Cosmetology

Milady Textbook

The KC Beauty Academy basic cosmetology course is designed to give you the training and skills required to pass the California State Board Cosmetology exam. Students will learn hairdressing, coloring, precision hair cutting, permanent waving and more. Upon graduating from our learning center, you will be confident and prepared for the State Board Examination, the first step in the launch of your successful career.

Curriculum

The curriculum for students enrolled in a cosmetology course shall consist of one thousand six hundred (1,600) clock hours of technical instruction and practical training covering all practices constituting the art of cosmetology pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act. The hours can be completed in approximately 12 months of full-time attendance. For the purpose of this section, technical instruction shall mean instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation and examination. Practical operation shall mean actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or mannequin.

Required theory hours

  • Cosmetology Board/Act/Rules (20 hours)
  • Cosmetology Chemistry (20)
  • Health & Hazardous Substance (20)
  • Theory of Electricity in Cosmetology (5)
  • Disinfection & Sanitation (20)
  • Bacteriology Anatomy & Physiology (15)
  • Wet Hair Styling (25)
  • Thermal Hair Styling (20)
  • Permanent Waving (20)
  • Chemical Straightening (20)
  • Hair Cutting (20)
  • Hair Color/Bleach (40)
  • Scalp & Hair Treatment (5)
  • Facial Manual (5)
  • Electrical Facial (10)
  • Chemical Facial (10)
  • Eyebrow arching/Hair Removal (10)
  • Make-Up (15)
  • Manicure (5)
  • Complete Pedicure (5)
  • Acrylic Liquid & Powder Brush-On (10)
  • Artificial Nail Tips (10)
  • Artificial Nail Wrap & Repair (5)

Required operations hours

  • Shampoo (50)
  • Disinfection & Sanitation (20)
  • Wet Hairstyling (120)
  • Thermal Hair Styling (40)
  • Press Curl (20)
  • Permanent Waving (80)
  • Chemical Straightening (25)
  • Hair Cutting (200)
  • Hair Coloring (100)
  • Bleaching (80)
  • Scalp & Hair Treatment (30)
  • Manual Facial (10)
  • Electrical Facial (15)
  • Chemical Facial (15)
  • Eyebrow Arching/Hair Removal (20)
  • Make-Up (20)
  • Manicure (15)
  • Pedicure (10)
  • Acrylic Liquid & Powder Brush-On (50)
  • Artificial Nail Tips (50)
  • Artificial Nail Wrap & Repair (20)
  • Miscellaneous (275)

Total hours needed: 1600

Apprenticeship Program

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KCBA offers an apprenticeship training program approved by the Los Angeles Unified School District and the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Under our program, as an apprentice, you will be able to earn a wage while studying to become a cosmetologist or a barber. This is a full-time, two-year, 3200-hour program. You must work at least 32 hours a week and we will provide 220 hours of classroom instruction.

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