Cosmetology

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
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COSMETOLOGY

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OBJECTIVE:

Cosmetology is the study or art of cosmetics and their use.  You are about to start on a journey that can take you in many directions and holds the potential to make you a confident, successful professional in cosmetology. As a cosmetologist, you will become a trusted professional, the person your clients rely on to provide them with ongoing service, enabling them to look and feel their best. You will become as personally involved in your clients’ lives as their physicians or dentists are, and with study and practice, you can be as much in demand as well-regarded medical provider.

USEFUL RESOURCES:

 

CAREERS:

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.

DEFINITON OF TERMS:

Technical instruction: is by way of instruction, demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, studying textbooks and related material, the writing of outlines, classroom use of audio and visual films, tapes, slides, projectors, computers, and examination.

Practical operations: is the actual performance by the student of complete services on another person or a mannequin.

Instructional techniques and methods: students will attend regularly scheduled theory classes (lecture), read assigned chapters of their text books, perform actual practical operations (services) on another person or a mannequin, and must take and pass assigned tests with a grade pint average of 70% C or better.

The student will learn the technical techniques and methods of performing haircuts and styling, hair coloring, chemical applications, make-up application and hair removal, facials both manual and electrical, scalp and hair treatments, manicuring, pedicuring, nail wraps and repairs, application of acrylic nails, application of nail tips, safety and sanitation requirements, reception desk duties, professionalism, ethics, personal grooming, dress, employer-employee relationships, personal and business ethics, customer relations and communication skills. Technical instruction will be provided to students in each skill prior to the student actually performing client services (practical operations).

Each unit of instruction is divided into six levels of instruction (1) Theory classes (lectures and demonstrations) (2) Theory testing (written and oral) (3) Practical operation demonstration (4) Practical operations on mannequin or other person (5) Complete operations performed on another person (6) Performance reviews (progress evaluations)

Instruction is provided to each student involving: how to seek and obtain employment, payroll deductions, preparation of employment applications, applicable laws and regulations, and consumer safety. Instruction in consumer safety is an on-going concern and is to be practiced throughout every aspect of the course of instruction. The state board recommends that schools provide training in the areas of communication skills that include professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum, record keeping, and client service record cards.

COURSE LENGTH:

40 hours/week: 40 Weeks (approximate 10 months)

20 hours/week: 80 Weeks (approximate 20 months)

Units: 160 / Clock Hours: 1600

Prerequisite: None

Learning Objectives:

The curriculum for students enrolled in a cosmetologist course shall consist of sixteen hundred (1600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of cosmetology pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.

For the purpose of this section, technical instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination; practical operation shall mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or on a mannequin. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:

  • 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
  • Develop an understanding of the functions of the occupation and the relationship with other occupations.
  • 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.

Topics  Covers:

Minimum Hours of Technical Instruction Minimum Practical Operations
cos1. The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s Rules and Regulations……………………………………………………….. 20  
cos2. Cosmetology Chemistry (Shall include the chemical composition and purpose of cosmetic, nail, hair, and skin care, preparations. Shall also include the elementary chemical makeup, chemical skin peels, physical and chemical changes of matter.)……………. 20  
cos3. Health and safety/Hazardous Substances (shall include training in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, ergonomics, and communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.)…………………………… 20  
cos4. Theory of Electricity in Cosmetology (Shall include the nature of electrical current, principles of nature of electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.)……………………………………………………….. 5  
cos5. Disinfection and sanitation (Shall include 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 throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment.)………… 20 10
cos6. Bacteriology, anatomy and physiology………………………….. 15  
cos7. Wet Hair Styling (Shall include hair analysis, shampooing, fingerwaving, pin curling and comb-outs.)………………………. 25 200
cos8. Thermal Hair Styling (Shall include hair analysis, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs and hot curling irons, and blower styling.)
    a. Thermal styling…………………………………………………
    b. Press and curl…………………………………………………..

20

20

40
cos9. Permanent Waving (Shall include hair analysis, chemical and heat permanent waving.)………………………………………… 20 80
cos10. Chemical Straightening (Shall include hair analysis and the use of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions.)………………… 20 25
cos11. Haircutting (Shall include hair analysis and the use of razor, scissors, electric clippers, and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.)…………………………………………………………. 20 80
cos12. Haircoloring and Bleaching (Shall include hair analysis, predisposition tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, and the use of dye removers. Shall not include any credit for color rinses.)
      a. Haircoloring…………………………………………………..
      b. Bleaching……………………………………………………..

40

20

50
cos13. Scalp and Hair Treatments (Shall include hair and scalp analysis, scientific brushing, electric and manual scalp manipulation, and other hair treatments.)……………………… 5 20
cos14. Facials
      a. Manual (Shall include cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs, and masks.)………………………………………………
      b. Electrical (Shall include the use of 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.)…………………………………………………………………………………
     c. Chemicals (Shall include chemical skin peels, packs, masks, and scrubs. Training shall emphasize that only the non-living, uppermost layers of facial skin, known as the 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.)……………………………

5

 

10

 

10

10

 

15

 

15

cos15. Eyebrow Arching and Hair Removal (Shall include the use of wax, tweezers, electric or manual, and depilatories for the removal of superfluous hair.)…………………………………… 10 20
cos16. Makeup (Shall include skin analysis, complete and corrective makeup, lash and brow tinting, and the application of false eyelashes.)……………………………………………………….. 15 10

cos17. 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
          1. Acrylic: liquid and power brush-ons……………………….
          2. Artificial nail tips…………………………………………..
          3. Nail wraps and repairs……………………………………..

 

5

5

10

10

5

15

10

50 nails

50 nails

20 nails

cos18. Hair Braiding    10 10
cos19. Wigs and Hair Enhancements 10 10
cos20. Shampooing, Rinsing, and Conditioning         10 10
cos21. State Board Test Preparation    50  
cos22. Cosmetology Career and Salon Management              40 7
cos23. Advanced haircutting, Advanced hair coloring, Advanced facial, Updo, 
           Microdermabrasion, Facial machines, Nail arts    
40 50

The board recommends that schools provide training in the area of communication skills that includes

professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum, record keeping, and client service record cards.

No credit of any type shall be given for time spent in laundering towels or in washing and scrubbing floors, walls, woodwork, toilets, or windows.

Topics Definition:

COS1. The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s Rules and Regulations

Subject covers: Board examinations, licenses, disciplinary proceedings, Administrative fines and Citations, Health and Safety.

COS2. Cosmetology Chemistry

is the 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.

COS3. 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.

COS4. Theory of Electricity in Cosmetology

shall include the nature of electrical current, principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.

COS5. Disinfection and sanitation

Shall include 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

COS6. Bacteriology, anatomy and physiology

Understanding infection control, bacteriology, and how the human body functions as an integrated whole.

COS7. Wet Hair Styling

Shall include hair analysis, shampooing, finger waving, pin curling, comb-outs

COS8. Thermal Hair Styling

Shall include hair analysis, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs, and hot curling irons, and blower styling: thermal styling, press and curl

COS9. Permanent Waving

Shall include hair analysis, chemical and heat permanent waving

COS10. Chemical Straightening

Shall include hair analysis, and the use of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions.

COS11. Haircutting

Shall include hair analysis, and the use of the razor, scissors, electric clippers, and thining shears, for wet and dry cutting

COS12. Haircoloring and Bleaching

Shall include 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

COS13. Scalp and Hair Treatments

Shall include hair and scalp analysis, scientific brushing, electric and manual scalp manipulation, and other hair treaments.

COS14. Facials

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.

COS15. Eyebrow Arching and Hair Removal

Shall include the use of wax, tweezers, electric or manual and depilatories for the removal of superfluous hair.

COS16. Makeup.

Shall include skin analysis, complete and corrective makeup, lash and brow tinting and the application of false eyelashes

COS17. 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

COS18. 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

COS19. 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

COS20. 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, please experience that sets the mood for the entire visit.

COS21. State Board Test Preparation

Prepare students to pass theory and practical for the Board tests.

COS22. Cosmetology Career and Salon Management

Learning business knowledge to better manage your career and professional finances, as well as your business practices.

COS23. Advanced haircutting, Advanced haircoloring, Advanced facial, Updo, Microdermabrasion, Facial Machines, Nail Arts.

Bonus to our students to learn these hands-on practice for immediate employment after obtaining their licenses.