Cosmetology II Course Outline

The lessons in this course may be used in any sequence. The suggested sequence order is as follows:

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I. Safety and Regulations

A. Safety and sanitation
B. TDLR laws and regulations

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (A) evaluate leadership skills within a community setting to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities
    • (D) assess time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
    • (F) integrate logical reasoning in a variety of ethical workplace situations in order to make sound decisions
  • (2) The student consolidates academic skills to satisfy the requirements of cosmetology.
    • (A) apply and defend principles of biology, identifying living tissues, cells, and organisms to provide and select safe and effective personal care products and services
    • (B) merge principles of chemistry, explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services
  • (3) The student implements rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • (A) examine and rank vendor resources to provide maximum benefit for clients, service providers, businesses, or organizations
    • (C) use technology resources to analyze data and information in order to make appropriate recommendations and conclusions for personal care services
    • (D) evaluate techniques, principles, tools, and instruments used to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services to enhance client satisfaction

II. Anatomy and Physiology

A. Importance of anatomy
B. Cells, their structure and their reproduction
C. Types of tissues found in the body
D. Ten main body systems and their basic functions

  • (2) The student consolidates academic skills to satisfy the requirements of cosmetology
    • (A) apply and defend principles of biology, identifying living tissues, cells, and organisms to provide and select safe and effective personal care products and services

III. Chemistry and Electricity

A. Organic and inorganic chemistry and physiology to the cosmetology profession
B. Oxidation and reduction reactions
C. Nature of electricity and the two types of electric currents
D. Electromagnetic radiation and the visible spectrum of light
E. Five types of light therapy and their benefits

  • (2) The student consolidates academic skills to satisfy the requirements of cosmetology
    • (B) merge principles of chemistry, explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services

IV. Properties of Hair and Scalp

A. Structures of the hair root
B. Three layers of the hair
C. Factors that should be considered in a hair analysis
D. Process and causes of hair loss
E. Various options for hair loss treatment

  • (2) The student consolidates academic skills to satisfy the requirements of cosmetology
    • (A) apply and defend principles of biology, identifying living tissues, cells, and organisms to provide and select safe and effective personal care products and services
    • (B) merge principles of chemistry, explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services
  • (3) The student implements rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • (C) use technology resources to analyze data and information in order to make appropriate recommendations and conclusions for personal care services
  • (4) The student categorizes and judges both the function and application of the tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology.
    • (A) examine and rank select vendor resources to provide maximum benefit for clients, service providers, businesses, or organizations
    • (B) justify systems needed to obtain the range of personal care resources needed for business practice and explain how to access resources at appropriate times
    • (C) use technology resources to analyze data and information in order to make appropriate recommendations and conclusions for personal care services
  • (5) The student merges the concepts and skills of cosmetology to simulated and actual work situations.
    • (A) design personal care services for individuals by recognizing and making informed decisions according to client needs and concerns
    • (B) create an individualized plan that reflects client preferences, needs, and interests in order to create a course of treatment or action
    • (C) evaluate client satisfaction by identifying solutions, procedures, and products to enhance future services and client interactions

V. Chemical Texture Services

A. Factors of a hair analysis for chemical texture services
B. Physical and chemical actions that take place during permanent waving
C. Various types of permanent waving solutions
D. Demonstrating basic wrapping procedures:

  • 1. straight set
  • 2. curvature wrap
  • 3. brick lay wrap
  • 4. double tool wrap
  • 5. weave wrap
  • 6. spiral wrap

E. Procedure for chemical hair relaxing
F. Basic procedures for a soft curl permanent

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (A) evaluate leadership skills within a community setting to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities
    • (B) estimate cost-effective resources to assist with planning the delivery of services
    • (C) review technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the human services area
    • (D) assess time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
    • (F) integrate logical reasoning in a variety of ethical workplace situations in order to make sound decisions
    • (G) assess written organizational policies and procedures to help employees perform their jobs according to employer rules and expectations
  • (2) The student consolidates academic skills to satisfy the requirements of cosmetology.
    • (A) apply and defend principles of biology, identifying living tissues, cells, and organisms to provide and select safe and effective personal care products and services
    • (B) merge principles of chemistry, explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services
  • (3) The student satisfies rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • (A) apply and defend emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety
    • (B) evaluate risks, including potentially hazardous situations, to maintain a clean record of safety when providing personal care services
    • (C) perform and complete all practical requirements as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the governing body
  • (4) The student categorizes and judges both the function and application of the tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology.
    • (A) examine and rank vendor resources to provide maximum benefit for clients, service providers, businesses, or organizations
    • (C) use technology resources to analyze data and information in order to make appropriate recommendations and conclusions for personal care services
    • (D) evaluate techniques, principles, tools, and instruments used to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services to enhance client satisfaction
    • (F) critique administrative or clerical procedures and systems to provide client satisfaction
    • (G) consolidate various methods of obtaining feedback from clients to understand their expectations and promote high-quality standards
  • (5) The student merges the concepts and skills of cosmetology to simulated and actual work situations.
    • (A) design personal care services for individuals by recognizing and making informed decisions according to client needs and concerns
    • (B) create an individualized plan that reflects client preferences, needs, and interests in order to create a course of treatment or action
    • (C) evaluate client satisfaction by identifying solutions, procedures, and products to enhance future services and client interactions
    • (D) implement organizational policies, procedures, and regulations to establish personal care organization priorities, accomplish an identified mission, and provide high-quality service to diverse clients
    • (E) investigate and evaluate industry trends, information, and resources to attract new clientele and satisfy and retain present clientele
    • (F) synthesize client information to attract new clientele and retain present clientele

VI. Hair Coloring, Shampooing and Reconstructing

A. Principles of color theory and how they relate to hair color
B. Level and tone and their role in formulating hair color
C. Four basic categories of hair color, their chemical effect on the hair and examples of their use
D. Actions of hair lighteners
E. Demonstrating the application techniques for:

  • 1. temporary colors
  • 2. semi-permanent colors
  • 3. permanent colors
  • 4. lighteners

F. Demonstrating special effects hair coloring techniques

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (A) evaluate leadership skills within a community setting to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities
    • (B) estimate cost-effective resources to assist with planning the delivery of services
    • (C) review technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the human services area
    • (D) assess time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
    • (F) integrate logical reasoning in a variety of ethical workplace situations in order to make sound decisions
    • (G) assess written organizational policies and procedures to help employees perform their jobs according to employer rules and expectations
  • (2) The student consolidates academic skills to satisfy the requirements of cosmetology.
    • (A) apply and defend principles of biology, identifying living tissues, cells, and organisms to provide and select safe and effective personal care products and services
    • (B) merge principles of chemistry, explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services
  • (3) The student implements rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • (A) apply and defend emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety
    • (B) evaluate risks, including potentially hazardous situations, to maintain a clean record of safety when providing personal care services
    • (C) perform and complete all practical requirements as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the governing body
  • (4) The student categorizes and judges both the function and application of the tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology.
    • (A) examine and rank vendor resources to provide maximum benefit for clients, service providers, businesses, or organizations
    • (C) use technology resources to analyze data and information in order to make appropriate recommendations and conclusions for personal care services
    • (D) evaluate techniques, principles, tools, and instruments used to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services to enhance client satisfaction
    • (F) critique administrative or clerical procedures and systems to provide client satisfaction
    • (G) consolidate various methods of obtaining feedback from clients to understand their expectations and promote high-quality standards
  • (5) The student merges the concepts and skills of cosmetology to simulated and actual work situations.
    • (A) design personal care services for individuals by recognizing and making informed decisions according to client needs and concerns
    • (B) create an individualized plan that reflects client preferences, needs, and interests in order to create a course of treatment or action
    • (C) evaluate client satisfaction by identifying solutions, procedures, and products to enhance future services and client interactions
    • (D) implement organizational policies, procedures, and regulations to establish personal care organization priorities, accomplish an identified mission, and provide high-quality service to diverse clients
    • (E) investigate and evaluate industry trends, information, and resources to attract new clientele and satisfy and retain present clientele
    • (F) synthesize client information to attract new clientele and retain present clientele

VII. Hair Styling and Advanced Techniques

A. Products and their uses in hair styling
B. Use of product to enhance styles
C. Educating clients on the use of products
D. Applying styling techniques for special events styling
E. Applying styling techniques for fantasy styling, including the use of color
F. Understanding which products will help to mold the hair into the style

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (A) evaluate leadership skills within a community setting to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities
    • (B) estimate cost effective resources to assist with planning the delivery of services
    • (C) review technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the human services area
    • (D) assess time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
    • (F) integrate logical reasoning to a variety of ethical workplace situations in order to make sound decisions
    • (G) assess written organizational policies and procedures to help employees perform their jobs according to employer rules and expectations
  • (3) The student implements the rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • (C) perform and complete all practical requirements as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the governing body
  • (4) The student categorizes and judges both the function and application of the tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology.
    • (A) examine and rank vendor resources to provide maximum benefit for clients, service providers, businesses, or organizations
    • (B) justify systems needed to obtain the range of personal care resources needed for business practice and explain how to access resources at appropriate times
    • (C) use technology resources to analyze data and information in order to make appropriate recommendations and conclusions for personal care services
    • (D) evaluate techniques, principles, tools, and instruments used to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services to enhance client satisfaction
    • (E) apply principles of mechanics when choosing, evaluating, and maintaining service equipment to provide continued client services and examine emerging technologies
  • (5)The student merges the concepts and skills of cosmetology to simulated and actual work situations.
    • (A) design personal care services for individuals by recognizing and making informed decisions according to client needs and concerns
    • (B) create an individualized plan that reflects client preferences, needs, and interests in order to create a course of treatment or action
    • (C) evaluate client satisfaction by identifying solutions, procedures, and products to enhance future services and client interactions
    • (D) implement organizational policies, procedures, and regulations to establish personal care organization priorities, accomplish an identified mission, and provide high-quality service to diverse clients
    • (E) investigate and evaluate industry trends, information, and resources to attract new clientele and satisfy and retain present clientele
    • (F) synthesize client information to attract new clientele and retain present clientele

VIII. Advanced Nail Techniques

A. Applying acrylic nails
B. Applying nail tips
C. Applying dipped nails
D. Applying gel nails
E. Applying a wrap technique to the nails
F. Performing nail art

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (C) review technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the human services area
    • (D) assess time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
  • (2) The student consolidates academic skills to satisfy the requirements of cosmetology.
    • (B) merge principles of chemistry, explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services
    • (C) design needed services based on the basic principles of human anatomy in order to provide needed personal care services
  • (3) The student implements rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • (A) apply and defend emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety
    • (B) evaluate risks, including potentially hazardous situations, to maintain a clean record of safety when providing personal care services
    • (C) perform and complete all practical requirements as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the governing body

IX. Advanced Hair Extensions and Braids

A. Working with artificial and human hair to complete desired look
B. Applying braiding techniques when adding extensions
C. Using manufacturers’ guidelines when adding extensions to hair
D. Working with clients to choose hair length, color and style when adding extensions
E. Styling and cutting hair after extensions have been added

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (C) review technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the human services area
    • (D) assess time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
  • (3) The student implements rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • (C) perform and complete all practical requirements as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the governing body
  • (4) The student categorizes and judges both the function and application of the tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology.
    • (A) examine and rank vendor resources to provide maximum benefit for clients, service providers, businesses, or organizations
    • (B) justify systems needed to obtain the range of personal care resources needed for business practice and explain how to access resources at appropriate times
    • (C) use technology resources to analyze data and information in order to make appropriate recommendations and conclusions for personal care services
    • (D) evaluate techniques, principles, tools, and instruments used to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services to enhance client satisfaction
    • (E) explore principles of mechanics when choosing, evaluating, and maintaining service equipment to provide continued client services and examine emerging technologies
  • (5) The student merges the concepts and skills of cosmetology to simulated and actual work situations.
    • (A) design personal care services for individuals by recognizing and making informed decisions according to client needs and concerns
    • (B) create an individualized plan that reflects client preferences, needs, and interests in order to create a course of treatment or action
    • (C) evaluate client satisfaction by identifying solutions, procedures, and products to enhance future services and client interactions
    • (D) evaluate techniques, principles, tools, and instruments used to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services to enhance client satisfaction
    • (E) explore principles of mechanics when choosing, evaluating, and maintaining service equipment to provide continued client services and examine emerging technologies

X. Salon Management

A. Ways to go into business for oneself
B. Factors to consider when opening a salon
C. Types of ownership under which a salon may operate
D. Importance of keeping accurate business records
E. Effective forms of salon advertising

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (B) estimate cost-effective resources to assist with planning the delivery of services
    • (C) review technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the human services area
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
    • (F) integrate logical reasoning in a variety of ethical workplace situations in order to make sound decisions
    • (G) assess written organizational policies and procedures to help employees perform their jobs according to employer rules and expectations

XI. TDLR Licensing Fees; Completion of Practical Assignments

A. TDLR licensing requirements
B. Renewal fees and continuing education hours
C. Following PSI candidate information bulleting for exam procedures
D. Completing practical assignments set forth by TDLR

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (A) evaluate leadership skills within a community setting to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities
    • (B) estimate cost-effective resources to assist with planning the delivery of services
    • (D) assess time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
    • (F) integrate logical reasoning in a variety of ethical workplace situations in order to make sound decisions
    • (G) assess written organizational policies and procedures to help employees perform their jobs according to employer rules and expectations

XII. Licensing Exam Preparation

A. Essentials of becoming testwise
B. Following PSI guidelines for practical test procedures
C. Developing time and proficiency for skills tested

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XIII. Seeking Employment and On The Job

A. Steps involved in preparing for employment
B. Different types of salon businesses
C. Writing an achievement oriented résumé and preparing an employment portfolio
D. How to explore the job market and research potential employers
E. Preparation for completing an effective employment interview
F. Qualities that help a new employee succeed in a service position
G. Habits of a good salon team player
H. Three different ways in which salon professionals are compensated
I. Creating a personal budget
J. Principles of selling products and services in the salon
K. Effective ways to build a client base
L. Function of a job description

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (A) evaluate leadership skills within a community setting to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities
    • (B) estimate cost-effective resources to assist with planning the delivery of services
    • (C) review technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the human services area
    • (D) assess time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
    • (F) integrate logical reasoning in a variety of ethical workplace situations in order to make sound decisions
    • (G) assess written organizational policies and procedures to help employees perform their jobs according to employer rules and expectations
  • (2) The student consolidates academic skills to satisfy the requirements of cosmetology.
    • (D) critique marketing principles when selecting and using media to attract and retain clientele
  • (3) The student implements rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • (A) apply and defend emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety
    • (B) evaluate risks, including potentially hazardous situations, to maintain a clean record of safety when providing personal care services
    • (C) perform and complete all practical requirements as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the governing body

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