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        Branford Academy is not responsible for students denied licensure. Students who are not US citizens or who do
        not have documented authority to work in the United States will not be eligible to apply to take the state
        licensure examination.

        Important Facts about Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology Programs.
        Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology offers programs in Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, Eyelash Extensions and
        Makeup Artistry. All programs are taught in English.

        Licensing requirements:
        Cosmetology, Esthetics & Barbering are clock hour programs which prepare the student for Licensing.
        The State of CT requires a student to have completed the eighth grade, the required hours of instruction from a CT
        state approved curriculum and passed the CT State Board Written Exam with a minimum score of 70% in order to obtain
        a Cosmetology / Barbers license.

        Reference to state regulations:
        Cosmetology requires 1500 clock hours. Barbering requires 1000 clock hours.  Esthetic 600 clocked hours

        Currently the State of CT does not require licensing for Esthetics, Nail Technology or Makeup Artistry.

        All of our Cosmetology programs are offered in a Day schedule (full or part-time) and Evening schedule.
        Esthetics & Barbering programs are full or part time day programs.

        Industry Requirements:
        According to CT Job & Career Connection the average statewide annual income for these occupations
         Cosmetologists/Hairdressers  Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC) 39-5012.00.
        Standard Occupational Classification Code (SOC) 39-5094.00
        Standard Occupational Code

        Hygiene: It is important for cosmetologists/barbers to have adequate hygiene for several reasons. The first is simply a
        matter of self-recommendation. It is a cosmetologist / barber’s job to help others look as attractive as possible;
        therefore it is important for the cosmetologist/barber to have a neat, clean appearance. Most people would not want
        to go into a salon/barber shop and have someone do their hair or make-up, which clearly doesn't take care of their own
        hair and make-up. Cosmetologist/Barbers' physical appearances are walking references to their skill ability.
        In terms of cleanliness, refined personal hygiene is crucial for Cosmetologists/Barbers. Cosmetologists/Barbers
        regularly touch their clients, more so than many other professions, so they need to keep clean as a matter of course or
        may spread dirt, germs, disease and possibly bugs, such as lice amongst clients.
        Body Positioning: Cosmetologists/Barbers are required to stand about 75 percent of the time. Cosmetologists/Barbers
        must lean forward, stoop, bend and twist. Standing and leaning over clients is a common position when washing a
        client’s hair or administering a facial. The back experiences significant stress during the course of a cosmetologist's
        day. If an individual cannot stand or remain standing for long periods of time, they are unlikely to be successful as
        cosmetologists/Barbers because they will not be able to perform tasks accurately.
        Steady Hands: A cosmetologist/Barber’s hands are frequently exposed to water and cleansing. Cosmetologists/Barbers
        work with their hands to cut hair, perform manicures and pedicures, make-up and other applications. To perform all
        these tasks successfully, the cosmetologist/Barber must have the ability to control their hands and fingers at all times,
        including holding the hand very steady while cutting hair, applying makeup or other beauty treatments. A
        cosmetologist/Barber who cannot hold their hands steady is certain to receive a number of complaints from incorrectly
        or badly performed procedures.
        Allergies: Cosmetologists/Barbers are required to handle a large number of chemicals and use a variety of cleansing
        agents. If an individual is highly allergic to any of these 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.

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