Beauty Courses and Classes Overview:
Hair stylists, nail technicians and cosmetologists take beauty courses, usually as part of a 1-year or 2-year degree program that leads to a professional certificate or associate’s degree. Elitepro beauty courses and classes include lectures and hands-on lab work on live models and in student-staffed salons with instructor oversight. Elite pro Beauty courses prepare students for careers as cosmetology professionals working in salons and spas.
Basic Haircutting, Design and Artistry Course:
Students in this entry-level class learn how to cut and style hair of all types. Typical scissors, razors, clippers and combs are introduced, as well as when and how to use each kind. Students learn hair finishing options and styling techniques, including wet and thermal. At the conclusion of the class, students are prepared to perform haircutting techniques appropriate for cutting all lengths of hair on male and female clients.
Building on a foundation of anatomy and physiology, proper sanitation and infection control, the basic cosmetology course covers general skincare services like facials and makeup application and nail treatments like manicures and pedicures. Students also learn hair shampooing, conditioning and some styling techniques. Course content and lab work focus on typical salon services in this introductory class.
Hair Coloring Techniques Course:
Learning the proper formulation and application of hair color in keeping with the characteristics of a client’s hair and scalp is an advanced skill set. Studying the chemistry and process of hair color is coursework usually completed sometime in the middle of a beauty course. Mastering temporary, semi-, demi- and permanent hair color is a required competency, and students get the chance to practice during labs and in student-staffed salons.
Salon Operations Course:
For beauty students nearing the end of their studies who’d like own or operate their own beauty salon or spa, a course in salon management is appropriate. In addition to practical skills, salon managers need to know about relevant laws, local health and safety regulations, sound ethical practices and typical business operations. Human resources, customer service, day-to-day operations and inventory skills are essential to the operation of a spa or salon.