This course introduces students to the requirements to become a licensed cosmetologist. It offers students instruction in both theory and practical application in the following areas: tools and their use, types of hair, sanitation, hygiene, skin diseases and conditions, anatomy and physiology, electricity, ethics, nail technology and esthetics as they relate to the Barber Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nail Technology Art. Knowledge, skills, and activities completed in this course will help prepare students for Cosmetology II while earning hours towards licensure.
Cosmetology II will build upon the knowledge and skills attained in Cosmetology I and will provide instruction which may be a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience in the following areas: practical chemical application/hair treatment, hair styling/hair dressing, shop management, sanitation and interpersonal relations as they relate to Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nail Technology Act, as well as the labor compensation laws. Instruction will also include nail technology, esthetics, individualized skill development, and career planning. This course offers a curriculum advanced theoretical and practical skill development to prepare students for the cosmetology licensure examination and progression to obtain the 1500 hours of study in cosmetology.