Sachem’s Salon of Opportunity

Sachem’s Salon of Opportunity photo

Students at Sachem High School East and North are learning about the skills needed to succeed in a multimillion-dollar business as part of the district’s career and technical education cosmetology class.

Putting lessons into practice, the students are not only learning trade skills but are putting them to use in their own salon, offering a plethora of services to fellow students and staff. As part of the cosmetology class, the students practice techniques in hair coloring, cutting and styling, while also learning the intricacies of nail and makeup services.

“The cosmetology class is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience,” said High School East senior Jessica Hennessy. “We are given the chance to explore multiple different areas of cosmetology, which is a huge benefit.” 

Throughout the class, students can participate in workshops run by industry-leading professionals and gain practical career experience during multiple shadowing opportunities. After successful completion of the course requirements, the students are eligible to earn a New York State cosmetology license.