Questions about NESHD
Q: What are the requirement for admission?
A: The applicant must have satisfactorily completed twelfth grade or passed a GED exam. If the GED has not yet been completed, the admissions personnel will assist the applicant in setting up the exam at a local testing center.
Other considerations are personal appearance, communication skills, work, and educational background. Felonies or other convictions may influence the admissions decision. These qualifications will be evaluated at the pre-enrollment interview.
The New England School of Hair Design, Inc., does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, ethnic origin or religion.
Q: Do Students participate in other activities?
Our students participate in such events as Locks of Love, Matter of Trust Hair Booms, fund raising for causes such as the Susan G. Korman research program, as well as local charities and events. See our Community Involvement article for more information.
Q: What about licensing?
A: Upon graduation the student sends the application and fee for examination to the Board of Cosmetology in the desired state and a date will be set for the examination.
In many states, the graduate can go to work immediately by requesting a temporary license for the period before the examination.
To prepare our seniors especially well, we routinely administer mock board practice exams. Students graduating from our program who become licensed in New Hampshire are eligible for reciprocal licensing without examination in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts and most of the other 26 states requiring 1500 or less hours of training.
Some states require more than 1500 hours of training; we can provide this at our school or, in some states, work experience can be substituted for training to meet licensing eligibility requirements.
General questions about the beauty industry.
Q: How long is the Cosmetology Training?
A: The New Hampshire legal requirement is 1,500 clock hours of training.
By attending our full-time Cosmetology day program (Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 3:30 PM) you will complete the course and be ready for licensing in less than twelve months.
Our part-time Cosmetology program takes approximately two years to complete: First ten weeks/300 hours at full time schedule of 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. After the first ten weeks/300 hours, then students can change to part time which is 9:00 – 12:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday until their 1500 hours are completed.
Q: Am I too old?
A: Age is not as important as some prospective students may think. In fact, there is no age that is thought to be too old to begin this career.
Life experience and maturity are considerable assets when working with the public.
We have had many successful graduates who are well past society’s classification of “middle age”. While the average age of our students is older than 20 years of age, many of our students are older, married and have children.