Cosmetology Curriculum

Cosmetology entails teaching the art of cutting, curling, coloring and designing the hair as well as caring for the skin and nails in both practical and theory classes. These classes may be completed in 1600 clock hours, approximately 11 months @ 40 hours per week. Upon completion of the 1,600 clock hours and a passing grade of 80% on senior board exams, the student may then take the interstate boards examination for his/her licensure. This license will enable the cosmetologist to provide beauty services for both men and women. (Accelerated course offered may be complete in as little as 7 months.)

Possible cosmetology career paths include: Stylist, colorist, perm wave specialist, platform artist, industry rep/educator, salon owner/manager, retail/wholesale sales, and instructor.

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COSMETOLOGY Courses —1600 Clock Hours Minimum

COURSES
and COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Hours of TECHNICAL THEORY INSTRUCTION
Hours of PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION
Manicuring / Pedicuring
(Minimum 100 hours)
10
90
Esthetics Facials
(Minimum 100 hours)
10
90
Scalp and Hair Analysis
15
20
Shampooing
(draping, brushing, manipulations, conditioning, and rinsing)
20
70
Hair Cutting and Trimming
(shears, clippers, razor, thinning,
mustache and beard design, facial hair, brow, ear, nose)
70
200
Styling
(dry, wet thermal, extensions, braiding, styling aids)
70
200
Artificial Hair
(may include extensions and fitting)
5
10
Permanent Waving
(chemical and physical applications)
40
200
Chemical Hair Relaxing
(sectioning, strand test, application)
10
20
Hair Coloring/Bleaching
(pD test, strand test, measurement,
mixing, application and removal of
chemicals)
40
200
Diseases and Disorders
10
15
Safety
(use & storage of chemicals, implements and electrical appliances)
10
30
Disinfection
(work stations, individual equipment, tools, proper use and storage of linens)
10
100
First Aid
(pertaining to cosmetology)
15
20
TOTAL HOURS
335
1265
Minimum Theory Hours
Minimum Practical Hours
335
1265
TOTAL
1600