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Hairdresser School Curriculum

The total curriculum shall not be less than one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours of instruction.  The first two-hundred (200) hours must be devoted to instruction in the theoretical aspects of all content areas.  Practical instruction can be included in this first two hundred (200) hours but supervised practice on a clinic floor cannot.

 

The remaining thirteen hundred (1,300) hours are to be devoted to supervised practice integrated with ongoing theoretical and practical instruction.

Instructor Qualifications/Teacher to Student Ratios

 

Instructors shall be at least eighteen 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, hold a current license as a hairdresser in good standing in Connecticut, and have at least 2 years of licensed work experience (e.g., shop, salon, instructor, etc.)

At no time shall there be a ratio of less than 1 instructor to 15 students for clinical training.

 

Minimum Required Instructional Hours

 

Content Area
Minimum Classroom Hours  Minimum Clinical/Practical  Hours 
 
Sanitation and Hygiene
 
15 
20 
Anatomy and Physiology 
15 
0
 
 
Chemical Procedures
30 
200
Hair Care and Treatment 
20 
 
200 
 
 Skin Care, Facials, Make-up & Manicuring
30 
120 
 Hair Shaping, Styling & Shaving
75 
 
750
 
 
Business and Professional Relations
      
10
10
State Laws for Hairdressers and EEOC Guidelines
 5
 
Total
200
1,300

 

Curriculum

 

I. Sanitation and Hygiene

 

   A. Hygiene and good grooming

 

      1. Personal hygiene
      2. Good grooming

 

   B. Sanitation procedures

 

      1. Definition
      2. Importance
      3. Methods of sanitation
      4. Related chemistry

 

   C. Universal Precautions/Infection Control

 

      1. Blood Borne Pathogens
      2. Infectious Diseases (e.g., HIV, Hepatitis C)

 

II. Anatomy and Physiology

 

   A. Properties and Disorders of the Skin

 

      1. Structure, composition and function
      2. Blood supply, nerves and muscle function
      3. Growth and regeneration
      4. Conditions, disorders and diseases
      5. Irregularities

 

   B. Properties and Disorders of the Hair and Scalp

 

      1. Structure, composition and function
      2. Blood supply, nerves and muscle function
      3. Growth and regeneration
      4. Color, texture, elasticity and porosity
      5. Conditions, disorders and diseases
      6. Analysis
      7. Irregularities

 

   C. Nails

 

      1. Structure, composition and function
      2. Growth and regeneration
      3. Conditions, disorders and diseases
      4. Irregularities

 

III. Chemical Procedures

 

   A. Hair Coloring and Lightening
      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Classifications
      4. Safety measures
      5. Procedures
      6. Scalp and hair analysis

         a. Hair porosity
         b. Hair texture
         c. Hair elasticity
         d. Hair density
         e. Hair length

      7. Corrective measures
      8. Fillers
      9. Removal of artificial color
      10. Special effects
      11. Related chemistry

 

   B. Chemical Waving

 

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Scalp and hair analysis

         a. Hair porosity
         b. Hair texture
         c. Hair elasticity
         d. Hair density
         e. Hair length

      4. Classifications (types) of products
      5. Safety measures
      6. Procedures
      7. Corrective measures
      8. Special effects
      9. Special hair problems
      10. Related chemistry

 

   C. Chemical Hair Relaxing

 

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Material, implements and supplies
      3. Scalp and hair analysis

         f. Hair porosity
         g. Hair texture
         h. Hair elasticity
         i. Hair density
         j. Hair length

      4. Classifications (types) of products
      5. Safety measures
      6. Procedures
      7. Special hair problems
      8. Related chemistry

 

IV. Hair Care and Treatment

 

   A. Shampoos and Rinses

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Types
      4. Procedures
      5. Safety measures
      6. Related chemistry

 

B. Scalp and Hair Care

 

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Procedures
      4. Safety measures
      5. Related chemistry

 

V. Skin Care, Facials, Make-up and Manicuring

 

   A. Skin Care, Facials and Make-up

 

      1. Purpose and results 
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Function of nerves and muscles
      4. Procedures
      5. Facial cosmetics
      6. Special problems
      7. Eyebrow arching
      8. Lash and brow tinting
      9. Safety measures
      10. Related chemistry

 

   B. Manicuring and Pedicuring

 

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Preparation
      3. Materials, implements and supplies
      4. Types
      5. Procedures
      6. Safety measures
      7. Related chemistry

 

VI. Hair Shaping, Styling and Shaving

 

   A. Hair Shaping

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Procedures
      4. Designing and techniques

         a. Traditional barber styles (fine taper)
         b. Contemporary styles

      5. Safety measures

 

   B. Hair Styling

 

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Techniques

         a. Finger waving and shaping
         b. Curl formation
         c. Pin curls
         d. Rollers
         e. Comb-out techniques

      4. Safety measures

 

   C. Thermal Techniques

 

      1. Hair and scalp analysis
      2. Materials, supplies and implements
      3. Hair pressing
      4. Thermal curling
      5. Thermal and waving
      6. Safety measures

 

   D. Care and Styling of Wigs

 

      1. Types of Wigs
      2. Cleaning and conditioning
      3. Fitting and adjusting
      4. Styling
      5. Safety measures

 

   E. Shaving

 

      1. Beard and mustache grooming

 

VII. Business and Professional Relations

 

   A. Professional attitude/ethics and salesmanship

 

      1. Personality
      2. Salesmanship
      3. Patron relations
      4. Telephone techniques

 

   B. Salon management

 

      1. Business practices
      2. Employer-employee relations
      3. Salon development
      4. Professional ethics
      5. Public relations

 

   C. Safety Measures/Client protection

 

      1. Pertaining to shop patrons
      2. Pertaining to shop operators
      3. Equipment
      4. Materials
      5. Precautions relative to various services including hair straightening
      6. Precautions for electrical devices

 

VIII. State laws and rules and regulations concerning barbering and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines for employment