• Barbara Emery & Normandy Huckins - Instructors

    Cosmetology is a team-taught program, Barbara Emery and Normandy Huckins have a combined 50 years of experience behind the chair and 25 years in education. Carrying several licensures in many states, they have taken classes and worked with educators from around the world. Both teach and continue to practice today in their off time, Barbara and Normandy have a love for science, being creative, camping, foraging, most of all a love for sharing their passion for industry with the next generation.  


    Grade level 11-12. May be taken 4 times with a grade of "B" or better to advance. $50 lab fee.‌ AM and PM sessions offered


    Why take this course?

    • Express your creativity by designing and performing skilled beauty services using professional salon tools and products
    • Work alongside professionals to explore all aspects of quality salon services and management while earning hours for professional licensure
    • Find your career focus: prepare for your state license, immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

    Cosmetology is a licensed state program through the Board of Barbers and Hairdressers Professional Licensing. The Student will earn credit hours towards their Hairdressing License.


    Credits and Certifications

    Cosmetology 1- .5 PE/Health and 1.0 Elective

    Cosmetology 2- .5 Science Elective and 1.0 Elective

    Cosmetology 3- 1.5 Elective 

    12 hr. manicure license

    Hours count toward Alaska state license


    Student's education begins with basic skills in sanitation, manicures, pedicures, hair styling, and haircuts. Second semester students, advanced layering, perming, hair color, waxing, and basic skincare. All hours of attendance are counted and applied toward earning a cosmetology license of 1,650 hours.


    The Career Tree strategy and classroom tool is a game-changing approach to spark student dialogue about what's possible in their careers and how to get there. King Tech uses this tool to help ensure a positive outcome and make a difference for students and community.

    Cosmetology career tree

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