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Program Goal

The cosmetology program’s mission is to prepare students for a successful career in cosmetology by completing the Maryland Board of Cosmetology practical and written exam and achieving licensure in the field of cosmetology. 

Level I Cosmetology 

Level I Cosmetology students learn the theory and science involved in cosmetology as well as fundamental technical skills. All students are supported in building interpersonal skills that promote a positive self-image and increase confidence. Students practice skills and techniques in the classroom. When students receive 350 hours of training, they are permitted to perform services on family and friends with the direct supervision of an instructor. 

Level II Cosmetology

Level II Cosmetology students build upon the skills learned in Level I. Students gain real-world experience by participating in the Future Stars Salon. This gives students an understanding of how salons operate. In Level II Cosmetology students work on preparing for employment by creating a work resume and ‘portfolio.' Students may participate in an Internship Program upon completion of 1,000 hours.

Why Choose Cosmetology?

Working with other people to make them look and feel good is very rewarding. The Beauty Industry is one of the largest industries in the country and cosmetologists are always in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for cosmetology professionals is doubled compared to other industries. A career in cosmetology offers a flexible schedule that fits any lifestyle. Full-time and part-time schedules are common. As you gain more experience and grow your clientele, Cosmetology offers the opportunity to become an entrepreneur. Create the type of business that you desire!

Why Choose Cosmetology at Tech High?

 Choosing to complete the program at Tech High is a financially smart decision. Attending a private cosmetology school after graduation can cost over $20,000. The Cosmetology Program at Tech High has a Maryland State Board passing rate that is higher than the state average. The program’s strong relationship with salons in the community supports successful job placements. Students in the program learn employment skills they will need to succeed in any work environment. The Cosmetology Program at Tech High prepares students with the tools and resources for reaching their career goals.


Our student-led enterprise the Future Stars Salon is open to the public every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. - noon (following WCPS calendar). 

The salon offers a wide range of cosmetology services including hair, skin and nail care services. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 301.766.8056