About The Program
Successful cosmetologists, barbers and other personal appearance workers should have an understanding of fashion, art, and technical design. They should enjoy working with the public and be willing and able to follow clients’ instructions. Communication, image, and attitude play an important role in career success. Some cosmetology schools consider “people skills” to be such an integral part of the job that they require coursework in that area. Business skills are important for those who plan to operate their own salons.
The BCCTC program provides education in emerging technology in the scientific and practical study of beauty culture with instruction in the care and beautification of the hair, skin and nails, which is designed to prepare students for the Alabama licensing examination.
Overall employment in this field is projected to grow through 2031, because of an increasing population, rising incomes, and growing demand for personal appearance services.
Employment trends are expected to vary among the different occupational specialties. Employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists should grow about as fast as the average, and will be above average for those specializing in nail and skin care. Continued growth in the number of nail salons and full-service day spas will generate numerous job openings for manicurists, pedicurists, skin care specialists, and shampooers.
Median hourly earnings in May 2021 for salaried hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists was $14.26 per hour with the highest 10 percent earning more than $20.39 an hour. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Mrs. Jinright completed cosmetology school after graduating high school. She also attended Wallace State Community College and Athens State University to complete requirements set forth by the Alabama State Board of Education. She has taught cosmetology at the Blount County Career Technical Center for the past 18 years. She has 45 years of experience in industry. She currently owns and operates Look of Xcellence. She enjoys spending time with her husband Michael of 32 years and taking care of her fur babies (3) dogs and cats. She also enjoys spending time with her extended family. Her hobbies include going to the lake, attending Alabama football games, and attending events that include her great niece Natalie and nephews Bane and Levi. Her favorite quote is:
“We must learn to live together, for we must die alone.”