Helen Shepherd


Helen Shepherd
Career & Technology Dept.

Teacher Bio                                                                    

My name is Helen C. Shepherd. I am a licensed Cosmetology Teacher who is now a licensed Master Hair Care professional. What does that mean?  I am licensed in all aspects of cosmetology (hair, nails, make up and barbering). I have taught in the cosmetology career field for over 23 years. I attended Claflin College in Orangeburg, SC.  I attended the Academy of Hair Designs, received my cosmetology license and pursuit a career in cosmetology. I have taught at the Academy of Hair Designs, Trident Technical College, Garrett Academy of Technology, Lincoln Middle-High School and now presently teaching here at West Ashley High School. I am a member of the Pride of McDaniel (Order of the Eastern Star) and Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly (Order of the Golden Circle). I am also the director of the Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church Praise Dance Team.

Contact Information


(843) 573-1201 ext. 2111

Room #: Room 111
Office Hours:

Mon - Fri 2:30 - 4:00

Course Schedule

1st Semester  
1st Period Nail Technology 1
2nd Period  Planning
3rd Period  Nail Technology 2
4th Period  Nail Technology 1
2nd Semester  
1st Period  Nail Technology 3
2nd Period  Nail Technology 1
3rd Period  Nail Technology 1
4th Period  Planning
Additional Information                                             

Mission Statement: 

The Nail Technology program is designed to prepare students to take the national certification exam.  Nail Technology students receive training in the art and science of the care and beautification of nails.  The course of study includes instruction in diseases and disorders, chemistry, biology and anatomy, and physiology of the arms, hands, and feet.  Manicures, pedicures, tips, sculptures, and wraps are incorporated by means of theory and practical application on both mannequins and live models.  Also included is the course of study is salon planning and management.  Forty hours of classroom instruction are required before students receive practical, hands-on opportunities to apply skills.