Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program

The Massachusetts Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program is 1000 hours and has the exact same curriculum as the 1000 hour Cosmetology Program. The difference in the programs is that the Apprenticeship Program allows a student to contract the school for a for a minimum of 600 hours and be paid for a maximum of 400 hours. Instead of being in a school’s student salon, the student is in an Approved Apprentice Salon earning a wage and learning the latest product knowledge and hands on techniques at the side of an Cosmetology Industry Tradesman. 

Mansfield Beauty Schools has designed the academic and practical portion of the curriculum to be completed in 600 hours. Mansfield Beauty Schools charges for the minimum of 600 hours(hours completed in the school).  Mansfield Beauty Schools does not charge for the hours the Apprentice does in the Apprentice Salon.

The Massachusetts Board of Cosmetology and Barbering has issued Covid-19 guidance requiring all schools to comply with the following: “In person instruction may be required only for portions of the class requiring in-person participation”

Therefore, a portion, or all of your program, may be presented through Distance Education.  Each assignment will indicate the number of hours a student will be able to earn upon completion of the testing, which will be done in school. For example: If you are enrolled for 30 hours per week- 15 will be in school during the day and 15 hours will be through distance education. While permissible testing will be at the school. If due to Covid-19 guidance we are 100% remote all practical and theory training will be done through distance education. Student must be present during class when the written test is given on the Distant Education material for the student to receive credit for the Distant Education hours.  Mansfield utilizes Milady Mind-Tap, Google Classroom, and Zoom to assist in distance education. Access to a laptop, computer, tablet, or Iphone, Android is necessary.  

The curriculum is as follows:

Subjects for Cosmetology Program
Manicure Hair Straightening and Permanent Waving
Finger Waving
Skin Care/Make-up/Facial Grooming
Wig Instruction and Scalp Treatment
Coloring – Dyes and Bleaching
Oral, Written, and Practical Tests: Sterilization, Hygiene, and Anatomy
Ethics, Salesmanship, Courtesy, and Conduct
Instruction and Lecture on Sanitation
Marcelling and all Iron Curls
1.   How long is the Cosmetology Apprenticeship program?
2.  What is the difference in the Cosmetology Apprenticeship program                
3.   Is this a paid Apprenticeship Program?
4.   Will I need a High School Diploma or equivalent?
5.   May I work at any Salon?
6.   Will the school help me find an approved Apprentice Salon?
7.   What happens if I am working in a Salon and I no longer want  to work there?
8.  What happens if I do more than the 600 hours the Board requires in school?
9. What is the total cost of the Cosmetology Apprenticeship  Program March 1 2021
10. What do I do if I have more questions?


Covid – 19 guidance requires all schools under the Board of Cosmetology and Barbering to provide all lecture type classes to be taught on-line.  According to the Commonwealth of  Massachusetts and the guidance on limited size classes, the following schedules have been created in  response.

                             Full time 30 Hours per week*:

Monday through Friday:   9:00 – 12:00 in school –  15 hours per week in school 15 hours Distant Education*

Monday , Tuesday and Thursday:  12:15 – 3:15 in school –   15 hours per week in school 7.5 hours Distant Education*

Evening 22.5 Hours per week*

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday : 4:00- 9:00 – 15 hours in school and 7.5 Distant Education** 

                                              *100% Remote may be required due to the Pandemic.
                                              **Must be in attendance to test to earn Distant Education Hours.
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