• Forsyth Central Cosmetology

    Jackie Jones  and Ashley Mallalieu

    Cosmetology Pathway

    Introduction to Personal Care Services: This course introduces both fundamental theory and practices of the personal care professions including nail technicians, estheticians, barbers, and cosmetologists. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Areas addressed in this course include: state rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology. Students will experience basic hands on skills in each area to help them determine the pathway they are most interested in pursuing. By completing courses in the personal care services pathways, students can potentially earn credit toward the hours required by the Georgia State Board of Barbering and/or Cosmetology or hours toward their license as an esthetician or nail technician.

    Cosmetology Services II: After exploring the different areas of Personal Care Services in the introduction course, students may choose to pursue further training in cosmetology services. This course as well as additional advanced cosmetology courses is aligned with the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requirements and licensure, and with the Technical College System of Georgia. This course is designed to enhance the understanding of anatomy of the skin and hair relating to the Cosmetology Industry. Students will master shampooing, permanent waving, haircutting, basic skin care, and make-up application while maintaining safety and sanitation in the workplace set forth by OSHA standards.

    Cosmetology Services III: This course will cover haircutting, hair color, and relaxers. Both theory and practical work will be implemented for students to have basic entry level skills in the field of cosmetology. Safety and infection control will be applied throughout this course. Professional work ethics, communication skills, critical thinking skills, soft skills and professional image will be utilized during this course. This course aligns to the regulations and requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology.

    Cosmetology Services IV: This course is designed to enhance competencies in nail diseases and disorders, manicures, pedicures, hairstyling, wigs, thermal curling and pressing, electricity, salon business, and safety. Units will include how to recognize signs of infections, disorders and diseases and when to decline a service. Focus will be on proper procedures for nail services by using sanitation and infection control guidelines. Hairstyling will include working with wigs and the use of thermal irons. The importance of understanding the basics of electricity and how to use equipment safety in the salon will be emphasized. The Salon Business unit will provide the student an opportunity to learn employability skills, marketing, selling, customer relations, business operations, and owning a salon. Students will earn credit hours toward the completion of the 1500 credit hours required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. In addition, this course offers the possibility of meeting articulation alignment with the technical college standards. This course provides more in-depth competencies for the co-curricular student organization SkillsUSA and presents integral components that should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course.

    Salon Internships: This laboratory course provides experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to become a cosmetologist. This course provides a portion of hours approved by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. The tasks specified by this course will allow a student to earn credit hours toward completion of the 1500 hours required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. This course provides more in-depth competencies for the co-curricular student organization SkillsUSA and presents integral components that should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course. In addition, this course offers the possibility of meeting articulation alignment with the technical college standards. Topics for this course include: chemical texturing, haircolor and bleaching, skin, scalp, and hair treatments, styling, haircutting, manicuring and pedicuring