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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 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.

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Cosmetology Career & Wages Details

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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.

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Carine DeLeon 

Bldg 8, Rm 202

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

Barbara Frink

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Melissa Harmon 

Bldg 8, Rm 102

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.

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Cosmetology Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

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Elizabeth Bock to Go from the Evergreen State to the Emerald Isle

Elizabeth Bock is a Running Start Cosmetology student at Clover Park Technical College.

Elizabeth Bock took her time as a Running Start student seriously. She truly got a “running start” into her new career and will pursue higher education abroad.

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Cosmetology Joins Boys & Girls Club For Girls’ Night

CPTC Cosmetology students enjoyed sharing their skills with local girls at the Lakewood Boys & Girls Club's Girls' Night.

A group of Clover Park Technical College Cosmetology students took their skills to the Lakewood Boys & Girls Club for a Girls’ Night event Friday evening.

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Three CPTC Students Receive All-Washington Recognition

CPTC students Lam, Ho, Christina Pruitt and Holly Williams were recognized as members of the All-Washington Academic Team March 22 in a ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College.

CPTC students Lam, Ho, Christina Pruitt and Holly Williams were recognized as members of the All-Washington Academic Team March 22 in a ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College.

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