Cosmetology Uniform Policy and Equipment List

Cosmetology is a professional, on-the-job-training course, and all students must maintain a professional appearance and conduct themselves professionally at all times.

Uniform apparel can be purchased at Wake Tech's Bookstore, Walmart or any uniform (scrubs) shop.

  • Solid black uniform pants (2-3 pairs)
  • Solid black, closed-toe shoes
  • Solid black uniform shirt, monogrammed with first and last names and "Advanced Cosmetology" (2-3)
  • Solid black lab coat, monogrammed (optional)
  • Professional name badge, engraved (1-2) – must be worn over monogramming at all times until 300 hours have been completed. Badge should include first and last names and "Beginner Cosmetology."

No variations are allowed in the uniform, monogramming or name badge. The complete black uniform must always be worn in any area of Cosmetology.

All uniform components must be kept neat, clean and in good repair. If a sweater or jacket is necessary for warmth, it must be solid black and monogrammed. Turtlenecks and the like may be worn under uniform tops but must be solid black and professional-looking.

Students who have questions may email Cosmetology Department Head Paula Askew at [email protected].

Kit supplies

All Cosmetology Salon courses (COS 112, COS 114, COS 116 and COS 118) require a kit that can be purchased at the Wake Tech Bookstore.


The following will be required for Cosmetology Concepts courses. All books listed are subject to change. (Book bundle may be purchased at the Wake Tech Bookstore):

  • COS 111, COS113, COS 115, COS 117 will need the following: Pivot Point Bundle: Student Book Set with Artist Access: Cosmetology: Textbook, Study Guide, Exam Prep, Artist Access     Item#   SF01V2C + Artist Access,  Pivot Point Essentials Kit,  Pivot Point  Mannequin, Erika Solid  
  • COS 223 textbook: CLIC International CLIC Haircoloring, by Geno Stampora; miscellaneous supplies for lab projects
  • COS 224 textbook and workbook: Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified, 5th edition, by John Halal
  • COS 225 textbook: Hair Coloring: A Hands-On Approach, by Patricia Spencer
  • COS 240 textbook:  No book required