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Esthetician Program


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The curriculum for students enrolled in an Esthetics course shall consist of six hundred (600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices of an Esthetician. Technical instruction means instructions by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operations mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person. It is noted that 295 hours are devoted to clinical-theory experience, which will include all phases of Esthetics and 305 hours of practical operations. The following is a description of the minimum required technical and practical subjects are required by the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Section 950.1 Title 16, Division 9, California Code of Regulations.

COSMETOLOGY ACT BOARD RULES AND REGULATIONS: Shall include, but not limited to The Barbering and Cosmetology Act as well as the Board’s Rules and Regulations and safety measures.

HEALTH & SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: Shall include, but not limited to knowledge of hazardous substances and training in chemicals and health in establishments, the use of material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous-chemicals and preventing communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.

DISINFECTION AND SANITATION: Shall include, but not limited to proper procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician, proper disinfection procedures and disposal of equipment used in establishments as well as sanitary conditions of the work environment.

BACTERIOLOGY, ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, and SKIN ANALYSIS & CONDITIONS: Shall include, but not limited to the recognition of bacteria and the spread of communicable disease and how it is prevented in the workplace. The structures, composition and functions of the human body and their systems as well as the proper terminology used in the subject matter as well as checking for conditions, abrasions, and diseases and any contraindications for services.

FACIALS-MANUAL:Shall include skin analysis, cleansing, scientific manipulations, packs and masks.

FACIALS-ELECTRICAL:Shall include the use of all electrical modalities and apparatuses, including dermal lights.

FACIALS-CHEMICAL:Shall include peeks, packs, scrubs, and masks.

EYEBROW ARCHING & HAIR REMOVAL:Shall include the application of basic and corrective makeup as well as the application of false eyelashes to include strip and individual.

PREPARATION:Includes client consultation, intake procedures, contraindications, professionalism, client record keeping, pre and post-operative care & CPR/AED, salon & spa skills.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING/TESTING/COMMUNICATION SKILLS/CLIENT CONSULTATION/SALON MANAGEMENT:Shall include, but not limited to training in the area of communication skills includes professional ethics, salesmanship, basic tax information relating to booth renters, independent contractors, employees and employers.

SUBJECTS OF TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION: Minimum Hours of Technical Instruction:
Cosmetology Act/Board Rules & Regulations 10
Health and Safety (minimum of 200 technical hours) 40
Disinfection and Sanitation 10
Bacteriology Anatomy & Physiology, Skin Analysis & Conditions 15
Facials-Manual 20
Facials-Electric 30
Facials-Chemical 20
Eyebrow Arching & Hair Removal: Tweeze 05
Wax & Depilatories 20
Makeup: Corrective including False Eyelashes 20
Preparation 15
Additional Training, Orientation 90

Disinfection of Instruments/ Daily Clean-up duties 40
Facials-Manual 40
Facials-Electric 60
Facials-Chemical 40
Hair Removal to include Waxing, Tweezing, and Depilatories 85
Makeup, corrective, basic, skin analysis, and application of false eyelashes 40



  • To successfully master training requirements needed to give instruction by demonstration lecture, classroom participation or examination.
  • To develop professional skills and attitude in the interest of the students learning environment.
  • To graduate from this institution possessing those skills to help secure at minimum, entry level employment.


  • To successfully enforce the knowledge of the laws and rules regulating California.
  • To successfully enforce the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases for the course of study.
  • To successfully deliver knowledge of the general theory as relative to the course curriculum.
  • To successfully teach business management techniques, which are common in the industry.
  • To successfully teach the necessary skills to perform practical procedures relative to the course curriculum.


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


  • To be able to teach good workmanship skills.
  • To possess a positive attitude toward the students, public and fellow workers.
  • To instill 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.
  • 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:  Pivot Point Salon Fundamentals-Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics and 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

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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