Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-15-.02 - Cosmetology School Curriculum

The curriculum for students enrolled in a school of cosmetology for a complete course of a minimum of nine (9) months and totaling fifteen hundred (1,500) hours of training (250 theory + 1250 service application hours) shall be as follows:

(a) Level 1 instruction shall be provided by a licensed master cosmetology instructor. Each school or licensed instructor shall require each student to obtain two hundred fifty (250) total hours of Level 1 training before the student performs clinical services on a client/patron. Of these two hundred fifty (250) hours, two hundred twenty five (225) shall be theory and training on mannequins, and of the final twenty five (25) hours, fifteen (15) hours shall be on skin care and ten (10) hours shall be on nail care. For the purposes of this Rule, one (1) theory hour equals one (1) clock hour for the first 250 hours of training, which are intended to be theoretical in nature.
1. Theory = (40) - (40 theory hours/40 clock hours);
(i) chemistry;
(ii) cleansing and disinfection;
(iii) EPA; OSHA, infection control standards; blood spill procedures; and
(iv) AIDS; HIV; and communicable diseases.
2. Theory of Permanent Waving = (45) - (45 theory hours/45 clock hours);
(i) the chemistry of permanent wave solution and its reaction;
(ii) the chemistry of relaxers and their reactions; and
(iii) the principles of permanent wave rod placement.
3. Theory of Hair Coloring = (45) - (45 theory hours/45 clock hours);
(i) the chemistry of color;
(ii) principles of color application; and
(iii) the chemical reaction of hair color.
4. Theory of Hair and Scalp Treatments and Conditioning = (20) - (20 theory hours/20 clock hours);
(i) hair analysis;
(ii) scalp condition; and
(iii) treatments.
5. Theory of Hair Cutting = (25) - (25 theory hours/25 clock hours);
(i) proper handling and care of instruments.
6. Theory of Shampooing = (15) - (15 theory hours/15 clock hours);
(i) proper procedure of shampooing;
(ii) knowledge of shampooing formulas; and
(iii) water temperature.
7. Theory of Hairdressing/Hairstyling = (35) - (35 theory hours/35 clock hours);
(i) 20 hours training on mannequins; and
(ii) 15 hours training on live models (without compensation).
8. Theory of Nail Care and Skin Care = (25) - (25 theory hours/25 clock hours);
(i) concepts and principles of nail care procedures and correct handling of instruments - (10 theory hours/10 clock hours); and
(ii) concepts and principles of skin care procedures and techniques - (15 theory hours/15 clock hours).
(b) Level 2 theory and service application hours on patrons may begin when a student has completed two hundred fifty (250) theory hours in the above curriculum, with a minimum passing score of seventy five percent (75%). The student may then progress to Level 2 theory, practical training, and service application hours on live subjects. The Level 2 curriculum shall be as follows:
1. Theory = (100) - (100 theory hours/100 clock hours);
(i) cleansing and disinfecting;
(ii) physiology;
(iii) electricity;
(iv) safety precautions;
(v) chemistry of beauty products, actions/reactions, and the composition of tints, dyes and bleaches;
(vi) salesmanship;
(vii) telephone etiquette; and
(viii) salon deportment; consisting of courtesy, neatness and professional attitude in meeting the public.
2. Social Skills, Reception or Desk Work, Art and Ethics, State Board of Cosmetology Laws and Rules = (50) - (50 theory hours/50 clock hours).
3. Laboratory = (50) - (50 service application hours/50 clock hours); shall include practical training in preparing germicidal solutions, shampoos, tint and bleaches, practical training in washing and sanitizing all equipment in the beauty salon.
4. Hairdressing, Shampoo and Comb-out = (255) - (170 service application hours/170 applications); shall include shampoos, comprising dry, soap-free, oil and reconditioning; wet curls, thermo-curling, blow drying, hair styles, comb outs and all types of pressing; hot combs.
5. Hair Cutting and Shaping = (124.5) - (124.5 service application hours/166 applications).
6. Permanent Waving = (150) - (150 service credit hours/50 applications).
7. Chemical Hair Relaxing = (139) - (139 service application hours);
(i) virgin application - (82 service application hours/42 applications); and
(ii) chemical retouch - (57 service application hours/38 applications).
8. Hair Coloring and Hair Lightening = (155) - (155 service application hours);
(i) temporary rinses and semi-permanent color - (9 service application hours/12 applications);
(ii) virgin color - (40 service application hours/20 applications);
(iii) color retouches - (20 service application hours/10 applications);
(iv) hair bleaching and lightening - (80 service applications hours/40 applications);
(I) virgin hair lightening (32 service application hours/16 applications);
(II) retouch hair lightening (20 service application hours/10 applications); and
(III) foiling techniques and placement - (28 service application hours/14 applications).
(v) predisposition tests - (3 service application hours); and
(vi) color removal - (3 service application hours).
9. Scalp and Hair Treatment = (49) - (49 service application hours/49 applications); shall include brushing and manipulations, corrective treatments, and reconditioning treatments.
10. Facial Treatment, Make-up, and Hair Removal = (52.5) - (52.5 service application hours):
(i) facial treatments - (30 service application hours/30 applications);
(ii) make-up applications - (20 service application hours/20 applications); and
(iii) brow and lash tint - (2.5 service application hours/5 applications).
11. Hair Removal = (30) - (30 service application hours):
(i) lip, chin, and face (tweezing, waxing, threading) - (10 service application hours/20 applications);
(ii) brow tweezing - (10 service application hours/20 applications); and
(iii) brow waxing - (10 service application hours/20 applications).
12. Sanitizing and Disinfection of Tools, Implements, and Equipment = (5) - (5 service application hours/10 applications):
(i) implements (brushes, combs, shears, clippers, flat irons, curling irons, nail and skin care implements) - (1 service application hour/2 applications);
(ii) shampoo bowls and dryer hoods, styling stations, chairs, mats and work space - (1 service application hour/2 applications);
(iii) pedicure spa bowls, portable or fixed plumbing - (1 service application hour/2 applications);
(iv) hair removal and waxing stations - (1 service application hour/2 applications); and
(v) manicure stations - (1 service application hour/2 applications).
13. Manicures, Pedicures, and Nail Sculpting = (90) - (90 service application hours):
(i) manicures with hand and forearm massage - (25 service credit hours/25 applications);
(ii) pedicures with foot and leg massage - (20 service application hours/20 applications); and
(iii) nail sculpting - (45 service application hours/15 applications).


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-15-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-10-2, 43-10-6, 43-10-9, 43-10-12, 43-10-13.
Original Rule entitled "Cosmetology School Curriculum" adopted. F. Dec. 21, 2016; eff. Jan. 10, 2017

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