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The curriculum for students enrolled in a cosmetologist course shall consist of sixteen hundred (1,600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the all of cosmetology pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act. Technical instruction means instruction given by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation shall mean actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:



10 Disinfection
10 Manual Facials
10 Make up applications
10 Complete Pedicure
15 Electrical Facials
15 Chemicals (Skin peels, masks & scrubs)
15 Water and Oil Manicures
20 Hair Bleaching
20 Scalp and Hair Treatments
20 Eyebrow Arching and Hair Removal
25 Chemical Straightening
40 Thermal Hair Styling
50 Hair Coloring
50 Artificial Nail Tips
50 Liquid and Powder Brush ons
80 Permanent Waving
80 Haircutting
200 Wet Hair Styling

SUBJECT OF TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION: (Minimum Hours of Technical Instruction)
I. The Cosmetology Act and the Bureau’s Rules & Regulations. (20)
2. Cosmetology Chemistry (shall include the chemical composition and the purpose
of cosmetic, nail, hair, and skin care preparations. Shall also include the
elementary chemical makeup, chemical skin peels, physical and chemical
changes of matter.) (20)
3. Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances (Shall include training in chemicals and health
in establishments, material safety, data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals
and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, and
communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.) (20)
4. Theory of Electricity in Cosmetology (shall include the nature of electrical current, principles
of operating electrical devices, and the various safety precautions used when operating
electrical equipment.) (05)

5. Disinfection and Sanitation ( shall include procedures to protect the health and safety of the
consumer as well as the technician. The ten required minimum operations shall entail
performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified
in Sections 979 and 980. Disinfection should be emphasized through -out the entire
training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment.) ( 20)
6. Bacteriology, anatomy, and physiology. (15)
7. Wet Hair Styling (Shall include hair analysis, shampooing, finger waving, pin curling,
comb-outs.) (25)
8. Thermal Hair Styling (Shall include hair analysis, straightening, waving, curling with hot
combs, and hot curling irons, and blower styling.) (A) Thermal Styling (B) Press and
Curl (20)
9. Permanent Waving (Shall include hair analysis, chemical and heat permanent
waving.) (20)
10. Chemical Straightening (Shall include hair analysis, and the use of sodium hydroxide and
other base solutions.) (20)
11. Haircutting (Shall include hair analysis, and the use of the razor, scissors, electric clippers,
and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.) (20)
12. Hair coloring and Bleaching (Shall include hair analysis, predisposition tests, safety
precautions, formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, and the use of dye removers.
Shall not include any credit for color rinses.) (A) Haircoloring (B) Bleaching (40)
13. Scalp and Hair Treatments (Shall include hair and scalp analysis, scientific brushing,
electric and manual scalp manipulation, and other hair treatments.) ( 05)
14. Facials
(A) Manual (Shall include cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs, and masks.) 05
(B) Electrical (Shall include the use of all electrical modalities, including dermal lights
and electrical apparatus, for facials and skin care purposes.) however, machines
capable of producing an electrical current shall not be used to stimulate
so as to contract, or for the purpose of contracting, the muscles of the body
or 6cc.) (10)

(C) Chemicals (Shall include chemical skin peels, packs, masks and scrubs.
Training shall emphasize that only non-living, upper-most layers of facial skin,
known as the epidermis may be removed, and only for the purpose of
beautification. All practical operations must be performed in accordance with
section 992 regarding skin peeling.) (10)
15. Eyebrow Arching and Hair Removal (Shall include the use of wax, tweezers, electric or
manual and depilatories fur the removal of superfluous hair.) (10)
16. Make-up (Shall include skin analysis, complete and corrective make-up,
lash and
brow tinting and the application of false eyelashes.) (15)
17. Manicuring and Pedicuring
(A) Water and Oil Manicure, including nail analysis, and hand and arm massage. (05)
(B) Complete Pedicure, including nail analysis, and foot and ankle massage. (05)
(C) Artificial Nails 1.
Liquid and Powder Brush-on. (10)
2. Artificial Nail Tips (10)
3. Nail Wraps and Repairs (10)

Salon Mgmt., communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesmanship,
decorum, record keeping, client service record cards and preparing a resume,
employment development, modeling, desk and reception, and care and other subjects
relating to Cosmetology field.

1. Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating California’s cosmological
establishments’ practices.
2. Acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases
of hair, skin, and nails.
3. Acquire knowledge of general theory relative to cosmetology including anatomy,
physiology, chemistry, and theory.

4. Acquire business management techniques common to cosmetology.

Learn the proper use of implements relative to all cosmetology services.
Acquire the knowledge of analyzing the scalp, face, and hands prior to all
services to determine any disorders. You will learn the procedures and t
erminology used in performing all cosmetology services, learn the application
of daytime and evening make-up to include the application of individual and
strip eyelashes, learn the proper procedure of manicuring to include water and
oil manicure and pedicuring, learn the application of brush-on nails, nail wraps,
and nail tips.

Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to cosmetology, possess a
positive attitude towards the public and fellow workers, appreciate honesty and
integrity and have improved personality in dealings with patrons and colleagues.

Shall have completed Theory and Operations required by Bureau of
Barbering & Cosmetology with a grade average of ”C” (70%) or better.

When a student has completed the required theory hours and practical operations in
Cosmetology with a GPA of “C” (70%) or better he or she is awarded a diploma
certifying his or her graduation. All tuition, fees and charges must be paid in full
prior to the release of final papers. Students are assisted in completing the necessary
documents to file for the appropriate Barbering and Cosmetology Examination.

Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and have completed the 10th grade.
A Cosmetology license will be granted by the State of California only after the
student has successfully completed and graduated from the Cosmetology course
as described above and passed the licensing exam with an overall average of 75%.