The cosmetology course lasts 1500 hours, taught over 42 school weeks. This will take approximately 10.5 to 11 months. Classes begin in February, April, June, September, and November each year.
Teaching Schedule – Cosmetology
The school is broken down into four main areas; Theory, Level 1, Advanced classes, and clinic experience. This course is designed to prepare students for entry level salon positions in the cosmetology field.
Theory – (194 hours) this course is designed to prepare students for the written State Board exam. Theory is taught first thing every morning except Thursday.
Level 1 – This area of the course covers the first 10 weeks of training. This is a very critical area of the course. During this time students are in the classroom five days a week. Introductory level knowledge is discussed in five core areas of the curriculum, hairstyling, haircutting, color, perming, and salon success skills. The goal of level 1 class is to prepare students for clinic experience. Some of the classes are as follows:
Haircutting / Hairstyling (122 hrs) – In this course cuts and styles are integrated together. The class begins by examining the concepts of haircutting and styling. Students are taught to look at cuts and styles as a designer would. Art principles and elements are discussed as they relate to cutting and styling.
Texture – (27 hrs) this course covers introductory knowledge of perm wraps and chemicals. Students learn procedures and will be ready to perform permanent waving on clients.
Hair Color – (84.5 hrs) in this course students are exposed to introductory color knowledge. Procedures and applications in many color techniques are discussed. Cap and foil high lights are introduced. Students begin thinking about the color triangle and how to select color and make color corrections.
Facials and Skin Care – (16.5 hrs) in this class introductory knowledge of facials and skin care begins. Students learn procedures of facials, waxing, and make up application.
Manicuring – (32 hrs.) Manicuring and nail technology have become very important in today’s salons. Students will receive and give manicures, “spa” manicures and pedicures.
Shampooing and Scalp Treatments – (11 hrs.) Students learn about products used to keep the hair and scalp in top condition. Shampooing and scalp treatments are introduced as well as product knowledge.
Salon Marketing, Salon Success – (21 hrs) At Sidney’s we know that there is more to being a successful stylist than doing hair. In this course we teach students the personal skills necessary for salon success. Students receive their own course book to guide them through the steps they will need to follow to attract and keep a salon clientele. Level 1 class is a very busy time for Sidney’s students. You will be amazed at what you will know and learn in just 10 short weeks at Sidney’s!
Advanced Classes – At Sidney’s your training does not stop with the basics. Check and compare, many schools teach only theory classes after the basics. At Sidney’s you will receive hands on practical, advanced training all the way through the program. This is just one example of the “Sidney’s difference” in our approach to education. We put your training first. Read on and take a look at some of the classes you will be experiencing as training continues.
Men’s Haircutting: (33 hrs) the first course after “basics” is men’s haircutting. Students will experience the long and short of men’s design. In this section concepts of “scissors over comb, clipper cutting, and beard design are covered.
New Trends in Design – (48 hours) In this series of advanced classes. Students begin with a new mannequin. Cutting begins with the latest techniques of long, medium and short hair cutting. After many of the cuts, students are given the opportunity to color and style their mannequin. This is truly an exciting class designed to simulate actual salon work.
Long Hairstyling – (48 hours) In this course techniques of long hair designing are covered. The course begins with simple techniques of styling and “up do’s” and progresses to more intricate knots, ropes, twists, and chignons. Braiding is covered from simple to complex. Students learn how to do hair for those very special occasions that are even made more special with great long hair design.
Nails - (48 hours) Nail extension techniques and nail art are visited in this segment. Students sharpen their skills in nail design with classes in acrylics, tips and overlays, fiber glass wraps, and upkeep for all nail services.
Advanced Texture – (60 hours) In this course, design wraps for all lengths, styles, and types of hair are covered. Students will experience and perform these design wraps. Special techniques for long hair are covered. Sidney’s students will know how to approach any perm wave request with confidence. Chemical hair relaxing and curl reformation procedures are discussed and introduced.
State Board Review – (18 hours) – This part of the curriculum is designed to prepare students for the Kansas State Board testing. Students will participate in a “mock State Board” exam. Written school finals are taken at this time.
Clinic - (737 hours) the fourth area of the Sidney’s curriculum is actual clinic experience. We know that practice on mannequins and in class only goes so far. At Sidney’s you will actually get to perform salon services on clinic clients.
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