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About The School

Description: About The School


Our mission is to provide an extensive cosmetology training program that prepares students to pass the State licensure examination in a stimulating, enthusiastic atmosphere where a combination of passionate artistry and professionalism inspires graduates to achieve success in the dynamic field of cosmetology and in life. To meet that goal, we offer a top-quality educational system that includes an outstanding facility, experienced and highly-trained instructors, and a curriculum developed to train and graduate students that are prepared, confident, and excited to enter a career within the salon and beauty industry.


The cosmetology program consists of both theory and practical instruction. To meet the state requirement of 1,000 clock hours of instruction takes approximately 31 weeks for a full-time student (63 weeks for part-time), based on student attendance. For detailed information about the curriculum, please contact our Admissions office at (413) 827-0037 x14 or send an email to

For the first 250 hours of the program, students work exclusively on mannequin heads in the Basic Room as they begin the practical portion of the curriculum. After 250 hours, students enter the Student Salon and begin to service clients by providing scalp treatments, shampooing, manicures, skin care/facial grooming, finger waving, pin curling, marcelling, and haircutting. Upon completion of 400 clock hours, students begin to perform the work of hair coloring, cold/permanent waving, bleaching, hair straightening and hair styling for clients. Students nearing completion of the program participate in a “mock” State Board Exam that is structured and timed to mimic the actual licensure exam and utilizes the skills and procedures that students will be required to demonstrate.


Our climate-controlled facility is fully equipped with student work stations, shampoo sinks, portable dryers, back bar, dispensary, laundry room, manicure stations and a private skin care area. Our Student Salon includes skylights in the largest area to provide natural light. There is a training/theory classroom complete with video monitor, digital projector, sound system, and mirrored demonstration stage. We also have a resource library of text and DVD materials available for students to borrow. Our facility was planned with students in mind, so that they can learn the art and science of cosmetology in a clean, modern, aesthetic and safe environment that mirrors that of a professional salon. There is also free on-site parking.

Reasonable accommodation for persons with known disabilities will be made in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. No person with a known disability will be intentionally excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination under any school policy, program, service, or in relation to employment because of a disability. School programs and facilities are intended to be accessible to persons with disabilities as required by law. The school offers extended testing times and tutorial assistance for students with intellectual disabilities, referrals for professional assistance, handicap-accessible parking, and a ramp for access to the building. Students wishing to receive an accommodation for a disability should contact the Program Coordinator. Students will be advised on the medical documentation required for an accommodation to be made. The file of materials submitted by the student will be kept confidential. Only those employees required to know of a student’s disability will be privy to this information.

Licensing & Accreditation

DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration of Cosmetology & Barbaring.

DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology is currently accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences.


student testimonial

"Going to DiGrigoli was the best decision I’ve ever made. I learned so much about hair, but I also learned a lot about myself."
A. Berard
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