Master These Skills

Students enrolled in this program have the opportunity to master the following skills:

  • Shampooing and scalp manipulation
  • Manicures, acrylics, and pedicures
  • Hair shaping, styling, permanent, and finger waving
  • Hair coloring
  • Facial treatments
  • Anatomy and bacteriology
  • Professional ethics
  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • Professionalism
  • Employability skills

Earn the Following Credits and Credentials

  • Potential to earn college credits toward an Associates degree of Technical Studies
  • Cosmetology License

Life Beyond PLCC

Students of this program often go on to pursue careers such as:

  • Licensed Cosmetologists
  • Salon Managers and/or Owners
  • Platform Artists
  • Cosmetology Instructors
  • Beauty Editors
  • Estheticians
  • Nail Technicians
  • Makeup Artists
  • Beauty Product Sale Representatives

Malinda Stratos

Mrs. Stratos was a graduate of Coventry High School and graduated from Portage Lakes Career Center’s Cosmetology program. She has been in the cosmetology industry for 16 years. She started as an assistant and worked her way to Color Specialist. She also earned her Instructor’s License from the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology. She then ran her own business as a self-employed stylist for 10 years while working at several area high schools doing demonstrations and teaching. Mrs. Stratos transitioned from her established salon career into teaching because she wanted to share her knowledge and passion for the industry with the students of PLCC. Mrs. Stratos is actively pursuing her Technical Education Degree at Kent State University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

Evelyn Berger

Mrs. Berger is an Advanced Cosmetologist, Salon Owner, and Instructor through the state of Ohio. I have been perfecting my craft for ten years and I’m very passionate about keeping up with the trends, while paying tribute to classic training. I was a Campus Manager, and Educator for one of the nation’s largest cosmetology schools, and also taught at a privately owned cosmetology school before coming to Portage Lakes Career Center. I have instructed cosmetology in northeast Ohio and southern Tennessee. When I’m not in the salon or teaching I enjoy family time with my husband Shad and my daughters Keira and Ava.

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