Course Info

FCPS Grade Level and Course Credit information is found at the links to the left. The Virginia Department of Education Curriculum may be found using the links to the right. 

Course Description Level I Course Description

In this introductory course, students study hair, skin, and nails and their related care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare to practice procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom, using manikins for manipulative skill practice. The first-year course emphasizes personal safety, professionalism, and sanitation and disinfection of equipment and facilities. Students develop skills in shampooing and conditioning hair, as well as styling and cutting hair. They are introduced to chemical texture services and develop skills in manicure and pedicure procedures.

Level II Course Description

In this advanced course, students build on their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained in safe chemical processes related to permanent waves, relaxers, soft-curl permanent waves, lightening, and coloring hair. They also develop artistic skills with wigs and hair additions. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands, and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. A business management unit focuses on managing the salon. Competency completion prepares the student for the Virginia State Licensing Exam.

Career Pathway Examples for Cosmetology Students

The study of Cosmetology, in some cases with additional post-secondary study or training, may lead to these careers: 

Some BLS Info - Check it Out! 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.

Class Features

  • Individual Work Stations
  • Manicuring Equipment
  • Facial Chair
  • Full Salon
  • Styling Chair & Mirrors
  • Practice Mannequins
  • Complete Individual Student Kit
  • Thermal Curling Irons
  • Blow Dryers

Professional Certification Opportunities

  • Virginia Workplace Readiness Skills
  • Virginia State Board Licensure

Mentor Firms

  • Salon Enclave
  • Vichelles Salon
  • Hair Cuttery
  • Danaher Inc.
  • Hair Designers
  • PhD
  • Head Quarter Salon
  • Matisse Day Spa
  • Studio 112

Our teacher, Ms Hall, shares information about the Cosmetology Program.

Cosmetology Class What's Going on Today? 

Take a tour of the Cosmetology classroom's salon with some of our student ambassadors for "show and tell" to see what's going on with our future cosmetologists today! 

For some 2021 students' perspectives on the Cosmetology program at Edison Academy, watch these videos.