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COVID-19: Spring 2023 Semester Guidelines

Program Overview

Learn the skills to care for natural hair without using hair color, perms, relaxers, or other chemicals. This course includes styling techniques such as braiding, twisting, wrapping, extending, and locking natural hair. It also covers bacteriology and infection control, client consultations, business management, professional ethics, and more. Students will be able to practice on manikins and apply their skills on live clients who visit the SCC Salon.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to take the NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts exam to become a licensed Natural Hair Care Specialist.

Frequently Asked Question's

  • Do I have to wear a uniform?
    • Dark gray scrubs, a black smock, black socks and black closed-toed shoes are required
  • Can I become licensed after completing the course?
    • Yes, upon successful course completion, the student must apply for temporary state license and also apply to sit for the state two-part examination.
    • Your Natural Hair Care Specialist career is under the oversight of the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.
  • Where can I find more information about the state rules and regulations for Natural Hair Care Specialist?

Program Contacts:

Robin Minton

Director - Cosmetology

Workforce Certificate Courses

Natural Hair Care Specialist

COS-3104 Natural Hair Care Specialist

Registration Requirements:

  • Government issued photo ID – name must match Social Security card
  • Social Security card – name must match government issued photo ID


Skills Training Courses


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible to sit for licensure through the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners.

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