Each course of study offered by the schools is intended to provide a broad base to maximize the employ-ability of its graduates.
Basic Cosmetology...to develop in each student basic knowledge and techniques in developing skills in hairdressing, hair shaping, permanent waving, hair relaxing, hair coloring and lightening, facial makeup, manicuring and other related cosmetology subjects.
Cosmetologists are licensed to work in a salon or own their business. A cosmetologist may give manicures, scalp and facial treatments, cut and style hair, chemically wave and straighten hair and style wigs and hairpieces. In addition, a licensed Cosmetologist could be employed as a Permanent Wave Specialist, a Color Technician, a State Board Inspector, a Theatrical Hair/Makeup Artist or a Beauty Supply Sales Person.
Instructor Training...to develop in each student instructor the skills and techniques related to the teaching of Cosmetology. To provide supervised practical experience for each student instructor in the training of Cosmetology.
Instructors are licensed to teach all phases of Cosmetology to students in a Cosmetology School or to own their own school. Additionally, a licensed Cosmetology Instructor could be employed as a Styles Director, a State Board Member, a Manufacturer’s Representative, a Beauty Products Supervisor or a Platform Artist for a Beauty Supply Manufacturer.
ManicureA manicure is a cosmetic treatment for the fingernails or hands. The word manicure derives from Latin: manus for "hand", cura for "care". When performed on the feet, such a treatment is a pedicure. Many manicures start by soaking the hands in a softening substance, followed by the application of lotion. A common type of manicure involves shaping the nails and applying nail polish. Some manicures can include the painting of pictures or designs on the nails, or applying small decals or imitation jewels.
Manicurists are licensed to work in a salon or to own their business. A manicurist can give plain and hot oil manicures, care for the cuticles and give complete beauty advice for the appearance of a client’s hands and feet. In addition, a licensed Manicurist could be employed as a Nail Technician or a Nail Artist.
Esthetics-Skin CareEstheticians are licensed professionals who are experts in maintaining and improving healthy skin. An esthetician's general scope of practice is limited to the epidermis (the outer layer of skin). Estheticians work in many different environments such as salons, med spas, day spas, skin care clinics, and private practice. Estheticians perform skin treatments that include hair removal (waxing, threading, tweezing, sugaring), facial massage, body treatments (wraps, exfoliation, hydrotherapy), skin care consultations, chemical exfoliation, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyelash extensions, aromatherapy, and makeup application. In the US, estheticians must be licensed in the state in which they are working and are governed by the cosmetology board of that state. Estheticians must complete a minimum 260 to 1500 hours of training and pass both a written and hands-on exam in order to be licensed by the state.
Hair stylistA hair stylist is someone who cuts and styles hair. He or she can also offer other services such as coloring, extensions, and straightening. Cosmetologists help their clients improve on or acquire a certain look with the right hairstyle. Hair stylists often style hair for weddings, proms, and other special events in addition to routine hairstyling. Hair Stylists are governed by their state cosmetology board. All specialties within cosmetology except for estheticians and nail technicians must hold a valid cosmetology license before working on the pubic.
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