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Cosmetology Program

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The International School Of Beauty Cosmetology Program prepares students for a career as a :

Hair Stylist, Hair Colorist, Manicurist, Make-up Artist, Consultant on Beauty and Personal Appearance, Beauty and Cosmetic Sales, Beauty Salon Manager, Beauty Salon Owner, Cosmetology Teacher, Supervisor, Director or School Owner.


The curriculum for students enrolled in a Cosmetology course shall consist of one thousand (1000) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of Cosmetology pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act.  Technical instruction means instructions given by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation or examination. Practical operations shall mean actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin.

The following is a description of the minimum required technical and practical subjects as required by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Section 950.1 Title 16, Division 9, California Code of Regulations.

Health and Safety: Including instruction on hazardous substances, chemical safety, safety and data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals, preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and regulations, and preventing communicable diseases.

Board Approved Health & Safety Course (B&P 7389 (a): Including instruction on hazardous substances, basic labor laws, and physical and sexual assault awareness.

Disinfection and Sanitation: Including instruction on disinfection procedures to protect the health and safety of consumers as well as the technician and proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.

Chemical Hair Services: Including instruction on coloring, straightening, waving, bleaching, hair analysis, predisposition and strand test.

Hairstyling Services: Including instruction on arranging, blow drying, cleansing, curling, dressing, hair analysis, shampooing, waving, and non chemical straightening, and hair cutting, including the use of shears, razors, electrical clippers and trimmers and thinning shears, for wet and dry cutting.

Skin Care: Including instruction on chemical and manual facials and massaging, stimulating, exfoliating, cleansing, or beautifying the face, scalp, neck, or body by the use of hands, esthetic devices, cosmetic products, antiseptics, lotions, tonics, or creams that do not result in the ablation or destruction of the live tissue.

Hair Removal and Lash and Brow Beautification: Including instruction on tinting and perming eyelashes and brows and applying eyelashes to any person, and includes removing superfluous hair from the body of any person by use of depilatories, tweezers sugaring, nonprescription chemicals, or waxing, or by the use of devices and appliances of any kind of description, except by the use of lasers or light waves, which are commonly known as rays.

Manicure and Pedicure: Including instruction on water and oil manicures, hand and arm massage, foot and ankle massage, nail analysis, and artificial nail services, including but not limited to, acrylic, liquid and powder brush-ons, dip, tips, wraps and repairs.


Theory  Practical
Health and Safety and Board approved Health and Safety Course 100 0
Disinfection and Sanitation 25 75
Chemical Hair Services 60 190
Hairstyling Services 50 200
Skin Care 58 92
Hair Removal and Lash and Brow Beautification 20 30
Manicure and Pedicure 20 80

Distance Education (if applicable) Theory Practical On Campus
Health and Safety and Board approved Health and Safety Course 100 0
Disinfection and Sanitation 25 75
Chemical Hair Services 60 190
Hairstyling Services 50 200
Skin Care 58 92
Hair Removal and Lash and Brow Beautification 20 30
Manicure and Pedicure 20 80



  • To successfully master training requirements needed to make application for state licensure or certification.
  • To develop professional skills and attitudes in the interest of safety and sanitation for oneself as well as other.
  • To graduate from this institution possessing those skills to help secure at minimum entry level employment.


  • To successfully acquire the kowledge of the laws and rules regulating California.
  • To successfully acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases for the course of study.
  • To successfully acquire knowledge of the general theory as relative to the course curriculum.
  • To successfully acquire business management techniques, which are common in the insdustry.
  • To successfully acqure the necessary skill to perform practical procedures relative to the course curriculum.


  • Learn the proper use of implements relative to services offered in the program curriculum.
  • Acquire the knowledge of performing a client consultation before all services to recognize any contraindications.
  • Learn the procedures and the terminology used in performing all services.


  • To be able to appreciate good workmanship as developed throughout the program.
  • To possess a positive attitude toward the public and fellow workers.
  • To appreciate honesty, integrity and ethics in oneself and others.
  • To have an improved personality while dealing with students, patrons, and colleagues.


The student shall have completed “Theory and Operations” as required by the California Code of Regulations sections 950.8 and 950.9 with an average grade of  “C” (70%) or better.


  • Will have completed all required classroom and practical/laboratory education and training; with a grade-point average of no less than 70%”C”.
  • Will have completed an SAP evaluation.
  • Will have had an exit interview with administration.
  • Unless a written arrangement has been made with the students, the student will have paid all tuition due to the school prior to graduation.
  • Students who have reached at minimum the age of 17 years will be assisted in completing the necessary documents to file the appropriate Barbering and Cosmetology examination.
  • All students shall receive a diploma/certificate of completion for the chosen program upon graduation from the school.


The applicant must be 17 years of age or older and have completed the 10th grade.  A license will be granted by the State of California only after the student has successfully completed and graduated from the course as described above and passed the licensing exam with an overall average of 75%.

Books:  This institution provides the following books as per their course of study. Pivot Point Salon Fundamentals Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics, Manicuring textbook and study guide.


  • Students will be tested and receive a letter grade after the completion of each theory course.
  • In most instances, tests will be graded during class, immediately after the completion of the test, and after recording the results on student’s individual grade sheet, the test will be returned to student.
  • Students will be tested on their Basic Practical Operations at the end of the freshman class hours and upon evaluation by the Freshman Class Instructor and will be approved to graduate to work on the clinic floor.
  • Cosmetology students will be assessed at 450, 900, 1250 and 1600 hours.
  • Barbering students will be assessed at 450, 900, 1200 and 1500 hours.
  • Esthetician-Skin Care Specialist will be assessed at 450 and 900 hours.
  • Esthetics, Instructor Training, Massage Therapy, Manicuring/Nail Care, Barber Crossover to Cosmetology and Cosmetology Crossover to Barber students will be assessed at 50% and 100% of their class attendance (depending upon class clock hours) and receive a grade as outlined in the S.A.P.
  • Students will receive a copy of their progress report upon the completion of each evaluation period.
  • Overall grades are determined on the basis of the student’s attitude and his/her ability to perform elements of the course curriculum. Approximately 25 percent of the grade will be based upon written tests, 50 percent, upon attendance and the remaining 25 percent is based upon practical performance skills.

Letter Grades are determined as follows:

90% to 100% “A” Excellent
80% to 89% “B” Good
70% to 79% “C” Average
60% to 69% “D” Needs to Retake Test
0% to 59% “F” Failed

Students need to retake all tests with score below 70%

Students must maintain a “C” average for successful progression and graduation. Students who meet the minimum for attendance and academic progress shall be considered to be making SATISFACTORY PROGRESS until the next scheduled evaluation. Students who do not meet such requirements shall be deemed to be either (1) Under Warning (2) Not Making Satisfactory Progress/On Probation.

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