The Cosmetology Instructors, Lynn Wiles and Electra Manley, are developing a top quality
program that is current with the needs of the business community, driven to best serve
the educational experience of students, and guided by the Massachusetts frameworks.
The Cosmetology Program prepares students for the Massachusetts State Board of Registration of
Cosmetologists examination. A good deal of course content stresses sanitation and hygiene. Students
learn all facets of treatment, including hair styling, cutting, setting techniques, hair coloring,
facial treatments, manicuring and artificial nail application, wig care and service, hair straightening,
permanent waving and shampooing. Students gain knowledge in the areas of anatomy, physiology,
and chemistry as well as interpersonal relations as they relate to cosmetology. Training is
also provided in shop and business procedure to prepare students who plan eventually to
operate their own business. Students who complete this program and pass the license examination
can become cosmetologists, estheticians, hair colorists, nail technicians and eventually salon
owners. There are also many retail positions related to this trade available in most areas.
The cosmetology curriculum follows the same state requirements for the preparation for state
cosmetology licensure. Hours spent in the FCTS Cosmetology are applied towards the 1,000
hours necessary for licensure. (100 for nail technicians). Most cosmetology students
graduate from FCTS with many hours already obtained. The program provides hours of
experience for the students and an associated curriculum that helps prepare students
for the state board tests they will also need to take and pass.
Cosmetology Customer Work
Requests for FCTS community cosmology student activities must provide educational value to the students and must align with the curriculum.
If you are a municipal group or non-profit organization, you can contact Jocelyn Croft,
Director of Vocational Curriculum & Instruction, to find out more about FCTS cosmetology
activities (this applies to our other shop areas as well.)