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             Important Facts about Branford Academy of Hair &     In terms of cleanliness, refined personal hygiene is crucial
             Cosmetology Programs                                 for Cosmetologists/Barbers. Cosmetologists/Barbers
                                                                  regularly touch their clients, more so than many other
             Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology offers        professions, so they need to keep clean as a matter of
             programs in Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, Eyelash   course or may spread dirt, germs, disease and possibly
             Extensions and Makeup Artistry & Nail Tech. All programs   bugs, such as lice amongst clients.
             are taught in English.
                                                                  Body Positioning: Cosmetologists/Barbers are required
                                                                  to stand about 75 percent of the time. Cosmetologists/
                                                                  Barbers must lean forward, stoop, bend and twist. Standing
             Licensing requirements                               and leaning over clients is a common position when
                                                                  washing a client’s hair or administering a facial. The back
             Cosmetology, Esthetics & ,Barbering, are clock hour   experiences significant stress during the course of a
             programs which prepares the student for Licensing.    cosmetologist's day. If an individual cannot stand or remain
             The State of Ct requires a student to have completed the   standing for long periods of time, they are unlikely to be
             eighth grade, the required hours of instruction from a CT   successful as cosmetologists/Barbers because they will not
             state approved curriculum  and passed the CT State Board   be able to perform tasks accurately.
             Written Exam with a minimum score of 70% in order to
             obtain a Cosmetology / Barbers license .             Steady Hands: A cosmetologist/Barber’s hands are
                                                                  frequently exposed to water and cleansing. Cosmetologists/
             Reference to state regulations:        www.ct.gov/dph    Barbers work with their hands to cut hair, perform manicures
                                                                  and pedicures, make-up and other applications. To perform
             Cosmetology requires 1500 clock hours. Barbering requires   all these tasks successfully, the cosmetologist/Barber must
             1000 clock hours.  Esthetic 600 clocked hours        have the ability to control their hands and fingers at all
                                                                  times, including holding the hand very steady while cutting
             Currently the State of CT does not require licensing for   hair, applying makeup or other beauty treatments. A
             Esthetics, Nail Technology or Makeup Artistry.       cosmetologist/Barber who cannot hold their hands steady is
                                                                  certain to receive a number of complaints from incorrectly or
             All Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology           badly performed procedures.
             Cosmetology Programs are offered in a Day schedule (full
             or part-time ) and Evening schedule. Esthetics & Barbering   Allergies: Cosmetologists/Barbers are required to handle
             are full or part time day programs.                  a large number of chemicals and use a variety of cleansing
                                                                  agents. If an individual is highly allergic to any of these
             Industry Requirements                                products or very sensitive to these sorts of items, they are
                                                                  unlikely to succeed in cosmetology/barbering due to their
                                                                  adverse physical reactions to the tools of the trade.
             According to CT Job & Career Connection the average
             statewide annual income for these occupations is     Using Tools: Cosmetology/Barbering tools can cause cuts
             $28839.00. This amount does not include tips and     and other injuries, so it's important that a cosmetologist
             gratuities. Employment in this occupation is expected to   have reasonably good vision so she can handle the tools
             grow faster than average, and the number of annual   safely. Dexterity to grasp scissors, razors and small make-
             openings will offer excellent opportunities.         up tools is important.
             Prospective cosmetologists/ barbers must be aware of the
             physical demands in this career as they can be       Occupations available
             strenuous:
                                                                  For licensed professionals jobs include Salon/ Spa/
             Hygiene: It is important for cosmetologists/barbers to have   Barbershop ownership or management, Full or Part-time
             adequate hygiene for several reasons. The first is simply a   work as a Hairstylist, Color specialist, Barber in a Salon/
             matter of self-recommendation. It is a cosmetologist /   Spa/Barbershop/Chain salon, Instructor ( at least two years
             barber’s job to help others look as attractive as possible;   Professional experience required), Inspectors
             therefore it is important for the cosmetologist/barber to have   Other areas include: Hair,  Nail or Makeup artistry for
             a neat, clean appearance. Most people would not want to   Film ,Theater, Photography studio or Department store,
             go into a salon/barber shop and have someone do their hair   Product manufacturer , Marketing or Educational Support
             or make-up who clearly doesn't take care of their own hair   Representative, Manicurist, Skin care specialist

             and make-up. Cosmetologist/Barbers' physical appearances
             are walking references to their skill ability.
             Annual Performance Statistics

             Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology performance statistics for the calendar year 2017 reported:

                         Completion                     Licensure                   Placement

                           71.43%                          100%                        82.86%



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