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Cosmetology

Why Choose the Cosmetology Program?

Cosmetology skills and training offer three different levels of use: hobby stylists do hair at home for friends and family, professional stylists work full-time in a salon setting, and master stylists perform life-long learning to maximize their abilities and potentially work to train others. In CPTC's cosmetology program, students get hands-on experience with real customers. Our beauty school trains students in all aspects of professional cosmetology, from hair design and sculpting to advanced coloring. Students build their skills and experience in a professional salon setting, while also participating in fashion shows and community service opportunities. If you love working with hair and using your skill and creativity to help people look and feel good, cosmetology might be the program and career path for you.

 

How Long It Takes:

Cosmetology AAT Degree: 6 Quarters

Cosmetology Hair Designer AAT Degree: 5 Quarters

 

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

 

Potential Careers

COSMETOLOGIST

Median annual pay in Washington:

$35,020 per year

Full Career Details

Career Pathway

 


This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.

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Meet Your Instructors

Loree Chiaro

Loree Chiaro

Loree has been licensed since 1970 and opened her own salon in 1976. She started teaching for CPTC in 1996, primarily leading classes at Washington Corrections Center for Women.

Bldg 8, Rm 204
253-589-5640
loree.chiaro@cptc.edu


Carine DeLeon 

Bldg 8, Rm 202
253-589-5996
carine.deleon@cptc.edu


Sandy Frederick 

Sandy Fredrick

Sandy Frederick has had her Cosmetology, Barber, Esthetician and Manicurist license since 1980. She worked behind the chair as a stylist and salon owner until 1985, when she got her instructor’s license. Sandy brought her years of teaching and salon experience to CPTC when she became an instructor here in 1998.

Bldg 8, Rm 108
253-589-6053
sandy.frederick@cptc.edu


Barbara Frink

WWCC - Purdy
253-589-6011
barbara.frink@cptc.edu


Melissa Harmon 

Bldg 8, Rm 102
253-589-6026
melissa.mcmahill@cptc.edu


Trish Maguire 

Trish Maquire

Trish has worked in cosmetology for two decades and has been teaching since 2004, when she started subbing in the Northwest Technical High School Cosmetology program. She loves facilitating students in learning all the exciting things about cosmetology industry.

Bldg 8, Rm 102
253-589-6055
patricia.maguire@cptc.edu


Cosmetology Program Information Sessions occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, view our Program Info Session Schedule.

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