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. 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 tweezers;

(31) Hair removal with razor; and

(32) Makeup application.

(d) Each school must develop and use performance evaluation plans for each of the Board required performances listed in this Paragraph. Evaluation plans must include a minimum of infection control, tool safety, draping, and safe application. Teachers must ensure students follow infection control, tool safety, draping, and safe application of products for all service performances. Students must pass the infection control and blood exposure procedures evaluation plan with a score of 100 percent, received theory and practical instructions, and passed each of the following performance evaluations prior to performing services on a live model:

(1) Blow drying and hot iron;

(2) Hair cut with shears, a razor and clipper.

(3) Color application including virgin and retouch

(4) Relaxer application including virgin and retouch;

(5) Permanent waving;

(6) Basic manicure with pedicure difference;

(7) Basic facial including steam; and

(8) Waxing.

(e) 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.


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. September 1, 2020; October 1, 2019.