• GC Tech | Human and Public Services | Cosmetology in Long Island


    Course Summary
    The curriculum consists of 1,000 hours of both written and practical training. It covers all phases in the field of cosmetology including the newest innovative techniques and methods allowing students to develop their creative skills. Students will be prepared for a rewarding and profitable entry into the growing beauty industry. Cosmetology prepares students for their New York State Board Cosmetology exams, which they must pass in order to become licensed cosmetologists in New York State.

    Students Will Learn a Number of Skills in a Wide Variety of Areas, Including:
    •Highlighting and hair coloring techniques such as ombre, balayage, foiling, special effects color
    •Makeup techniques including highlighting and contouring, eyelash application, winged eyeliner, smoky eye, foundation matching, color correction, SFX (special effects), eyebrows
    •Performing complete makeovers including fun daytime looks, glamorous night-time looks and more.
    Young Stylists Will Also Learn:
    •Skin care
    •Eyebrow waxing and shaping services
    •Styling hair for special events or prom
    •Performing all haircuts including blunt haircut, layered haircut, angels, v-cut, bangs and more
    •Applying hair extensions using techniques such as sew-in, tape-in, clip-in, micro beads, and more
    •Manicuring techniques including nail shaping, fashion forward nail art such as an ombre look, matte nails and 3D nail art.

    Career Opportunities:
    Beauty-related careers offer flexible hours and opportunities to work from home or to own shops or spas. Many graduates attend college and often use their skills to help pay expenses. Typical job titles in the field of cosmetology include hair color technician, hair cutting technician, hairdresser’s assistant, hair stylist, makeup artist, nail technician, salon manager or owner, scalp/hair specialist, skin care technician, teacher, waxing technician and wig technician. In addition to learning skills in the cosmetology field students learn other professional skills such as creating resumes, building digital online portfolios (websites), business and money management and communication skills. This is a New York State approved 1,000-hour cosmetology course that qualifies students to take the state licensing exam.

    Work Experience Opportunities:
    During the second year of this program, the classroom becomes a professional salon environment. Students will have the opportunity to execute their new-found skills on clients. In addition, students will have in and out-of-house demonstrations from the fields top professionals, such as MAC makeup artists, stylists, salon and other business owners. Students will be connected to industry professionals for networking opportunities as well as job placements.

    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, extended classroom experience, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, job shadow days and internships at workplace sites such as:

    •Creative Designs Salon
    •EHD Hair Design
    •Hair Above Salon
    •Lourdes Unisex
    •Studio L 516
    •MAC Cosmetics
    •OPIA Hair & Makeup Studio

  • Course available : Grades 11–12
    Course length : 2 years
    Location: Barry Tech or GC Tech

Career Opportunities

  • Our Alumni Job Portal provides listings posted by our business partners. Check out the listings below to find any available career opportunities.

  • Hair Salon Apprentice - Hair Junkie Salon

    Hair Junkie Salon is looking for hard-working and dedicated apprentices to join our team! Interested applicants should have NYS cosmetology license or be working towards it. Duties include but are not limited to shampooing and preparation, basic and general cleaning duties as well as assisting stylists and colorists. Experience preferred but willing to train. Customer service skills a must. If you are passionate about hair and want an opportunity to learn and grow in a trendy, upscale and fun salon please send your resume, give us a call, or just stop in to learn more and meet our team. Both part-time and full-time applicants are welcome. We can't wait to meet you!

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  • Shampoo Assistant - Bella Luna Salon

    Multi-tasking Ability to work in a fast paced environment Ability to stand for long periods of time Detail oriented in a fast paced setting Responsibilities - shampoo and apply treatment + glosses Shampoo clients + prep them for stylists + other services Assist hairdressers + stylists Maintain salon cleanliness + help with various aspects of salon life (i.e.Running the floor sweeping/mopping, sanitizing, laundry, and other duties assigned by management)

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  • Thomas Cole Salon

    Thomas Cole Salon is seeking a shampoo assistant who is looking to advance their career in cutting and coloring for full or par time work, we will help you shape your skills and confidence to be the best in the industry.

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  • Salon Nikko

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Contact GC Tech

  • GC Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    (516) 604-4200