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You enjoy working with people. You have an eye for beauty. There are tremendous career opportunities for students in cosmetology. Salons across the country are busier than ever and there are thousands of opportunities for hair designers, spa directors, estheticians, and nail technicians. Skincare, spa treatments, and nail care are the hottest specialty growth areas today.

In the Cosmetology program, you will learn to care for hair, skin, and nails and create style and beauty. This course incorporates extensive hands-on experience using mannequins and live models. Computer skills are stressed as they relate to the business aspects in the cosmetology industry. This instruction plus the practical experience obtained in the Polaris Career Center salon, New Beginnings, qualifies you to take the State of Ohio Board of Cosmetology exam. In addition, during the two year program, you are required by the State to earn a total of three credits in either English, science, math or business technology. You must maintain good attendance, pass all academic classes and each semester of Cosmetology theory and lab to qualify to take the State exam.


High School Credit Junior Year
Cosmetology: 3.0, Technology: .5

Program Resources

Course of Study/Syllabus

Sample Assignments

Current Program Fees:

Junior: $ 200.00

Senior: $  30.00

Cosmetology 2014-2015 Advisory Members

Ms. Sara Ali-Boytim, Vita Bella Salon & Spa
Ms. Sandy Borrelli, Bella Capelli
Mrs. Sandy DeLong, Great Clips
Mr. Joseph Gabriell, Gabriell’s Hair Salon
Ms. Margaret Hatala, Studio Sonata
Ms. Damon Jaskolka, Skye Salon
Mr. Don Strnad, Estetica Salon
Ms. Debbie Turnbow, JCPenney Salon

Teacher: Susan Gordon

5 yr. Teaching License, Kent State University
Certifications: Manager’s & Instructors Ohio State Board of Cosmetology; 5 yr. teaching license from ODE; Grief Recovery Specialist Certified – Grief Recovery Institute
Years at Polaris: 26
Industry Experience: Glemby International Co. – full service cosmetology, assistant manager, salon trainer; Fairview Beauty Academy – Instructor, Head Supervisor; Normandy High School –Cosmetology Instructor; Cuyahoga Career Center – Cosmetology Instructor

Teacher: Wanda Pennington

Certifications: Managing Cosmetologist License; Instructor’s License
Years at Polaris: 8
Industry Experience: 41 years licensed. Have managed salons and owned a salon for 19 years
Interests/Hobbies: Reading, jewelry making, flea markets and antiques

Teacher: Ramona Hasan


Years at Polaris: First Year
Industry Experience:


  • State rules and regulations
  • Professional development
  • Shampooing/conditioning
  • Hair styling
  • Haircutting
  • Chemical restructuring
  • Hair coloring
  • Nail care
  • Skin care
  • Salon ecology, anatomy & physiology, electricity and chemistry
  • Trichology


  • Styling tools
  • Computer

Career Options

(State license required)

  • Full Service Cosmetologist
  • Hair Stylist
  • Color Technician
  • Chemical Texture Specialist
  • Haircutting Specialist
  • Esthetician
  • Nail Technician

Future Opportunities with Further Education

  • Salon owner/manager
  • Cosmetology school instructor
  • Inspector – State Board of Cosmetology
  • Cosmetology school owner
  • Platform artist
  • Equipment sales