example, the Salon will be
required to report to school the hours the student worked every month.
Q. Will the school help me find an approved Apprentice Salon?
Q. What happens if I am working in a Salon and I no longer want to work there?
A. The school will work to find you another Salon.
Q. May I do more than the minimum number of hours the Board will require in a school?
A. Yes, you could do the entire 1000 hours in the school if you choose.
Q. What is the total cost of the program?
A. The total cost of the program will be based on the minimum hours the Board will require the student do in the
school. For example if the Apprenticeship Program is a minimum of 600 hours in school and a maximum of
400 hours in a salon:
Tuition:600 (X) 12.85 = 7710.00
Registration fee: 50.00
Kit, Books, Supplies: 950.00
Lab Coat 30.00
(This is a guesstimate until we receive Board requirements)