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Manicuring Program

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

Manicurist, Consultant on Beauty and Personal Appearance, Beauty and Cosmetic Sales, Salon Manager or Owner.

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The following statistics are based upon those students who graduated from school between January 1 through December 31, 2017 
90% graduated on time. The median amount of debt at the time of graduation was $7,391.00. This program is not eligible for Federal Student Aid and tuition is paid by the time of graduation.
For further information regarding Manicuring Employment visit: www.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode (Code 12-4010) to access CIP (Classification of Instructional Programs) OR http://www.onetonline.org/find (Code 39-5092.00) to access SOC (Department of Labor’s Standard of Occupational Classifications)


The curriculum for students enrolled in a manicurist and pedicurist course shall consist of four hundred (400) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices of a manicurist and pedicurist. Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation means the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person. It is noted that 146 hours are devoted to clinical-theory experience which will include all phases of manicuring. Such technical instruction and practical operations shall include:


  • 10 Disinfection and Sanitation
  • 30 Water and Oil Manicures
  • 30 Complete Pedicures
  • 180 Acrylic Nails: Liquid and Powder Brush On, Nail Tips, Wraps and repairs &Nail Analysis


  • 10 Cosmetology Act/Board Rules & Regulations
  • 25 Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances (shall include, but not limited to: Chemistry: chemical composition & purpose of preparations, hazardous substances, communicable diseases, safety laws, MSDS’ including HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis B.)
  • 20 Disinfecting and Sanitation (shall include procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician.
  • 10 Bacteriology, Anatomy, and Physiology, Skin Analysis & Conditions
  • 60 Manicures and Pedicures: shall include but not limited to: water and oil manicures including hand and arm massage, complete pedicure including foot and ankle massage, application of artificial nails including liquid, gel and powder brush-ons, nail tips, nail wraps and repairs, and nail analysis
  • 25 Additional Training (Shall include the following subject matter: Salon management, Orientation communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesperson ship, decorum, record keeping, client service record cards and preparing a resume’, employment development, modeling, desk and reception, and care and other subjects relating to Manicuring and the field of Cosmetology.

MANICURES AND PEDICURES: The subject of Manicures and Pedicures shall include, but is not limited to the following techniques and procedures.  Water and oil manicures including hand and arm massage, complete pedicure including foot and ankle massage, application of artificial nails including liquid, gel, and powder brush-on, nail tips, nail wraps and repairs and nail analysis. 60 Hours Technical, 60 Hours Practical, 180 Nails

HEALTH AND SAFETY:  The required subjects of instruction in Health and Safety shall be completed with the minimum number of hours of technical instruction and practical operations for each subject-matter as follows:

LAWS AND REGULATIONS: The subject of Laws and Regulations shall include, but it not limited to, the following issues:     The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s Rules and Regulations:.10 Hours of Technical Instruction

HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: The subject of Health and Safety shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures:  Chemistry pertaining to the practice of a manicurist including the chemical composition and purpose of nail care preparations.  Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances, including training in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, ergonomics, and communicable diseases, including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.  25 Hours of Technical Instruction

DISINFECTION AND SANITATION: The subject of Disinfection and Sanitation shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures. Procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician.

The ten required minimum operations shall entail performing all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Sections 979 and 980. Disinfection shall be emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all  instruments and equipment, with special attention given to pedicure foot spa and basin disinfection    procedures detailed in Sections 980.1, 980.2 and 980.3. 20 Hours of Technical Instruction and 10 Practical Operations

BACTERIOLOGY, ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY: The subjects of Bacteriology, Anatomy and Physiology shall include, but is not limited to the following issues:  Bacteriology, anatomy, physiology, and nail analysis and conditions.


The Board recommends that schools provide training in the area of communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum, record-keeping, client service record cards, basic tax responsibilities related to independent contractors, booth renters, employees, and employers. 10 Hours of Technical Instruction


  • To successfully master training requirements needed to make application for the California State Bureau of Barbering and Cosmetology licensing examination.
  • To develop professional skills and attitudes in the interest of safety and sanitation for oneself as well as others, as is relative to having a successful career as a Manicurist.
  • To graduate from this institution possessing those skills and knowledge necessary to pass the State Board examination and secure entry-level employment.


  • To successfully acquire the knowledge of the laws and rules regulating California cosmological establishments’ practices.
  • To successfully acquire the knowledge of sterilization procedures.
  • To successfully acquire knowledge of the general theory relative to manicuring, including anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and theory relative to practical procedures performed.
  • To successfully acquire business management techniques which are common to the manicurist.



  • Learn the proper use of implements relative to all manicuring, pedicuring, and artificial nail services.
  • Acquire the knowledge to recognize the various skin conditions and disorders.
  • Acquire knowledge of analyzing the hands and feet, before all services to determine any disorders.
  • Develop the knowledge of safety precautions in the use of manicuring, pedicure and artificial nails.


  • To be able to appreciate good workmanship which is common to manicuring..
  • To possess a positive attitude toward the public and fellow workers.
  • To appreciate honesty and integrity in oneself and others.
  • To have an improved personality while dealing with patrons and colleagues.


The student shall have completed “Theory and Operations” with an average grade of  “C” (70%) or better as required by the Bureau of Barbering & Cosmetology.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: A student shall complete all required classroom and practical/laboratory education and training; with a grade-point average of no less than 70%, shall have paid all tuition due, will have a completed SAP evaluation and will have had an exit interview with administration.  Students who have reached the age of 17 years will be assisted in completing the necessary documents to file for the appropriate Barbering and Cosmetology examination. The student shall receive a diploma of completion of 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 Manicuring license will be granted by the State of California only after the student has successfully completed and graduated from the Manicuring course as described above and passed the licensing exam with an overall average of 75%.

Books: Pivot Point Salon Excellence Textbook & Theory Workbook


  • Students will be tested and receive a letter grade after the completion of each theory course module
  • 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 freshmen class hours and upon evaluation by the Freshmen Class Instructor, will be approved to graduate to work on the clinic floor.
  • Cosmetology & Barbering Students will be assessed at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% and Esthetics, Massage Therapy & Manicuring/Nail Care 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. (see page 11 of this catalog)
  • 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 tests scored below 70%.  70% is the minimum requirement

Students must maintain a “C” average for successful progression and graduation.  Students who meet the minimum requirements 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) On Probation, or (2) Not Making Satisfactory Progress.

STUDENTS WILL BE EVALUATED AT THE END OF EACH TIME PERIOD TO DETERMINE WHETHER THIS MINIMUM STANDARD IS BEING MET. Students receiving Federal Student Aid can lose eligibility for failing to meet satisfactory progress.


The International School of Beauty MANICURING Program consists of 400 class hours.

FULL-TIME PROGRAM: : The standard full-time program is Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30-5:00 pm for 12 weeks (Approx. 3 months).
THREE-QUARTER TIME PROGRAM:: The standard three-quarter time program is Tuesday-Saturday, 8:30-2:30 pm for 15 weeks. (Approx 4 months).



Students considered for enrollment must:
Possesses a verifiable High School Diploma, or equivalent GED diploma (General Education Diploma) A foreign diploma must be translated by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and confirm the academic equivalence to a U.S. High School Diploma. Note: As of July 1, 2012 Ability-toBenefit or 225 Remedial Course will no longer be accepted for admission consideration.


Students considered for enrollment must: Possesses a verifiable High School Diploma, or equivalent GED diploma (General Education Diploma) or if above the age of compulsory education must either pass a government approved Ability-to-Benefit test administered by an approved tester or complete a 225 clock hour Remedial Evaluation Program that allows the school to evaluate the student’s ability to successfully execute basic course requirements. The student is not eligible to receive Federal Student Aid during the 225 hours of instruction. HEOE section 485(a)(3)HEA section 484(d)(4)


We offer the following payment plans for our programs:
  • Personal student loans or scholarships that offer this type of assistance
  • Personalized Payment Plans with the school (note all tuition needs to be paid at the time of course graduation.

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