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Industry Recognized Credentials

Students enrolled in a Chapter-74 Cosmetology program are eligible to complete the required 1000 hours necessary to sit for the state exam and, upon successful completion, will be able to obtain a Registered Operators license (basic hairdressing license) in the State of Massachusetts. Additional licenses may be obtained within the Cosmetology field with further education including:

Other industry recognized credentials include: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Careersafe certification Industry specific certification programs including but not limited to:

  • OPI, Creative Nail Design
  • Advanced hair coloring and cutting techniques offered through professional distributors.
  • Cinderella Extension certification program

Research Databases

Professional and Students Organizations

Related National, Regional, and State Professional Organizations
NCA- National Cosmetology Association
MVA- Massachusetts Vocational Association
MAVA- Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators

Student Organizations
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA’a mission is to help its members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

Reference Materials

Reference Materials
2012 Milady Standard Cosmetology, 1st edition
Milady ISBN: 10-1439059306
ISBN: 13-978143905 9302
1040 pages, 2012- Published

2008 Milady Standard Cosmetology, 1st edition
Milady ISBN-13 9781418049355
960 pages, 2008- Published

Trade specific technique videos from various distributors.

Career Safe and OSHA training

Massachusetts Stateboard of Cosmetology

Selected Websites
Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology-
American Association of Cosmetology Schools-
National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts & Sciences-
Beauty Job-
Professional Beauty Association-
Pearson VUE-
Milady Online Licensing Preparation Program-
The Paul Mitchell School-
Paul Mitchell-
Paul Mitchell Professional-
Massachusetts SkillsUSA-
Behind the Chair-
Scissor Boy-
Salon Sense Magazine-
Matrix Professional-
Redken Professional-
All Nutrient Professional-
Creative Nail Design-