The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum provides a simulated salon environment which enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Because the use of computers is integral to this curriculum, some courses are delivered in an online format for the A.A.S and Diploma programs.

Special Requirements for Admission

COS 112 Beginner Class Supplies List and Forms

COS 114 Supplies List

1st Day of Class Forms

Cosmetology Community Services

Scheduling of Classes

The Cosmetology program at Sandhills Community College can be taken during the daytime. New students are accepted fall and spring semesters. Each level of student has its own unique lab.

In addition to being offered on the Pinehurst campus, Cosmetology is offered in Hoke County at the Hoke County High School for Hoke High School students.


Cosmetology students enjoy a simulated salon environment which allows advanced students to offer services to the public for a minimal fee. Senior-level students have the opportunity to practice for the state licensing theory exam using on-line Distance Learning classes.

Salon Services

Advanced students offer a variety of services to the public on an ongoing basis. This allows students to become proficient in all types of clients and to be able to access the needs of each particular case. Students also learn to keep records, answer the phone, schedule clients and practice professional customer service skills.


The North Carolina State Board of Cosmetology allows us to offer an internship opportunity to students who qualify. In addition to regularly scheduled classes, students are allowed to complete 10 percent of their education in an approved salon. All forms and state board rules will be explained to the student and the salon owner, and both must sign the forms and submit them to the NC State Board of Cosmetology prior to beginning. The internship is a class that requires an online component. You must complete 96 hours for Sandhills requirements and you will be awarded 75 (1500 hour student) or 60 (1200 hour student) hours towards your accumulated hours for NC State Board of Cosmetic Arts.


Cosmetologists are required to be licensed to practice in North Carolina. Our graduates have a very high passage rate on the North Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Exam.

Program Oversight

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in beauty salons and related businesses.

Contact Information

Tonya Parks, Department Chair
110 Causey Hall

Community Services

For Questions Concerning Sandhills Cosmetology NC State Board Paperwork

Pam Hammonds, Administrative Assistant

For Questions Concerning NC State Board of Cosmetics Arts

NC State Board of Cosmetics Arts