Huntington School of Beauty Culture

The Huntington School of Beauty Culture has been in continuous operation since its opening in April, 1964. The school was purchased by Catherine Belvin in October, 2005. The overall mission of their institution is to provide prime education and training to their students, which will enable them to successfully pass their state board exam, obtain licensure and become successfully employed in the salon industry.

The instructional staff possesses the skills required to provide necessary training, and they aspire to produce capable, productive stylists, estheticians, and nail technicians that exhibit the determination, skills, ability and the desire to succeed in the salon environment.

Each student will not only receive instruction and exposure to essential technical skills and equipment, but also the opportunity for hands on, supervised work with the public. Specifically, the objectives of the programs are to:

  • Build a solid foundation of educational and technical skills
  • Provide exposure to the role of the professional cosmetologists/nail technician/esthetician including opportunities for supervised practical hands on work
  • Offer students and opportunity for exposure to up-to-date products and styling techniques
  • Teach our students the components of the proper attitude that a professional cosmetologist/nail technician/esthetician should have
  • Motivate our students to develop all of their artistic talent

Basic cosmetology course

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to practice correct sanitation and sterilization procedures and perform all phases of hairdressing skills, including, but not limited to, hairstyling, shaping, coloring, chemical reformation, manicuring and facials. Additionally, students will be able to comprehend, analyze and integrate theoretical cosmetology knowledge with practical skill performance, preparing graduates for entry level employment in a beauty salon.

Course Description: The training encompasses all phases of cosmetology including hair cutting and styling, permanent waving and relaxing, hair coloring and lightening, scalp treatments, manicuring, facials and makeup, salon management and state law. Both theoretical and practical applications are taught by licensed instructional staff. Opportunities for supervised work with the public are provided in the schools clinic. The 2000 hour course normally takes a full-time student 60 weeks.

Manicuring course

Objectives: The Manicuring Course is designed to prepare students for the State Board Licensing examination. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to practice correct sanitation and sterilization procedures and perform all phases of manicuring skills including manicuring, pedicuring, hand and arm massage, nail art and advanced nail techniques. Additionally, students will be able to comprehend, analyze and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical skill performance, preparing graduates for entry level employment in a beauty/nail salon.

Esthetics Course

Objectives: The Esthetic Course is designed to prepare estheticians to take the state board examination to obtain their esthetician license in order to be gainfully employed in a salon.

Course Description: The training for an esthetics student includes, but not limited to, nutrition, cosmetic use, skin care history, bacteriology, sanitation, cells, skin disorders, massage techniques, facial treatments, aromatherapy, salon business and law. Both theoretical and practical applications are taught by licensed instructional staff. Opportunities for supervised work with the public are provided in the schools clinic. The 600 clock hour course takes a full-time student 20 weeks to complete.

Barber Crossover Course

Objectives: The Barber Crossover Course is designed to prepare barbers to take the state board examination to obtain their cosmetology license in order to gain employment in a beauty salon.

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