Course Description

                 A career in Cosmetology/Hairstyling offers many opportunities to both men and women.  They may work in small or large shops.  The general, or all-round operator, is trained to do all phases of hairdressing and cosmetology including preparing materials, demonstrating and selling, shampooing, manicuring, hairstyling, scalp treating, facials and makeup, haircutting, rinsing, hair coloring and permanent waving.  Cosmetologists should develop skills in chemical hair relaxing, hair removal/waxing, eyebrow and eye lash tint, strip and individual false eyelashes.  More recently, the cosmetologist must also develop skills in barbering, such as shaving, beard and mustache shaping.

     Course Objectives:

     Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Practice good safety habits and School Safety Standards.
    • Describe career Opportunities and job and licensing requirements.
    • Briefly outline the history of cosmetology/hairstyling and barbering.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations and licensing requirements.
    • Recognize the name and function of the various tools, implements, products and equipment in shop.
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the logical sequence of skills, particularly for shampoos, rinses, hairstyles, finger waves, pin-curls, roller placement, thermal curling, facials, scalp conditioning, manicures and pedicures, haircutting, etc.
    • Describe the type and characteristics of bacteria, and practice proper sterilization and sanitation techniques.
    • Describe the histology of the skin and hair.
    • Diagnose condition of skin and hair.
    • Demonstrate skills and knowledge which meets the NJ State Board of Education prerequisite of 600 hours to acquire a “Student” permit to practice cosmetology and hairstyling in a school clinic or shop while registered as a student in an approved vocational training program.
    • Describe constructive responses to criticism.
    • Practice good personal hygiene.
    • Demonstrate a degree of proficiency in the basic skills of the trade.
    • shampooing, manicuring and pedicuring; scalp treatments, facials, haircutting, hairstyling, iron curling, permanent waving, thermal waving, applying makeup, air or blow waving, hair coloring and lightening, chemical relaxing and reforming techniques. Also, hair brushing/pressing, facials, men’s styling including shaving; scissor/razor over comb; eyebrow tweezing, waxing; thermal straightening.
    • Demonstrate a knowledge of the sciences related to cosmetology/hairstyling – basic systems of anatomy and physiology; basic chemistry; and basic concepts of electricity and light therapy.
    • Advance in the skills and related theory of the trade so as to be prepared for the licensing exam and, subsequently, for entry-level employment and/or for advanced or specialized training in this career field.
    • Practice professional ethics and promote good public relations and job efficiency.
    • Demonstrate pride in work.



    Cosmetologists State Board Exam Review (Milady Publishing)

    Practical Cosmetology Workbook and Textbook, 13th Edition (Milady Publishing)

    Professional Barber- Styling State Board Exam Review (Milady Publishing)

    Standard Textbook of Professional Barber-Styling (Milady Publishing)