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Cosmetologists cut, style, color and advise patrons on how to care for their hair. They also make appointments and keep records regarding their patrons. Classroom study, demonstrations, and practical work allow students to obtain necessary experience.  After graduation from the Cosmetology program, students take the state licensing examination, which consists of a written test and a practical test.

Subject matter covered in this 1,500 hour course includes, at a minimum: Tennessee State Cosmetology Law; Bacteriology/Sanitation; Shampooing/Rinsing; Hair/Scalp; Hair Shaping; Hair Styling; Permanent Waving/Chemical Relaxing; Manicuring/Pedicuring and Artificial Nail Services; Hair Color; Skin Care; Anatomy./Physiology; Hair Structure and Chemistry; and Shop Ethics/Salon Management. 

Instructor Education

Instructor Education participants are instructed in teaching the theory and practical portions of Cosmetology by using various teaching aids such as textbooks, workbooks, audio-visual aids, tests. Participants are also encouraged in developing a personality and attitude which is conducive to good classroom atmosphere in which students may learn.

Subject matter covered in this 300 hour course includes, at a minimum: Lesson Planning; 4 Step Teaching Plan and Teaching Methods; Teaching Principles; Classroom Management; Personality and Professional Conduct; Teaching Aids; and Testing Methods.

How old must I be before I can before I can enroll in Cosmetology school?

Sixteen is the minimum age for enrollment.