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All first-year students attending Mercer County Career Center will be evaluated using Benchmarks. Benchmarks are an indicator of future success in the field and for further training.
Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Cosmetologist, Skincare Specialist, Barber, Manicurist/Pedicurist, Shampooer, Salon Manager
Median wages (2016) $11.66 hourly, $24,260 annual Projected growth (2014-2024) Faster than average (9% to 13%) Faster than average (9% to 13%) *Source: O-Net
Learn techniques to provide precision haircuts, perms, chemical relaxing, braiding, manicures, pedicures, facials, and various hair coloring techniques.
Earn 1,250 hours and become eligible for Pennsylvania state licensure. *(Must attend program for 3 years and maintain good attendance to be eligible for state testing.)
Courses of Study
Cutting, Hair Designing, and Braiding
Perming and Straightening
Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology License
Students are responsible for: