The School of Cosmetology

Have you ever enjoyed the experience of a facial, manicure, or pedicure? Would you like to learn the latest trends in hairstyles and colors? The Cosmetology program at Upper Valley covers all of this and more! Graduates who complete the program and pass the state board examination leave high school as a licensed cosmetologist. This can lead to career opportunities such as a makeup artist, nail technician, or even a salon owner. The possibilities are endless with the skills you learn at Upper Valley.

Skills Learned

  • Hair Care Specialties
    • Styling, cutting, chemical control, coloring
  • Nail Care Specialties
    • Manicures, hand/arm massages, application of artificial nails, pedicures
  • Skin Care Specialties
    • Facials, massages, hair removal, application of makeup

Certifications Available

  • Ohio State Board of Cosmetology License
    • Cosmetology
    • Esthetician
    • Manicurist
  • Tanning salon certification
  • First Aid certification
  • CPR/AED certification

College Credit Agreements

Up to 15 credit hours toward a salon management degree at Hocking College for program completers who pass the state board exam.

Our Instructors

Gina Griesdorn, Instructor Level I & II
937.778.1980, Ext. 763  |  [email protected]
Sara Plozay Instructor Level I & II
937.778.1980, Ext. 762  |  [email protected] 
Phyllis Stoll, Paraprofessional
937.778.1980, Ext. 833 |  [email protected]

Apply for this Program

The Salon @8811
Hours of Operation

September - March
Wednesday - Friday  |  12:00 - 2:30 pm
April - May
Wednesday - Friday  |  8:30 - 11:00 am

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are highly encouraged to assure timely service.
*The salon will be closed on any days that the Career Center is not in session.

2018 -19 Salon Services Guide & Pricing

“The Cosmetology instructors helped motivate me to work to my full potential and be more involved while I was a student at Upper Valley. I now employ students from the Career Center and I couldn’t be more pleased with their strong work ethic and positive attitudes.”     
Tori Saunders, Managing Cosmetologist

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