Program Description:

The cosmetology course of study consist of 1600 clocked hours covering all phases of cosmetology, skin care, manicuring and pedicure mandated by the California State Department of Barbering and Cosmetology pursuant to section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.

The course is designed to prepare the student to pass the California State Department of Barbering and Cosmetology licensing examination and to help the student to obtain the knowledge and skills needed for an entry level position in the beauty field. Passing the exam is a requisite in order to obtain a Cosmetology License. The license is a requirement to operate as a cosmetologist in the state of California.

Educational Goals:

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Learn the proper use of implements and techniques relative to all cosmetology services.
  • Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating the established California’s cosmetology practices.
  • Acquire business management techniques common to cosmetology
  • Provide a learning environment, in which students strengthen inner emotional controls, increase self-confidence and self-discipline, and establish a sense of dignity and self-worth
  • Present learning activities, which teach students to listen, observe, solve problems and develop manipulative skills.
  • Provide diverse instructional strategies, which meet students’ needs and learning styles.
  • Provide an opportunity to learn the basic skills of the trade together with the related scientific and technical knowledge of advancement necessary in the cosmetology field.
  • Provide productive experiences as nearly like those “on-the-job” as possible
  • Provide safety consciousness in the work environment
  • Promote interpersonal relationships, which are directed toward developing the ability to work cooperatively
  • Provide an opportunity for students to develop leadership abilities
  • Create a learning environment in which students will develop an appreciation for quality craftsmanship
  • Provide students with salable skills in the cosmetology field
  • Develop a positive work ethic and the self-discipline required for work and advancement in the industry.


After graduation, you will be facing a diversity of job possibilities including hairstylist, colorist, nail technician, educator, platform artist, or makeup artist. You may choose to work in an independent salon, a day spa, a national franchise, an independent chain, or you may even choose to be open your own salon at some point.“Enroll in Cosmetology Program at Award-Winning School”

Instructional Resources:

Equipment / Supply List:

Text Books, Notebook, Pens and pencils. Notes from class lectures, supplemental material handed out in classes, school library and class demonstrations.

Textbook Milady’s standard cosmetology, latest edition. Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning.

Professional Kit

  • 100% Cotton Salon Towels (16 x 27)
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Baggies labeled Pre-Sanitized Implements
  • Bags labeled “blood spill”
  • Band Aids
  • Base coat
  • Blood Spill Kit
  • Bottle labeled nail polish remover
  • Buffing block
  • Butterfly Clips
  • Cotton Rope
  • Cotton tipped applicators
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Double Prong Clips
  • End Wraps
  • EPA Disinfectant
  • Esti wipes
  • Facial Cap
  • Facial tissue
  • First Aid Kit
  • First aid tape
  • Gauze Pads
  • Gloves
  • Headband
  • Jar labeled Bleach
  • Jar labeled odorless monomer
  • Jar labeled odorless primer
  • Jar labeled post epilation product
  • Jar labeled Relaxer
  • Jar labeled soft wax product
  • Jar labeled Virgin Tint
  • Labeled 4 oz applicator bottle for Mock Solution
  • Labeled bottle for Hand Sanitizer
  • Labeled bottle for nail polish remover
  • Labeled bottler for Toner
  • Labeled jar for cleansing cream
  • Labeled jar for cuticle remover
  • Labeled jar for lotion
  • Labeled jar for Massage cream
  • Labeled Jar for protective cream
  • Large Emory Board
  • Large nail files
  • Large Spatulas
  • Manicure Bowl
  • Manicure Brush
  • Nail form
  • Nail glue
  • Nail Polish
  • Nail Strips
  • Nail tips
  • Orangewood sticks
  • Paper Towels
  • Perm rods
  • Professional Combs
  • Rake Combs
  • Rat tail Combs
  • Razor with Guard
  • Red Nail Polish
  • Round facial sponges
  • Sanitary Neck Strips
  • Scissors
  • Sculptured nail brush
  • Sculptured nail forms
  • Shampoo Cape
  • Small spatulas
  • Spray bottle labeled water
  • Spray Bottles labeled EPA Disinfectant
  • Tint Bowl and Brush
  • Top Coat
  • T-pins
  • Trash Bags
  • Vent Brush
  • Wax strips

Course Content: 1600 clock hours 

Prerequisite: None

Cosmetology – Topics and Required Clock Hours for Theory and Practical

Subject CoversTechnical InstructionMin. Practical Operations
The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s Rules and Regulations
Board examinations, licenses, disciplinary proceedings, Administrative fines and Citations, Health and Safety.
Cosmetology Chemistry
Advanced level of cosmetology and it prepares students to perform work-related services using chemicals in the cosmetology industry. Content provides students the opportunity to acquire foundation skills in both theory and practical applications. Laboratory facilities and experiences will be used to simulate cosmetology work experiences.
Health and Safety / Hazardous Substances
Duties of cosmetologists to protect clients, who may be affected by the hazards of their work involving substances hazardous to health, including biological agents.
Theory of Electricity in Cosmetology
Nature of electrical current, principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.
Disinfection and Sanitation
Procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician. The ten required minimum operations shall entail performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Sections 979 and 980. Disinfection should be emphasized through-out the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment
Bacteriology, Anatomy, and Physiology
Understanding infection control, bacteriology, and how the human body functions as an integrated whole.
Wet Hair Styling
Hair analysis, shampooing, finger waving, pin curling, and comb-outs
Thermal Hair Styling
Hair analysis, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs, and hot curling irons, and blower styling: thermal styling, press and curl
Permanent Waving
Hair analysis, chemical and heat permanent waving
Chemical Straightening
Hair analysis, and the use of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions.
Hair analysis, and the use of the razor, scissors, electric clippers, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting
Haircoloring and Bleaching
Hair analysis, predisposition tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, and the use of dye removers. Shall not include any credit for color rinses: haircoloring, bleaching
Scalp and Hair Treatments
Hair and scalp analysis, scientific brushing, electric and manual scalp manipulation, and other hair treatments.
Manual: shall include cleansing, scientific, manipulations, packs, and masks

Electrical: shall include the use of all electrical modalities, including dermal lights and electrical apparatus, for facials and skin care purposes. However, machines capable of producing an electrical current shall not be used to stimulate so as to contract, or for the purpose of contracting, the muscles of the body or face

Chemicals: shall include chemical skin peels, packs, masks and scrubs. Training shall emphasize that only non-living, upper-most layers of facial skin, known as that epidermis may be removed, and only for the purpose of beautification. All practical operations must be performed in accordance with section 992 regarding skin peeling.
Eyebrow Arching and Hair Removal
Use of wax, tweezers, electric or manual and depilatories for the removal of superfluous hair.
Skin analysis, complete and corrective makeup, lash and brow tinting and the application of false eyelashes
Manicuring and Pedicuring
A. Water and Oil Manicure, including nail analysis, and hand and arm massage
B. Complete Pedicure, including nail analysis, and foot and ankle massage.
C. Artificial Nails: Liquid and Power brush-on, Artificial nail tips, Nail wraps and repairs
Hair Braiding
The techniques provide an opportunity for stylists to express their artistic abilities and to add another high-ticket service to their current service menu
Wigs and Hair Enhancements
A thorough understanding of wigs and hair additions because: the market for products and services related to faux hair has expanded to every consumer group, from baby boomers with fine and thinning hair to young trendsetters
Shampooing, Rinsing, and Conditioning
The first step of the service actually encompasses three different processes: scalp care and massage, shampooing, and conditioning. The shampoo can and should be a soothing, pleasing experience that sets the mood for the entire visit.
State Board Test Preparation
Prepares students to pass theory and practical for the Board tests.
Cosmetology Career and Salon Management
Learning business knowledge to better manage your career and professional finances, as well as your business practices.
Advanced Studies: Hair Design, Skin Care, Nails
Bonus to our students to learn these hands-on practice for immediate employment after obtaining their licenses.