much important information, especially when including hair, skin, nails, and
natural hair cultivation. 125 practical hours is way too many for this area.
In subject (b): hair care services, there are 15 (xv) topics with 200 theory hours,
600 practical hours and 425 minimum practical applications. Whereas there are 4
(iv) topics in Esthetic services and 3(iii) in Manicuring services with 100 theory
hours, 150 practical hours, and 25 minimum practical applications in both
esthetics and manicuring. When you do the math that gives a student a minimum
1.41 hours to complete 1 hair application and a minimum of 6 hours to complete
1 esthetic application and a minimum of 6 hours to complete 1 manicuring
application. I think that a minimum of 6 hours is way too much time to complete a
esthetic or manicuring application and a minimum of 1.41 hours is not nearly
enough time to complete most hair applications. In comparison to esthetics and
manicuring having 3.5 hours to complete 1 application. I believe that more
practical hours need to be put back into hair care services.
The Esthetic services theory hours is now 100 and the Manicuring Services theory
hours is now 100. When we do the math of 15 (xv) cosmetology topics with 200
theory hours, a student will spend 13.33 hours per topic in hair services, 25 hours
per topic in esthetic services (100 theory hours and 4 topics), and 33.33 hours per
topic in manicure services (100 hours and 3 topics). When researching in the Pivot
Point cosmetology textbook there is approximately 37 hours in skin and 34 hours
in nails. It will be very difficult for a school to teach 100 hours of theory with a
traditional cosmetology textbook, without having to also include an esthetic and
manicuring textbook into the student kit and book fee.
Overall, when looking at the new revised version of the cosmetology curriculum it
does not make sense to spend more theory and practical hours in skin and
manicuring services and less in hair services. Many hair services require more
technical knowledge and skill and overall time to complete then skin and
manicuring services. Not to mention the majority of cosmetology students want
to learn hair services with all the new trendy cut and color techniques and
textured hair. I definitely believe this curriculum needs to be relooked and more
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