Monday, September 29, 2008

Cosmetology Classes Begin at Demarest

The A.J. Demarest High School Administration and Faculty are pleased to announce that Cosmetology classes have begun for the 2008-2009 school year. Students learn basic cosmetology skills as set by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology. Under the direction of Ms. Isabel Diaz, students train to become a licensed cosmetologist including haircutting, coloring, perming, and styling as well as manicuring, pedicuring, and facials. In addition, students learn retail cosmetic sales, salon development and practice those skills in a model salon/lab setting. The students are working with “Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Curriculum” published by Thomson Delmar Learning. Much of the curriculum centers on an integrated approach emphasizing the core discipline area of the biochemical and health sciences as well as applied mathematics. The classes are available to all students at Demarest High School.

To become a cosmetologist-hairstylist you must:
1. Be at least 17 years of age.
2. Provide proof of successful completion of high school or its equivalent.
3. Provide proof of successful completion of 1,200 hours of instruction in cosmetology and hairstyling at an approved school in New Jersey, another state or a foreign country. Training completed in another state or a foreign country must, in the opinion of the Board, be substantially similar to that offered at licensed schools within New Jersey.
4. Take and pass an examination administered by the Board.

If you have any questions, Please contact Thomas Fitzgibbons, Principal @ (201) 356-3742.

For more information on State requirements: