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


The primary purpose of the manicuring program 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 manicuring 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 nail care services, work with all required tools to perform manicuring techniques including proper use of equipment, machines, and perform various methods of nail extensions and enhancements.

5. Apply the theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.
Course Description
Occupation: Manicurist
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 manicurist 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).
 Manicuring 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 manicuring 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 manicuring.
Manicuring Course Graduation Requirements 
When the student has completed all required theory hours, practical operations, and a cumulative total of 400 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. Nail care preparation, physical and chemical changes of matter, ph scales.
Water and oil manicure, nail analysis, hand and arm massage.
Complete pedicure, nail analysis, foot and ankle massage.
Liquid, powder brush-on, supplies, procedure, filing, fills, and nail repair.
Nail Tips
Application, filing, removal, supplies.
Nail Wraps and Repairs
Supplies, procedure, maintenance, repairs.
Professional development/ Selling in the salon
Ethics, professional image, personality development, life and communication skills, and psychology of selling, management, and business aspects.

School Fees:

REGISTRATION FEE:                                                  $100.00

KIT FEE:                                                                         $350.00

TUITION FEE:                                                             $2,850.00

TOTAL:                                                                       $3,300.00

 Payment Plans are available.  Prices are subject to change without notice.

Class Schedules:

Full Time

Completion of course within 2 months.

Part Time

Completion of course within 4 months.


Completion of course within 4 months.

Student must attend a minimum of 20 hours per week.