Chair: Teri Mason
Phone: (435) 893-2261
Department's Webpage: www.snow.edu/stec
The Cosmetology/Barbering Technology program is designed to prepare students for direct
employment in cosmetology, barbering salons and/or prepare them to open new salon
businesses. This program includes 1600 clock time hours of instruction required by
the State of Utah for licensure. Students are prepared to take the National Interstate
Council of State Boards of Cosmetology Licensure Examination required for licensure.
Students learn to communicate with customers, analyze skin, hair and nails, perform
the duties of hair cutting, coloring, styling, chemical texture services, basic skin
and nail services and all other services offered in a licensed salon.
This program is intended for students interested in working in cosmetology/barbering
salons as a cosmetologist, barber, nail technician, salon manager or business owner.
Students earning the A.A.S. Salon Business degree will be prepared to run their own
business, execute sales promotions, maintain necessary financial reports and other
skills associated with maintaining a successful salon business.
Salon Business Program Outcomes
Students who complete an AAS in Salon Business at Snow College will be expected to
demonstrate that they have knowledge of/and an understanding in the following areas:
- (COSB) Principles and practices related to cosmetology/barbering skills; i.e., shampooing,
styling, men and women haircutting, straight razor shaving, hair extensions, chemical
texture services, haircoloring, skin care, nail services, and other material essential
to becoming a successful cosmetologist/barber.
- (Nails) Principles and practices related to nail technology skills, i.e. manicuring,
pedicuring, gel, fiberglass, and acrylic application, manual and electric filing,
polishing, client consultation and other material essential to becoming a successful
- State of Utah rules and regulations governing Cosmetology/Barbering and/or Nail Technology.
- General sciences, i.e., anatomy, infection control, hair structure, skin and nail
diseases and disorders, chemistry and electricity.
- Assess salon work areas and practices, recognize potential safety hazards and implement
accepted methods to mitigate those hazards.
- Writing coherent reports and document client results.
- Assess present conditions and determine the action needed to obtain desired client
outcomes based on a critical analysis of situations.
- Work effectively both individually and with others through class projects and client
services through lab experiences.
- Communicate in electronic, verbal and written formats through records, quizzes and
- Deal professionally and ethically with clients, the public and co-workers.
- Relevant business practices and the requirements of a successful operation commonly
found in cosmetology/barbering establishments.
Programs within Department