This program is designed to assist students in meeting the Cosmetology National Standards and to equip students with entry level skills for salon requirements. Students interested in the Cosmetology program MUST COMMIT to three years in order to satisfy the 1500 hour RI State Licensing requirements. Excellent attendance is expected. Students will have a clear knowledge of Chemistry, Biology, and English Language Arts Standards as related to Cosmetology. Manipulative (hands on) skills are practiced on mannequins, students, and through weekly clinics for clients requesting our services. Upon graduation from the Cosmetology program, students will be competent in hair styling, hair cutting, hair coloring, permanent waving, chemical hair straightening and all facets of skin care and nail care at which time they may take the RI STATE BOARD EXAM. The graduate will have the choice of continuing their education or becoming immediately employable. Students accept-ed into this program are committed to becoming a fulltime Rogers student.