21 NCAC 14T .0603 Apprentice Cosmetology Curriculum

(a) To meet the approval of the Board, an apprentice cosmetologist training course shall begin with infection control and blood exposure procedures as defined in 21 NCAC 14H .0403 and .0404 and consist of 1200 hours of instruction in theory and practical application as set forth in this Rule.

(b) Theory and practical application subjects shall include:

(1) Professional image;

(2) Infection control;

(3) Bacteriology;

(4) Disinfection;

(5) First aid;

(6) Anatomy;

(7) Electricity as it relates to cosmetic art;

(8) Chemistry as it relates to cosmetic art;

(9) Professional ethics;

(10) Draping;

(11) Shampooing;

(12) Roller sets;

(13) Pin curls;

(14) Ridge curls with C shaping;

(15) Fingerwaves;

(16) Braids;

(17) Artificial hair;

(18) Up-styles;

(19) Blowdrying;

(20) Brush control;

(21) Blowdrying with curling iron;

(22) Pressing or thermal;

(23) Hair cutting;

(24) Partings;

(25) Perm wraps;

(26) Relaxer sectioning;

(27) Color application sectioning;

(28) Scalp treatments;

(29) Manicures;

(30) Pedicures;

(31) Artificial nails;

(32) Styles and techniques of cosmetology services including:

(A) Arranging;

(B) Dressing;

(C) Curling;

(D) Waving;

(E) Cutting techniques and implements including razors, clippers, thinning shears, and shears;

(F) Cleansing;

(G) Cutting;

(H) Singeing;

(I) Bleaching, or coloring hair;

(J) Esthetics;

(K) Manicuring;

(L) Business management; and

(M) Salon business; and;

(33) Board laws, rules and website.

(c) Performances shall be defined as the systematic completion of all steps for safe and effective cosmetic art services to a client. Each school must develop and use performance evaluation plans for each of the Board required performances listed in this Paragraph and any service offered in the school. Evaluation plans must include a minimum of infection control, tool safety, draping, and safe application. In addition to the requirements set forth in Paragraph (a) of this Rule all students shall be trained on the following performance requirements:

(1) Infection Control;

(2) Blood exposure procedure;

(3) Blow drying;

(4) Hot iron;

(5) Styles that apply tension (twists, braiding, locs, or knots);

(6) Solid form cut;

(7) Elevated cut;

(8) Cut with tapered or thinning shears;

(9) Razor cut;

(10) Clipper cut;

(11) Shears over comb cut;

(12) Clippers over comb cut;

(13) Virgin darker;

(14) Virgin lightener;

(15) Retouch;

(16) Foil;

(17) Freehand painting;

(18) Relaxer virgin;

(19) Relaxer retouch;

(20) Curl reforming virgin;

(21) Curl reforming retouch;

(22) Permanent waving rod placement rectangle;

(23) Permanent waving rod placement contour;

(24) Permanent waving rod placement bricklay-overlap;

(25) Permanent waving rod placement spiral;

(26) Basic manicure;

(27) Artificial nails;

(28) Basic facial;

(29) Waxing including face and body;

(30) Hair removal with depilatory and tweezers;

(31) Hair removal with razor; and

(32) Makeup application.

(d) Sharing of performance completions shall not be allowed.

(e) Credit for a performance shall be given to only one student.

(f) Certification of performance completions shall be required on the graduation form and application for the Board examination. Graduation forms shall include the following:

(1) Student name and social security number;

(2) School code;

(3) Course type completed;

(4) Date of course completion;

(5) Number of hours and minutes completed;

(6) School owner name and signature; and

(7) School seal.

(g) Before a student may perform services on a live model the student must pass both the infection control and blood exposure procedures with a score of 100 percent and have received both theory, mannequin, and practical instruction on the performance to be completed.

 

History Note: Authority G.S. 88B-4; 88B-16;

Eff. January 1, 2012;

Amended Eff. January 1, 2015; June 1, 2013; September 1, 2012;

Readopted Eff. January 1, 2016;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2019.