Cosmetology

Program Overview and Objectives

Durham Beauty Academy offers a 1500-hour Cosmetology program created to prepare students for the State Licensing Examination and future employment. Program outlines and daily lesson plans ensure that all subjects are taught in the correct sequence with a proper balance devoted to theory and practical instruction. Programs are designed to help students develop desirable work habits, attitudes, safety practices and awareness of their professional responsibilities. In order to provide students with a working knowledge of current cosmetology practices, each program will be periodically evaluated and revised so that new techniques, practices and products can be incorporated into the curriculum.

Program Description

The 1500-hour curriculum consists of training in such topics as haircutting, styling, perming, straightening, coloring, lightening, scalp treatments and manicuring. The primary purpose of the program is to train students in both theory and practical skills, preparing them for licensure and future employment. The program also provides job placement services and information regarding the laws and regulations governing salon operations. The Cosmetology program is particularly directed towards helping the student develop desirable habits and attitudes with respect to health, sanitation and safety.

Program Goals

Students will be educated in both theory and practical skills, enabling them to:

Program Format (Instructional Techniques and Methods)

Evaluation Procedures

Extra Curricular Activities

In addition to regular classes, Durham Beauty Academy often brings in guest lecturers, exposing students to a wide variety of knowledge and experience. Students are encouraged to attend the many local hair shows in order to gain fresh perspective.

Required Level of Achievement

All students are required to maintain at least a 70% grade point average (GPA) in theory, practical and clinical subjects. In addition, students much score a minimum grade of 75% on the final written examination in order to receive a diploma.