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Human Services, Grade 9 - 12, State Board Practicum, 2009

1.) Apply safety rules, regulations, and procedures necessary for preparation and attainment of licensure by the Alabama Board of Cosmetology.

Examples: infection prevention, disease control, blood spills, fire safety

2.) Demonstrate the safe cleaning and disinfecting of salon tools, implements, equipment, and facilities during practical application.

3.) Interpret state rules and laws governing the cosmetology and nail industries.

4.) Identify employers with career opportunities available to licensed cosmetologists and nail technicians.

5.) Exhibit ethical conduct and effective communication skills needed in the workplace.

6.) Identify the structure and functions of human body systems and their relationship to skin and nail care, including cellular development and the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, excretory, digestive, endocrine, and respiratory systems.

7.) Identify nail and skin disorders and diseases commonly encountered by cosmetologists and nail technicians.

8.) Apply procedures for performing manicures, pedicures, and natural and artificial nail care techniques.

9.) Explain procedures for performing a facial treatment.

10.) Practice facial massage movements.

11.) Demonstrate the process of securing required local and state licensure for operating a cosmetology or nail business.

12.) Explain the processes for obtaining a lease, purchasing a building, renting a booth, and designing the layout of a salon.

13.) Demonstrate the process of maintaining accurate business records, developing and retaining clients, employing marketing strategies, and exhibiting employee management.

14.) Describe cosmetology procedures and practices that require a basic knowledge of chemistry and electricity.

15.) Demonstrate various haircutting elevations utilizing appropriate tools and implements.

16.) Demonstrate proper care of scalp and hair.

17.) Design thermal curling, finger waves, pin curls, roller control, and blow drying for each texture of hair.

•  Identifying facial and head shapes and contours
18.) Identify structural changes that occur during permanent waving, chemical relaxing, and hair coloring.

19.) Demonstrate procedures for performing permanent waving, chemical relaxing, and hair coloring.

20.) Exhibit appropriate use of implements, cosmetics, and materials used in performing nail services.

21.) Demonstrate advanced techniques in performing manicure, pedicure, and artificial nail services.

•  Practicing massage therapy
22.) Justify regular rebalance procedures and repairs for damaged nails.

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