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One of the Career Centers most popular programs, Cosmetology gives students hands-on experience and helps them take the State Board Exam to become licensed cosmetologist* by the time they finish high school.


The two-year program in Cosmetology includes training and opportunities to work in the Career Center Cosmetology Salon. Besides hair styling and hair care, other areas covered include skin care, nail services, and artificial hair. 


The Career Center has the latest technology in its cosmetology salon Cyberimaging. Students will be trained to use this software to show clients what they would look like with different hair colors, with highlights, or with different hairstyles. The class will take field trips to hair shows and area salons.  Successful students in this class have good communication skills, basic math skills for mixing hair coloring formulas, and basic computer skills. They enjoy talking with people and are creative.


*Note: In order to obtain a state cosmetology license, a student must pass the state examination and complete a specified number of clinical hours.


The Styling Salon at Jackson Area Career Center will open to the public
for the 2014-2015 school year on Tuesday, October 7th.
The Styling Salon hours are:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday - Friday:  12:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Last hair color appointment taken at 2:30 p.pm
Click here to see services & prices:

Call 990-6629 for an appointment 



Mary Jo Garrett
Ms. Garrett graduated from Wright's Beauty Academy in Battle Creek where she also taught Cosmetology. She completed her bachelor's degree from Siena Heights University. Her 40 years of industry experience includes a position as manager of salons at JCPenney's.
(517) 990-6613

 Ronda Applegate Ronda Applegate

Mrs. Applegate has over 20 years of experience as a cosmetologist, cosmetology instructor, and a business owner. She got her start at the Career Center and holds a Bachelor of Science from Siena Heights University. 
(517) 990-1065
Lynn Boardman  
Lynn Boardman
Ms. Boardman comes to us with over 26 years experience as a cosmetologist and salon manager. She holds a bachelor's degree in business.
(517) 990-1065
Lauren Sager
Mrs. Sager has 7 years of experience in salons around the world. She holds a bachelor's degree from Siena Heights University.
(517) 990-1065

State of Michigan Cosmetology License

High School Credits
Science (3rd /4th year)
Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts
Free College Credit Opportunities
Baker College 
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