NC Cosmetology School Moves into New Salon

A cosmetology school in North Carolina is finally moving into its new salon on campus after years of running the program off-site.

In the past, Gaston College offered the cosmetology school program in an off campus facility in Lincolnton, but the completion of a new facility on the Lincoln Campus in their Cochrane Building is ready for classes.

The new facility features a simulated salon with much more space than the program has made available in the past.  More space means bigger classes and a comfortable place to put in the many clinical hours required for state licensing and graduation. This is an important accommodation for students at the cosmetology school, who have to spend over 1,000 hours learning their trade.

According to the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners, the licensing requirements in NC vary for each type of cosmetology license. Students who will become general cosmetologists will need to have 1500 hours of cosmetology school. Becoming a cosmetology teacher requires many more hours in the classroom and years of salon experience in all areas of cosmetology, including roles as cosmetologist, manicurist, and esthetician.

All of the hour requirements by the licensing board in the state include a specific number of hours spent with real clients (public or student) in the salon setting. Licensing as an apprentice may be required before live models are handled by the students of a cosmetology school and a teacher is always present to supervise salon services on real people.

Diplomas can be obtained in four semesters and many hours in the class room and in the salon. The cosmetology school’s salon simulates a state of the art salon, complete with the latest in hair, nail, and skin care equipment and products, and will be open for appointments Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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    Helping students comfortably meet state requirements, a cosmetology school is ready to open its new salon on campus….

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    NC Cosmetology School Moves into New Salon…

    Helping students comfortably meet state requirements, a cosmetology school is ready to open its new salon on campus….