Cosmetology Curriculum


Level 1: 250 Hours

Each school or licensed instructor will require each student to obtain 250 total hours of training before the student performs clinical services on a client.  Of these 250 hours (theory and mannequin styling) 15 hours will be on skin care, 10 hours on nail care, and the final 25 hours will be on live models. For the purpose of this rule, one (1) credit hour equals 1 clock hours for the first 250 hours of training.

Theory

50 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Chemistry
  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • Introduction to skin and nail care
  • EPA and OSHA – Infection Control Standards; blood spill procedures
  • HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases

Theory of Permanent Waving

20 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • The chemistry of permanent wave solution and its reaction
  • the chemistry of relaxers and tis reaction
  • The principles of permanent wave and rod placement

Laboratory

50 Credit Hours

This includes practical training in the following subjects:

  • Training on mannequin
  • Training on models without compensation

Theory of Hair Coloring

45 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Chemistry of color
  • Principles of color application
  • The chemical action of hair color

Theory of Hair Cutting

30 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Proper Handling and of care instruments

Theory of Shampooing

15 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Proper procedure of shampooing
  • Knowledge of shampoo formula
  • Water Temperature

Theory of Hair and Scalp Treatments and Conditioning

20 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Hair analysis
  • Scalp condition
  • Treatments
  • Analysis condition and treatments

Theory of Nail and Skin Care

45 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Concepts and principles of nail care procedures and techniques

Level 2: 1250 hours

When a student has completed 250 credit hours (250 clock hours) in the above curriculum, with a minimum passing score of 80%, the student is prepared to progress to the clinic floor to perform clinical services on patrons.  After completion of the first 250 credit hours/250 clock hours of Level 1 training, the curriculum will be as follows:

Theory

100 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the theory and practice of all required subjects of cosmetology and the following subjects:

  • Sanitation and sterilization
  • Physiology
  • Electricity
  • Safety precautions
  • Chemistry of beauty products, actions/reactions and the composition of tints, dyes, and bleaches
  • Salesmanship
  • Telephone etiquettes and ethics
  • Salon department: consisting of instruction in courtesy, neatness and professional attitude when interacting with the public

Charm and Art & Ethics

50 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Social Skills
  • Reception or Desk Work
  • Art and Ethics
  • State Board of Cosmetology Laws and Rules

Scalp and Hair Treatments

50 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Brushing and manipulation
  • Corrective treatment
  • Reconditioning treatment

Laboratory

50 Credit Hours

This includes practical training by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Preparing germicidal solutions
  • Shampoos
  • Tint and bleaches
  • Washing and sterilizing all equipment in the beauty salon

Hair Removal

30 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Lip, chin, and face
  • Brow tweezing
  • Brow waxing

Permanent Waving

180 Credit Hours

Hair Coloring and Lightening

140 Credit Hours

This includes the following:

  • Concepts and principles of nail care procedures and techniques

Hair Cutting and Shaping

125 Credit Hours

Chemical Hair Relaxing

100 Credit Hours

Facial Make-up and Hair Removal

55 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Facial treatments
  • Make-up applications
  • Brow and last tint

Hairdressing, Shampoo and Comb-Out

280 Credit Hours

This includes shampoos, comprising dry, soap less, oil and re-conditioner, finger waving, wet curls, thermo-curling, blow drying, hair styles, comb-outs ad all types of pressing hot combs and chemicals

Manicures, Pedicures, Nail Sculpting

90 Credit Hours

This includes instruction by a licensed instructor in the following subjects:

  • Manicures with hand and forearm massage
  • Pedicures with foot and leg massage
  • Nail sculpting

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and your career. They really make sure you have all
the technique as well as knowledge to be
successful…. A.S.

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as well as an amazing staff who give their all from
day one. I received education, instruction as well
as tools that helped my think outside the box and 
jump start and maintain, then elevate my new career!
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be professional, to interact with clients from all stand
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aware of who I am as a person (As a Man). That was
the most powerful thing I got from Pro Way… J.E.

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become a great barber. I honestly wouldn't have
been able to complete the program if it wasn't for the
entire staff. Every one of them played a huge role in
helping me grow not only as a student but into a true
professional. I'm blessed to say I attended Pro Way
where learned from the best group of instructors and
staff. Thank you Pro Way…..S.N.