Resources for Introduction to Cosmetology

Facts about Formaldehyde in Hair Smoothing Products
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) webpage page

Health Hazards in Nail Salons
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) webpage page

A tool that will help keep you organized! The TEKS Tracker was developed to help you keep track of the TEKS you have covered. See attachment below.

The attachment below contains ten writing prompts that have been specifically written for this course. Please see the TEA link below to access rubrics to assess student writing.

The attachment below contains ten math problems that have been specifically written for this course.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities. The website provides the 2012 Resource Guide—Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well Being: A Network for Action. Resource guide includes tip sheets for parents and caregivers, ways to get involved and six protective factors. This is a great way to involve your CTSO and students!
For additional information, visit:

Hairstylists and Cosmetologists
This website gives you access to information including a job overview, wages and outlook, on the job, education and training, skills, tools and technology, licensing and certification and jobs. For additional information, view:

Hairdresser Job Overview
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 15.7 percent employment growth for hairdressers between 2010 and 2020. In that time period, nearly 98,400 cosmetologist positions will need to be filled. Information includes overview, salary, training, and real advice from real hairdressers. For additional information, visit:

How to Perform a Client Consultation in Your Beauty Salon
A client consultation helps you establish trust with your client as you discuss the goals she has for her hair, skin or nails. A consultation gives you an opportunity to gather information from your client, which is essential in designing a style and recommending the right products. The client needs to feel comfortable so she can discuss her concerns and goals with you. Each consultation ought to be performed by a professional to ensure the client receives the best help and advice. For additional information, visit:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Education Resource Library is a compilation of printable educational materials on topics related to food safety, nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements) and cosmetics. For additional information, visit:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Cosmetology topics update: cosmetic labeling and label claims; guidance, compliance and regulatory information; international activities, news and events; product and ingredient safety.

Free iPad Apps

  1. Experience HBL
    Instructional videos on hair care
    TEKS 1B, C,
  2. How To Do Your Own Cute Nails * Free
    Tutorials for creating nail art designs
    TEKS 1B, C