Cosmetology II

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
450 clock hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course introduces new cosmetology concepts and builds upon the previous concepts learned in COS 0080V Cosmetology I. Topics include: The study of the skin, the study of nails, hair coloring, chemical texturizing, chemistry, anatomy and physiology and Florida law. Upon completion, students should be able to safely and competently apply Cosmetology concepts and practical skills in the salon setting. Students will begin to sharpen their technical skills and increase their speed and proficiency through continued practice of basic manual facials, hair sculpting, scalp treatments and hair reconditioning, hair lightening and hair color, shampoos, hairstyling chemical permanent waving and chemical hair relaxing, manicuring and pedicuring services. 450 clock hours


Course Details


Paige Vanderwerf
Workforce Development Building, Room 107
Telephone 850-718-2285
College extension 2285
Office hours as posted.


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course. (All textbooks and materials purchased in first course of program.)



Assignment/course outline:

See First Day Handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Cosmetology focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of the following elements of the Cosmetology industry:

See chart below.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Explain course expectations, school and program rules and regulations.  Attendance policy and competency-based education requirements; locate and appropriately use the cosmetology facilities designated for students. 

Explain the importance of employability skills and entrepreneurship skills: Work with others to analyze a situation, establish priorities, and apply resources for solving a problem or accomplishing a task; Exhibit individual behaviors that support the official goals and objectives of the organization and its members; Exchange ideas and information in oral, written or visual form with peers, supervisors and internal and external customers; Identify problems and potential causes while developing and implementing action plans for solutions; Find and use Information:  acquire, evaluate, organize, manage, interpret, and communicate information; and Exhibit flexibility and receptivity to changing technologies, methods, processes, work environments and organizational structure and practices.

Assess personal characteristics and develop skills relevant to the cosmetology industry, begin to identify ethical issues pertaining to cosmetology.

Demonstrate characteristics/habits of a quality learning and working environment.

Demonstrate and explain safety procedures and precautions while completing assignments.

Demonstrate first aid treatment for various injuries that may occur in the cosmetology clinic or salon.

List the functions of the skin.

Describe the composition of the skin.

Explain types of skin.

Identify skin disease and disorders and differentiate between those that can be treated by a cosmetologist and the ones that must be referred to a physician.

Demonstrate the proper procedure for skin analysis and a basic manual facial.

Demonstrate the proper procedure for day and evening makeup applications.

Demonstrate the proper procedure for basic waxing procedures.

Describe and recognize the structure of the nail.

Explain the growth of the nail.

Identify nail disease, disorders and conditions and differentiate between those that can be treated by a cosmetologist and the ones that must be referred to a physician.

Define color and describe the law of color.

Define melanin and how its presence in hair affects the color of hair.

Describe gray hair.

Identify natural level and tone.

Identify artificial level, tone and intensity.

Explain additional hair color considerations.

Demonstrate the proper application techniques used for temporary, semi-permanent, oxidative color going lighter, oxidative color going darker, double process blonding, and foil highlighting.

Identify the steps in consultation and recommendation of procedure and products before a chemical texturizing service.

Identify physical and chemical processes in chemical texturizing services.

Identify products used in chemical texturizing services and how they affect the hair.

Demonstrate an understanding of the manufacturer’s directions for application and processing of chemical texturizing products.

Demonstrate the proper application procedure for permanent waving, virgin relaxer, retouch relaxer and soft curl perms.

Define matter.

List and describe the five elements that make up the hairs structure.

Describe the structure and behavior of atoms and bonds.

Describe the pH scale and values associated with water, acids and alkalines.

Identify the precautions necessary for various classifications of chemicals when working with professional products and cosmetics.

Define the structure and function of cells.

Describe the structure and function of tissues.

Recognize the function of the primary organs of the human body.

Define and describe the functions of the body systems within the human body.

Describe the structure and function of the seven basic body systems.

Recognize Florida Laws and Regulations set forth by the State Board of Cosmetology and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation that govern cosmetology schools and salons.




COS 1:
Demonstrate mastery of Cosmetology knowledge and skills

COS 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Cosmetology work setting.

COS 3: Apply critical thinking/problem-solving and diagnostic skills proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Cosmetology work setting.

COS 4: Exhibit inter-personal and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Cosmetology work setting.

COS 5: Exhibit organizational and professional skills appropriate for Cosmetologists.

COS 6: Exhibit employability and/or entrepreneurship skills as appropriate for employees in a Cosmetology work setting and/or entrepreneurship skills as appropriate for employees in a Cosmetology work setting.


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Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The instructor will provide a cooperative, competency-based learning program with required classroom lecture classes, learning activity guides, videos, handouts, hands-on instruction, DVD, and computer-assisted instruction.  Scheduled program workshops, seminars, special assigned projects, and style show attendance is required for credit.


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