Introduction to Cosmetology 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. Orientation

A. TDLR requirements for student permits
B. Licensing requirements
C. Healthy mind and body

  • (1) The student implements the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify employment opportunities, including entrepreneurship, and preparation requirements in the field of cosmetology services
    • (B) investigate technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the personal care services area
    • (C) interpret patterns of current information and resources on personal care services to attract new clientele and satisfy and retain present clientele

II. Career Opportunities

A. Reaching your goals
B. Early history of cosmetology

  • (1) The student implements the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify employment opportunities, including entrepreneurship, and preparation requirements in the field of cosmetology services
    • (B) investigate technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the personal care services area
    • (C) interpret patterns of current information and resources on personal care services to attract new clientele and satisfy and retain present clientele

III. Professional Development

A. Psychology of success
B. Motivation and self-management
C. Time management
D. Physical presentation

  • (1) The student implements the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify employment opportunities, including entrepreneurship, and preparation requirements in the field of cosmetology services
    • (B) investigate technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the personal care services area
    • (C) interpret patterns of current information and resources on personal care services to attract new clientele and satisfy and retain present clientele
  • (2) The student applies academic skills to the field of cosmetology. The student is expected to:
    • (E) compare economic and accounting principles and practices when providing personal care services to promote business success and growth
    • (F) critique leadership skills within a community setting to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities

IV. Effective Communication

A. Communications basics
B. Client consultation
C. In-Salon communication

  • (1) The student implements the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify employment opportunities, including entrepreneurship, and preparation requirements in the field of cosmetology services
    • (B) investigate technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the personal care services area
    • (C) interpret patterns of current information and resources on personal care services to attract new clientele and satisfy and retain present clientele
  • (2) The student applies academic skills to the field of cosmetology. The student is expected to:
    • (E) compare economic and accounting principles and practices when providing personal care services to promote business success and growth
    • (F) critique leadership skills within a community setting to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities

V. Salon and Lab Ecology; Safety and First Aid

A. Universal precautions
B. Professional image
C. Principles of prevention

  • (2) The student applies academic skills to the field of cosmetology. The student is
    expected to:

    • (A) identify principles of biology, tissues, and cells to provide and select safe and effective personal care products and services
    • (B) relate principles of chemistry by explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services
    • (C) recognize principles of human anatomy to classify areas of potential problems in order to provide needed personal care services
    • (D) investigate organizational policies, procedures, and regulations to establish personal care organization priorities to accomplish the mission and provide high-quality service to a diverse set of clients
  • (4) The student describes the function and application of the tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify and choose techniques and principles and safely use tools and instruments to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services that enhance client satisfaction
    • (B) research client information to attract new clientele and retain present clientele
    • (C) interpret systems needed to obtain the range of personal care resources needed for business practice and to access resources at appropriate times

VI. Infection Control Principles and Practices

A. Bacteria
B. Viruses
C. Parasites
D. Immunity

  • (2) The student applies academic skills to the field of cosmetology. The student is
    expected to:

    • (A) identify principles of biology, tissues, and cells to provide and select safe and effective personal care products and services
    • (B) relate principles of chemistry by explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services
    • (C) recognize principles of human anatomy to classify areas of potential problems in order to provide needed personal care services
    • (D) investigate organizational policies, procedures, and regulations to establish personal care organization priorities to accomplish the mission and provide high-quality service to a diverse set of clients
  • (3) The student demonstrates knowledge of the rules and regulations established
    by the governing body and industry standards. The student is expected to:

    • (A) identify and practice emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety to achieve a safe and healthy environment at all times
    • (B) recognize risks and potentially hazardous situations to maintain a
      clean safety record when providing personal care services

VII. Chemistry and Electricity

A. Electrotherapy
B. Light therapy
C. Salon chemistry

  • (2) The student applies academic skills to the field of cosmetology. The student is
    expected to:

    • (A) identify principles of biology, tissues, and cells to provide and select safe and effective personal care products and services
    • (B) relate principles of chemistry by explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services
    • (C) recognize principles of human anatomy to classify areas of potential problems in order to provide needed personal care services
    • (D) investigate organizational policies, procedures, and regulations to establish personal care organization priorities to accomplish the mission and provide high-quality service to a diverse set of clients
  • (3) The student demonstrates knowledge of the rules and regulations established
    by the governing body and industry standards. The student is expected to:

    • (A) identify and practice emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety to achieve a safe and healthy environment at all times
    • (B) recognize risks and potentially hazardous situations to maintain a
      clean safety record when providing personal care services
  • (4) The student describes the function and application of the tools, equipment,
    technologies, and materials used in cosmetology. The student is expected to:

    • (A) identify and choose techniques and principles and safely use tools and instruments to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services that enhance client satisfaction

VIII. Anatomy and Physiology

A. Cells
B. Tissues
C. Organs
D. Body systems

  • (2) The student applies academic skills to the field of cosmetology. The student is
    expected to:

    • (A) identify principles of biology, tissues, and cells to provide and select safe and effective personal care products and services
    • (B) relate principles of chemistry by explaining the composition, structure, and properties of substances and of chemical processes to provide a broad range of personal care services
    • (C) recognize principles of human anatomy to classify areas of potential problems in order to provide needed personal care services
    • (D) investigate organizational policies, procedures, and regulations to establish personal care organization priorities to accomplish the mission and provide high-quality service to a diverse set of clients

IX. Exploring Shampoo, Rinsing, and Conditioning

A. Understanding shampoo
B. Conditioners
C. General hair and scalp treatments

  • (4) The student describes the function and application of the tools, equipment,
    technologies, and materials used in cosmetology. The student is expected to:

    • (A) identify and choose techniques and principles and safely use tools and instruments to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services that enhance client satisfaction
    • (B) research client information to attract new clientele and retain present
      clientele
    • (C) interpret systems needed to obtain the range of personal care resources needed for business practice and to access resources at appropriate times
  • (5) The student experiments with the concepts and skills of the profession to simulated and actual work situations. The student is expected to:
    • (A) model ethical and legal conduct while working in the human services industry
    • (B) demonstrate actions that comply with legal requirements for personal liability to guide personal conduct in the human services setting

X. Exploring Haircutting and Hairstyling

A. Basic principles of haircutting
B. Tools, body position and safety
C. Wet styling basics
D. Thermal styling basics

  • (3) The student demonstrates knowledge of the rules and regulations established
    by the governing body and industry standards. The student is expected to:

    • (A) identify and practice emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety to achieve a safe and healthy environment at all times
    • (B) recognize risks and potentially hazardous situations to maintain a
      clean safety record when providing personal care services
  • (4) The student describes the function and application of the tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify and choose techniques and principles and safely use tools and instruments to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services that enhance client satisfaction
    • (B) research client information to attract new clientele and retain present
      clientele
    • (C) interpret systems needed to obtain the range of personal care resources needed for business practice and to access resources at appropriate times

XI. Exploring Manicuring and Pedicuring

A. Nail structure and growth
B. Nail care tools
C. Plain manicures
D. Basic pedicure

  • (3) The student demonstrates knowledge of the rules and regulations established by the governing body and industry standards. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify and practice emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety to achieve a safe and healthy environment at all times
    • (B) recognize risks and potentially hazardous situations to maintain a
      clean safety record when providing personal care services
  • (4) The student describes the function and application of the tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify and choose techniques and principles and safely use tools and instruments to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services that enhance client satisfaction
    • (B) research client information to attract new clientele and retain present
      clientele
    • (C) interpret systems needed to obtain the range of personal care resources needed for business practice and to access resources at appropriate times

XII. Exploring Facials and Facial Makeup

A. Anatomy of the skin
B. Basic classification and chemistry of skin care products
C. Cosmetics for facial makeup

  • (3) The student demonstrates knowledge of the rules and regulations established
    by the governing body and industry standards. The student is expected to:

    • (A) identify and practice emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety to achieve a safe and healthy environment at all times
    • (B) recognize risks and potentially hazardous situations to maintain a
      clean safety record when providing personal care services
  • (4) The student describes the function and application of the tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology. The student is expected to:
    • (A) identify and choose techniques and principles and safely use tools and instruments to develop efficient and safe delivery of client services that enhance client satisfaction
    • (B) research client information to attract new clientele and retain present
      clientele
    • (C) interpret systems needed to obtain the range of personal care resources needed for business practice and to access resources at appropriate times

XIII. Exploring Salon Management
A. Operating a successful salon
B. Selling the salon

  • (5) The student experiments with the concepts and skills of the profession to simulated and actual work situations. The student is expected to:
    • (A) model ethical and legal conduct while working in the human services industry
    • (B) demonstrate actions that comply with legal requirements for personal liability to guide personal conduct in the human services setting
    • (C) explore administrative and clerical procedures and systems to provide client satisfaction
    • (D) propose advertising principles when selecting and using media to attract and retain clientele
    • (E) apply technology to analyze data and information in order to make appropriate recommendations for personal care services

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