Cosmetology seniors pass state board exams

The entire senior class of Old Colony’s Cosmetology Department have obtained their Massachusetts State Board of Cosmetology Operator’s license.

Upon completion of 1,000 hours, Cosmetology students are given a mock State Board examination in preparation for their actual State Board examination. The taking and passing of the State Board examination is required prior to the students exiting the program. The requirement for the Cosmetology examination has been in effect since 2000. The Cosmetology Advisory Board felt that this component added to the curriculum would ensure top quality students.

Students graduating from the Cosmetology program can receive their Class 1 license in two years. Massachusetts Class 1 license offers them the opportunity to become salon owners. Old Colony has several graduates in the area who are now salon owners; such as, “Sisters” (Paula Church), “Nickie’s Hair Design” (Nickie Beaulieu), “Hairlines” (Marsha Gracia) and Headquarters (Stephanie Zykowicz) are just a few. Old Colony’s Cosmetology Department also employs two former graduates; Kimberly (Mull) Lopes and Tammy (Barboza) Hoyle.

The following students have successfully passed the State examination:

  • Holly Pequita (Acushnet)
  • Rhiannon White (Acushnet)
  • Felicia Melo (Acushnet)
  • Melissa Franco (Acushnet)
  • Ashley DeTerra (Acushnet)
  • Shannon Pacheco (Acushnet)
  • Jessica St. Pierre (Acushnet)
  • Melissa Creed (Carver)
  • Ashley Damon (Carver)
  • Sarah Randall (Carver)
  • Katelyn Ryan (Carver)
  • Alicia Vaughan (Carver)
  • Michelle Yates (Carver)
  • Ashley Bussiere (Rochester)

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Leave your options open. Apply today and make your decision in March. 8th grade students from Acushnet, Carver, Lakeville, Mattapoisett, and Rochester are invited to begin the application process at

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