Q. Has a Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program been approved by
the Massachusetts Board of Cosmetology and Barbering?
A. The Massachusetts Board of Cosmetology and Barbering
approved an Apprenticeship Program for Cosmetology and
Barbering at the December 11, 2018 Board meeting?
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. A minimum of 600
hours in school and a maximum of 400 hours in a salon.
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 in a salon and
a portion in the school.
Q. Is this a paid Apprenticeship Program?
A. Yes, the employer, salon, must follow all Massachusetts
state labor laws as well as pay a minimum wage of $12.00/hour.
Q. Will I need a High School Diploma or equivalent?
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 the 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
Q. What is the total cost of the program?
A. The total cost of the program is based on the minimum hours
the student is required to complete in the school, for example,
600 hours in school and 400 hours in a salon:
Tuition: 600 x 12.85 = 7710.00
Registration Fee = 50.00
Kit = 470.80
Tax = 29.42
Books = 236.78
Total Charges = 8527.00
Q. Does Mansfield Beauty Schools offer Financial Aid?
A. No, the Apprenticeship program does meet the guidelines of
accreditation or the Federal Title IV Financial Aid Programs,
therefore in order to offer the program Mansfield Beauty Schools
has voluntarily in good standing withdrawn from the programs.
Mansfield does offer a Tuition Payment Plan.
Q. What do I do if I have more questions?
A. This is a new program, we will pass on information as it is available.
We encourage all Future Professionals to contact us for more information.