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Now Offering Cosmetology Classes In the Evening

sccnewsicon(November 8, 2013) Stanly Community College (SCC) has expanded the Cosmetology program to include night courses at Burleson Square in Albemarle. The cosmetologist's role in society has grown. Professional beauty care has become a necessity for many people who wish to be well groomed, therefore creating growth in the industry. According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 16 percent. Demand for hair coloring, hair straightening, and other advanced hair treatments has increased in recent years, a trend that is expected to continue over the coming decade.”

“At SCC, we’ve offered the Cosmetology program during the day for many years, but wanted to expand it to include an evening program to accommodate students who work during the day,” explained Kimberly King, Program Head for the Cosmetology Division. “Interesting work and personal satisfaction can be found in a career as a cosmetologist.”

Students will complete 1,200 hours and learn all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics. Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued an apprentice license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

Night classes will meet Monday through Thursday from 5:00PM to 10:00PM at Burleson Square on Highway 24/27 in Albemarle. The College is currently enrolling students and classes start on January 9 through May 5, 2014. Students will earn their first 300-hours completing their basic section with a concentration on theory and mannequin work. The night program will take approximately two years for a student to complete. Financial aid is available for those who qualify. For more information contact Kimberly R. King at (704) 991-0339,, or click here.