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.
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.
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.
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.
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 manicuring course students enter as freshmen, where they accumulate 50 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.
REGISTRATION FEE: $100.00
KIT FEE: $800.00
TUITION FEE: $3,000.00
Payment Plans are available. Cash Insentives. Prices are subject to change.