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. What are the details for the Program?
A. We are currently awaiting details, please read below for more information.
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.
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 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 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, Books, Supplies: 950.00
Lab Coat 30.00
Total: $8784.08* (This is a guesstimate until we receive Board requirements)
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