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Instructor: Ms. Erika DiIenno


Instructor: Mrs. Alissa Messina


Instructional Assistant: Mrs. Mary Boccella


Instructional Assistant: Christine Farrer


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Course Description

CIP Code: 12.0401



The Cosmetology program prepares individuals to cut, trim, and style scalp, facial, and body hair; apply cosmetic preparations; perform manicures and pedicures; massage the head and extremities, and prepare for practice as licensed cosmetologists in specialized or full-service salons. Includes instruction in hair cutting and styling, manicuring, pedicuring, facial treatments, shampooing, chemical applications, esthetics, shop management, sanitation and safety, customer service, and applicable professional and labor laws and regulations.

Course Content

The basic course requires 1250 hours of study and takes three years to complete where students learn the theory of anatomy of the head, face, hands and feet, chemicals, coloring, sterilization, sanitation and safety precautions in the field. Students are also trained in the art of customer service.

The Cosmetology program teaches the most scientific approach in hair designing, manicuring and esthetics today.


Students are trained in specializations such as nail sculpturing, skin care, hair cutting, coloring, styling, permanent waving and ethnic styling.


Students may participate in our internship program, which consists of spending several days a week in our own salon during school hours.


Students can demonstrate skills while working towards their goals for licensing requirements in the state of Pennsylvania.


Required Uniform & Materials

The CMTHS Required Cosmetology Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • Black Professional Cosmetology Smock

  • Closed toe shoes with rubber soles (no slippers)



Students will need to order a Cosemetology kit.  Please see the instructor for details.

Related Occupations

  • Hairstylist

  • Esthetician

  • Manicurist

  • Cosmetologist

  • Shampoo Technician

  • Stylist Assistant

  • Color Specialist

  • Make up Artist

  • Retail Specialist

  • Salon Owner

  • Salon Manager

  • Cosmetology Instructor

Potential Certifications

Students in the Cosmetology Program may earn the following certifications:

  • NOCTI Cosmetology/Cosmetologist PA

  • Cosmetologist PA License

  • Barbicide Certification

  • Cosmetology Teacher

  • Nail Technician

  • Esthetic Certification

  • Milady RISE Infection Control Certification

  • 650 Hours towards Barber License after completion of PA Cosmetology License

Post-Secondary Education

Recent graduates from the Cosmetology program are attending:

  • Cittone Institute

  • Studio Makeup Academy

  • Montgomery County Community College

  • Kutztown University

  • Drexel University


Students who complete the CMTHS Cosmetology Program, pass the appropriate Credentialing Exams, and documents current licensure, will be eligible to receive college credit from Lehigh Carbon Community College upon enrollment in their Associates in Applied Science in Applied Technical Studies Degree program.

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