Cosmetology Curriculum

Are you wondering what classes you’ll take when attending Cosmetology School?

The cosmetology curriculum at the Tricoci University of Beauty Culture includes in-depth training across many key areas. It goes beyond basic student lessons to include advanced techniques, salon practices and business basics.

The program provides the education that can transform students into professionals. Learning environments include both the classroom and hands-on instruction with mannequins. Students also gain real-world experience by providing treatments to guests in the on-campus student-run salon.

With 1500+ hours of total training, the cosmetology program complies with local and state licensing requirements. Let’s review what topics are included in the cosmetology curriculum.

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Beauty School Essentials

This category of basic training includes dedicated hours focused on general theory and basic practices. Classroom instruction covers the following subjects:

  • Tools and their use
  • Types of hair
  • Shampoo
  • Chemicals and their use
  • Electricity
  • Skin diseases and conditions
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nail technology
  • Esthetics
  • Ethics
  • Sanitation and hygiene

Hair Styling

Instruction on hairstyling and hairdressing combines hands-on instruction with some classroom study. This category of the cosmetology program includes a broad range of styling techniques and topics including:

  • Cutting
  • Thinning
  • Shaping
  • Trimming
  • Hair treatments
  • Curling
  • Use of electrical/mechanical equipment
  • Marcelling

Chemical Hair Treatments

The chemical hair treatments category includes training on a variety of hair processes. Lessons are taught through a combination of classroom and hands-on experience. Topics include:

  • Hair coloring
  • Hair tinting
  • Hair bleaching
  • Hair relaxing
  • Hair and scalp conditioning
  • Shampooing
  • Chemical safety
  • Permanent waving
  • Toning
  • Rinsing

Shop Management

To prepare cosmetology graduates for the professional workforce, instruction covers the essentials of shop management, sanitation and communication. Topics of study include:

  • Client relations
  • Bookkeeping
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Labor law
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Emergency first aid
  • Electrical devices
  • Right-to-know laws
  • Pertinent state and local laws
  • Sanitation
  • Business ethics
  • Personal grooming and hygiene

Basic Esthetics

Basic esthetics training includes an overview of esthetics theory, application, technique and trends. Introductory level esthetics topics include:

  • Types of skin
  • Basic makeup application
  • Basic waxing application
  • Skin composition and function
  • Skin diseases and disorders
  • Basic facial procedures such as massage

For more in-depth training, the Esthetics program includes advanced spa techniques, the science of skin, makeup and more.

Basic Nail Technology

The cosmetology curriculum also includes introductory instruction in nail technology including theory, application, technique and trends. Topics include:

  • Basic manicure and pedicure services
  • Basic acrylic nail services
  • Nail composition and function
  • Nail diseases, disorders and conditions

For more in-depth training, the Manicuring program offers advanced training on nail techniques, chemistry and more.

Elective Beauty Studies

The beauty school curriculum also includes lessons based on the instructor’s discretion. Topics can include:

  • Wigs and hair additions
  • Creative formal styling
  • School events, activities and competitions

Find out how the Cosmetology Program at Tricoci University can help you launch your beauty career.