In this advanced course, students build on their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in cosmetology to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained in safe chemical processes related to chemical texture services and advanced hair coloring techniques. They also develop artistic skills with wigs and hair additions. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands, and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. An advanced business management unit focuses on managing the salon. Competency completion prepares the student for the Virginia State Licensing Exam. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
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Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)
- College and Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA+)
- Cosmetology Assessment
- Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Examination
- National Career Readiness Certificate Assessment
- Professional Communication Certification Examination
- Virginia Cosmetology Examination
- Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Examination
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