Courses of Study: Human Services

Human Services, Grade 9 - 12, Introduction to Cosmetology, 2009

1.) Apply mathematical, reading, writing, critical-thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to perform the work of the cosmetology industry.

2.) Demonstrate teamwork and skills necessary for developing long-range goals and projects that impact the cosmetology industry.

Example: career and technical student organization (CTSO) program of work

3.) Utilize technology and information technology tools that impact the management and services provided by the cosmetology industry.

4.) Apply safety rules and regulations related to cosmetology, including fire equipment, tools, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) procedures.

5.) Explain the origin and historical advancements of hairstyling in cosmetology and barbering.

6.) Identify pioneers of modern cosmetology and their contributions to the industry.

7.) Describe career opportunities available in the cosmetology industry.

Examples: stylist, barber, salon manager, esthetician, nail technician, makeup artist

8.) Apply concepts related to personal hygiene, physical poise, professional dress, and workplace ethics in cosmetology and barbering.

9.) Demonstrate effective communication skills while performing duties associated with cosmetology.

10.) Identify types and classifications of bacteria.

Examples: nonpathogenic, pathogenic

11.) Practice infection control techniques relative to cosmetology, including performing wet and dry sanitizing procedures for safety and decontamination.

•  Differentiating between sterilization, disinfection, and sanitation
•  Using Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) codes for infection control and disposal of chemicals in cosmetology
12.) Demonstrate draping procedures for hair services.

Examples: dry, wet, chemical

13.) Demonstrate procedures for shampooing, rinsing, conditioning, and caring for the scalp and hair.

•  Identifying various types of shampoos and conditioners, emulsions and suspensions, and pH codes
•  Analyzing conditions of the scalp and hair
•  Applying procedures for scalp massages and treatments
Examples: hot oil treatment, ultraviolet ray treatment

14.) Explain principles and elements of hairstyle and design.

•  Explaining the relationship of facial types to styling principle for male and female design
•  Describing the use of various tools and equipment for hair styling
•  Identifying the five elements and five principles of hair design
•  Identifying basic patterns for haircutting
15.) Apply techniques for hair shaping and design.

•  Utilizing correct hair shaping terminology
•  Demonstrating how to section hair, including basic elevation, angles, and guidelines
•  Demonstrating face shaving and beard and mustache trimming techniques based on facial structure, including final shaving of the face and neck
16.) Demonstrate methods of haircutting, including clipper over comb, wet and dry, arching, scissor cut, and razor cut.

•  Demonstrating correct techniques of holding combs, shears, clippers, trimmers, razors, and thermal styling tools
•  Demonstrating edge and clean neckline with razor, clipper, or shears
17.) Demonstrate hair styling techniques, including braiding, pressing, wrapping, and roller control.