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Cosmetology

Cosmetology I

R8527 (2 Credits)
Grades 10, 11, 12

In this introductory course, students study hair, skin, and natural nail care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare to practice procedures in a clinical lab setting and classroom, using mannequins for manipulative skill practice. The first-year course emphasizes personal safety, professionalism, and sanitation and disinfection of equipment and facilities. Students develop skills in shampooing and conditioning hair, as well as styling and cutting hair. They are introduced to hair coloring and chemical texture services and develop skills in manicure and pedicure procedures. Workplace Readiness, NOCTI Cosmetology, and Skills USA Cosmetology (pending) are offered as approved Industry certifications.

Cosmetology II

R8528 (2 Credits)
Grades 11, 12

In this continuing course, students build on their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained in safe chemical processes related to permanent waves, relaxers, lightening, and coloring hair. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands, and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. Students will be introduced to a business management unit with a focus on managing the salon. Students enrolling in Level II must have successfully completed Level I competencies and have permission from the course instructor. Workplace Readiness, NOCTI Cosmetology, and Skills USA Cosmetology (pending) are offered as approved Industry certifications.

Cosmetology III

R8528 (2 Credits)
Grade 12

In this advanced course, students build on their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained in safe chemical processes related to chemical texture services and advanced hair coloring techniques. They also develop artistic skills with wigs and hair additions. In addition, 3 students learn to care for skin, hands, and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. An advanced business management unit focuses on managing the salon. Competency completion prepares the student for the Virginia State Licensing Exam. Students can combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position or internship with continuing supervision throughout the school year. Students enrolling in Level III must have successfully completed Level I and Level II competencies and have permission from the course instructor. Cosmetology students that have successfully completed a minimum of 840 hours of instruction and completed all three years with a B average will be eligible to sit for the Virginia State Board of Professional Services in Cosmetology Licensing Exam. Workplace Readiness, NOCTI Cosmetology, and Skills USA Cosmetology are also offered as approved Industry certifications.