The course of study for students enrolled in a cosmetology course shall consist of sixteen hundred (1600) clock hours which include a minimum of 335 clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of cosmetology. The minimum combined total clock hours of 1,600, include the technical instruction phase and opportunity for the student to acquire the necessary skills through practical applications developed under the supervision of the school’s instructors.
COSMETOLOGY COURSE EDUCATIONAL GOALS
The cosmetology course of study is designed to prepare students for the state licensing examination and for profitable employment as a cosmetologist. The knowledge and skills will prepare licensed students for work as a hairdresser, salon manager, hair-colorist, salon owner, product demonstrator, and styling publicist.
COSMETOLOGIST COURSE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES
The licensed cosmetologist will be prepared to seek profitable employment as a hairdresser, salon manager, hair-colorist, salon owner, product demonstrator, or platform artist. They will be versed in all areas of Cosmetology.
COSMETOLOGIST COURSE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
When a student has completed the required theory hours and practical operations in Cosmetology, with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of “C” (70%) or better, he/she is awarded a diploma certifying his/her graduation. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology Examination.
COSMETOLOGIST COURSE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
A Cosmetology license will be granted by the State of California only after the student has successfully completed and graduated from the Cosmetology course as described above and passed the Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology Examination with an overall average of 75%.
Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, participation, or examination: Practical Operation means 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:
COSMETOLOGY TECHNICAL SUBJECT
1.The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s Rules and Regulations
2. Health and Safety Considerations (Shall include the chemical composition and the purpose of cosmetic, nail, hair, and skin care preparations. Elementary chemical make-up, chemical skin peels and physical, and chemical changes of matter. Hazardous substances including training in chemicals and health in establishments, protection form hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, ergonomics, Theory of electricity in cosmetology, bacteriology, communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and staph and Material Safety Data Sheets.)
3. Bacteriology, anatomy, physiology (shall include Human Anatomy, Human Physiology)
4. Cosmetology Chemistry and Electricity (Shall include the nature of electrical current, Principles of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating electrical equipment.)
5. Disinfection and sanitation (Shall include procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician. Proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments. Disinfection should be emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment.)
6. Hair Cutting (Shall include the following techniques and procedures: Use of scissors, Razor (shaper), electrical clippers/trimmers and thinning (tapering) shears for wet and dry cutting
8. Permanent Waving (Shall include hair analysis, acid and alkaline permanent waving chemical straightening including the use of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions.)
9. Hair coloring and Bleaching (Shall include the following techniques and procedures (also including, the use of semi-permanent, demi-permanent and temporary colors): Hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, high and low lights and the use of dye removers.
10. Manual, electrical, and chemical Facials: Manual facial include shall include cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs, and masks. Electrical facials the use of all electrical modalities, including dermal lights and electrical apparatus, for facials and skin care purposes; however, machines capable of producing and 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. Chemical Facials 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.
11. Eyebrow Beautification and make-up (Shall include the following issues: Eyebrow Arching and Hair removal including the use of wax, tweezers, electric or manual, and depilatories for the removal of superfluous hair.) The subject of Make-up shall include skin analysis, complete and corrective make-up, and the application of false eyelashes.
12. Manicuring and Pedicuring
(Shall include nail analysis and hand/foot and arm/ankle massage)
13. Artificial Nails and wraps
(Shall include acrylic: liquid and powder brush-on, artificial nail tips, nail wraps and repairs)
14. Additional Training
(May include professional ethics, personal hygiene, good grooming, salesmanship, required keeping of student records, modeling, desk and reception, and care and styling of wigs, payroll deductions, how to seek and obtain employment, preparations of employment applications, and salon management.)
The minimum combined total clock hours of 1600, including the technical instruction phases and opportunity for the student to act, necessary skills through practical applications developed under the supervision of the school's instructors.