The Massachusetts Cosmetology Apprenticeship Program is 1000 hours and has the exact same curriculum as the traditional 1000 hour Cosmetology Program. A student contracts with the school for a for a minimum of 600 hours and will be required to be in an approved Apprentice Salon for a maximum of 400 (paid)hours.
What is the difference, 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. We are so proud to report that during the pandemic our students were gaining experience in a Apprentice Salon . The experience our students are receiving exceed what they would be able to receive in a school salon.
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 Cosmetology Curriculum is as follows:
Subjects for Cosmetology Program
Manicure Hair Straightening and Permanent 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
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 school – 15 hours per week direct school hours
15 hours Distant Education*
Afternoon-16.5 Hours per week*
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 12:15 – 3:15 school hours – 9 hours per week direct school hours
7.5 hours Distant Education*
Evening 22.5 Hours per week*
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday : 4:00 – 5:00 until 9:00 – up to 15 hours direct school hours
7.5 Distant Education*