Cosmetology

Associated Teachers/Faculty

Ms. Cassia Gilroy and Ms. AnnMarie Lewis

Career Program Description

Students will develop the creative and technical skills required to be successful in the field of beauty, which encompasses a broad range of services and customer-focused products. Students learn how to perform all aspects of hair, skin, and nail care, and personal responsibility, as well as the professional work ethics needed to secure employment in the industry. Upon the completion of 1000 theory and practical hours, each student will have the opportunity to take the State Board Licensing Exam and receive an operator’s license to become a contributing professional in the industry.

Career Paths

  • Cosmetologist
  • Nail Technician
  • Esthetician
  • Color Specialist
  • Educator Industry
  • Haircutting Specialist
  • Retail Educator
  • Cruise Ship
  • Day Spa
  • Salon Manager
  • School Educator

Certifications 

  • OSHA 10 Hour Health
  • MA State Board Cosmetology License
  • Hair Extensions
  • Make-up

Industry Partnerships

  • Beauty Pro
  • Grace Maschetto Cosmetics
  • OPI
  • French Twist Salon
  • SpaTech Elizabeth Grady
  • SkillsUSA

Articulation Agreements 

  • Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics
  • Catherine Hinds
  • North Shore Community College

Meeting Documents

Advisory Committee Members

Danielle Bergeron, Self-Employed
Kathy Champlain
Catherine Curcuru, Hair Color & Studio
Paula MacCarthy, Paula’s Salon & Day Spa
Alex Panos, Alex & Company
Melissa Penta, Alex & Company
Kim Russell, EnVogue Hair Salon
Jean Wilson, The Edge

Alumni Spotlight 

Vanessa Nebelski, Class of 2017

Where are they now? Noggins Salon and Spa

What is their job title? Hair Stylist

“Essex Tech helped me with my career by giving me the opportunity to work in a salon while still in school to get all the experience possible at such a young age. It also helped because I was able to continue my education in the beauty industry at Elizabeth Grady right after high school, so I can start my career. “