Cosmetology students begin their training using a mannequin and working with classmates providing assigned or requested personal services. The students are engaged in a program of study where each works independently and advances from one skill to another throughout the training period. They learn permanent waving, shampooing and styling, manicuring, haircutting, facials, scalp treatments, and color. After basic techniques are mastered, the students are required to work on clients in the patron service area. At the end of the program, a student’s job readiness and mastery of occupational skills will be measured based on testing and standards of the Pennsylvania State Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam.