Hair Designer - HD21

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Valdosta Campus
  • Cook Campus
  • Coffee Campus
  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Program Overview

The Hair Designer Technical Certificate of Credit is a sequence of courses that prepares students for careers in the field of hair design. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes specialized training in safety, sanitation, state laws, rules, and regulations, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, hair and scalp diseases and disorders, hair treatments and manipulations, hair shaping, hair styling, artificial hair, braiding/intertwining hair, chemical reformation and application, hair coloring, hair lightening, reception, sales, management, and work ethics. The curriculum meets state licensing requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

 

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (36 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces fundamental both theory and practices of the cosmetology profession. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Topics include: state rules, and regulations; state regulatory agency, image; bacteriology; decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: COSM 1000

Provides instruction in the chemistry and chemical reactions of permanent wave solutions and relaxers, application of permanent waves and relaxers. Precautions and special problems involved in applying permanent waves and relaxers will be emphasized. Topics include: permanent wave techniques, chemical relaxer techniques, chemistry, physical and chemical change, safety procedures, permanent wave and chemical relaxer application procedures, hair analysis, scalp analysis, permanent wave procedures (in an acceptable time frame), relaxer application (in an acceptable time frame), and Hazardous Duty Standards Act Compliance.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: COSM 1000

Introduces the theory, procedures and products used in the care and treatment of the scalp and hair, disease and disorders and their treatments and the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo, condition, and recondition the hair and scalp.
COSM
1030
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: COSM 1000

Introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply haircutting techniques, advanced haircutting techniques, proper safety and decontamination precautions, hair design elements, cutting implements, head, hair and body analysis, and client consultation.
COSM
1040
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: COSM 1000

Introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to create shapings, pin curls, finger waves, roller placement, blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, artificial hair and augmentation, and comb-outs. Laboratory training includes styling training on manikin. Topics include: braiding/intertwining hair, styling principles, pin curls, roller placement, finger waves, skip waves, ridge curls, blow dry styling, thermal curling, thermal pressing, thermal waving, artificial hair and augmentation, comb-outs, and safety precautions.
COSM
1050
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: COSM 1000

Introduces the theory and application of temporary, semipermanent, demipermanent-deposit only, and permanent hair coloring, hair lightening, and color removal products and application. Topics include: principles of color theory, hair structure, color, tone, classifications of color, hair lightening, color removal, application procedures, safety precautions, client consultation, product knowledge, hair color challenges, corrective solutions, and special effects.

Prereqs: COSM 1000, COSM 1020, COSM 1030, COSM 1040

Coreqs: None

Provides laboratory experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist. The allocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is required by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. This course includes a portion of the required hours for licensure. Topics include: permanent waving and relaxers; various hair color techniques, foiling and lightening; skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; dispensary; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

Prereqs: COSM 1000, COSM 1010, COSM 1020, COSM 1030, COSM 1040, COSM 1050

Coreqs: None

Provides laboratory experiences necessary for the development of skill levels required to be a competent cosmetologist. The allocation of time to the various phases of cosmetology is prescribed by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology. This course includes a portion of the hours required for licensure. Topics include: permanent waving and relaxers; hair color, foiling, lightening, skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; clipper design, precision cutting, styling; dispensary; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; product knowledge, customer service skills, client retention, State Board Rules and Regulations guidelines, and State Board foundation prep.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: COSM 1090

Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The appropriate number of applications for completion of state board service credit requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include: texture services; permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and lightening; skin, scalp, and hair treatment; haircutting; styling; dispensary; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: COSM 1100

Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include: permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and bleaching; skin, scalp, and hair treatments; haircutting; dispensary; styling; manicure/pedicure/advanced nail techniques; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; and state licensure preparation.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: COSM 1110

This course provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting. Topics include: permanent waving and relaxers; hair color and lightening; hair and scalp treatments; haircutting; dispensary; styling; reception; safety precautions/decontamination; Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance; and state licensure preparation.
COSM
1120
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the steps involved in opening and operating a privately owned salon. Topics include: law requirements regarding employment, tax payer education / federal and state responsibilities, law requirements for owning and operating a salon business, business management practices, and public relations and career development.

 

Cosmetology Student

Related Program Options:

Cosmetology Diploma
Shampoo Technician TCC

Cosmetology Brochure

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Advisors

Joy Clemons
Cosmetology Instructor
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 366
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext.3027
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus

Kristy Henderson
Area Director
Office: 117
Phone: (229) 468-2044
Email:
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Karen Hutcheson
Cosmetology Instructor
Office: Berrien Hall, Office 366
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext: 3029
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus

Leigh Ingra
Cosmetology Instructor
Office: Room 101
Phone: (229) 549-7368 ext 7834
Email:
Campus: Cook Campus

April Lott
Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Phone: (229) 468-2231
Email:
Campus: Coffee Campus

Dorothy Sharpe
Cosmetology Instructor
Office: COOK
Phone: (229) 549-7644 ext. 7834
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus

Tabitha Wilcox
Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 366
Phone: 229-333-2104 ext, 3026
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus