Cosmetology: 1000 Hours

​The full time program lasts for 40 weeks. It is split into 4 stages. Each stage will last approximately 10 weeks.The daily schedule for the full time program starts: June 7, 2017-March 14, 2018.  Hours of operation will be from 8:30 am-3 pm. Monday through Friday for daytime, Make Up Hour sessions will be held on Saturdays (planned in advance). Hours will be from 9-3. Overall attendance must be in good standing to attend the make-up session.
June 7th 2017- March 13th, 2018 

Class time: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. w/ 30 min. lunch break. 
Class is held Monday-Friday with the following days of each month off:
June-No days off 
July- 3rd, 4th, 28th  
September- 4th, 5th 
October- 9th,  
November- 10th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th,   
December- 25th-31st 
January- 1st, 2nd, 15th   
February- 19th – 23rd 
March –No Days off –Graduation Tuesday March 13th, 2018 

The Cosmetology Class Schedule will follow the GST BOCES School Calendar and an email will be sent out each time there is a delay or cancelation at the NYBBA.

The next daytime cosmetology class will begin June 6th, 2018. Unless there is a need for it sooner.

For more questions, or to sign up Call: 607-733-7300, or email

STAGE 1 - Introduction To Fundamentals (Stage 1: 250 Hours)

STAGE 2 - Cut & Color Techniques (Stage 2: 250 hours)

STAGE 3 - Apply Your Knowledge (Stage 3: 250 hours)

STAGE 4 - Perfect Your Skills (Stage 4: 250 hours)

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS - 24 HOURS - New York State License Requirements - State and Federal Payroll Requirements - New York State Sales Tax Requirements , Career Opportunities and Placement - Professional Ethics, Conduct and Attitude - Professional Organizations, Trade Shows and Publication

SAFETY AND HEALTH - 26 HOURS - New York State Laws, Rules and Regulations - OSHA Regulations Concerning Hazardous Materials Communications - Types and Classification of Infectious Organisms - Bacteria, Viruses, Molds, Fungus - Growth and Reproduction of Infectious Organisms - Infections and Their Prevention - Immunity and Body Defenses - Decontamination and Infection Control - Physical and Chemical Agents

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY - 15 HOURS - Cells, Tissues and Organs - Body Systems - Basic Principles of Nutrition - Overview of Bones and Muscles of the Head, Arms, Hands, Legs and Feet

HAIR ANALYSIS - 10 HOURS - Structure - Growth Patterns - Texture - Porosity- Elasticity

 HAIR & SCALP DISORDERS & DISEASES - 10 HOURS - Dandruff - Alopecia - Fungal Infections - Infestations - Infections

 CHEMISTRY AS APPLIED TO COSMETOLOGY - 5 HOURS - Forms and Properties of Matter - Elements, Compounds and Mixtures - Chemical Reactions and Solutions - The pH Scale - FDA Laws Governing Hair Care Products and Product Safety

 SHAMPOOS, RINSES, CONDITIONERS, AND TREATMENTS - 30 HOURS - Client Preparation, Analysis and Consultation - Hair Analysis Instruments and Equipment - Shampooing Products, Composition and Procedures - Rinsing Products, Composition and Procedures - Conditioning Products, Composition and Procedures - Procedures for Hair and Scalp Disorders - Scalp Manipulations

 HAIRCUTTING & SHAPING - 175 HOURS - Fundamentals, Principles and Concepts of Design - Scissor Hair Cutting - Nomenclature and Care of Scissors, Techniques and Procedures - Razor Haircutting - Nomenclature and Care of Razor, Techniques and Procedures - Clipper Haircutting - Nomenclature and Care of Tools, Techniques and Procedures - Removal/Trim of Superfluous Hair - Contemporary and Specialized Haircutting - Female Styles, Male Styles, Children Styles - Mustache and Beard Shaping - Shaving - Dexterity of the Hands and Razor, Preparation and Procedures

 HAIR STYLING - 245 HOURS - Finger Waving - Pincurls - Skip Waving - Roller Styling - Patterns in Hairstyling - Waves, Pin Curls, Rollers and Combinations - Finishing Techniques - Twisting, Wrapping, Weaving, Extending, Locking and Braiding - Traditional Weaving and Styling - Services in Hairstyling - Tools and Implements, Blow Drying, Thermal Curling, Hair Pressing Hair Pieces CHEMICAL RESTRUCTURING - 180 HOURS - Chemistry - Chemical Restructuring Products - Client Consultation - Preliminary Procedure of Chemical Restructuring - Procedure of Chemical Restructuring - Corrective Chemical Restructuring


Color Theory - Chemistry - Preliminary Procedures of Hair Coloring - Client Consultation - Hair Coloring Procedures - Hair Lightening - Special Effects - Corrective Procedures

NAIL CARE AND PROCEDURES - 40 HOURS - Nail Structure - Nail Disorders and Diseases - Nail Shape and Color Analysis - Basic Manicuring and Pedicuring - Manipulations of the Hand, Arm, Leg and Foot - Nail Tip Application – Adhesives, Fitting, Design and Application - Nail Wrap Application - Silk, Fiberglass and Linen Procedures, Surface Wrapping Natural Nail and Mending, Tip Overlay Wrapping, Repair, Maintenance and Removal - Liquid and Powder Nail Extensions - Application Procedures for Tips With Overlays, Natural Nails and Sculptured Nails, Repair, Maintenance and Removal - Chemical Reactions to Liquid and PowderSKIN CARE AND PROCEDURES - 60 HOURS - Structure and Function of the Skin -Skin Conditions and Disorders Facial and Body Procedures - Client Preparation, Skin Analysis and Consultation Wet and Dry Exfoliations and Applications Use of Various Products to Enhance the Appearance of the Skin - Seaweed, salt, paraffin, mud, ampules, creams, etc. Discussion for Further Training Required for Advanced Techniques Such as Aromatherapy and Water Therapies Temporary Methods of Hair Removal - Manual Tweezing, Depilatory Lotion, Waxing, Bleaching Make-Up Application - Color Analysis, Morphology of the Face, Product Knowledge, Chemistry and Related Composition, Eyebrow Contouring, Corrections and Contouring, False Eyelashes, Further Training Required for Advanced Techniques