Cosmetology Program is Back in August at SIC
After a one-year hiatus, the Cosmetology program will be back at Southeastern Illinois College in August with a new full-time instructor.
Audra Damron of Paducah, Kentucky, a cosmetologist with 35 years of experience, will be the new instructor at SIC. She has been teaching for the past 15 years.
Cosmetology students will learn the latest trends in hair styles, cuts, extensions, braids, beard trimming, relaxers, perms, and more. They will become highly skilled at services like hair care, manicures, pedicures, nail art, acrylics, shellac, bridal and seasonal makeup, special effects, and skincare including facials, waxing, and lashes.
Students in the program receive hands-on training with real clients in the on-site cosmetology clinic. They learn how to run the cosmetology office from the scheduling of clients and ordering of products through the completion of the various services offered. Additionally, the program offers internships, which afford students the opportunity to network with employers for potential future jobs.
In just one year of professional hands-on training, students will be prepared to take their state exams and enter the workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is projected to increase 11% over the next 10 years.
“Cosmetology is a fun career to enter. There is never a dull moment,” said Damron. “We learn something new every day.”
To learn more about the program, visit sic.edu/cosmetology. Registration for fall opens March 27. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.