Name of Course: Cosmetology
Description of Course: All phases of Cosmetology, 2000 Clock Hours.
- Our goals are to prepare today's students to become tomorrow's successful and influential professionals by teaching a high level curriculum in the cosmetology arts, and sciences field.
- Pass the Montana State Written and Practical Cosmetology Examination for Licensure.
Hair Cutting - 205 Hours
- Know how to hold hair-cutting tools properly.
- Know when and how to use various hair cutting tools. (Shears, razors, clippers, tapering shears and blenders)
- Know men's clipper cutting techniques and how to outline men's cuts with an edger razor.
- Learn various methods of planning and sectioning haircuts.
- Know how to establish length and design lines.
- Know how to elevate the haircut for high,medium, low under and reverse elevation.
- Know how to taper hair. (Shallow, medium and deep.)
- Be able to read clients hair growth direction.
- Know how to cut a straight line int he hair with shears, clippers and edger.
- Know how to slither hair with shears.
- Know how to use blending shears.
- Learn how to communicate with patron and determine the desired style and their needs.
- Know that hair cutting and shaping is the foundation for the hairstyle.
- Know safety precautions for shaping and cutting.
Chemical Services - 530 Hours
- Know how to wrap a perm rod perfectly.
- Know how to section hair for various permanent waves.
- Know how to prepare the strand for no-stem, half-stem, and full stem perm wraps.
- Able to recognize different hair textures, hair density and hair porosity.
- Know how to read a permanent wave rod.
- Know how to do a split wrap.
- Know how to do a spiral wrap.
- Know how to do a rod transfer perm.
- Know the difference between acid and alkaline perm and how to do both perms.
- Know chemistry pertaining to permanent waving.
- Know how to protect client during permanent waving service.
- Know record keeping for permanent waving.
- Know safety rules for permanent waving.
- Know various reasons for tinting, bleaches and dyes.
- Know various products used for tinting, bleaches and dyes. How they are applied and used.
- KNow hair coloring triangle CO-ED-CO program.
- Know color levels from dark to light colors.
- Know how to select proper color for client.
- Know how to give a patch test.
- Know hair color definitions.
- Learn frosting, tipping and streaking methods.
- Know record keeping for tints, bleaches and dyes.
- Know safety precautions for tints, bleaches and dyes.
- Sodium Hydroxide
Hairstyling - 260 Hours
- Successfully complete and master CO-ED-CO Hairdressing for Beginners program.
- Complete and master Hairdressers Skills and Designs CO-ED-CO program.
- Learn wet setting techniques.
- Learn dry setting techniques (Iron and air waving).
- Learn CO-ED-CO five steps on the comb-out.
- Know various products used in hair styling, how they are applied and the effect they have on hair.
- Know safety rules for hair styling.
- Know how to drape a patron.
- Know how to give a shampoo manipulation.
- Know proper rinsing techniques.
- Product knowledge - Know various shampoos, rinse and conditioning products, how they are applied and their effect on the hair and scalp.
- Be able to recognize various scalp disorders.
- Know how to apply professional scalp manipulations.
- Know safety precautions for shampooing, rinsing and scalp treatments.
Manicuring - 125 Hours
- Know implements and cosmetics used in manicuring.
- Know how to prepare a manicure table.
- Know basic procedure for manicuring.
- Know basic procedure for pedicures.
- Know how to apply and prepare nail tips.
- Know how to apply acrylic, gel and silk wraps.
- Know how to give arm, hand and foot massage.
- Know safety and sanitary procedures for manicuring.
Facials, Cosmetic, Chemistry, Electricity, Waxing - 150 Hours
- Learn hair structure and chemistry simplified (Milady Text).
- Know basic electricity pertaining to cosmetology.
Salon Management, Business Methods - 150 Hours
- Know cosmetology code of ethical conduct.
- Learn how to maintain a professional attitude.
- Learn well, sound, selling techniques, and methods.
- Know and practice good personal grooming habits.
Sanitation - 80 Hours
School Discretion - 500 Hours
Objectives: This portion of the curriculum will provide students with a high level of practical experience.
Instructional Methods: The course will be taught using a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, small groups, demonstrations, handouts/worksheets, practical applications, etc.
- Milady Standard Textbook of Cosmetology
- Milady Standard Theory Workbook
- CO-ED-CO Student Workbook
- Montana Cosmetology Law Book
- Modern Salon
- Nail Pro
- Behind the Chair
Gainful Employment – Cosmetology