Cosmetology student curling hair

    Located at Morris County School of Technology, Denville

    The Cosmetology program exposes students to essential concepts and principles of cosmetology and hairstyling. Students learn the principle components of salon operations, Including hair, skin and nail care. Students have the opportunity to earn a New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling License.

    Morris County high school students in 10th grade may apply for their 11th and 12th-grade year. 


Phone: 973-627-4600 ext. 105


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Brigida Alonzo


Mrs. Alonzo has been a part of the Cosmetology industry for over 30 years. She began teaching in 2012 and joined MCST in 2018. Mrs. Alonzo enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for the industry with future Cosmetologists. She finds it extremely rewarding to participate in assisting students to develop the skills needed to become successful.

Phone: 973-627-4600 ext 118


Degrees and Certifications:

NJ State Board of Cosmetology License WPU Alternate Route.

Ms. Farnese

Ms. Farnese is an alumna of the MCST Cosmetology program and has been a licensed Cosmetologist for 18 years and counting.  Because she attended the Share-Time program here at MCST, she is able to connect to each and every one of her students and finds her teaching career comes with great reward as it combines her love for Cosmetology and the opportunity to teach future professionals to learn new skills and navigate an industry that can be exciting and overwhelming to start at such a young age. Proud moments as a Cosmetology instructor/ Mentor,  include witnessing student growth, licensure, employment, client retention,  and last but not least, having students come back to teach classes! If she is not working on clients during her time off, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, her Olde English bulldog, Rudy or thinking of exciting ways to enhance the Cosmetology Program. Ms. Farnese is grateful for working alongside amazing instructors, supportive staff, and industry professionals who truly care about student success.   

Phone: 973-627-4600 Ext. 101


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Kathleen Marshall

Ms. Marshall has been teaching cosmetology for over 10 years and proudly brings to the classroom over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry.

Cosmetology and related fields have been a lifelong passion for Ms. Marshall.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience to guide students toward success in their chosen careers.

Overview of Program


    Students attend the following sessions for this Share Time program

    Year 1 Students: Morning Session 8:00-10:50 am
    Year 2 Students: Afternoon Session 12:10-2:50 pm

    Students earn: 20 Career and Technical Education credits per school year

    Students learn:

    • Hair Cutting and Styling
    • Highlighting and Coloring
    • Keratin Relaxers
    • Client Consultations
    • Shampooing Techniques
    • Waxing
    • Facials
    • Manicures and Pedicures
    • Acrylic, UV Gels, and Nail Tip Applications
    • Customer Service
    • Salon Management
    • Barbering
    • Straight Razor Shaves
    • Make –Up Design
    • Applied Math Concepts

    Students are required to:

    • Read and comprehend information at the high school level
    • Apply knowledge of chemistry, anatomy, and physical science
    • Meet NJ State Requirements for classroom instruction (1,000 hours)
    • Utilize fine motor skills with precision
    • Develop time management skills