Students will learn technical and communication skills required to be successful in a professional salon work environment. Topics of study include: hair coloring, styling, conditioning and shaping, esthetics, nail care, and massage. Product knowledge, proper application and technical procedures are taught to enhance the personal care of hair, nails, and skin. Students develop and practice their skills during clinic events. Students must accumulate 1,000 hours of instruction in order to be eligible to take the NYS certification exam.