The job outlook is very positive for the beauty industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the N.C. Employment Security Commission, employment of hairdressers and cosmetologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.
Cosmetology course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.
High school students can also enroll in Cosmetology classes through the Career and College Promise pathway. They learn all the same concepts and offer a variety of services to the public at very reasonable prices. All work is performed by students under the supervision of instructors. These services are available at the Cosmetology department located in the Burleson Square Shopping Center and at West Stanly High School. For appointments at West Stanly, call (704) 485-2793 and for Burleson Square, call (704) 982-3304.
For more information about the SCC Cosmetology programs, call Gena Trogdon at (704) 991-0374 or Kimberly Herrin at (704) 485-2793 (West Stanly High School).
Cosmetology graduates pictured left to right – front row: Christina Troha, Chanthou Phouangphrachanh, Haylee Manus, Leslie Snyder, Alex Xiong and Chanda Roberts. Back Row: Jeremy Bass, Heather Ridenhour and Malorie Ruple.