201 KAR 12:082. School's course of instruction.


          RELATES TO: KRS 317.050(8), 317A.090

          STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 317A.060(1), 317A.090

          NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 317A.060(1) requires the board to promulgate administrative regulations governing schools of cosmetology, including their hours and courses of instruction. KRS 317A.090 establishes the requirements for schools of cosmetology. This administrative regulation establishes requirements for the hours and courses of instruction of schools of cosmetology.


          Section 1. The regular courses of instruction for cosmetology students shall contain courses relating to the four subject areas identified in this section.

          (1) The first area of courses shall relate to professional practices, which shall include:

          (a) The cosmetology profession:

          1. Cosmetology vocabulary;

          2. Brief history: how it began, and changes; and

          3. Ethics: ethics in a beauty salon; and salon conduct;

          (b) Salon procedures:

          1. Hygiene and good grooming:

          a. Personal and public;

          b. Personal characteristics; and

          c. Responsibilities of a cosmetologist;

          2. Professional attitudes and salesmanship:

          a. Personality development;

          b. Salesmanship and business management;

          c. Customer relationship; and

          d. Telephone personality;

          3. Public relations and psychology:

          a. Behavior; and

          b. Proper image; and

          (c) Specialty services:

          1. Facial treatments and make-up:

          a. Facial treatment/make-up preparation;

          b. Implements and supplies;

          c. Procedure in giving a plain facial;

          d. Purpose and effect of massage movements;

          e. Facial cosmetics;

          f. Special problems;

          g. Eyebrow arching; and

          h. Lash and brow dye and enhancements;

          2. Nail technology:

          a. Purpose and effect;

          b. Preparation;

          c. Equipment; and

          d. Procedures, including the following:

          (i) Plain manicure;

          (ii) Oil manicure;

          (iii) Removal of stains;

          (iv) Repair work;

          (v) Hand and arm massage;

          (vi) Buffing;

          (vii) Application of lacquer; and

          (viii) Application of artificial nails.

          (2) The second area of courses shall relate to life sciences (general anatomy), which shall include:

          (a) Osteology:

          1. Definition; and

          2. Functions;

          (b) Myology:

          1. Definition;

          2. Functions; and

          3. Types;

          (c) Neurology:

          1. Definition;

          2. Functions;

          3. Types (motor and sensory); and

          4. Principal nerves of the head, face and neck;

          (d) Angiology:

          1. Definition;

          2. Composition of blood; and

          3. Function of blood;

          (e) Dermatology:

          1. Structure of skin;

          2. Functions of skin;

          3. Appendages of skin;

          4. Conditions of the skin; and

          5. Lesions of the skin;

          (f) Trichology:

          1. Structure of hair;

          2. Composition;

          3. Blood and nerve supply;

          4. Growth and regeneration;

          5. Color;

          6. Texture;

          7. Elasticity;

          8. Porosity; and

          9. Conditions to be recognized;

          (g) Nails:

          1. Structure and composition;

          2. Growth and regeneration; and

          3. Irregularities.

          (3) The third area of courses shall relate to physical sciences (chemistry and treatment), which shall include:

          (a) Chemistry:

          1. Elements, compounds, and mixtures:

          a. Properties of;

          b. Acid and alkali; and

          c. Chemistry of water’

          2. Composition and uses of cosmetics:

          a. For the body;

          b. For the skin and face; and

          c. For the scalp and hair;

          3. Chemistry of hair lightening;

          4. Chemistry of hair coloring;

          5. Chemical hair relaxing;

          6. Chemistry of make-up;

          7. Chemistry of facial treatments;

          8. Chemistry of rinses:

          a. Soaps and shampoos; and

          b. Detergents; and

          9. Chemistry of cold waving;

          (b) Scalp and hair treatments:

          1. Purpose and effects;

          2. Preparation and procedure;

          3. Use of cap;

          4. Electricity and therapeutic ray; and

          5. Safety rules;

          (c) Shampoos and rinses:

          1. Importance of good shampoo;

          2. Purpose of effects;

          3. Required materials and implements;

          4. Brushing and drying;

          5. Types of shampoos;

          6. Rinses (not colored); and

          7. Composition;

          (d) Hair coloring:

          1. Principal reasons for coloring;

          2. Advantages of coloring;

          3. Classifications of hair coloring;

          4. Variation of products;

          5. Procedures; and

          6. Safety measures;

          (e) Hair lightening:

          1. Types of lighteners;

          2. Implements and supplies;

          3. Procedure;

          4. Special problems in hair lightening;

          5. Fillers and toners;

          6. Removal of aniline derivative tints; and

          7. Tint back to natural coloring;

          (f) Cold waving:

          1. Basic requirements;

          2. Scalp and hair analysis;

          3. Hair porosity;

          4. Hair texture;

          5. Hair elasticity;

          6. Hair density;

          7. Curling rods and chemicals;

          8. Variation of permanent wave products;

          9. Procedures;

          10. Problems; and

          11. Safety measures; and

          (g) Sterilization and sanitation:

          1. Definitions;

          2. Importance;

          3. Sterilization rules; and

          4. Methods of sterilization.

          (4) The fourth area of courses shall relate to hair designing or sculpturing, which shall include:

          (a) Hair shaping:

          1. Fundamentals of hair shaping;

          2. Correct use of tools;

          3. Designing and planning the hair cut;

          4. Sectioning and thinning;

          5. Razor and shear shaping;

          6. Wig shaping; and

          7. Safety precautions;

          (b) Hair styling:

          1. Finger waving;

          2. Pin curls;

          3. Hair partings;

          4. Artistry hair styling;

          5. Dressing of the coiffure;

          6. Special consideration in hair styling;

          7. Chemical hair relaxing and styling;

          8. Facial types; and

          9. Hair pressing and types of hot-iron curling; and

          (c) Care and styling of wigs:

          1. Purpose;

          2. Quality;

          3. Types of wigs;

          4. Ordering wigs;

          5. Cleaning;

          6. Shaping;

          7. Tinting and color rinsing;

          8. Setting; and

          9. Safety precautions.


          Section 2. A school shall teach the students about the various supplies and equipment used in the usual salon practices.


          Section 3. A school shall have the following charts or visual aids available for students' use:

          (1) Charts or visual aids showing anatomy of muscles of face and neck with special reference to the direction of muscle fibers and function of muscle or groups of muscles; and

          (2) Charts or visual aids showing anatomy of nails.


          Section 4. A student shall receive not less than 1,800 hours in clinical class work and scientific lectures with:

          (1) 450 minimum lecture hours for science and theory;

          (2) 1,305 minimum clinic and practice hours; and

          (3) Forty-five (45) hours of applicable Kentucky statutes and administrative regulations.


          Section 5. One (1) hour per week shall be devoted to the teaching and explanation of the Kentucky law as set forth in KRS Chapter 317A and the administrative regulations of the board.


          Section 6. A school of cosmetology shall maintain and teach the curriculum established in this section.

          (1) The curriculum for freshmen students shall be:

          (a) Theory and related theory class, 100 hours, which shall include:

          1. General theory, including Kentucky cosmetology law and applicable administrative regulations promulgated thereunder;

          2. Clinical theory; and

          3. Lecturing theory; and

          (b) Clinical and related theory class (freshman practice class on students or mannequins), 200 hours, which shall include:

          1. Cold waves;

          2. Facials and make-up;

          3. Complete "S" formations or complete finger waves;

          4. Pin curl technique;

          5. Hair shaping;

          6. Hair styling techniques;

          7. Lash and brow tint and enhancements;

          8. Eyebrow arches;

          9. Nail technology;

          10. Scalp treatments;

          11. Shampooing;

          12. Hair coloring, bleaching, and rinsing (mixing and formulas);

          13. Heat permanent;

          14. Safety measures.

          (2) The curriculum for junior and senior students shall be:

          (a) Theory and related theory class, 500 hours, including:

          1. Professional practices;

          2. Life sciences (general anatomy);

          3. Physical sciences (chemistry and treatment);

          4. Hair designing safety measures; and

          5. Kentucky cosmetology laws and applicable administrative regulations; and

          (b) Clinical class, 1,000 hours, including:

          1. Hair conditioning treatments;

          2. Scalp treatments;

          3. Hair shaping;

          4. Shampoos;

          5. Cold waves;

          6. Chemical hair relaxing (permanent wave);

          7. Complete "S" formation and complete finger waves;

          8. Pin curl techniques;

          9. Hair styles;

          10. Iron curling;

          11. Hair coloring and toning;

          12. Bleaches and frostings;

          13. Facials and make-up;

          14. Nail technology;

          15. Lash and brow tints and enhancements;

          16. Eyebrow arches;

          17. Color rinses (certified color);

          18. Wiggery;

          19. Professional ethics and good grooming;

          20. Salesmanship;

          21. Reception desk and telephone answering;

          22. Recordkeeping;

          23. Dispensary (procedures for ordering supplies and retail merchandise);

          24. Personality development;

          25. Salon management; and

          26. Public relations.


          Section 7. In addition to the regular course of instruction, a cosmetology school may have two (2) related lectures and demonstrations per month.


          Section 8. Time not utilized in theory or clinic work shall be used for study periods or library work.


          Section 9. A school shall furnish students text books that:

          (1) Have been approved by the board; and

          (2) Are in paper or electronic format.


          Section 10. A student of cosmetology shall not be permitted to work on the public until the student has completed 300 hours of instruction.


          Section 11. A student of cosmetology shall be allowed a total of sixteen (16) hours for out-of-school activities pertaining to the profession of cosmetology per 1,800 hours, not to exceed eight (8) hours per day, if it is reported within ten (10) days of the field trip or education show to the board office on the Certification of Cosmetology Field Trip * Hours form, or Certification of Cosmetology Student Education Show * Hours form, as appropriate.


          Section 12. A student of cosmetology shall be allowed a total of sixteen (16) hours for attending educational programs per 1,800 hours, not to exceed eight (8) hours per day, if it is reported within ten (10) days of the field trip or education show to the board office on the Certification of Cosmetology Field Trip * Hours form, or Certification of Cosmetology Student Education Show * Hours form, as appropriate.


          Section 13. A copy of the Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists' statutes and administrative regulations shall be made available to all students.


          Section 14. The nail technician curriculum shall include the following:

          (1) Science and theory, 200 hours, which shall include:

          (a)1. Equipment;

          2. Sterilization;

          3. Sanitation;

          4. Chemistry and types of artificial nails;

          5. Public and personal hygiene safety measures; and

          6. Statutes and administrative regulations governing cosmetology and nail technology;

          (b) Nail condition and manicure techniques;

          (c) Hand and arm massage;

          (d) Science pertaining to areas of hands and arms;

          (e)1. Personality;

          2. Grooming;

          3. Salon management;

          4. Professional ethics; and

          5. Cosmetic theory laws;

          (f) Nails:

          1. Structure and composition;

          2. Growth and regeneration; and

          3. Irregularities; and

          (2) Clinical, 400 hours, which shall include:

          (a) Oil and plain manicure;

          (b) Nail polish changes:

          1. Nail polish changes;

          2. Moons;

          3. Half-moons; and

          4. Tips;

          (c) Hand and arm massage;

          (d) Safety measures;

          (e) Care of equipment;

          (f) Removal of stains;

          (g) Repair work including wraps and tips;

          (h) Buffing;

          (i) Application of lacquer; and

          (j) Application of artificial nails.


          Section 15. The course of study and curriculum for an apprentice instructor shall include as a minimum, for a total of 1,000 hours, the following:

          (1) Orientation, fifteen (15) hours;

          (2) Psychology of student training, fifty (50) hours;

          (3) Introduction to teaching, thirty (30) hours;

          (4) Good grooming and personality development, fifty (50) hours;

          (5) Course outlining and development, forty (40) hours;

          (6) Lesson planning, forty-five (45) hours;

          (7) Teaching techniques (methods), eighty (80) hours;

          (8) Teaching aids, audio-visual techniques, eighty (80) hours;

          (9) Demonstration techniques, fifty-five (55) hours;

          (10) Examinations and analysis, sixty (60) hours;

          (11) Classroom management, forty-five (45) hours;

          (12) Recordkeeping, twenty-five (25) hours;

          (13) Teaching observation, sixty-five (65) hours;

          (14) Teacher assistant, ninety (90) hours; and

          (15) Pupil teaching (practice teaching), 270 hours.


          Section 16. An apprentice instructor shall be under the immediate supervision and instruction of a licensed instructor during the school day. An apprentice instructor shall not assume the duties and responsibilities of a licensed supervising instructor.


          Section 17. All records of apprentice instructors' hours earned shall be recorded on the Monthly Attendance Report form supplied by the board office on or before the tenth day of each month.


          Section 18. The board may permit an individual to enroll in a school for a special brush-up course in any of the following subjects::

          (1) Permanent waving, and all chemical control;

          (2) Nail technology, hand and arm massage, and application of artificial nails;

          (3) All iron curls;

          (4) Facials;

          (5) Hair coloring and bleaching;

          (6) Scalp massage;

          (7) Hair shaping, trimming, and thinning;

          (8) Science; or

          (9) Hair dressing and styling.


          Section 19. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

          (a) "Certification Of Cosmetology Field Trip * Hours", 2003;

          (b) "Certification Of Cosmetology Student Education Show * Hours", 2003; and

          (c) The "Monthly Attendance Report" Form, 2003.

      (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at Kentucky State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, 111 St. James Court, Suite A, Frankfort Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (2 Ky.R. 182; eff. 11-12-1975; Am. 3 Ky.R. 388; eff. 12-1-76; 7 Ky.R. 483; 640; eff. 2-4-81; 11 Ky.R. 1441; eff. 5-14-85; 16 Ky.R. 1605; eff. 4-12-90; 22 Ky.R. 613; 1452; eff. 1-25-96; 23 Ky.R. 2195; 2969; eff. 3-14-97; 30 Ky.R. 962; 1565; 1910; eff. 2-16-2004; 40 Ky.R. 374; 1027; eff. 12-6-2013.)