Manicuring

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The manicuring course of study consists of 400 clocked hours covering all phases of manicuring and pedicuring mandated by the California State of Barbering and Cosmetology Bureau pursuant to section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act. The course is designed to prepare the student to obtain the knowledge and skills needed for an entry level position in the nail care field and pass the California State Barbering and Cosmetology Bureau licensing examination. Passing the exam is a requisite in order to obtain a Manicurist License. The license is a requirement to operate as a manicurist/pedicurist in the state of California.

 

EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

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

  •      Discuss nail treatments and services available
  •      Remove nail polish and rough skin
  •      Clean, trim, and file nails
  •      Massage and moisturize hands (for a manicure) and feet (for a pedicure)
  •      Polish or buff nails
  •      Advise clients about nail and skin care for hands and feet
  •      Promote and sell nail and skin care products
  •      Clean and disinfect their work area and tools

 

CAREERS:

 

You may start your career as a nail technician in a salon. As you develop your knowledge and skills, you may want to move into other career areas in the nail industry, including teaching nail technology in cosmetology schools or demonstrating manufacturer’s nail products at trade shows, conventions, or stores. You can become a salon owner or even the personal nail technician for fashion models or actors on the state, in movies, or on TV. You can write, edit, or be a consultant for nail technology books and magazines.

 

Prerequisite: None

40 hours/week: 10 Weeks (approximate 2.5 months)      

20 hours/week: 20 Weeks (approximate 5 months) 

Clock Hours: 400          

After course completion: must pass Board of Barbering and Cosmetology exam.

 

 

 

 

 

Course Code

Subject

Min. Hrs of Technical

Min. Practical Operations

COS1

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

10

 

COS2

Cosmetology Chemistry pertaining to manicuring practices

10

 

COS3

Health and safety/Hazardous Substances

20

 

COS5

Disinfection and sanitation

20

10

COS6

Bacteriology, anatomy, physiology

10

 

MAN6

Water and oil manicures, including hand and arm massage

20

40

MAN7

Complete pedicure, including foot and ankle massage

10

20

MAN8

Application of Artificial Nails

 

 

(A)

Acrylic: liquid and powder brush-ons

15

80 nails

(B)

Nail tips

10

60 nails

(C)

Nail wraps and repairs

5

40 nails

MAN9

State Board Examination Preparation

30

 

COS22

Preparation, Career and Salon Management

20