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Cosmetology Clinical and Practical Skills Instruction

Cosmetology is the art form and science of improving beauty through the care of skin, hair and nails. The Shenandoah Beauty Academy School of Cosmetology in Berryville, Virginia, prepares students for careers in styling. Our cosmetology course is designed to provide the skills and related theory necessary for students to meet the requirements for licensure cosmetologist and entry level employment, with an emphasis placed on safety and sanitation as well as other major subject areas of cosmetology.

SBA Cosmetology Course Information

The SBA cosmetology course is presented in a lecture format accompanied by the use of sophisticated classroom technology to disseminate information easily and understandably. In conjunction with the course schedule and prior to taking the licensure exam, students must complete 1,500 hours of practicum and a number of performance skills. Class sizes range from 10 to 20 students, with most students completing the requisite course work in 10 to 11 months. All courses are taught in English. All supplies, equipment, and tools are provided.


As a student of the Shenandoah Beauty Academy you will learn the latest hairstyles and the newest cosmetology techniques along with valuable marketable skills to be competent in today's salons and spas. As a freshman, students initially learn about the different hair types, textures, and cultural hair fashion. Continuing forward, students then receive instruction in basic hair styling before moving to more advanced techniques as a sophomore. Junior and senior students are placed in the school salon after basic skills training for practical training with actual clients to our salon. After completing school training and passing the State Board of Cosmetology exam, students can work within a salon as licensed cosmetologists. Graduates from our program go on to exciting careers as:

• Hair Coloring Specialists
• Perming Specialists
• Professional Hairstylists 
• Wig Stylists 
• Skin Care Specialists 
• Nail Care Technicians 
• Beauty Salon Managers
• Team Artists 
• Beauty Salon Owners 
• Cruise Ship Stylists 
• Beauty Image Consultants 
• Beauty Product Evaluators 
• Skin Care Operators
• Color Chemists 
• Technical Beauty Writers 
• Teachers & Instructors 
• TV Stylists & Makeup Artists 
• Magazine Fashion Stylists 
• Sales Representative for Beauty
• Beauty Store Managers 
• State Board Directors 
• State Board Examiners 

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