This program offers opportunities for you to learn about hair styling, coloring, perms and relaxants as well as make-up, manicures and facials. Practice your talents on mannequins and other students. As a second year student, participate in a Wilson Tech clinic. Earn hours toward your cosmetology license.
- Infection Control
- Scalp & Hair care
- Wet Hair Styling
- Thermal Hair Styling
- Hair coloring
- Artificial Hair Enhancements
- Skin care & disorders
- Superfluous hair removal
- Nail Care
- Life Skills
- Chemical Texture Services
- Cells, Anatomy & Physiology
- Light Therapy
- Salon Business skills
- Computer Imaging
2. Purchase additional senior kit
All students successfully completing this program, (two year, 1000 hours), will be eligible to sit for the New York State Licensing Examination in Cosmetology. Students may take cosmetology for one year, but are ineligible to sit for the NYS licensing exam. Seniors may elect to further their education/hours with an adult Wilson Tech cosmetology class the following year.
Students must successfully meet the academic and attendance criteria for a two-year Wilson Tech Certificate of Completion, be High School diploma eligible, and pass the following national certification exam: National Occupational Competency Testing Exam (NOCTI) – Cosmetology.
About the Instructors
JoMarie Anderson is a Wilson Tech graduate who has always wanted to learn more about her chosen field. She holds licenses in Esthetics and Cosmetology as well as a bachelor’s degree. With more than 30 years of experience as a stylist/colorist, she continues working in the industry and has completed a master’s degree in administration.
Karen Milian-Pumarejo graduated from NY Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s in occupational education. She is a certified work/ study coordinator. Since 1998, she has been a NYS cosmetology examiner.
Audra Moore, a graduate of the BOCES cosmetology program, has more than 10 years of experience specializing in ethnic hair care. She holds certification from Professional Hair Designers and Mizoni in hair and product knowledge in hair chemistry as well as an associate’s in occupational education from NY Institute of Technology.
Alyson Ponzetti is a graduate of Wilson Tech’s cosmetology program. She is a licensed cosmetologist with more than 20 years of experience in salons where she specialized in color. She is currently a NYS cosmetology examiner and a member of the LI Cosmetology Teachers Guild.
Ellen Rubenstein is a licensed cosmetologist who has experience in working in multiple salons. She holds a degree in Occupational Education from NYIT. Her combination of work and teaching experience are an excellent background to provide training to aspiring cosmetologists. In addition to working with secondary students, Ms. Rubenstein is an adult instructor in the Western Suffolk BOCES adult program. She is active in the Long Island Cosmetology Guild and her students frequently win awards in Guild competitions.
Joyce Tuccillo graduated from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Education. With more than 40 years of experience, including owning a salon, Ms. Tuccillo brings her extensive knowledge in color and hair design to our students at Wilson Tech. For the past 23 years, she has combined her love of cosmetology and her love of teaching to prepare high school students to complete the state board exam.