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D'Lacreme School of Cosmetology and Barbering
 Call us at: (707) 427.1712

1600 HOURS

  The primary purpose of the cosmetology course is to train the student in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitude necessary to pass the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Examinations and competency in job entry level positions in cosmetology or related career field.
Objective: Upon completion of the program requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:
1.Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.

2.Practice proper grooming and effective communication skills and visual poise.

3.Understand employer-employee relationships, and respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received.

4.Perform the basic hair and skin care services, work with all required tools to perform cosmetology techniques including proper use of equipment, machines, and perform hair removal and makeup.

5.Apply the theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.

Course Description
Occupation: Cosmetologist
State of California Barbering and Cosmetology Act, Board Rules and Regulations, recommends that schools provide training in the areas of communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum, record keeping, and client services record cards. Instruction is given in consumer safety as an on-going concern and is practiced throughout the every aspect of the course of instruction.
State Law
The successful cosmetologist must know and comply with the laws, rules, and regulations governing the profession. These regulations are designed to contribute to the health, safety, and welfare of the public and the community.
Units of Instruction
Each unit of instruction is divided into six levels of instruction (1) Theory Classes, (lectures and demonstrations) (2) Theory Testing, (written and oral) (3) Practical operations demonstration (4) Practical operation on mannequins or other persons (5) Complete operations performed on another person and (6) Performance reviews (progress evaluations).

Cosmetology Course Performance Objectives:
1.Acquire knowledge of Laws and Regulations created by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.
2.Understand disinfection and sanitation procedures.
3.Acquire knowledge of general theory relative to cosmetology chemistry and theory relative to practical procedures performed.
4.Acquire the ability to perform all required practical operations with a level of performance to equal 70% grade or better.
5.Acquire business management skills and techniques common to cosmetology.
Cosmetology Course Graduation Requirements 
When the student has completed all required theory hours, practical operations, and a cumulative total of 1600 clock hours which encompasses both theoretical and practical training in cosmetology with a grade point average (GPA) of 70% “C” or better, he/she is awarded a diploma certifying his/her graduation. Students are assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Examinations.

Course Consists of:
Health/ Safety- Hazardous Substances
Students are trained in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, prevention of chemical injuries, health and safety laws, agencies, prevention, contamination control, ergonomics, and communicable diseases including Hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS.
Disinfection and Sanitation
Procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumers as well as the technician, disinfecting instruments and equipment will be emphasized throughout training. 
Body systems, cells, tissues, organs, types and classifications of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Chemical composition and purpose of cosmetics. Skin care preparation, chemical peels, physical and chemical changes of matter, ph scales.
Thermal Hairstyling
Handling of implements used, style pattern, artistry in hairstyling, comb-out hair analysis, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs, curling irons. Blow-dry styling, press and curl techniques, and safety precautions.
Permanent Waving
Scalp and hair analysis, principal actions in chemical and heat perm waving curling rods, procedures for normally tinted, bleached, and damaged hair. Record cards, release forms, and safety precautions.
Hair analysis, use of a razor, scissors, and thinning shears.
Classification of hair, predisposition test, safety precautions, mixing, bleaching, dye removals, product knowledge, record cards, release forms, and safety precautions. 
Professional development/ Selling in the salon
Ethics, professional image, personality development, life and communication skills, and psychology of selling, management, and business aspects.

Students are graded by percentages on all written tests, and practical applications.
The method used to teach each course consists of written tests to find the level of which each student is learning and practical tests are given to evaluate each student’s skills. Instructors will periodically give demonstration classes where they show students how to complete a certain task then the instructors step back and allow the students to repeat the operation. Students are critiqued for every operation they complete and are expected to complete a minimum of ten operations per day. Practice on an actual person helps the students develop comfortability with working in an actual salon so clients are distributed evenly amongst the students during practical training. At the beginning of the cosmetology course students enter as freshmen, where they accumulate 200 hours in a freshman classroom gaining the knowledge to advance to the clinic floor as senior students. Once all freshman classes have been taken, a review of all materials covered is given following a freshman exit exam. Once students demonstrate the preparedness with a passing score, they are advanced to the clinic floor as senior students. Theory is given every morning at 8:30am to 9:30am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. On Fridays students are tested on the subjects covered in Theory for that week. Theory is for freshman and seniors. Senior students receive classes of the same subjects as the freshman students except in a more in depth approach with a floor instructor. Senior students are expected to finish specific assignments on mannequins, other students, and the public.

School Fees:

REGISTRATION FEE:                                                $100.00

KIT FEE:                                                                   $1,500.00

TUITION FEE:                                                         $12,000.00

TOTAL:                                                                   $13,600.00

 Payment Plans are available. Cash Insentives. Prices are subject to change without notice. Ask about our specials!

Class Schedules:

Full Time

Completion of course within 10 months.

Part Time
Tuesday- Friday

Completion of course within 16 months.


Completion of course within 16 months.

Student must attend a minimum of 20 hours per week.