Associated Teachers/Faculty

Ms. Marilyn Bessom and Ms. Cassia Gilroy

Career Program Description

Students in Cosmetology will develop the creative and technical skills required to be successful in the field, which encompasses a broad range of services and customer-focused products. Students learn how to perform all aspects of the program including hair, skin, nail care and personal responsibility, as well as the professional work ethics needed to secure employment in industry. Hours spent learning and practicing these skills are eligible to be recorded with the state (towards a Massachusetts Cosmetology Operator’s License requirements) once a student turns 16 years of age. Upon the completion of 1000 theory and practical hours, each student will have the opportunity to take the State Board Licensing Exam and receive an operator’s license to become a contributing professional in the industry. Each graduate of the Cosmetology program has the opportunity to receive a high school diploma, a certificate of completion, and be able to sit for the State Board License Exam. Students further develop their skills in a supervised salon setting through our Cooperative Education Program.

Program affiliations include Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology Operator’s License, Catherine Hinds School of Esthetics, E. Grady School of Esthetics, Paul Mitchell Advanced Colorist Academy, and Spa Tech.

Career Paths

  • Hairstylist
  • Colorist
  • Chemical Texture Specialist
  • Platform Artist
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Make-up Artist, Consultant
  • Nail Care Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Salon Owner/ Manager
  • Educator

Related Activities

  • SkillsUSA
  • Scholarships
  • Summer internship opportunities


  • Special Person Day
  • Client Days
  • Student invitation day