Esthetics

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
002ESTHETICS---

ESTHETICS (SKIN CARE)

Financial Aid available, Life Time Career Assistance

OBJECTIVE:

Estheticians specialize in skin care rather than hairstyling. With this job, you may manufacture, sell, or apply cosmetics. As highly trained specialists, estheticians provide preventative care for skin and offer treatments to keep skin healthy and attractive. The esthetician is trained to detect skin problems that require medical attention.  Along with skin care training that will include skin analyses, treatment and facial techniques; you will learn the skillful and artist application of cosmetics, healthful and healing body treatments and business practice knowledge.

The curriculum includes: Chemistry of skin care, Physiology & Dermatology, Bacteriology, Sterilization & Sanitation, Machinery, types and purpose, Introduction to skin care, Skin Care, massage, masks, extractions, Makeup, contouring, color, effects, Eyebrow & Lashes, arches, application, tints, Hair Removal, tweezing, waxing, depilatories, Safety, machinery, treatments, makeup, Professional & personality development, Management, Salesmanship & Marketing, State Statutes & Rules.

CAREERS:

As a licensed esthetician, you can choose from a wide range of career options: salon or day spa esthetician; medical esthetician working for cosmetic surgeon’s office, dermatologist’s office, a medi-spa, a hospital or clinic, a laser center; makeup artist; manufacturer’s representative; salesperson or sales manager; cosmetics buyer; esthetics writer or editor; educator; state licensing inspector or examiner; state board member; researcher.

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 facials both electric and manual, proper make-up techniques, and hair removal techniques, 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 (lecture and demonstration), (2) theory testing (written and oral), (3) practical operation demonstrations, (4) practical operations on mannequin or other person, (5) complete operations performed on another person, and (6) performance reviews (progress evaluation, see satisfactory progress policy).

Instruction also includes 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.

GRADING, GRADUATION, AND LICENSING REQUIREMENT:

Students are evaluated on a regular basis on theory, practical and clinic work. The evaluations are measured on a standard percentile basis and the percentage equated to a letter grade. Students must maintain a (70% – C) average or better to maintain satisfactory academic status.

Refer to school’s policies on letter grades and grade point assignment.

When a student has completed the required theory hours, practical operations and a cumulative total of 600 clock hours, which encompass both theory and practical training for the skin care course, with a (GPA) grade point average of 70% or “C” or better, the/she is awarded a diploma certifying his/her graduation. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate state board of barbering and cosmetology examination.

An Esthetician license will be granted the State of California only after the student has successfully completed and graduated from the skin care course as described above and passed the esthetician state board exam with an overall average of 75%

COURSE CONTENT:

40 hours/week: 15 Weeks (approximate 3.5 months)

20 hours/week: 30 Weeks (approximate 7 months)

Units: 60 / Clock Hours: 600

Prerequisite: None

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

The curriculum for students enrolled in an esthetic course shall consist of six hundred (600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices of an esthetician, pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology.

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:

Subject Covers:

Minimum Hours of Technical Instruction

Minimum Practical Operations

cos1. The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s Rules and Regulations…………………………………………………..

10

 

E2. Chemistry pertaining to the practices of an esthetician. (Shall include the chemical composition and purpose of cosmetic and skin care preparation. Shall also include the elementary chemical makeup, chemical skin peels, physical and chemical changes of matter.)………………………………………………………….

10

 

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. Electricity (Shall include the nature of electrical current, principles of nature of electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.) …………

10

 

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.)…………

10

10

cos6. Bacteriology, anatomy, physiology, skin analysis and conditions.

15

 

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 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.) ……………………………

20

30

 

20

40

60

 

40

E8. Eyebrow Arching and Hair Removal (Shall include the use of wax, tweezers, manual or electrical, and depilatories for the removal of superfluous hair.)

    (A) Tweezers ………………………………………………………

    (B)  Wax and depilatories.………………………………………..

5

20

10

40

E10. Machines…………………………………………………….…

10

 

 
E11. Massage 20 20
Cos22. Esthetic Careers and Salon Management 30  
E14. Microdermabrasion, Advanced Facial 20 20
E15. Waxing Techniques, High Frequency Machine, Galvanic Machines, Extraction 20 20

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.