Cosmetology Curriculum

Program / Course Description

The Primary purpose of the Cosmetology course is to train students in both theory and practical experience to prepare them to successfully pass the State Board Examination, and for immediate employment in the Cosmetology field. The course is particularly directed towards developing in the student, desirable habits and attitudes with respect to health, sanitation, safety, and encouragement towards self-reliance, readiness to assist others, and an ethical approach to the Cosmetology profession.

Course Goals/ Objectives:
  1. Students will receive an education in both theory and practical experience and gain knowledge in all phases of Cosmetology.
  2. To prepare students to work in a professional salon/spa.
  3. To develop employer/employee relationships and effective communication skills.
Instructional Methods:

The clock hour education is provided through a sequential set of learning steps which address specific tasks necessary for graduation and job entry level skills. Clinic equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. Each student will receive instruction that relates to the performance of useful, creative, and productive career oriented activities. The course is presented through well-developed lesson plans, which reflect current educational methods. Subjects are presented by means of lecture, demonstration, and student participation. Audio-visual aids, guest speakers, field trips and other related learning methods are used in the course.

References:

Students follow Milady's Standard of Cosmetology. A comprehensive library of references, periodicals, books, texts, and audio/video tapes are available to support the course of study and supplement the students' training. Students should avail themselves of the opportunity to use these extensive materials.

State of CT. Curriculum / Units of Instruction:
  1. The total curriculum shall not be less than 1500 hours of instruction.
  2. The first two-hundred (200) hours must be devoted to instruction in the theoretical aspects of all content areas. Practical instruction can be included in this first two hundred (200) hours but supervised practice on a clinic floor cannot.
  3. The remaining thirteen hundred (1300) hours are to be devoted to supervised practice integrated with ongoing theoretical and practical instruction.
MINIMUM REQUIRED INSTRUCTION HOURS

Content Area

Theory Hours

Sanitation & Hygiene

15

Anatomy & Physiology

15

Chemical Procedures

30

Business & Professional Relations

10

Hair Care & Treatment

20

Skin Care, Facial, Make-up, Shaving

15

Manicuring

15

Hair Shaping & Styling

75

State Laws for Barbers & Hairdressers and EEOC Guidelines

5

0

TOTAL HOURS:

200

1300

Cosmetology Academic Program

Fundamental I (Show program timeline)

 WEEK:

SUBJECT

1

Orientation, History + Opportunities, Professional Image, Life Skill

2

Communication, Properties of the Hair + Scalp, Draping/Shampooing/Conditioning

3

Haircutting

4

Hair Removal

5

Wet Styling/ Thermal Styling

6

Chemical Texture- Perm waving

7

Chemical Texture- Relaxing

8

Hair Color

9

Hair Color

10

Nail Structure, Manicuring, Pedicuring, Facials

Fundamental I Practical and Exam

Fundamental II (minimum 200 hrs/Clinic is included during this phase) (Show program timeline)

 WEEK:

SUBJECT

11

Braiding / Extensions

12

Electricity

13

Wigs + Hair Enhancements

14

Principles of Hair Design

15

Seeking Employment, Resume/Portfolio development

16

Anatomy + Physiology

17

Anatomy + Physiology

18

Skin Structure

19

Skin Disease + Disorder

20

Makeup

21

Makeup

22

Nail Disease + Disorders

23

Nail Tips, Wraps, No lite Gel

24

UV Gels

25

Acrylic Nail Enhancements

26

Chemistry Basics, OSHA-HazCom

27

Chemistry of Hair Products

28

Chemistry of Nail Products

29

Chemistry of Skincare Products

30

Chemistry of Chemical Texture Products- Perms/ Relaxers

31

Chemistry of Chemical Texture Products- Perms/ Relaxers

32

Chemistry of Hair Color Products

33

Haircutting- Men’s cuts / Shaves / Barbering techniques

34

Haircutting- Men’s cuts / Shaves / Barbering techniques

35

Advance cutting techniques – Disconnected / Combination cuts

36

Hairstyling- wet style techniques in review

37

Hairstyling- Thermal style + braiding techniques in review

38

Hairstyling- Long Hair techniques

39

Period ( Historic) Hairstyling

40

Period ( Historic) Hairstyling

Fundamental II Practical and Exam

Fundamental III (Clinic is included during this phase) (Show program timeline)

 WEEK:

SUBJECT

41

Seeking Employment – update Resume + Portfolio

42

On the Job , Budgeting for success

43

Salon Business – Business Plan / State Laws

44

Salon Business – Business Plan / State Laws

45

Salon Business – Business Plan / State Laws

46

To graduation: Clinic / State Board Exam Review Testing

47

To graduation: Clinic / State Board Exam Review Testing

48

To graduation: Clinic / State Board Exam Review Testing

49

To graduation: Clinic / State Board Exam Review Testing

50

To graduation: Clinic / State Board Exam Review Testing

Fundamental III Practical and Exam
Minimum Number Of Clinic Services To Be Performed In Order To Graduate

 Service Type

Required

Wet Styling ( Sculpting, Rollersets, Finger-waves, Wraps)

25

Thermal Styling ( Blow Drying /Curling Iron / Flat Iron/ Pressing)

30

Haircuts

50

Hair Color ( Semi / Demi / Permanent)

25

Hair Lightening ( Double Process)

5

Dimensional ( Foiling /Cap/ Etc)

25

Braiding

5

Long Hair Styling

5

Hair Removal

10

Facials

3

Perms

10

Relaxers

2

Manicures

5

Pedicures

5

Cleanliness and sanitation are essential aspect of our profession. Students will be asked to participate in daily and weekly clean-up tasks around the school including bathroom facilities. This is part of the training and will help develop skills and habits that will contribute to future success. In addition, please observe the guidelines that follow:

  1. Keep your equipment intact, clean and sanitized.
  2. Keep your work station and the break room clean. Do not leave open cans, cups etc... on the table. Place pocket books in locker, not at your station!!!
  3. You are responsible for your book, equipment and supplies. If any item is lost or stolen, you need to replace it.The Branford Academy is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

The Branford Academy is not responsible for any lost or stolen items

Student Kit- Cosmetology

Students are responsible to purchase a Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology Kit at an additional cost from the tuition. Note: Kit items are subject to change.

(Show Kit Contents)

1

Large Tote

1

Set Milady Books

1

Set Salon Fundamental Books

1

Spray bottle

2

Curling Iron

1

Box Styling combs

1

Flat Iron

1

Blow Dryer

1

Teasing Brush

1

Tail Combs

1

Hair Clips

1

5 Pairs of reusable gloves

2

Female Mannequins

1

Male Mannequin

2

Academy Shirts

1

Vent Brush

1

Clipper / Trimmer set

3

Round brushes

1

Brush Set

1

Hair Extension Kit with certificate

1

Keratin Treatment Certificate

1

Haircutting Set:

  • Scissors
  • Texturizers

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