Beauty School Courses:
Get Ready for FUN!
Your beauty school courses are your first introduction to the wonderful beauty industry. I know how excited you are right now!
You are about to start your own beauty career and become a professional hair stylist.
I remember how crazy excited I was to get on with the life I always wanted!
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There are basically 2 cosmetologist books used in the United States; Miladay and Pivot Point. They cover the same material though.
Every student needs to know the same material to pass the State Board Exam.
Cosmetologist schools are preparing you to take the State Board Exam so you can become licensed as a professional hair stylist.
As a cosmetologist student you will be learning about hair, nails and skin care.
I am using the Milady textbook to show you what beauty school courses you will be taking in cosmetologist school.
The textbook is literally 900 pages long! No wonder it takes a year to finish!
I'm going to make this very simple. I'm going to lay out the chapters from the Milady Textbook.
Get the Beauty School Mannequin luggage tag to separate your kit at school. Milady's Standard Cosmetology,
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Some of the chapters are self explanatory. I will be more detailed with chapters that may be unclear.
PART 1 ORIENTATION 1. History & Career Opportunities 2. Life Skills 3. Your Professional Image Beauty and Wellness Looking Good Your Physical Presentation
4. Communicating for Success PART 2 GENERAL SCIENCES 5. Infection Control: Principles & Practices 6. General Anatomy and Physiology 7. Skin Structure & Growth Anatomy of the Skin Maintaining Skin Health 8. Nail Structure & Growth The Natural Nail Nail Anatomy Nail Growth Know Your Nails 9. Properties of the Hair & Scalp Structure of the Hair Chemical Composition of Hair Hair Analysis Hair Growth Hair Loss Disorders of the Hair Disorders of the Scalp 10. Basics of Chemistry Chemistry Matter Potential Hydrogen (pH) 11. Basics of Electricity
Electricity Electrical Equipment Safety Electrotherapy Other Electrical Equipment Light Therapy PART 3 HAIR CARE 12. Principles of Hair Design (Ok, this is where it starts getting GOOD!)
Philosophy of Design Elements of Hair Design Principles of Hair Design Influence of Hair Type on Hairstyle Creating Harmony between Hairstyle and Facial Structure Designing for Men Client Consultation: Sample Dialogue 13. Shampooing, Rinsing, & Conditioning Understanding Shampoo Conditioners Brushing the Hair Scalp Massage Shampoo Procedures 14. Haircutting
Basic Principles of Haircutting Client Consultation Tools, Body Positions an Safety Basic Haircuts Other Cutting Techniques Clippers & Trimmers
15 Hairstyling Client Consultation Wet Hairstyling Basics Finger Waving Pin Curls Roller Curls Comb-Out Techniques Hair Wrapping Bow-Dry Styling Thermal Hairstyling Thermal Hair Straightening (Hair Pressing) Styling Long Hair 16. Braiding & Braid Extension Client Consultation Understanding the Basics Braiding the Hair 17. Wigs & Hair Enhancements
The Consultation Wigs Hairpieces Hair Extensions Haircoloring Safety Precautions 18. Chemical Texture Services The Structure of Hair The Client Consultation Permanent Waving Chemical Hair Relaxers Curl Re-Forming (Soft Curl Permanents) 19. Haircoloring
Identifying Natural Hair Color and Tone Types of Haircolor Selecting Haircolor Haircolor Applications Using Lighteners Using Toners Special Effects Haircoloring Special Challenges in Haircolor/Corrective Solutions
This is the real meat of the beauty school courses!! PART 4 SKIN CARE 20. Skin Diseases & Disorders Aging of the Skin Disorders of the Skin Avoiding Skin Problems 21. Hair Removal Permanent Hair Removal Methods of Temporary Hair Removal 22. Facials Skin Analysis and Consultation Determining Skin Type Skin Care Products Facial Massage Electrotherapy an Light Therapy Facial Treatments Aromatherapy 23. Facial Makeup
Cosmetics for Facial Makeup Makeup Color Therapy Basic Makeup Application Special-Occasion Makeup Corrective Makeup Artificial Eyelashes Safety Precautions PART 5 NAIL CARE 24. Nail Diseases & Disorders 25. Manicuring
Nail Technology Supplies Choosing a Nail Shape Basic Manicure French and American Manicures Conditioning Oil Manicure Performing a Man's Manicure Paraffin Wax Treatment Hand and Arm Massage Spa Manicure Aromatherapy 26. Pedicuring Pedicure Tools Performing Pedicures Foot Massage Beyond the Basic Pedicure 27. Nail Tips, Wraps, & No-Light Gels 28. Acrylic (Methacrylate) Nails "Liquid and Powder" Nail Enhancemets Acrylic Nail Enhancements Using Forms Maintenance and Removal of Acrylic Nails Odorless Acrylic Colore Acrylic 29. UV Gels
Application of UV Gel Nails Maintenance and Removal of UV Gel Nails PART 6 BUSINESS SKILLS 30. Seeking Employment 31. On the Job 32. The Salon Business
IN CLOSING Excited about the Beauty School Courses?!
It's hard to find info on the beauty school courses you will be taking. This layout of the chapters pretty much says it all.
You will be in the classroom for part of your time in cosmetologist school and part time will be on the salon floor taking care of clients that pay a nominal fee for services performed by cosmetologist students.
One BIG REMINDER!!!
Please bookmark this website for future use. As you go through your education you will be constantly seeking more information.
Like, how am I supposed to
sell retail? Or, where is the best place to start your beauty career? Or, what kind of questions will salon managers ask in an interview? Or, how do I start my portfolio?
You may not be ready for these topics yet, but you will be before you know it!
I hope this page of beauty school courses gave you what you were looking for.
Come back soon when you are ready to take full control of your beauty career and make all of your beauty dreams come true! We can make it happen!!
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