From the Press of Atlantic City: Cosmetology students earn license, life experience at tech schools

March 5th, 2018

Cosmetology teacher Jackie Holland (right) working with Madelyn DeLuca 18, (center) of Dennis, to provide coloring services to Christy Lasley, of North Wildwood, at Cape May County Techical High School.  (The Press of Atlantic City / Edward Lea Staff Photographer)

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — As clients showed up to Cape May County Technical School last week, they signed into the main office and were guided down the hallway to the hair salon for their hair or skin appointment.  It’s not a typical way to see a stylist, but the clients see there’s a dual benefit for the two dozen cosmetology students.

“It’s cheaper and I feel like I’m helping these girls gain that experience.  I just think it’s very cool,” said Christy Lasley who was getting her hair colored last week.

The students have been taking appointments over the last month as part of their class hours required to obtain a professional state license after they graduate.  Thanks to programs like these, aspiring young cosmetologists don’t have to wait until they finish high school nor do they have to choose between the two.  Many New Jersey county technical and vocational schools offer programs during the normal school day for students to earn all 1,000 hours required to attain a license. 

“I think it’s one of the best opportunities in this school,” said senior Maddie DeLuca.

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