Cosmetology

Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology and Barbering Curriculum makes students eligible to get their State License, work in a high end salon and advance their career as a professional cosmetologist.

If you want to work in the beauty industry, our Utah cosmetology curriculum will prepare you to pass your state's exams, while teaching you everything you need to know about business management, general sciences, hair design and more. With a total of 1600 hours, here is how the Cosmetology Curriculum is divided and what you will learn:

Pre-Clinical 160 hrs.

  • History of cosmetology/barbering
  • Personal, client and salon safety
  • Aseptic techniques and sanitary procedures
  • Sterilization methods and procedures
  • Health risks to the cosmetologist/barber

Business Management 35hrs.

  • Regulatory agencies and tax laws
  • Business and salon management
  • Developing a clientele
  • Professional image
  • Professional ethics
  • Professional associations
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Legal issues
  • Malpractice liability
  • Tax laws

General Sciences 150 hrs.

  • Human immune system
  • Diseases and disorders of the skin, nail, hair, and scalp
  • Bacteriology
  • Sanitation
  • Sterilization
  • Decontamination
  • Infection control
  • Tools and equipment for cosmetology, barbering; high frequency or galvanic current and heat lamps
  • Anatomy
  • Basic science of cosmetology/barbering of the skin, hair and scalp
  • Physiology of the human body; including skin & nails
  • Electricity and light therapy
  • Chemistry for the cosmetologist/barber

Esthetics 190hrs.

  • Temporary removal of superfluous hair by waxing
  • Treatment of the skin
  • Packs and masks
  • Aroma therapy
  • Application of makeup including; application of false eyelashes; arching of the  eyebrows; tinting of the eyelashes and eyebrows
  • Medical devices
  • Basic facials
  • Skin treatments; manual
  • Massage of the face and neck
  • Chemistry for Cosmetics

Nails 190 hours

  • natural nail manicures and pedicures
  • artificial nail techniques including; wraps, nail tips, gel nails, sculptured acrylic nails,  and nail art
  • pedicures and massaging the lower leg and foot
  • chemistry for nail technology

Hair Design 690 hrs

  • Properties of the hair skin and scalp
  • Hair styling
  • Wet and thermal styling
  • Permanent waving
  • Hair coloring
  • Chemical hair relaxing
  • Thermal hair straightening
  • Hair cutting, sheers
  • Shaving
  • Wigs and artificial hair
  • Draping
  • Clipper variations
  • Razor cutting for men
  • Mustache and beard design
  • Hair extensions
  • Utah examination review for cosmetologist, barb

Elective topics 35 hrs

  • Elective topics such as nutrition and exercise, reflexology, etc.
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid

Utah examination review for cosmetologist, barber – 150 hrs


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Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering
Cosmetology /barbering
Program Level - Undergraduate certificate
Program Length - 12 months