Cosmetology Program

The Cosmetology Certificate program in Pittsfield, MA qualifies and prepares its graduates for successful passage of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Cosmetology licensing examination, administered by the Board of Registration of Cosmetologists, and successful practice in the field of cosmetology and appearance enhancement. The beauty school program is equivalent to 1,000 clock hours of instruction. Cosmetology students are required to complete a minimum of 1,000 hours distributed among fields required by the Board in order to be eligible to register for the Board licensure examination.

Successful cosmetology certificate graduates will be well prepared for licensure examination and subsequent practice through having acquired training in all areas of cosmetology required by the Board, including manicuring, hair straightening and permanent waving, shampooing, finger waving, marcelling and all iron curls, skin care, facial grooming, wig instruction and scalp treatments, dyes and bleaching, hair cutting, hygiene and sterilization, anatomy, physiology, applied sciences, and business practices. An emphasis is placed on preparing beauty school students to work under supervision of experienced cosmetologists, and in the future, for a possible career route as an entrepreneur.

Cosmetology students are advised that although jobs in the beauty industry are not considered physically demanding, they will find that occupations in the field do require a certain amount of physical stamina. Due to the nature of the fields of cosmetology, prolonged periods of standing, sitting, and bending at the waist will be required. Lifting and periods of manual dexterity will be required in some cases as well.

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Cosmetology Program Benefits

Attending Mildred Elley means you not only receive a quality higher education experience, but it also means you get access to the most advanced cosmetology job training available. Mildred Elley also offers many different benefits for cosmetology certificate program students.

• Financial Aid & Scholarships for Those Who Qualify
• Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
• Flexible Schedule
• Approved for Veterans Education Benefits
• Free Career Assessment
• International Students Welcome

Lifetime Job Placement Assistance

There are many potential opportunities for career placement. After graduating from Mildred Elley with a certificate enjoy our lifetime job placement assistance and are ready to pursue a rewarding career in cosmetology.

I always wanted to be a Cosmetologist and Mildred Elley guided me along the way. Working on hair and doing everything that I love is fun. I have a career now and I’m only 20 years old.

-Autumn Leon,
Class of 2014

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