The Ballou S.T.A.Y. Cosmetology program is a part-time program designed to teach and prepare adult students for the state board exam. It is required in order to obtain licensing in the District of Columbia.

Courses of Study Include:

*History of Cosmetology  
*Life Skills 
*Chemical Services
*Professional Image 
*Wigs/Hair Enhancements
*Hair Coloring
*Infection Control 
*Skin Diseases/Disorders
*Hair Removal
*Skin Structure 
*Nail Structure 
*Facial Makeup
*Properties of Hair/Scalp 
*Nail Diseases/Disorders
*Principles Of Hair Design 
*Nail Tips, Wraps, Gels, Acrylic
*Hair Cutting 
*Salon Management
*Hair Styling

Upon completion of the Ballou STAY Cosmetology Program, students will:

* Master the craft of Cosmetology
* Develop a great work ethic
* Explore their creativity
* Think outside the box
* Possess the knowledge and skills to obtain a Cosmetology License

        Class Schedule:

            The Ballou STAY Cosmetology Program follows the DCPS Schedule 
(no exceptions)

      Requirements For Graduation:

          *1500 hours of Practical and Theory work
          *Mastery of Practical and Academic work required by the State Board

     State Board Exam:
Testing information can be found at
*White Lab Coat (no jackets)-No logos, names, designs, etc. on coat.  (all other required materials will be provided during orientation)

          *Registration fee-new students $60.00; returning students $30.00

          *Book prices vary from year to year, no more than $200.00

          *Graduation fee: TBA