Cosmetology - CIP 12.0401

The Cosmetology Program at Pottstown High School is ...
a State Board approved cosmetology program. This program prepares students for their state licensing boards by providing the skills and services necessary to take the exams required to receive a cosmetology license in Pennsylvania. Hours earned within this program count towards licensing requirements. Uniforms are required by the PA State Board of Cosmetology. Uniforms are the students’ responsibility and must be purchased within the first week of school.

Meet the Teacher

Mrs. BrothersMrs. Brothers is a graduate of the Cosmetology program at PHS. After passing her state board exam, she worked over 28 years in the industry at a variety of salon's including, Randy Ricks Hair Salon, Lords and Ladies, Thomas Woodards Salon, Hair Dynamics, and Lisa's. She started teaching at PHS in 2010. She enjoys sharing her wide range of experience to expand the student's view from the classroom to working in a real-world salon.

Since becoming a Cosmetology teacher, her interests in the industry have evolved to enjoy all aspects of Cosmetology including hair, nails, and skin. Her favorite part of teaching is watching the students grow in their skill development and determination to succeed. She enjoys observing her students' many talents evolve especially if they are in the program for three years.

Besides teaching, she loves taking long walks, hiking, bike riding, and swimming with her family and dog. Cooking and eating is also one of her favorite past times.


Career Pathways

Hairdressers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists

Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance

Manicurists and Pedicurists


Skin Care Specialists

Receptionists and Information Clerks

Task List

  • Bacteriology Disinfection Sanitation
  • Professional Attitude
  • Business Practices
  • Pennsylvania Cosmetology Law
  • Anatomy and Histology
  • Trichology
  • Chemistry
  • Physiology
  • Electricity
  • Shampoo and Conditioning
  • Hair Shaping
  • Hairstyling
  • Skin Care
  • Nail Technology
  • Temporary Hair Removal
  • Scalp Treatment
  • Wigs and Hair Additions
  • Make-up

Articulation Agreements/SOAR Credits

The Cosmetology program holds a one-to-one articulation agreement with: Lancaster School Of Cosmetology

Industry Certifications

  • Cosmetologist PA Dept of State State Board of Cosmetology
  • OSHA Certification CareerSafe
  • S/P2 - Cosmetology S/P2
  • NOCTI- National Occupational Competency Testing Institute Certification

Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs)

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