Cosmetology Academy

  • Operate and experience a full-service interactive salon and spa environment

  • Work alongside professional cosmetologists from all over the world to explore diverse aspects of the beauty industry

  • Apply professional salon techniques to provide a full range of hair, nail, and skincare services 



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Cosmetology Academy Career Tree:

Cosmetology Academy Career Tree



Cosmetology Academy Sequence of Courses:

  Career Exploration
Career Exploration Career Preparation Career Preparation
Recommended Course Sequence  Introduction to Cosmetology
(1 credit)
Principles of Cosmetology Design and Color Theory
(1 credit)
 Cosmetology I
(2 credits)
Cosmetology II
(2 credits)



Cosmetology Academy Courses

Introduction to Cosmetology
In Introduction to Cosmetology, students explore careers in the cosmetology industry. To prepare for success, students must have academic and technical knowledge and skills relative to the industry. Students may begin to earn hours toward state licensing requirements.

Principles of Cosmetology Design and Color Theory
In Principles of Cosmetology Design and Color Theory, students coordinate integration of academic, career, and technical knowledge and skills in this laboratory instructional sequence course designed to provide job-specific training for employment in cosmetology careers. Students will attain academic skills and knowledge as well as technical knowledge and skills related to cosmetology design and color theory. Students will develop knowledge and skills regarding various cosmetology design elements such as form, lines, texture, structure and illusion or depth as they relate to the art of cosmetology. Instruction includes sterilization and sanitation procedures, hair care, nail care, and skin care and meets the TDLR requirements for licensure upon passing the state examination. Analysis of career opportunities, license requirements, knowledge and skills expectations, and development of workplace skills are included. Students may begin to earn Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) hours toward a Cosmetology Operator License.

Cosmetology I
In Cosmetology I, students coordinate integration of academic, career, and technical knowledge and skills in this laboratory instructional sequence course designed to provide job-specific training for employment in cosmetology careers. Instruction includes sterilization and sanitation procedures, hair care, nail care, and skin care and meets the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) requirements for licensure upon passing the state examination. Analysis of career opportunities, license requirements, knowledge and skills expectations, and development of workplace skills are included.

Cosmetology II
In Cosmetology II, students will demonstrate proficiency in academic, technical, and practical knowledge and skills. The content is designed to provide the occupational skills required for licensure. Instruction includes advanced training in professional standards/employability skills; Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) rules and regulations; use of tools, equipment, technologies and materials; and practical skills.

Students must submit an application to James M. Steele Accelerated High School and Cosmetology Academy. Upon successfully fulfilling the application requirements and being accepted a student shall be enrolled in the Cosmetology Course at their specific grade level.
What type of student should take these courses?
Students interested in Hair Care, Nail Care, Skin Care, Makeup, Fashion and Beauty are a great fit. Nursing and Cosmetology have a lot in common with the level of Science we learn, so we do get quite a few students on their path to Nursing.


Careers Related to the Cosmetology Academy:
Hairstylist, Nail Technician, Esthetician, Makeup Artist, Platform Artist, Medical Aesthetician, Salon Owner, Celebrity Stylist, Fashion and Runway Stylist, Movie and Media Artist, Beauty and Fashion Photographer, Beauty and Fashion Writer or Editor, Cosmetology Instructor, Dermatology Assistant, Nurse Aesthetician, Barber, Product Chemist