Students will learn the proper techniques and procedures for the use of scissors, razors (shaper), electrical clippers/trimmers, and thinning (tapering) shears for wet and dry cutting including clipper cuts and 90 degree cuts.
Hair Coloring and Bleaching
Students will learn how to use permanent, semi-permanent and temporary colors as well as hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, high and low lights, and the use of dye removers.
Hair Extensions/ Hair Weaves
Students will learn how to use different types of hair extension for fullest coverage and appropriate lengths.
Students will learn the techniques and procedures for hair analysis, shampooing, finger waving, pin curling, comb-outs, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs and hot curling irons and blow-dry styling.
Permanent Waving and Chemical Straightening
Students will learn the following techniques and procedures: Hair analysis, acid and alkaline permanent waving, chemical straightening including the use of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions.
Manual, Electrical and Chemical Facials
Students will learn the following techniques and procedures: Manual Facials including cleansing, mask treatments, exfoliation, and scientific manipulations. 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.
Eyebrow Arching, Waxing and Hair Removal
Students will learn the following techniques: eyebrow arching and hair removal, including the use of wax, tweezers, electric or manual, and depilatories for the removal of superfluous hair.
Students will learn about the following issues: skin analysis, complete and corrective makeup, the application of false eyelashes and prosthetic or advanced make-up to be prepared for the movie industry.
Manicuring and Pedicuring
Students will learn about water and oil manicure, including nail analysis, and hand/foot and arm/ankle massage.
Artificial Nails and Wraps
Students will learn how to apply artificial nails including acrylic, liquid and powder brush, artificial nail tips, nail wraps and repairs.
Disinfection and Sanitation
Students learn the following techniques and procedures: disinfection and sanitation including proper procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician. Proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments. Disinfection shall be emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before and after use of all instruments and equipment.
State Board Preparation
To ensure students will be well prepared and confident in passing the written State Board examination.
Additional Training: Business and Professionalism
Students will learn communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum record-keeping, client service records and basic tax responsibilities related to independent contractors. Instruction is given in regards to booth rentals, information on employees and employer's duties and rights, as well as strategies to enable client retention.
Graduation & Program Completion Date
Based upon the amount of hours completed per week and per schedule, completion dates can range from 9 to 16 months.