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Personal Care Services

The Personal Care Services pathway prepares students for careers in the professional hair and beauty industry by providing real-world experiences in state-of-the art cosmetology and barbering labs.

Students can earn certifications and engage with industry professionals through speaker events, site visits, job shadows, and internships that will advance their knowledge and experience of the hair and beauty profession. Topics covered in the program include safety and infection control, hair cutting, hair coloring, chemical texturizing, professionalism, and entrepreneurship.

Personal Care Services Certifications Available

  • Barbering State License
  • Cosmetology State License
  • OSHA 10 Hour General Industry

Pathways

Barbering

The three-year Barbering program provides interested students with the skills (e.g., hair cutting, facial razor, and aseptic techniques) and experience necessary for entry-level positions post graduation. Classes will take place in a room set up like a barber shop to give students hands-on training and skills practice utilizing tools of the industry.

Cosmetology

Students in the Cosmetology program will receive training via classroom study, demonstrations, and practical application and develop the skills necessary for entry-level cosmetology positions. Classes will take place in a room that is set up like a salon to give students experience utilizing equipment and skills currently found in the industry.

Schools with Personal Care Services Programs

Learn More

Contact cluster manager Rhonda Bell at rebell1@cps.edu for more information.