Cosmetology

Milady Standard Textbook of Cosmetology, 13th Edition, 2015
ISBN-13: 978128576941

This course is designed to provide the potential cosmetologist with an understanding on the basic principles of cosmetology and the knowledge, techniques, and skills to successfully complete the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination.

  • Understand and apply theoretical principles of hair, skin and nail care.
  • Demonstrate hands-on skill and knowledge of hair shaping, shampooing, and styling hair and manicuring nails.
  • Demonstrate technical skills and knowledge necessary for analysis of the patron’s hair and application of chemical processes involved in permanent waving, relaxing, hair coloring, and other treatments related to care, styling, and shaping the hair.
  • Understand the composition and care and to be able to provide facial treatment and other professional skin care services.
  • Understand and practice accepted standards of sterilization and sanitation.
  • Understand the necessity for and practice of good safety measures.
  • Know state board rules and ethics governing the practice of cosmetology in Arkansas and be able to identify good shop management practices.
  • Successfully complete the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination. 

The cosmetology 1,500 hour course introduces students to manicuring, hair removal, facials, hair beautification, haircutting, chemical applications, hair color and more to work in the cosmetology field. The course will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands on practical experience with students completing assigned credits each month.  Instruction will be supplemented by guest artists, visual aids, library, and resource material, and other instructional techniques. 

After completing the prescribed registration procedures, the student is given a complete subscription of the educational program offered in the school system.  The student enters the theory instruction program at the topic the other students are studying when the new student enrolls.  Even though the student may enter theory class with more advanced topics, the student will begin the practical classes with basic instruction.  After acquiring 250 hours and passing all freshmen exams the student will be allowed to work on live models.

  • Course objectives
  • Course description
  • Cosmetology training 1500-hour course
  • Understand and apply theoretical principles of hair, skin and nail care.
  • Demonstrate hands-on skill and knowledge of hair shaping, shampooing, and styling hair and manicuring nails.
  • Demonstrate technical skills and knowledge necessary for analysis of the patron’s hair and application of chemical processes involved in permanent waving, relaxing, hair coloring, and other treatments related to care, styling, and shaping the hair.
  • Understand the composition and care and to be able to provide facial treatment and other professional skin care services.
  • Understand and practice accepted standards of sterilization and sanitation.
  • Understand the necessity for and practice of good safety measures.
  • Know state board rules and ethics governing the practice of cosmetology in Arkansas and be able to identify good shop management practices.
  • Successfully complete the Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology licensing examination.

Course description and instructional methods

The cosmetology 1,500 hour course introduces students to manicuring, hair removal, facials, hair beautification, haircutting, chemical applications, hair color and more to work in the cosmetology field. The course will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands on practical experience with students completing assigned credits each month. Instruction will be supplemented by guest artists, visual aids, library, and resource material, and other instructional techniques.

Approved course for cosmetology training 1500-hour course

After completing the prescribed registration procedures, the student is given a complete subscription of the educational program offered in the school system. The student enters the theory instruction program at the topic the other students are studying when the new student enrolls. Even though the student may enter theory class with more advanced topics, the student will begin the practical classes with basic instruction. After acquiring 250 hours and passing all freshmen exams the student will be allowed to work on live models.

Course outline units and hours required

Units of instruction

Hours

Hygiene and Sanitation & Infection Control

Instruction in sanitation, sterilization, hygiene, lighting and ventilation Blood spill procedures, products, tools and equipment-use & safety.

80

Related Sciences

Physiotherapy, physiology, and histology, anatomy, neurology, & ontology.

120

Hair Dressing

Cleaning hair, shampooing, hair cutting, clipping, tinting, bleaching, scalp massage, brushing, combing, curling, permanent waving, relaxing, thermal styling, roller placement, braids, extensions. Product Knowledge, use and safety.

100

Manicuring

Construction, filing, shaping finger nails, loosing & removal of dead cuticle, hand massage, nail art, artificial nail application

100

Cosmetic Therapy

Skin & its structure, various kinds of facials and massages, cosmetics, packs, the art of make-up application eyebrow & lash tinting, tweezing, waxing facial shapes.

100

Salesmanship and shop management

Instruction in how to keep records, knowledge of business law, rules and regulations, booking appointments and retailing.

50

Shop Deportment

Courtesy, neatness and professional attitude in meeting the public. Career & Employment Information

  1. Professional ethics
  2. Effective communication & human relations
  3. Compensation packages & payroll deductions
  4. Business law
  5. Rules & regulations
  6.  Record keeping
  7. City, state, and federal laws & taxes
  8. How to retail products
  9.  Licensing requirements

50