Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-18-.02 - Hair Designer School Curriculum

The curriculum for students enrolled in a school of hair design for a complete course of a minimum of seven (7) months totaling thirteen hundred fifty (1350) hours of training (250 Level 1 theory + 1100 Level 2 service application) shall be as follows:

(a) Level 1 instruction shall be provided by a licensed master cosmetology instructor or licensed hair designer 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. Of these two hundred fifty (250) hours, two hundred (200) shall be theory and training on mannequins, and the final fifty (50) hours shall be on live models in the curriculum as stated below. 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 = (50) - (50 theory hours/50 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 = (30) - (30 theory hours/30 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 = (45) - (45 service application hours/45 clock hours):
(i) 20 hours of training on mannequins; and
(ii) 25 hours of training on live models (without compensation).
(b) Level 2 service application hours on live subjects may begin when a student has completed the required two hundred fifty (250) Level 1 theory hours in the above curriculum with a minimum passing score of seventy five percent (75%). The student may then progress to the clinic floor to perform the required 1100 Level 2 service application hours on live subjects. The Level 2 service application curriculum shall be as follows:
1. Theory = (100) - (100 theory hours/100 clock hours):
(i) cleansing and disinfection;
(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 = (276) - (276 service application hours/184 clock hours); shall include shampoos, comprising dry, soapfree, 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 (to include shampoo) = (124.5) - (124.5 service application hours/166 applications);
6. Permanent Waving = (150) - (150 service credit hours/50 applications);
7. Chemical Hair Relaxing = (138) - (138 service application hours):
(i) virgin application - (80 service application hours/40 applications); and
(ii) chemical retouch - (57 service application hours/38 applications).
8. Hair Coloring and 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);
(III) foiling techniques and placement - (28 service application hours/14 applications); and
(IV) brow and lash tent (2.5 service applications hours/5 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. Sanitizing and Disinfection of Tools, Implements, and Equipment = (2) - (2 service application hours/4.5 applications):
(i) implements (brushes, combs, shears, clippers, flat irons, curling irons,) - (1 service application hour/2 applications); and
(ii) shampoo bowls and dryer hoods, styling stations, chairs, mats and work space - (1 service application hour/2 applications).


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 240-18-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-10-2, 43-10-6, 43-10-9, 43-10-12, 43-10-13.
Original Rule entitled "Hair Designer School Curriculum" adopted. F. Dec. 21, 2016; eff. Jan. 10, 2017.

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