|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 10 and 11. Recommended prerequisite: Introduction
to Cosmetology. This course must be taken concurrently with Cosmetology
I and may not be taken as a stand-alone course. Districts are encouraged
to offer this lab in a consecutive block with Cosmetology I to allow
students sufficient time to master the content of both courses. Students
shall be awarded one credit for successful completion of this course.
(1) Career and technical education instruction provides
content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed
in current or emerging professions.
(2) The Human Services Career Cluster focuses on preparing
individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families
and human needs such as early childhood development and services,
counseling and mental health services, family and community services,
personal care services, and consumer services.
(3) Cosmetology I Lab provides instruction and content
directly aligned to the licensure requirements as established by the
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).
(4) Careers in cosmetology include all aspects of sterilization
and sanitation procedures and personal care services, including hair
care, nail care, and skin care. Students will be expected to develop
an understanding of the technical knowledge and skills needed for
success in the personal care services industry.
(5) Students are encouraged to participate in extended
learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations
and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
(6) Statements that contain the word "including" reference
content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such
as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
(c) Knowledge and skills.
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability
skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected
(A) demonstrate professionalism in selecting appropriate
attire for the profession and work site;
(B) demonstrate effective oral and written communication
with diverse individuals, including coworkers, management, and clients;
(C) demonstrate personal ownership over the quality
of individual performance;
(D) explore employment opportunities, including entrepreneurship;
(E) create appropriate document information for employment
such as a resume.
(2) The student demonstrates knowledge of rules and
regulations related to sanitation, disinfection, and health and safety
as established by TDLR. The student is expected to:
(A) apply knowledge of health and safety policies and
procedures in a work setting in compliance with TDLR requirements;
(B) demonstrate cleaning and disinfecting of the work
environment, including implements and equipment;
(C) demonstrate techniques to avoid risks and potentially
hazardous situations in compliance with TDLR requirements; and
(D) demonstrate industry best practices when disposing
of hazardous materials in compliance with TDLR requirements.
(3) The student demonstrates knowledge of appropriate
use of tools, equipment, technologies, and materials used in cosmetology.
The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate safe and effective use of tools to
enhance client services;
(B) practice and promote professional efficiency by
using ergonomically designed equipment; and
(C) critique, select, and operate effective technology
resources in a professional salon as available.
(4) The student applies the practical management skills
in simulated and actual work situations. The student is expected to:
(A) apply client consultation skills to guide individuals
in recognizing concerns and making future appointments;
(B) select and implement a client management system
appropriate for a professional work situation; and
(C) document client satisfaction, procedures, and products
to facilitate ease of consultation in future appointments.
(5) The student demonstrates proficiency in executing
basic cosmetology services as required for the state practical examination.
The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate proficiency of basic haircuts such
as zero degree, forty-five degree, ninety degree, and one hundred
(B) demonstrate basic manicure skills and techniques;
(C) demonstrate basic facial service skills and techniques;
(D) demonstrate basic chemical service applications;
(E) demonstrate basic shampooing techniques;
(F) demonstrate basic permanent waving techniques;
(G) demonstrate basic curling techniques;
(H) demonstrate basic blow drying techniques; and
(I) demonstrate basic thermal styling techniques.