Cosmetology class

Grondin's College of Cosmetology and Ed-Tech have partnered to provide Lapeer County high school students a two year, off campus, cosmetology course that focuses on skills and techniques for hair, skin, and nail services.

Once students have completed their second year and aquired hours, they'll have the opportunity for licensure in the State of Michigan. Throughout the program, students will learn haircutting, styling, coloring, chemical treatments, skincare, nail artistry, and lots more. Our experienced instructors, who are experts in their fields, will guide you through hands-on training and classroom instruction, ensuring that you gain the necessary technical proficiency and creativity to build a thriving career. You're welcome to visit our school anytime, but it isn't required. See our tour schedule for more info.


About the Program

The selection process for a spot in our cosmetology program begins with your local high school counselor - typically during students tenth-grade year. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in a Lapeer County school district (Almont, Dryden, Imlay City, Lapeer, or North Branch). If you're passionate about hairstyling, skincare, or nail care, our program offers a great way to prepare for a wonderful career while you're still in high school! Talk to your local school counselor as soon as possible. Spots fill up quickly.

  • COS I

    COS I (1st year) students will be introduced to the complete world of beauty! Subjects covered include but are not limited to general sciences, health and safety, sanitation and disinfection, hair care, skin care, nail care, and business skills. As students learn during the first year they will be practicing their skills on mannequins as well as on each other. Instructional time is split between hands on skills learning and academic classroom subject matter. All tools needed are provided by the Lapeer County ISD.

  • COS II

    During COS II (2nd year) students will be reinforcing the subject matter learned in COS I and continue to polish their skills. Training during this year will be achieved in Grondins College of Cos real salon, working environment. We run a full service salon within our school where students will continue to grow their communication skills and learn how to apply their skills to a diverse public. Students will concentrate on the skills necessary to enter the workforce of the salon industry.

Meet the Instructors

Carol Cunningham
Carol Cunningham COS I Instructor,
Licensed Senior Instructor, Licensed Cosmetologist Mrs. Cunningham brings over twenty-five years of experience in a salon, behind the chair, and in the classroom.

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Marnee Grossbauer
Marnee Grossbauer COS II Instructor,
Licensed Senior Instructor, Licensed Cosmetologist Mrs. Grossbauer has been working both in the salon and classroom for over twenty years.

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Rhonda Sweeney
School Manager, Licensed Senior Instructor, Licensed Cosmetologist Mrs. Sweeney graduated from Hairacy College of Cosmetology, now known as Grondin’s College of Cosmetology, in 1982.

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Marianne McNary
Administrator, Licensed Cosmetologist In 1981, Mrs. McNary graduated from Hairacy College of Cosmetology, now known as Grondin’s College of Cosmetology.

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Ed-Tech Policies

In addition to the policies of Grondin's College of Cosmetology, Ed-Tech students must also adhere to all Ed-Tech rules and policies while at Grondin's. These rules and policies can be found in the Student and Parent Handbook on the Ed-Tech website. 

Ed-Tech website

School Hours

Ed-Tech students have dedicated access to our facilities and resources. Instructional hours are from 11:30 am to 2 pm, Monday through Friday, during the school year. Summer hours are available and need to be coordinated with your instructor. 

Attendance Policy

Our Cosmetology program relies on regular attendance from students and active participation in the educational process. As a student of Grondin's College of Cosmetology, you are expected to adhere to the attendance policy.

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Dress Code

This is a learning and work environment so it's important for our students to always look professional. We require students to purchase from Grondin's and wear a black smock, with blue jeans or leggings, and black, rubber-soled tennis shoes with laces. Please review our examples of approved and unapproved attire on our website and contact us if you have specific questions about our dress code policy.

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Transportation Requirements

The Ed-Tech cosmetology program is held off campus at Grondin's College of Cosmetology in downtown Lapeer. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from school each day. We encourage everyone to plan appropriately as they embark on their cosmetology and education journey. Absences due to "no ride to school" are still considered absences.

First Day of School

A list of things that you'll want to bring on your first day of school.

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Highlighters
  • Ear buds recommended for digital learning
  • Paper or notebook for writing
  • Combination lock (each student is assigned a locker for personal belongings)

Ed-Tech Contact Information

  • Main Phone: 810-664-1124
  • All other contact information for Ed-Tech Administration can be found on their website.

Grondin's College of Cosmetology Contact Information