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.
Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating California manicuring establishment
- Understand sterilization procedures
- Acquire knowledge of general theory relative to manicuring including anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and theory relative to practical procedures performed
- Acquire knowledge of nail structure and growth, nail disorders and diseases, and skin structure, growth, and nutrition.
- Disinfect equipment and clean work areas
- Discuss nail treatments and services available
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."Become a Nail Technician in 2.5 months"
Textbooks, Notebook, Pens and pencils.
Milady’s standard Nail Technology, latest edition. Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning.
Notes from class lectures, supplemental material handed out in classes, school library and class demonstrations.
- 100% cotton 16 x 27 salon towels
- Antiseptic Wipes
- Artificial Nail Tips Set
- Baggie labeled “soiled implements”
- Baggies labeled “blood spill”
- Baggies labeled “pre-sanitized implements”
- Band Aids
- Base Coat
- Blood spill kit
- Bottle labeled Hand sanitizer
- Bottle labeled nail polish remover
- Buffing block
- Cotton tipped applicators
- Cuticle Nipper
- Cuticle pusher
- Emory Board
- EPA Disinfectant
- Est Wipes
- Finger bowl
- First aid tape
- Jar labeled odorless monomer
- Jar labeled odorless primer
- Labeled jar for cuticle remover
- Labeled jar for lotion
- Manicure Brush
- Metal Cuticle Pusher
- Metal Nail file
- Nail Buffer Block
- Nail clipper
- Nail Files
- Nail form strips
- Nail Polish
- Nail polish remover
- Nail tips
- Orangewood Stiks
- Paper towels
- Red Nail Polish
- Sculptured nail brush
- Sculptured nail forms
- Small spatulas
- Spray bottle labeled EPA Disinfectant
- Top Coat
- Trash bags
- Tube of nail glue
Course Content: 400 clock hours
|Subjects||Min. Hrs of Technical||Min. Practical Operations|
|The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board's Rules and Regulations||10|
|Cosmetology Chemistry Pertaining to Manicuring Practices||10|
|Health and Safety / Hazardous Substances||20|
|Disinfection and Sanitation||10||10|
|Bacteriology, Anatomy, and Physiology||10|
|Water and Oil Manicures, including Hand and Arm Massage||20||40|
|Complete Pedicure, including Foot and Ankle Massage||10||20|
|Application of Artificial Nails|
|Acrylic: Liquid and Powder Brush-ons||15||80 Nails|
|Nail Tips||10||60 Nails|
|Nail Wraps and Repairs||5||40 Nails|
|State Board Examination Preparation||30|
|Manicuring Career and Salon Management||30|
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.
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.
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.
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
Bacteriology, anatomy and physiology
Understanding infection control, bacteriology, and how the human body functions as an integrated whole.
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.
Water and Oil Manicures, including hand and arm massage
Learn to work with the tools required for nail services and know all safety, sanitation, and disinfection procedures. Learn the three-part procedure: pre-service, actual service, and post-service procedure. Hand and arm massages are optional during a basic manure, but it is to the advantage of the nail professional to always incorporate this special, relaxing segment of a manicure as it has proven to be the favorite part of the service.
Complete pedicure, including foot and ankle massage
Learn pedicures as cosmetic services performed on the feet by a licensed nail technician or cosmetologist and includes trimming, shaping the nails, exfoliating skin, and polishing toenails as well as a foot massage.
Application of Artificial Nails
Will learn the application of artificial nails, nail tips, nail wraps and repairs.
State Board Examination Preparation
Prepare students to pass theory and practical Board exam.
Career and Salon Management
Learning business knowledge to better manage your career and professional finances, as well as your business practices.