The CTE Cosmetology program prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills related to experiences in a variety of beauty treatments including the care and beautification of the hair, complexion and hands. Instruction includes training in giving shampoos, rinses and scalp treatments; hair styling, setting, cutting, coloring, tinting and bleaching; permanent waving; facials; manicuring; and hand and arm massaging. Bacteriology, anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, salon management and customer relations are also covered.

    The program offers state-of-the-art salons and a high-quality, competency-based education that follows state and national standards. 1,250 hours of academic study, theory and hands-on training ensure that students gain a complete understanding of the industry, including proper use of tools and equipment, hair styling techniques, spa services, and cosmetology law.

    Earn a cosmetology license and begin your career early or continue your education and reap even more rewards.

    The Cosmetology program is offered at the following schools:

    Pittsburgh Perry High School
    Pittsburgh Westinghouse High School 
    Certifications offered:
    Pennsylvania State Cosmetology License
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)