Savannah Tech Opens Cosmetology, Barbering Suites at Liberty Campus

#1353 |  April 5, 2013

HINESVILLE –Savannah Technical College’s Liberty Campus now offers programs that are a cut above the rest. Liberty Campus hosted an open house for the community Thursday evening to showcase its new Cosmetology and Barbering suites.

“We are proud to offer complete programs in Liberty County for Cosmetology and Barbering in our newly renovated labs,” said Savannah Tech President Dr. Kathy Love. “The investment in these new suites is a great example of the partnership our College has with Liberty County for workforce development.”

The new suites were designed by Lott + Barber. The Cosmetology and Barbering suites share a retail entrance near the south parking lot of Liberty Campus. Cosmetology suite includes 17 cosmetology styling stations, six backwash shampoo stations, six hair dryers, two nail technician stations, two massage/facial stations and a demonstration lab. The Barbering suite includes 10 barbering stations, two shampoo stations and two hair dryers. The suites will be open to the public for services during class sessions.

“The cosmetology lab is the answer to the need for a laboratory in our local area to benefit local students,” said Savannah Technical College Board of Directors Chairman and Liberty County Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette. “These new suites for Cosmetology and Barbering enhance the collaboration between Savannah Technical College and the Liberty College and Career Academy to provide dual enrollment credits to local high school students. To the credit of the vision of the citizens of Liberty County, this ultra modern laboratory is tangible evidence of the value of the one cents sales tax dollars at work in our community.”

Cosmetology classes are offered for dual enrolled high school students and Savannah Tech’s adult students. Cosmetology students started meeting in the labs during spring semester. Barbering classes will be offered in the suites beginning summer semester.

The Cosmetology diploma includes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, skin, hair, and nail diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, skin and nail care, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, math, reading, writing, interpersonal relations development, computer skills, employability skills, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. For more information contact Kim Cutter-Williams at 912-443-5780 or

Savannah Tech’s Barbering program prepares students to be on the cutting edge of men’s fashion and trends with training to test for licensure as a Professional Barber at Savannah Technical College. The Barbering Program features barbering services such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, styling hair, trimming beards and giving shaves. It is offered at Savannah Tech’s Savannah and Liberty campuses. For more information contact Barbering Instructor Joycelin Primus at or visit

Liberty Campus is one of the College’s two locations in Hinesville, Ga. The second location is at the Paul R. Smith Army Education Center at Fort Stewart. These two locations offer a wealth of programs that mirror today’s workplace needs for Liberty County. Both of these campuses offer morning, afternoon, evening, weekend, online, hybrid and/or web-enhanced classes.



Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR, 912.443.5512 or

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (