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Program Description

Welcome to the Cosmetology Program. The student experience at Tri-County Career Center is a unique combination of textbook learning and real world hands-on experiences. We apply Science, Math and Communication Skills to career opportunities. The Cosmetology program is fully certified by the Ohio Cosmetology State Board. Graduates are expected to take state board examinations upon successful completion of their two-year program. Passing these exams is a requirement for licensing necessary for professional employment. Jobs as hair stylists and cosmetologists are ranked by Money Magazine among the “America’s 50 Hottest Jobs.”

This program offers students the opportunity to receive training in such skills as hair care; hair coloring and highlighting; permanent waving and relaxing; hair cutting and styling; pedicure and manicure techniques; and quality skin care. Students will learn application of the latest salon and cosmetic products used in today’s hair care industry. Students will start their careers by learning proper use of equipment, safety requirements and cleanliness procedures. Students will practice cosmetology techniques on mannequins and each other before providing services for clients. Clients have the opportunity to receive services during regular school hours by appointment so that students gain practical experiences in mastering their skills.  Students have the opportunity to participate and belong to Skills USA.

Areas of Study

  • Hair care
  • Dispensary operations
  • Cutting and styling techniques
  • Permanent waving and relaxing procedures
  • Coloring and highlighting methods
  • Manicure and pedicure
  • Artificial nails
  • Facial treatments
  • Skin wellness
  • Wig and hairpiece care
  • Salon sales and merchandising
  • Business procedures

Professional Certification Opportunities

  • Advanced Cosmetology License
  • Cosmetology Instructor License
  • Career Technical Education License
  • CPR, First Aid, and AED Certified 


Rebecca Dicken

  • Business Management and Technology
    • University of Toledo 
  • Career Technical Education
    • Ohio State University
  • Managing Cosmetology
    • Toledo Academy of Beauty