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Course Overview

The Parkway Salon is an excellent opportunity for cosmetology students to apply their skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. By working on clients from the community, students can gain hands-on experience and develop their creativity and customer service skills.

Through their training at the Parkway Salon, students will learn how to use a range of cosmetology tools and equipment, as well as techniques for hair cutting, styling, coloring, permanent waving, relaxing, manicuring, pedicuring, and skin care. They will also receive training in professionalism and customer relations, which are critical skills for success in the industry.

After completing 1,250 hours of training, students will be eligible to test for their Pennsylvania State Cosmetologist License, which is a requirement for practicing as a cosmetologist in the state. The Parkway Salon is an excellent opportunity for aspiring cosmetologists to gain the skills, experience, and licensing needed to pursue a career in this exciting and rewarding field.

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Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith

Cosmetology III Instructor
Parkway West CTC
Marcia Black

Marcia Black

Cosmetology II Instructor
Parkway West CTC
Chris Weber

Chris Weber

Cosmetology I Instructor
Parkway West CTC

Career Paths

  • Cosmetologist
  • Hair Color Specialist
  • Texture Specialist
  • Cutting Specialist
  • Manicurist/Pedicurist
  • Esthetician/Make-up Artist
  • Salon Trainer
  • Distribution Sales Consultant
  • Salon Manager/Owner
  • Platform Artist


  • PA Licensed Cosmetologist
  • Nail Technician
  • Cosmetology Instructor License
  • Bactronix
  • OSHA
  • SP2
  • Barbicide
  • Barbicide-Covid
  • Employability Skills

Courses of Study

Shampooing, Conditioning & Hair Care, Hair Styling & Design, Hair Cutting & Texturizing, Hair Coloring & Lightening, Chemical Relaxing, Permanent Waving, Manicuring & Pedicuring, Tips, Wraps & Gels, Skin Care & Facial Treatments, Salon Management & Employment

College Credits

Students in this program are offered Articulation Agreements based on completion of the program. Learn More