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Human Services, Grade 9 - 12, Salon Practices and Management, 2009

1.) Determine various registrations and licensures that may be obtained in Alabama.

Examples: master cosmetologist, nail care technician, managing cosmetologist, cosmetology instructor

2.) Identify continuing education requirements for a licensed practitioner.

3.) Describe licensure reciprocation processes with other states.

4.) Identify types of local and state licensures required for operating a salon.

5.) Demonstrate the correct use of thermal instruments, including pressing, curling, waving, and flat ironing techniques, by creating advanced hair designs.

6.) Apply thermal, wet, finger wave, pin curl, roller curl, blow drying, proper combing, and brushing techniques to hair design.

7.) Demonstrate wig styling techniques.

•  Differentiating human hair from synthetic hair
•  Measuring the head for a wig
8.) Demonstrate attaching and blending hairpieces or extensions into desired style.

9.) Identify creative hair designs that compliment client facial shape.

10.) Analyze hair and scalp to accommodate client needs and wants.

11.) Demonstrate advanced haircutting and shaping techniques, including sectioning; scissor, razor, and clipper cuts; and hair thinning with advanced tools and implements.

12.) Analyze structure, disease, and growth patterns of the nail to determine client needs and preferences as related to nail care.

13.) Demonstrate proper advanced nail care services for manicure, pedicure, creative gel nail design, and natural and artificial nail care, including acrylic application techniques.

14.) Evaluate the role of the beauty industry and small business as a personal career.

Examples: tracking clients and services, tracking supplies and inventory

15.) Practice effective management skills for a salon business.

Example: keeping financial records

•  Demonstrating skills needed by a receptionist
16.) Describe procedures necessary for the operation of a successful salon, including maintaining accurate business records, communicating and interacting effectively with coworkers and clients, managing time, developing and retaining clients, and marketing professional products.

17.) Determine the most effective form of salon advertising, including determining cost effectiveness and comparing forms of advertising media.

Examples: radio, television, Web pages, word-of-mouth

•  Designing appropriate advertising campaigns
18.) Explain the significance of keeping abreast of current trends, technology, and techniques relative to salon practices and management.

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