Cosmetology Lab (COSL)
Orientation to cosmetology field. Student will use the classroom and laboratory facilities and develop basic skills, techniques, and preparation to work on clients. This course focuses on theoretical and practical principles of cosmetology as required by the State Board of Cosmetology to include proper sanitation, universal precautions, scalp diseases and disorders, water chemistry and effects on shampoos and conditioners, hair sculpting, hair arranging and laboratory practices.
This course is a continuation of basic skills and concept development from Cosmetology I. This course focuses on theoretical and practical principles of correct chemical application, proper chemical mixing techniques, braiding, client communication, knowledge of multi-textural hair and types, correct product selection for chemical restructuring of hair, wigs, types of braids, and braided extension hair enhancements.
This course is designed to provide competencies in manicuring and pedicuring, and in applying artificial nails and nail wraps. Topics include: supply and equipment selection, sanitation procedures, and designated procedure performance. This course will also provide instruction in all types of hair coloring and bleaching; analysis of hair and scalp, predisposition test performance, and correct supply and equipment selection.
Application of techniques in salon services demonstrated on live models and mannequins.
Lab provides salon experience with patrons in hair and scalp care using principles of design in styling and preliminary diagnostic techniques used in the care of the hair and scalp prior to and following chemical treatment.