Cosmetology II

                             Course Syllabus/Pace Guide



    Rita Yeary                 ryeary@southampton.k12.va.us  (757) 653-2751

    Course Code:




    36 weeks, 280 hours

    Suggested Grade Levels:



    Cosmetology I    8527/36 weeks, 280 hours)

    In this continuing 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 permanent waves, relaxers, lightening, and coloring hair. In addition, students learn to care for skin, hands, and feet, developing experience in providing facials, manicures, pedicures, and nail enhancements. Students will be introduced to a business management unit with a focus on managing Requirements (The Va. State Board requires 840 hours to take the exam. Students should have 280 hours per year)


    Orientation: (Week 1)


    ·         Hand out course syllabus/outline and review for understanding.

    ·         Review classroom procedures/rules and expectations.

    ·         Review computer usage and regulations for cosmetology.

    ·         Explain SkillsUSA club, the importance of their role and benefits.

    ·         Explain my procedure of receiving and signing for progress checks...

    ·         Explain in detail all projects and competitions & my expectations for both.

    ·         Students will read the objective and anticipatory set/warm up at the beginning of class and do it every day.

    ·         Explain the importance of completing all homework as it is related to preparing students for written/practical test. ALL STUDENTS MUST READ THEIR ASSIGNED CHAPTERS BEFORE CLASS.

    ·         Addressing Elements of Student Life/ Student organization SkillsUSA

    ·         Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People, Professional Knowledge and Skills, Technology Knowledge and Skills





    Chapter 5: Infection Control: Principles and Practice (WEEK 2 & 3)


    ·         Bacteria

    ·         Viruses

    ·         How Pathogens Enter the Body 

    ·         Parasites

    ·         Immunity

    ·         Principles of Prevention

    ·         Universal Precautions

    ·         The Professional Image

    Chapter 16: Hair Cutting (WEEK 4 & 5)

    ·         Basic Principles of Hair cutting

    • Client Consultation
    • Tools, Body Position, and Safety
    • Basic Haircuts
    • Cutting Curly Hair
    • Other Cutting Techniques
    • Clippers, edger’s, and Trimmers

    Chapter 20: Chemical Texture Services (WEEK 6 & 7)


    • The Structure of Hair

    ·         The Client Consultation

    • Permanent Waving
    • Permanent Waving Procedures
    • Chemical Relaxers

    ·         Chemical Relaxer procedures

    • Soft Curl Permanents(curl re-forming)

    Chapter 21:  Hair Coloring (WEEK: 8 & 9)

    ·         Salon Menu of Services

    ·          Hair coloring Safety Precautions

    ·          Why people color their hair

    ·          Color theory

    ·          The level system

    ·          Hair color application procedures

    ·          Lightening techniques

     Special effects hair coloring

    ·          Corrective coloring 

    ·         Foiling   /  Consultation


    2nd NINE WEEKS:


    Chapter 17: Hairstyling (WEEK 1, 2, & 3)


    • Client Consultation
    • Wet Hairstyling Basics
    • Finger waving Techniques
    • Roller Curls
    • Comb-Out Techniques
    • Hair Wrapping
    • Blow-Dry Styling
    • Styling Long Hair
    • Thermal Hairstyling
    • Thermal Hair Straightening (Hair Pressing)

    ·         The level system


     Chapter 12: Basics of Chemistry (WEEK: 4)


    ·         To combine, mix and create new chemicals safely

    ·         Know the PH scale

    ·         Do a relaxer or permanent wave to see the chemical change

     Safety Precautions


    Chapter 13: Basics of Electricity (WEEK: 5)


    ·         AC and DC CURRENT

    ·          Types of light therapy

    .Electrical Equipment

    ·         Electrical measurements extensions.


    Chapter 7:  Skin structure Growth and Nutrition    (Week: 6 &7)


    ·         The structure and composition of the skin

    ·          Disorders of the Skin

    ·          Maintaining the Health of the Skin                                                                             List the functions of the skin


     Chapter 8:  Skin Diseases and Disorders     (WEEK: 8 &9)

    ·         Explain the aging process

    ·         What is the difference between diseases and disorders?

    ·        Students will learn what diseases and disorders to treat in a salon.                                                               Students will learn which diseases and disorders to be referred to a doctor.



    Chapter 9: Nail Structure and Growth    (WEEK: 1 &2)

    ·         The Natural Nail

    ·         Nail Anatomy

    ·         Nail Growth

    ·         Know Your Nails

    Chapter 10: Nail Disorders and Diseases     (WEEK: 3 &4)

    ·         Why Study Nail Diseases and Disorders

    ·         Nail Diseases,

    ·         Nail Disorders


    Chapter 22: Hair Removal     (WEEK: 5 & 6)


               Client Consultation

    ·         Permanent Hair Removal

    ·         Temporary Methods of Hair Removal

    ·         Procedure for waxing

    ·         Procedure for tweezing

    ·         Safety precautions

    ·         Sanitation


    Chapter 23: Facials      (WEEK 7 & 8)


    ·         Basic Classifications and Chemistry of Skin Care Products

    ·         Client Consultation

    ·         Facial Massage

    ·         Electrotherapy and Light Therapy

    ·         Facial Treatments

    ·        Aromatherapy

    ·        Face Value


    Chapter 24: Facial Makeup       (WEEK 9)

    ·         Cosmetics for Facial Makeup

    ·         Makeup Color Theory

    ·         Client Consultation

    ·         Corrective Makeup

    ·         Artificial Eyelashes

    ·         Safety Precautions


    Chapter 6:  Anatomy and Physiology      (WEEK 1 & 2)

    ·         Why study Anatomy

    ·         Cells

    ·         Tissues

    ·         Organs

    ·         Body Systems

    ·         The Skeletal System

    ·         The Muscular System

    ·         The Nervous System

    ·         The Circulatory System

    ·         The Endocrine System

    ·         The Digestive System

    ·         The Excretory System

    ·         The Respiratory System

    ·         The Integument System



    Chapter 19: Wigs and Hair Additions   (WEEK: 3)                                                        

    ·         List the elements of a client consultation for wig services.                        

    ·         Explain the difference between human-hair and synthetic wigs.                           Describe the basic categories of wigs.                                                                Demonstrate the procedure for taking wig measurements.                     

    ·         Demonstrate the procedure for putting on a wig.                                         

    ·         Describe the various types of hairpieces and their uses.                         

    ·         Explain the various methods of attaching extensions                                

    Chapter 30:  Seeking Employment   (WEEK 4)


    ·         How to do a resume.

    ·         Preparing for employment

    ·         Procedure to filling out job applications

    ·         Complete an effective employment interview

    ·         How to look and dress for an interview.




    Chapter 31:  On the Job   (WEEK 5)


    ·         Tips that help a new employee succeed

    ·         Know your job description

    ·         Effective ways to build a client base

    ·         Always look and dress professional

    ·         Create a personal budget


    Chapter 32:  The Salon Business (WEEK 6 &7)


    ·         Going into Business for Yourself

    ·         Operating a Successful Salon

    ·         Selling In the Salon

    ·         Demonstrate good salon telephone techniques

    ·         Know effective forms of salon advertising

    ·         Keeping accurate business records



    Barbers and Cosmetology Regulations

    ·         Understand the various rules and law implemented by the Virginia Sate Board of barbers and Cosmetology.

    ·         Understand the procedure to obtain a license and when to renew them

    ·         Understand the laws for safety standards and sanitations.

    Review of Sate Board Drills 

    ·         Prepare clients for service and their protection

    ·         Demonstrate Thermal curling

    ·         Demonstrate Haircutting.

    ·         Demonstrate chemical waving and sections

    ·         Demonstrate Hair lightening and coloring

    ·        Demonstrate chemical relaxing

    ·         Prepare for test.


    The students will be responsible for: completing questions at the end of each chapter, completing workbook questions for each chapter when assigned, performing salon/clinic skills relative to the chapters, daily participation, and successfully passing written and salon/clinic Computer testing is mandatory!!! There are free web sites (Google free cosmetology test) Dress code is required at all times while in the salon! Enclosed Leather Shoes is required! This is an OSHA LAW!!!