The First Licensed Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program in Massachusetts
Mansfield Beauty Schools has a history dating back to 1909 at 125 Tremont Street, Boston. The founder, Dr. Katherine Mansfield, was a practicing chiropodist who on a pleasure trip to Paris, France, was exposed to innovations in hairdressing. Upon her return, she started giving demonstrations and lectures. Thus, began the humble beginnings of Mansfield Beauty Schools.
Mr. Daniel Dorian joined the firm in 1955. Within a few years, Mansfield had expanded to many locations including Springfield, Massachusetts in 1958, and Quincy, Massachusetts in 1962. In 1981, Mansfield Beauty Schools, under the ownership and vision of Daniel and Helene Dorian, became independent of the other school locations and grew their vision and legacy in to today’s Mansfield Beauty Schools. Janice Dorian, Lois Malconian, and Barbara Dorian carried on the family tradition starting in 2011, and under their leadership Mansfield Beauty Schools, Inc. continued to pioneer and adapt to the ever-evolving beauty industry.
Over the past decade, new challenges have emerged for the beauty business, the cost of compliance for schools has exceeded the entry level salary for graduates in our industry. Combining her long family history of running Mansfield Beauty Schools, listening to Salon Industry Leaders , her extensive background as a Commissioner of the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences, past President of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools, negotiator for various negotiating teams for the United States Department of Education, and member of the Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Financial Aid Advisory Committee, Janice Dorian, President of Mansfield Beauty Schools, believes the time has come to change the way to deliver the Massachusetts 1000 hour Cosmetology curriculum.
On April 1, 2019, Mansfield Beauty Schools was approved to offer the new Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program. With Mansfield Beauty Schools’ passionate and dedicated staff, they together will pioneer this new apprenticeship program. Students, cosmetologists, and salon owners alike will have the opportunity to enact meaningful change and re-focus what Mansfield Beauty Schools has always promoted, efficient business practices and growth in an ever-evolving industry.
Mansfield Beauty Schools recently was approved for the maximum 6 years of accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency of Career Arts & Sciences. Unfortunately, NACCAS does not recognize Apprenticeship Programs. Mansfield truly believes this is the future of our industry and reluctantly made the decision to relinquish their accreditation. Because the program is not accredited it is not eligible for Title IV financial aid eligibility. The Apprenticeship program will not only prepare the student academically, but the net costs of the Apprenticeship Program will prepare the student financially.
The Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program is the same Cosmetology curriculum as the 1000 hour program. The program, leads students to the same state license, for less tuition and less student debt. Apprenticeship students will be able to work in a salon while in school, receive their hours, and get paid while doing it.
Mansfield Beauty Schools strongly believes this program is the future for our industry.
We have as our principle objective the training of an entry level position and the preparation for state licensure in the field of Cosmetology and Manicure. We prepare and expect our students to enter upon, progress in, and make a contribution to the Cosmetology and Manicure industry.