Students who wish to enroll in the Cosmetology program at DHS must register through their guidance counselor. The program is a high school elective which qualifies for both fine arts and practical arts credits. Our cosmetology students receive the state-required hours and services to be eligible to take the Florida Cosmetology licensing exam right after high school, enabling them to go right to work in a salon. (See below for program requirements and specific information ... scroll down!)
Bridging the Generation Gap - Cosmo Gives BackEach year the City of Dunedin and the Committee on Aging host Intergenerational Week around the local area. The week is an initiative of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, which highlights the importance of developing and maintaining healthy relationships across generations, and develops a greater understanding of life experiences and a deeper respect for other generations.
The Dunedin High Cosmetology Students participated in the event by volunteering their time and skills at the Dunedin Mease Manor, on Wednesday, Dec. 2 after school. Mrs. White and her students Nealiyah Luke, Adriana Altaffer, Jorge Trejos, and Gabriella Escurra, all performed “mini services” on the men and women at the facility. They gave them mini manicures, hand and arm massages, and thermal sets and styles.Bridging the generation gap experience was such a success, the residents ask if the students would return again, and the students anxiously accepted. The stories they shared, and smiles they received, will be treasured and remembered. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, and agreed it was a worthy, gratifying experience, and should be repeated.
The Cosmetology program at Dunedin High School is a three-year commitment (10th – 12th grades):
- 1st year = $300 (includes kit/lab fee)
- 2nd and 3rd years = $150 (includes a new mannequin)
Students work in a “real salon business” here at school where they work on the public. Our customer lab is full service, and by appointment only. We are open 8:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.Click the thumbnail to get a full-size flyer and pricelist for our Customer Lab services!Note: Clients who receive services in the DHS Cosmetology Customer Lab will be required to sign a release which reads "All work is done by students for training purposes. In consideration for being allowed to use the facilities and services at this school, the undersigned customer hereby releases the Pinellas County School Board from liability for any injury or damage caused by the begligence of its students, agents, staff or employees."
Our program is also affiliated with SKILLS USA, where the students compete in hair, nails, skin care, at Regional, State and National levels. Click here to see information from last year’s competition, and here for a copy of the SkillsUSA membership application at DHS!
Note: Students with discipline and/or attendance problems may not get in program; the decisions are made on an individual basis. It is a PRIVILEGE to take a licensing class in a high school.
For more information, please contact the program instructor, Julie White via e-mail or leave a message for a returned call at 727-298-1650.