PROFESSIONAL ETHICS (GN01)
There are legal rules and regulations in place for the practice of cosmetology (code of ethics). Ethics is described as the philosophical study of moral values, rules and principles depicting what are right and wrong concerning proper conduct in business. Proper etiquette will ensure that your clients, coworkers and superiors will come to appreciate you and will treat you the same way. Proper professional conduct will promote your success.
IMPLEMENT DESCRIPTION (CL01)
The students will receive a detailed description from the instructor of the functions and objectives of each instrument such as: razors, perm rods, setting rollers, scissors, thinning shears, electric clippers, and other implements.
SANITATION / DISINFECTION (GN02)
Students will learn that one of the most important aspects of proper sanitation is the cleanliness of all instruments and work areas. The habits the students form in this aspect will be very important, as they will affect the health and well-being of the clients and themselves. The proper procedures to follow for the sanitation and cleanliness of the work environment are part of the chapter entitled bacteriology, which is the science that deals with microorganisms.
HAIR SHAPING (CL02)
Hair design decisions are based on the consideration of the facial proportions, consultations with the client, and the students’ understanding of style compositions. Hair styling design follows the same basic artistic concepts as any other form or art, only it is applied to hair. The three principal elements are form, texture, and color. In creating and completing a design, none of these elements should be ignored.
SCALP TREATMENTS (CL03)
The students will learn to define the theory of hair formation, growth, structure, parting and color. In addition, the students will learn the techniques of services such as washing, massages, hair care and evaluating common problems such as hair loss, dandruff, etc. The students will be taught the application of the different products and manipulations.
SHAMPOOS AND RINSES (CL04)
The students will learn proper hair maintenance and the objective of the wash, the frequency, the products designed for each type of condition or alteration, the infectious diseases, manipulations, rules and regulations, water’s chemical composition, shampoos, and the procedures to follow with different types of chemicals. This is a valuable professional service for the client.
HAIR STYLING (CL05)
The students will comprehend the individual needs of each client based on the client’s age, personality, and lifestyle, and learn to use these aspects to work with the natural or artificial texture and the disposition of each client’s hair. A particular hairstyle for a certain individual may become the person’s most descriptive characteristic, marking the personality and proclaiming the individual’s identity. This chapter will cover three important parts of hair styling: the styling of wet hair, the styling of short hair, and the styling of long hair. These techniques include symmetry and proportion, and the use of handheld hair dryers, brushes, curling irons, finger styling, rollers, braids, and more.
HAIR PIECES (ST05)
The students will be able to discuss reasons why men purchase hair pieces, identify the types of hair used in the manufacture of hair pieces, demonstrate correct cleaning methods for hair pieces, discuss alternative hair replacement methods and other aspects of hair pieces for men.
HAIR COLORING & BLEACHING (CL06)
The students at the end of this chapter will be capable of defining color and its laws, as well as be able to identify the natural level, tones, and intensity of the hair. Additional considerations will be given to texture, diameter, and porosity of the hair due to the fact that these will influence the absorption of the color and the timing of the procedure. The students will also be trained in the technique of hair coloring and the categories of different products. They will also become familiar with other techniques associated with hair coloring, such as highlights, consultation with the client, promotions and sale of services, discoloration terminology, and problem of discoloration of the hair and its solutions. Once these techniques are learned, they will enhance the student’s ability to locate employment as a highly qualified stylist.
HAIR STRUCTURE & CHEMISTRY (CL07)
The student will learn chemical principles in detail and the chemical composition of the hair, water measuring, the pH balance in substances, the chemicals in cosmetics and their classifications, the main ingredients contained in hair relaxing products, hair dyes, and perms. This information will prove very useful in the marketing of services and the client’s safety.
HAIR RELAXING / WAVING (CL08)
The objective in this chapter is for the students to explain and demonstrate the theory and the fundamental procedures associated with a chemical permanent and the creation of a curl. This chapter is where the chemical aspects are translated into the student’s ability to create a permanent, or to straighten the hair for a client. This technique produces great chemical changes in the hair that will offer new options for haircuts and styles for the client. The students will be capable of identifying the different types of ‘perms’, the chemical contents of each, and the methods of application, as well as different methods of hair curling, positions and patterns, rinses, the different categories of curls, and their advantages and the general elements necessary for a successful process.
This program is designed in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the State of Florida to obtain the license of “Facial Specialist or Esthetic Technician.” In this program, the students will learn to define the composition, function, types of skin, the difference between skin disorders and skin disease, and the steps to follow during a facial treatment, including massage, makeup application, and hair removal.
MANICURE / PEDICURE (CL10)
In this chapter the students will learn the theory of nails and be able to describe the structure, growth, diseases and conditions associated with the nail. In addition, this program explains and demonstrates learned services for the care of artificial nails, such as prevention of infections. The students will also learn pedicure and massage techniques. These tests are for the students to demonstrate that they have reached the level of education required to solve problems with nails.
FLORIDA LAWS (GN03)
The students will learn to establish and describe the different types of property, structure, function and requirements necessary to run a successful business. The laws that govern the activities of all cosmetologists as set forth by the cosmetology society and its composition. Also, they will learn the differences between cosmetologists and specialists, the requirements for license renovation, the penalties for different infractions, the security and health requirements of a beauty salon and, in general, all the laws and rules established by the cosmetology society in the State of Florida.
AIDS / HIV (GN04)
The students will be required to complete the AIDS / HIV four (4) hour program and pass an examination before graduating. The school provides a four hour class in which the instructor discusses the course using the handbook provided by Informed. This is an institution accredited by the State of Florida to certify the students for this course.