Cosmetology Course Curriculum


1500 Hour Curriculum

1. Basic Training – 150 hours of classroom instruction in general theory and practical application shall be provided which shall include a minimum of the following subject areas:Tools and their use

Understanding chemicals and use
Types of hair and Eyelash extension, tabs and strips
Sanitation and IL. Adm. Code 1175, including Sanitary standards
Skin diseases and conditions
Anatomy and physiology
Nail technology
Eyelash extension, tabs and strips
The (225 ILCS 410/) Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985 

2. Practical Chemical Application / Hair Treatments – 500 hours of instruction, which shall be a combination of classroom instruction and hands on experience, shall be provided in the following subject areas:

Chemical safety
Permanent waving
Hair coloring, tinting and bleaching
Hair relaxing
Hair and scalp conditioning
Shampooing, toning and rinsing
Chemical texture serivices

3. HAIR STYLING / HAIR DRESSING – 475 hours of instruction in hair styling which shall be a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience, shall be provided in the following subject areas:

Hair treatments
Application of electrical / mechanical equipment

4. SALON MANAGEMENT, SANITATION AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS – 200 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas:Labor law

Worker’s compensation
Client relations
Marketing and merchandising
Pertinent State and local laws and rules
Right to know laws
Emergency first aid
Business ethics
Electrical devices
Personal grooming and hygiene
Continuing education requirements
Reciprocity amongst states
OSHA standards relating to chemical use

5. ESTHETICS – 85 hours of instruction are provided. Subject material includes:

Non-therapeutic massage, excluding the scalp
Nutrition and health of skin
Skin analysis
Cleansing the skin
Mask therapy and facial treatments
Facial treatments without the aid of machines
Electricity, machines and apparatus
Facial treatments with the aid of machines
Hair removal, including tweezer method, depilitators, waxing and their use
Professional makeup techniques, including application of eyelash extensions, tabs and strips
Product knowledge as it relates to esthetics

6. Nail Technology – 55 hours of instruction shall be provided

Fabric procedures
Sculpting procedures
Light cured gels
Machines or apparatus used in nail technology
Hand, arm and foot massage
Other procedures as they relate to nail technology
Product knowledge as it relates to nail technology

7. Related Electives – 35 hour

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