Knowledge Is Power

Cosmetology

Objective: To train students in the challenging and fast-growing field of cosmetology. Students will gain competence in all aspects of the field of cosmetology to include: The study of skin care, nail care, hair care, hair shaping, chemical designing and relaxing, permanent waving and hair coloring, business theory and ethics. Numerous positions are available in the field of cosmetology to include: owner or manager of a salon, the entertainment industries, as well as working as an instructor.

Textbooks: Standard Cosmetology Series by Milady, Milady’s 10th Edition, Milady, NewYork, 2008.

Cosmetology 1500 CL. Hrs.
Theory: 690 Cl., Practical 810CL. Total: 1500Cl Hrs.
Courses Theory Practical Total
Orientation 60 30 90
Manicuring & Pedicuring 30 45 75
Shampooing & Rinsing 15 15 30
Scalp Treatments 15 30 45
Hair Styling 120 120 240
Hair Cutting 135 175 310
Permanent Waving Chemical Relaxing 135 190 325
Hair Coloring & Bleaching 120 135 255
Skin Care & Make up 30 45 75
Wigs, Hairpieces & Related theory 15 15 30
Salon Management 15 10 25
TOTAL Cl. 690 810 1500

Clinical Requirements: Minimum performance of 10 hair and scalp treatments; 20 hair styling; 15 tinting; 10 bleaching and frosting procedures; 10 temporary rinses; 10 semi-permanent color; 25 cold permanent waving or chemical relaxing; 20 hair shaping; 5 wig procedures; 30 finger waving and thermal waving; 15 manicures/pedicures; 5 facials and waxing procedures; and 20 sculptured nails procedures. Observation and weekly evaluations will be conducted. The 1500-hour course also prepares the students to take the Virginia Cosmetology Board Exam.