Cosmetology student curling hair
  • The Cosmetology program exposes students to essential concepts and principles of cosmetology and hair styling. 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. 



Mrs. Patrice O'Keefe

Phone: 973-627-4600 ext. 250


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A Family Child Studies, Montclair State University NJ Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling License NJ Cosmetology Teacher 9-12 NJ Elementary Education Teacher Wella Haircolor Certification Keratin Complex Smoothing System and Kerahold Haircolor Certified OSHA Salon Safety Certified Matrix Haircolor Certified

Mrs. Patrice O'Keefe

Cosmetology Instructor at Morris County VoTech for 8 years. B.A Family Child Studies Montclair State  University

Overview of Program

  • Students attend one of two possible sessions (AM or PM) for Share Time programs.

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

    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