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In Cosmetology College, students spend much time practicing hands-on training with mannequins and with clients from the beauty school’s student salon. With every aspect of hands-on training, the student will also study theory subjects that are relative. For instance, before you begin to perform color services on your mannequin or client, you will need to understand the anatomy and chemistry that will be involved with that process.
Many hairdressing students are all ready talented and creative with hair – they may have always been the one who ended up styling half a dozen updos for prom night. Or, they have been experimenting with their family member’s hair since they were in elementary school. But – in order to pass the state board licensing exam, these talented aspiring stylists will also need to understand the anatomy and chemistry involved in hair dressing. They may have to understand what the degrees of decolorization are, what the apex is, and what that particular state’s laws regarding cosmetology are. Below, are some examples of definitions a student may learn in beauty school.
Apex: the highest point or summit; in cosmetology this is the top of one’s head.
Arcing: A razor technique which removes length by moving the cutting tool in a curve suggestive of an arc.
Bevel: A technique in which the ends of hair are tapered on top or underneath in order to influence the form line to cup up or under.
Celestial Sphere: In cosmetology this refers to a measurement system which has dimension of depth as well as width and height that establishes the levels of space that surround the head.
Degrees of decolorization: The series or steps of decolorization the hair goes through as the melanin changes in a scale of intensity.
Esthetician: A specialist in or devotee of esthetics and beauty; an individual who practices the work of cleaning and beautifying the skin (also aesthetician).
Etching: A razor technique where length is removed with a brief stroke of the razor; executed on the ends of the hair.
Notching: Procedures used to create irregular hair lengths, mainly for the appearance of a chunky texture.
Keratin: A protein responsible for 97 percent of the makeup of hair.
(1) How many students who complete your course pass the State Licensure exam?
(1) Why you should ask this question: A high percentage would mean that the college in question will focus on helping you not only to graduate, but to pass the licensure exam in your state as well.
(2) How many of your graduates who pass their Licensure exam obtain employment?
(2) Why you should ask this question: Many cosmetology colleges don't place individuals with an employer. However, if it is an accredited college, they still have to keep statistics on how many graduates find employment. A high average indicates that the college in question has a great reputation among employers in the area. A high average would also indicate that graduates were trained well in interviewing and people skills.
(3) What are your enrollment requirements?
(3) Why you should ask this question: There may be different enrollment and entrance requirements for many schools. Some will require that you have your high school diploma or GED, while others will require that you have completed a certain amount of your high school education. Some colleges will require an enrollment fee up front, while others will not.
(4) Can I come for a tour of your college?
(4) Why you should ask this question: You can find out many things over the telephone about a college. But don't make up your mind until you have had a campus visit. A simple 10 to 20 minute visit will give you knowledge a telephone conversation could never offer. Such as: is the college in a good location (easy access, crime rate, etc) Do the students there look busy - content - professional - ethnically diverse? Is there a display of the books you'll be studying, and equipment you'll be using? How old or new is the facility and equipment? Is the clinic floor busy with customers? As you can see, this list could go on and on. The visual information you will acquire on a tour is incredibly valuable. A tour could change your mind.
As an aesthetician in cosmetology college, you will learn all about the skin which is the largest organ of the body. Everyone has skin! You know what that means? There should always be jobs in the esthetics industry. You will also learn product knowledge and learn how to promote retail sales during your time in the student clinic environment. These skills are important to develop while you are attending school, because after you graduate a decent amount of your commission can be made through retail sales! Don’t ever be timid about selling to your clients. It isn’t hard. Just mention how great their skin would look with a certain product, how someone else you knew used it and they were elated with the results… Little hints here and there during their visit – then you can leave it up to them to suggest their own purchase (that is a soft-sell)!
A great deal of your clients are going to be over the age of 35 in the spa environment. Many of them will be concerned with the effects of aging on their skin. They will look to you for advice on skin care, product knowledge, and you will keep them coming back week after week as long as you took all of your training seriously while in school.
At www.finallywhatyouneed.com, we are firm believers in getting started early in obtaining knowledge about the beauty industry. So? You are not over 35 yet and don’t feel the need to learn all about the effects of aging on your skin? You might want to rethink your strategy if that is so. Look around. How many people do you know all ready who are over 35? Your mother, aunts, co-workers, and don’t your friends have mothers, aunts and co-workers all over 35, too? Get started researching skin care now, if you are going to be an esthetician and be ready to impress your instructor in beauty school! Besides, it is never too early (never-ever) to begin to protect your beautiful young skin from the brutal onslaught of the aging process.
There are several types of massage taught in cosmetology colleges. There is hand and arm massage during a manicure and foot and leg massage during a pedicure. Scalp massage is offered in many salons and barber shops – not to mention a person’s scalp is being massaged whenever they are at the shampoo bowl in a salon. In some states, Estheticians can perform massage due to being licensed to treat the full body, (however, they cannot call themselves massage therapists without that certification) allowing them to perform manual facial massage, reflexology, Swedish full body massage, Acupressure massage, aromatherapy massage, lymphatic drainage massage, chair massage, vibratory massage and some more creative services like stone massage. Those services are fast becoming a part of courses offered at many beauty colleges due to the easy integration of massage services with cosmetology services offered in salon/day spas.
Sports massage, deep tissue massage and therapeutic massage should not be performed without a massage therapy certification. In some states, beauty schools can offer massage therapy courses.
Of course, there are some safety cautions to consider when performing massage in the Salon and/or Spa. Do not massage if the client has high blood pressure, heart condition, or has had a stroke. Massage increases circulation and may be harmful to this type of client. Have such a client consult with their physician before performing massage. Also, be careful to avoid vigorous massage of joints if a client has arthritis. Be certain to communicate with the client throughout the massage and adjust your touch to the client’s needs. Some clients will need a softer touch, while others will not feel relaxed unless more pressure is applied.
To obtain proper results from a massage, the Cosmetologist, Manicurist, Pedicurist, Massage Therapist, or Esthetician must have a thorough knowledge of all the structure involved. This includes muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. Almost every muscle and nerve has a motor point. Clients have different body structures – so the position of motor points will vary on different clients. Your course of study will enable you to understand massage and the proper application of massage in order to maximize the Salon or Spa experience and keep them coming back week after week.
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