Esthetics Student Handbook

Esthetics Student Handbook

ideal Beauty Academy

1401 Youngstown Dr.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
10213 Linn Station Rd.
Louisville, KY 40223

Esthetics Handbook
Revised May2011

You can get a copy of the state board laws at,

Updated May 6, 2011
Table of Contents

WHAT IS A LEADER?………………………………………………………………………………… 4
WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL?…………………………………………………………………….. 4
PARKING POLICIES……………………………………………………………………. 4 PERSONAL INFORMATION SHEET……………………………………………………. 5
LENGTH OF COURSE…………………………………………………………….….. 13
EVALUATIONS………………………………………………………………… 14
STUDENT APPEAL PROCESS……………………………………………… 14
LEAVE OF ABSENCE………………………………………………………… 15
WITHDRAWAL………………………………………………………………… 15
ATTENDANCE POLICIES……………………………………………………………………….. 18
HINTS FOR RETAINING YOUR GUESTS……………………………………………. ……. 20
TIME CLOCK PROCEDURE…………………………………………………………. 21
STATE OF INDIANA…………………………………………………………………… 22
RE-ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES…………………………………………………. 24
THEORY TESTING POLICY………………………………………………………………….. 25
STUDENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE……………………………………………………… 30
STUDENT COMPLAINT FORM………………………………………………………………. 31
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING………………………………………………………………. 32
FIRE DRILL PROCEDURE……………………………………………………………………. 33
COURSE OUTLINE…………………………………………………………………………….. 34
Mechanical Skills………………………………………………………………………… ……. 34
Subject: Sanitation and Disinfection………………………………………………… 34
Subject: Basic Facials and Treatments……………………………………….……. 35
Subject: Hair Removal…………………………………………………………………. 35
Subject: The World of Makeup………………………………………………………. 36
Subject: Skin Analysis………………………………………………………………… 37
Subject: Product Selection and Ingredients……………………………………….. 38
Subject: Treatment Room……………………………………………………… …….. 39
Applied Cosmetics…………………………………………………………………….………… 39
Subject: Skin Care History and Opportunities…………………………….……….. 39
Subject: Your Professional Image………………………………………….……….. 39
Subject: Anatomy and Physiology………………………………………….……….. 40
Subject: Chemistry for Estheticians…………………………………………………. 40
Subject: Cosmetic Chemistry………………………………………………..………. 41
Subject: Basics of Electricity……………………………………………..…………… 41
Subject: Physiology and Histology of the Skin……………………………..……… 41
Subject: Skin disorders and Diseases………………………………………………. 42
Subject: Massage……………………………………………………………………… 43
Subject: Machines……………………………………………………………………… 43
Subject: Advanced Esthetics Topics: An Industry Overview…………………….. 44
Subject: The Salon/Spa Business…………………………………………………… 44
Subject: Selling Products and Services…………………………………………….. 45
Subject: Career Planning…………………………………………………………….. 46
Attendance………………………………………………………………………………………. 45
Babor Impulse Massage………………………………………………………………. 47
Custom Blend Foundation……………………………………………………………. 48
Program #1: Caucasian Skin……………………………………………….. 49
Step 1: Create the “Base”…………………………………………………… 49
Step 2: Select the “Toner”…………………………………………………… 49
Step 3: Blending and Application…………………………………………… 50
When You Cannot Identify the Undertone………………………………………….. 50
Toner Selection Chart…………………………………………………………… ……. 51
Microdermabrasion……………………………………………………………………… 52
Microdermabrasion Treatment Procedure………………………………………….. 53
Potentially Harmful Ingredients to Avoid…………………………………………………….. 54
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate…Damage to your Skin & Body…………………………………….. 55
General Do’s and Don’t Guide………………………………………………………….. ……. 56
Skin Care News………………………………………………………………………….. ……. 58
RECEPTIONIST DUTIES……………………………………………………………………… 61
RESUME BREAKDOWN……………………………………………………………………… 62
WHAT INTERVIEWERS LOOK FOR IN YOUR. . ………………………………….……… 64
QUESTIONS INTERVIEWERS MAY ASK……………………………………………. ……. 65
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A JOB INTERVIEW……………………………………………….. 67
13 TELEPHONE TURN-OFFS……………………………………………………………….. 70
SANITARY RULES AND REGULATIONS………………………………………………….. 72
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT……………………………………………………… 74


Our goal is to provide an up-to-date course of instruction for persons above the compulsory age of high school attendance, who we feel have demonstrated through our entrance interview, the ability to benefit from this training.

Our aim is to provide each individual student with the current state-of-the-are teaching methods and to prepare them at graduation to enter the field of cosmetology after passing their state examination.

These persons will be prepared to realize their full potential as professionals in the styling salon as a stylist or technical expert in the various skills such as permanent waving, color, styling, precision shaping, or skin care and make-up. Other areas of employment these persons will be able to enter will be platform artists for major manufacturers, product technicians, sales personnel, and cosmetology education.


A leader is one who guides others in a legal and moral way and with responsibility toward himself, his position, and with regard for his fellow man. If I want to be a leader, I have to act like a leader!


A professional is one who renders service and counsel to a guest. “Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” If I want to be a professional, then I have to act like a professional.


Ideal Beauty Academy provides students parking as follows:

Tuesday through Saturday

All spaces on our front lot are reserved for guests.

(Please complete this form in its entirety.)


1. Start Date_______________________
2. Name in full:
__________________________________________________ / _____________
Mrs. Last First Middle Maiden
3. Home Address: ____________________________________________________
Street City County

State Zip Code Phone Number

4. Date of Birth ______________________________________ _______________
Month Day Year Age

Place of Birth
5. Social Security Number ________________________________
6. Are you: Single ________ Married _________ Divorced ___________
Children: _________________________________________________________
Number Ages of Children

7. Your place of employment: ___________________________________________

8. If married, complete the following:

_______________________________ ________________________________
Name of Spouse Place of Employment of Spouse

9. Name and address of person to be contacted in case of emergency:

____________________________________ _______________________
Name Phone Number


10. List name and address of the following:

Address of parent(s) or guardian

11. Father’s place of employment: _____________________________________

Mother’s place of employment: _____________________________________

12. Are you a Veteran? __________ What Branch? ___________________

Selective Service Number _________________________________________

Are you eligible for Veteran/Veteran’s dependent’s education assistance?____

13. High school attended: ____________________________________________

Year of graduation: __________________

14. College or colleges attended:

______________________________________________ Year ___________

______________________________________________ Year ___________

15. How do you plan to finance your education?

Pell Grant: __________ Student Loan: _____________ Payments: ________

16. List the high school activities in which you participated.

Musical Forensic (speech, drams, debate) Athletics

Class offices held Organizations (pep club, etc.)

17. Persons who can provide you with a character reference (clergy, teacher,



Street Address City State Zip


Street Address City State Zip

18. Where did you obtain the information which led you to enroll at ideal Beauty




Heart Disease_____________ Diabetes_____________ Epilepsy__________

Serious Hearing Loss__________________ Serious Visual Loss____________

List any other serious illness or disability: _______________________________


In the event of an emergency illness or injury, permission is hereby granted to the staff of ideal Beauty Academy to refer the above named student to a local physician.

Applicant Signature___________________________________ Date______________

Parent or Guardian Signature________________________________ Date_________

In the space provided below, tell us about yourself. What are your interests or hobbies, the things you like to do most?

In the space provide below, write a brief letter stating your reasons for wanting to attend ideal Beauty Academy and your vocational aim.


A. Timely Warnings: In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that in the judgment of the Owner/Manager constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a verbal and written warning will be issued. Anyone with information warranting a warning should report the situation to the Owner/Manager at 812-282-1371.

B. Policy for Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crimes Statistics: The Administration Office of this school prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The information in this report is compiled by the Administration Office with the help of the Owner/Manager, and local law enforcement.

C. To Report A Crime: All students and staff are to report any breach of school security such as theft, assault, or misconduct to the Owner/Manager of the school as soon as possible after the occurrence of the act, either in person or by calling 812-282-1371. If the Owner/Manager is unavailable notify the Administration Office or one of your instructors who will in turn see that the Owner/Manager is notified.

The Owner/Manager will be responsible to contact any authority such as local or state police, fire or medical personnel that might be required. The security of the school is monitored by the Owner/Manager continuously during normal business hours. Any breach of security, such as assault, robbery, sale of controlled substances, etc. will be reported to the local police and full prosecution will follow if needed. Ideal Beauty Academy does not have a campus security or police force. We report all crimes directly to the proper civil authorities.

D. Policy Statement Addressing Voluntary Confidential Reporting: ideal Beauty Academy had no policy regarding Voluntary Confidential Reporting.

E. Policy Statement Addressing Limited Voluntary Confidential Reporting: ideal Beauty Academy has no policy regarding Limited Voluntary Confidential Reporting.

F. Policy Addressing Security and Access: The security of the school is monitored by the Owner/Manager continuously during normal business hours. During normal business hours the school is open to the students, staff, and guests. During non business hours the school is accessible only by personnel with keys. After hours an alarm system is in place which is monitored by a local Security Firm. Ideal Beauty Academy has no residence halls, therefore there is no policy concerning their security.

G. Campus Police Authority and Jurisdiction: ideal Beauty Academy has no campus police.

H. Policy Statement Addressing Counselors: ideal Beauty Academy does not have Pastoral or Licensed Professional Counselors.

I. Policy Statement Addressing Security Awareness: Each staff member is given a copy of these policies upon employment and is required to review them and remain aware of their enforcement. Each student receives a copy of the policy in their student handbook the first day of class. The policy is discussed and explained in detail during their orientation the first day of class.

The Owner/Director of the school will discuss during orientation class on the first day of class the importance of the students to always guard against theft of personal property as well as the theft or misuse of school property. The Owner/Director will direct all students and staff to report all such activities to the office as soon as possible.

J. Policy Statement Addressing Crime Prevention Programs: ideal Beauty Academy has no Crime Prevention Programs available.

K. Policy Statement Addressing Criminal Activity off Campus: ideal Beauty Academy has no off campus facilities and has no policy regarding off campus criminal activity.

L. Policy Statement Addressing Alcoholic Beverages: The school through the Owner/Manager will report all illicit alcohol activities occurring that our students are involved in directly to local authorities. All students are encouraged to report any violations immediately.

M. Policy Statement Addressing Illegal Drugs: Although ideal Beauty Academy has no off campus organizations to which our students belong or reside, the school through the Owner/Manager will report all illicit drug or alcohol activities, including the possession, sale, manufacture, or distribution occurring that our students are involved in directly to local authorities. The possession, sale, manufacture, or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced. Violators are subject to criminal prosecution, fine, imprisonment and expulsion from school. Ideal Beauty Academy is a Drug Free environment and any employee or student in violation will be immediately dismissed or expelled.

N. Policy Statement Addressing Substance Abuse Education: The management of ideal Beauty Academy has adopted and put into force a Drug Free School program. All students are given a copy of our policies in their student handbooks during orientation, and are gone over in detail. In addition, all students receiving Grant and Loan money is given Drug and Alcohol Counseling, including a brochure requiring their signature.

Following are the statistics for the following crimes occurring on campus for the past 2 calendar years:

Crisis Number Reported

(A) Murder 0
(B) Rape 0
(C) Robbery 0
(D) Aggravated Assault 0
(E) Burglary 0
(F) Motor Vehicle Theft 1
(G) Forcible Sex Offenses 0
(H) Non-forcible Sex Offenses 0


The management of ideal Beauty Academy has adopted and put into force the following policy:

I. 1. Ideal Beauty Academy completely prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on our property or as part of any of our school sponsored activities.

2. The description of the applicable legal sanctions under Federal Law for the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol are given as Exhibit A of this document.

3. A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol can be found as Exhibit B of this document.

4. ideal Beauty Academy does not offer any type of in-house drug treatment or counseling for its employees or students. Upon disclosure of an employee or student to be involved in illicit drug or alcohol use ideal Beauty Academy will recommend a treatment center for professional counseling and treatment.

5a. In the event that an employee is found to be violating any of the local, state or Federal laws governing the illicit use of drugs or alcohol, the school Owner/Manager will schedule a conference with the employee. Upon disclosure, the employee will be advised that pursuant to further employment the staff member will be required to complete a rehabilitation program at a professional counseling center.

5b. Any employee found to be guilty of the sale or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol will be terminated from employment and reported to the local authorities for prosecution.

5c. Any student found to be using illicit drugs or alcohol will be scheduled for a conference with the Owner/Manager of the school. Upon disclosure the student will be required to complete a rehabilitation program from a professional group before continuing to attend classes at ideal Beauty Academy.

5b. Any employee found to be guilty of the sale or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol will be terminated from employment and reported to the local authorities for prosecution.

5c. Any student found to be using illicit drugs or alcohol will be scheduled for a conference with the Owner/Manager of the school. Upon disclosure the student will be required to complete a rehabilitation program from a professional group before continuing to attend classes at ideal Beauty Academy.

Any student found to be guilty of the sale or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol within the school will be expelled from school. All legal authorities will be contacted for prosecution and the student will be dropped from receiving any further financial assistance. All financial institutions will be notified by mail by the financial aid officer of ideal Beauty Academy.

II. Ideal Beauty Academy will schedule a review of the Guidelines for a Drug Free School Program on the biannual anniversary date of the program. At this review the past use and implementation documentation will be reviewed and any necessary changes will be implemented for the revised program.

III. As a condition of employment or attendance, employees or students will notify the institution of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than five (5) days after such conviction.

IV. As a condition of employment or attendance, the undersigned hereby gives consent to the management of ideal Beauty Academy and law enforcement officials to search his or her locker/desk for the presence of illicit drugs or alcohol, without prior notice and without any further consent. The undersigned also gives specific consent to ideal Beauty Academy and law enforcement officials to break any lock placed on any locker/desk, if necessary to conduct the search.

____________________________________________ _________________

Signature Date


Students receiving any funds from Federal Title IV financial aid programs must maintain satisfactory progress in order to continue eligibility for such funds.

Satisfactory progress in attendance and academic work is a requirement for all students enrolled in this school and in order for a student to be making satisfactory progress at this school; he/she must meet the following standards:

The length of our esthiology course in mandated by state law and consists of a minimum of 700 clock hours of in-school training. The maximum time frame for completion of all courses is 150%. In order to be making satisfactory progress the student must complete the course within the 150% maximum time frame allowance.

Course Name Course Length Maximum Time Frame/Scheduled Hours
Cosmetology 1500 Hours 2250 Hours
Esthetics 700 Hours 1050 Hours
Manicuring 450 Hours 675 Hours

The following factors will be used to determine academic progress:
1. Theory grades including homework, projects, etc.

Practical/Laboratory Work
Practical work will be evaluated in a uniform and consistent manner for all courses offered. The criteria for acceptance of practical work includes set up, safety, sanitation, preparation, consultation, staff interaction, execution, timeframe, and completion.

Theory Grades
Written theory tests are given over the subjects that are being taught in the unit of study, As the theory chapter is completed, the student will be given a written test that is scored on a scale as follows: 90-100%=A, 80-89%=B, 75-79%=C, below 75%=Failing.

Any student that fails to maintain a minimum score of 75% will be scheduled for a counseling session with the Director of the school. At this time the student will be placed on a remedial study program, which entails that the student complete all relating study chapters in their workbook and have them checked by their theory instructor for accuracy. If the student continues to fall below 75% grade level, they will be scheduled for counseling with the Manager of the school. At this time the student will be placed on not less than a 30-day (scheduled school days) probationary period. If the student fails to bring up their grade level to a 75% minimum within this period, the student will be suspended from attending any further classes. The student must make up all back tests (which are limited to only three tests failed) before they may return to school and resume their cock-in-training.

Students must maintain a schedule of attendance that will allow them to complete the program in not more than one and one-half times their course length. This means a student must be attending 67% of the possible hours of scheduled attendance to insure completion of the program within the maximum time frame.
1. Attendance is evaluated on a cumulative basis. At each evaluation point, attendance will be added to the attendance from the preceding months to determine whether the student will complete the course within the maximum time frame established in this policy.
2. Students absent more than 30 consecutive days will be terminated unless the Department of Education requires us to follow a different policy at the time of termination. The Department of Education requires a student to be more than 10 consecutive days of absenteeism before termination.

Progress reports are maintained on each student and are reviewed with the student periodically for the purpose of counseling toward maintaining passing grades.

Students meeting minimum attendance and academic requirements at evaluation will be considered making satisfactory progress, until the next scheduled evaluation. Students failing to meet minimum progress requirements will be place on probation. Students are allowed a probationary period to bring their grades up to a passing level after counseling.

PROBATION: (Determined making satisfactory progress). If improvement to minimum requirements does not occur by the end of the probation period, a second probation will apply. Financial Aid (if applicable) continues during the first probationary period.

SECOND CONSECUTIVE PROBATION: (Determined not making satisfactory progress at the end of the probationary period) financial aid funds (if applicable) are suspended until all minimum requirements for satisfactory progress are met. Student must make or increase cash payments for the balance of tuition owed until satisfactory progress is reestablished.

CONTINUED PROBATION: (Determined not to be making satisfactory progress) at the current progress student will not graduate by contract ending date. The student will owe additional instructional charges according to their enrollment contract after their contract ending date.

Furthermore, if a student does not meet the minimum satisfactory progress requirements for three (3) consecutive evaluations, the student’s enrollment may be terminated.

NOTE: It is the intent of ideal Beauty Academy to continually assess progress of the student. It is student’s responsibility to complete the program within terms of their enrollment contract.

All students who are being evaluated regardless of (a) financial funding or (b) type of evaluation (academic or attendance) shall have the ability to question and challenge the staff evaluation directly to the school Manager by filling out the request for counseling form located in the student handbook or from the school office and returning it directly to the Manager. If the documented evaluation does not appear to be valid, the Manager of the school will schedule a second evaluation that will be administered by the Manager or by a staff member other than the original evaluator. All evaluations, counseling, probations, and suspensions must be documented, signed and dated by all parties involved. Each party involved will receive a copy of the documentation.

Should a student find it necessary to be out of school for a significant period of time due to medical difficulties, a medical leave of absence must be requested in writing in advance. A physician must request this medical leave on a physician’s form. During an approved leave of absence, the student may not receive financial assistance. In the case of personal injury or illness the student is forced to temporarily take a leave of absence, this period of time in number of school days will be added to the graduation date, which will extend the student contract without causing a penalty charge. A student is allowed one or more leave per 12-month period for a total up to 180 calendar days. A leave of absence will extend a students maximum time frame and contract end date by the same number of days in the leave of absence. In the event that the contract end date has passed at the time of a leave of absence the contract end date will remain the same.

If a student is making satisfactory progress in theory and practical evaluation, but must take a leave of absence; that student’s financial aid will not be applied for until the student returns from their leave. When the student returns, they will be considered as still meeting satisfactory progress and all financial aid qualified for will be applied to the student’s account. If for any reason the student does not return from their leave when scheduled, they will be administratively dropped from ideal Beauty Academy and their financial aid that remains will be returned to the lender and applied to their account as set out in their contract.

Any student that discontinues classes or is suspended for any reason may re-enter school by scheduling a counseling session with the Manger of the school to establish future goals and class schedules as well as any additional documentation that may be needed.

If a student is dismissed or discontinues classes while meeting satisfactory progress they may re-enter classes as set forth in the school re-enrollment procedures as meeting satisfactory school progress. If a student is dismissed or discontinues classes and is not meeting satisfactory progress, they may re-enter classes but will be on 30 days probation to start to re-establish satisfactory progress. Failure to meet satisfactory progress standards within this 30 days probation will result in the student being dismissed from school for a period of not less than 6 months or more than 12 months period of time, before re-enrollment will be allowed.

If a student finds it necessary to discontinue scheduled classes for reasons beyond their control (health, family health, injury, etc.) all financial aid shall be held in abeyance by the school until such time as the student shall re-enter classes. If the student is placed on probation all eligible funds shall be administered by the school and applied to the student’s account as needed for the length of the probation period, as the student on probation will be considered as meeting satisfactory progress. If the student is suspended, all financial aid funds will be returned to the appropriate agencies if the student fails to re-enter. If the student does re-enter, within the appropriate time period, the school will ask the appropriate agency to re-issue the check.


1. All students must be in class, signed in on the theory sign in sheet and ready at the start of each session.

2. If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may not enter the class room for theory session. Consistently late students must report to office, and their tardiness will be handled on an individual basis.

3. If a student must be absent from school, please call the office before 10:00 AM Tuesday through Saturday. A letter must be submitted starting reasons for any absences beyond three (3) days.
a) In order for an absence to be excused it must be for: Sickness (A Doctors note on Doctors stationary is required). Death in the immediate family (parents, siblings, spouse, or children etc), or you have written permission from the Director 2 weeks prior to taking off.
b) An excused absence is one with no prior written permission from the Director, or no Doctors note.

4. Students must make up time for absences. An hourly rate as stated on student contract will be charged on any student who fails to complete their training within the allotted contract date; this charge will be applied only after the contract ending date.

5. Students are not permitted to leave the school while clocked in, without permission from the office.

6. Students will have one half hour off for lunch.

7. Each student will check only himself or herself IN or OUT at the time clock.

8. For a more profession appearance, student’s uniforms shall consist of:
Black School T-shirt/White Lab Coat
Black slacks or skirt (skirt must cover knees)
Black closed toe shoes (leather or vinyl required)
Socks or Pantyhose (black or skin toned)
Name tag (1 name tag will be provided for each student. If it is lost or misplaced, it is the responsibility of the student to purchase a replacement)

9. Students must obey all rules of personal hygiene and sanitation.

10. Students are responsible for their own personal property and equipment.

11. An average passing grade must be made in order to graduate from school. If, at the end of two (2) months training, the progress report indicates the student has not reached that level, a conference will be scheduled with the student. The student will be put on probation and given individualized instruction until satisfactory level is achieved.

12. Students must have their kits and books ready for use and inspection at all times.

13. Students cannot use the school business telephone to place outgoing calls or receive incoming calls. Students may use student phone located near break room.. Cell phones and or pagers are not permitted to be in use in any form inside the school.

14. Each student will at all times while attending school be in proper, clean, school required uniform; with hair groomed; with a complete set of equipment and tools and behave as perfect ladies and gentlemen toward patrons, instructors and fellow students or be subject to immediate dismissal from school.

15. Chewing gum and food on the clinic floor or in the classroom is prohibited.

16. These rules and regulations may be changed at any time at the discretion of the Owner/Director and any subsequent changes will be posted to the attention of the students.


1. School hours are 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM Tuesday through Friday, and 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday. Students must be clocked in no later than 8:30 AM Tuesday through Friday and as per their contract on Saturday. Our time clock will allow all tardy students to clock in; however they may not enter theory class after 8:40 AM. Students who have had absenteeism and are working on a guest may stay past 3:30 PM. If a student intends to stay past 3:30 PM they must inform the floor instructor of their intention to stay late. During this extended make up time the student is expected to be engaged in activities that advance their cosmetology education.

Students must attend classes based on the contract hours for the program enrolled in. Every effort must be made by the student to adhere to their class schedule.

2. Saturday attendance is mandatory as per enrollment agreement except for students who show document religious conflict at the start of school. Students may request from the school manager in writing to have a Saturday off, but must have permission in advance or they will be required to pay a penalty on a sliding scale before they will be allowed to clock in on the first day of the following scheduled week. Please see scale further in this policy.

3. All students are permitted 150 hours of non-attendance for the length of their contract. All absences will be applied to these 150 hours with the exception of student medical leaves. Any student exceeding this 10% elapsed time in absence hours will be subject to suspension or dismissal at the discretion of the school director after a period of time has been provided for counseling with the student.

Any extension of training time beyond the contract graduation date due to excessive absenteeism will result in an additional fee of 14.50 per contract hour for the time required to complete the training.

4. Students are allowed one or more leave per 12-month period for a total up to 180 calendar days. All requests for leaves of absence must be made in writing in advance to the director of the school. A leave of absence will extend a student’s maximum time frame and contract end date by the same number of days in the leave of absence.

5. Students who have absences of more than 150 hours become subject to re-admission requirements as per re-enrollment procedures that are set forth in student handbook.

6. All students who are tardy, late, or departing early for the day must notify director of school, their instructor in charge of their class or clinic area as applies to them.

7. A student may not be absent for more than 5 Saturdays in the entire course of their contract. This includes personal excused or unexcused days. If those 5 Saturdays have been depleted, exceptions would include medically excused Saturdays or for the observance of a death in their immediate family. Immediate family is defined as spouse, children, siblings, parents, or grandparents. Any student who exceeds the limit of Saturday absences will be charged a fee and will be required to pay the penalty before they may clock in for attendance.

Any student who exceeds the allowable five (5) Saturdays off will be charged an unexcused Saturday Absence Fee of $25.00 per Saturday missed, plus holiday penalty if applicable, which must be paid by cash, check, or credit card before they may clock in for additional attendance.

Any additional Saturday absences after 20 will result in a mandatory 14 school day suspension. Further Saturday absences will result in termination at management’s discretion.

8. There are no excused days immediately before or after a school recognized holiday unless previously requested off in writing and approved at least two weeks in advance. Exceptions would include medically excused holidays or for the observance of a death in their immediate family. Immediate family is defined as spouse, children, siblings, parents or grandparents. All students not present on any part of those days without a written excuse for illness from a physician for treatment on those days or documentation of a death in the immediate family will be charged $25.00 per occurrence and will be required to pay the fee before they clock in for further attendance. It is your responsibility to remember when these holidays are. Examples are; but not limited to: July 4th, Christmas, New Years, and Thanksgiving.

9. Any student, who does not attend their regularly scheduled hours, may not make up time on that day. In other words, if you were scheduled to be in the school 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and did not come in until 12:30, you may stay till 3:30 p.m. only. You may not attend hours past your regularly scheduled hours.

10. ideal Beauty Academy will be closed for bad weather if decided so by management. Please listen to WHAS 11 or Fox 41 television for closure announcements or call the school where someone will notify you of closure. ideal Beauty Academy closures do not count against your personal time.


I have read completely, understand, and agree to abide by the Student Guidelines and Attendance policies set forth by ideal Beauty Academy.

____________________________________ _______________
Student Signature Date













1. No student is to clock in before 8:15 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

2. Students are to be in proper uniform with properly applied cosmetics and hair styled, ready to work when they clock in.

3. Everyone forgets to clock in or out. DON’T!! As per state policy (please see IPLA Policy on next page), the student will lose the hours that they claim to have attended for that day.

Please do not ask staff to violate this Indiana Professional Licensing Agency policy.

4. Students are to take a one-half hour lunch when approved by the floor instructor. The student must clock out for lunch and then back in when she/he returns from lunch.

All students MUST clock in and out for lunch each day. Failure to do so will result in the school taking one half (1/2) hour for lunch on that day.

The only exception to this rule will be in the case of documentation by a staff member that you were working with a guest and did not get your lunch period of one half hour. It is your responsibility to make sure that this documentation is received in the office by noon on the following school day or it will not be accepted.


1021 State Office Building
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Date: Monday, March 25, 1991

TO: Indiana Cosmetology Schools School Owners, Directors and Instructors

FROM: David M. Carter Director of Education

RE: Day Care, Facial Chair, Time Clock and Esthetics Teacher Training Program

CC: Indiana Attorney General

The Indiana Board of Cosmetology Examiners would like to take this opportunity to address several issues, which confront cosmetology schools on a daily basis.

The board has determined that day care for children, in cosmetology schools, in any form, is not in compliance with the Indiana statues and administrative code that regulates cosmetology.

Day care for children is a non related business to cosmetology education and must be separate from the school. (See enclosed article.)

Per board motion, the following is the cosmetology board’s definition of a facial chair: “A chair which reclines and supports the patron’s head and feet.”

The dimensions of the manicuring kit will be:
Minimum: 10 by 705 by 7 inches
Maximum: 15 by 10 by 9 inches

Per board motion, student time clock hours cannot be altered, modified, reduced or increased. All hours must be recorded by time clock only. Failure to clock in or clock out, by a student, will result in the loss of those hours they claim to have attended.


Admission Requirements

1. Personal interview required of each student.
2. Complete all admission forms.
3. High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
4. Enrollment fee, which is due by first day of class.
5. Equipment fee, which is due by first day of class unless prior arrangements have been made.
6. First tuition payment 30 days from first day of class.


1. Completion of 700 hours of Esthiology training.
2. All school tests being completed with at least a “C” average.
3. All practical work with a “C” or better grade:
a. Special practical assignment sheet
b. Practical exams 90 & 450-hour exams must have a score of 75 or higher. The 700 hour practical exam is considered passing if the student scores 75% or higher.
4. Required practical progress complete.
5. Satisfy all financial responsibilities to the school.
6. Student must take a written practical and oral exam for final exam. Practical portion of exam: Student must bring a model (female) for practical portion of exam and be tested on all phases of procedures.
7. Complete state required forms. (Must pay a notary fee of $3.00). You must bring a 2 X 3 picture of yourself.


Any student that discontinues classes or is suspended for any reason my re-enter school by scheduling a counseling session with the manager of the school to establish future goals and class schedules as well as any additional documentation that may be needed. If a student is dismissed or discontinues classes while meeting satisfactory progress; they may re-enter classes as set forth in the school re-enrollment procedures as meeting satisfactory school progress. If a student is dismissed or discontinues classes and is not meeting satisfactory progress, they may re-enter classes but will be on 30 days probation to start to re-establish satisfactory progress. Failure to meet satisfactory progress standards within this 30 days probation will result in the student being dismissed from school for a period of not less than 6 months or more than 12 months period of time, before re-enrollment will be allowed.

For students who must re-enroll, the school will allow a maximum of three (3) re-enrollment contracts in order to complete the state requirements.

Ideal Beauty Academy will allow 10% absenteeism or a total of 70 hours for any student who begins classes after 01/01/2006.

All contract schedule changes will cost $15.00 each.


1. Every student is required to have 1 hour of theory Tuesday through Thursday.

2. ideal Beauty requires a minimum of 21 recorded theory tests on the subjects of

1) History & Opportunities 13) Massage
2) Your Personal Image 14) Basic Facials & Treatments
3) Sanitation & Disinfections 15) Machines
4) Anatomy and Physiology 16) Hair Removal
5) Chemistry for Estheticians 17) Advanced Esthetics Topics
6) Cosmetic Chemistry An Industry Overview
7) Basics of Electricity 18) The World of Makeup
8) Physiology & Histology of skin 19) The Salon/Spa Business
9) Skin Disorders & Diseases 20) Selling Products & Service
10) Skin Analysis 21) Career Planning
11) Product Selection & Ingredients
12) The Treatment Room

The school must give a written and practical pre-state exam to each student.

3. ideal Beauty Academy requires a 75% or “C” to pass all exams. Students receiving a grade of less than 75% or “C” or missing regularly scheduled exams for any reason will have the opportunity to take or re-take exams on the next school day.

Each student must be present on time for the scheduled theory hours to take the test or they will not be able to take the test at the regularly scheduled time.

If a student does not take the exam at the scheduled time for their class, the test with a zero (0) score will be entered onto their progress report and will remain there until the make up test has been taken.

4. If a student fails the make-up test (2nd test), a third test will be given on the following day for a $5.00 fee which will be strictly enforced.

5. Student failure to make up tests and stay current will be treated as a disciplinary action and the student will be subject to suspension or dismissal after a period of counseling has been provided.

Any student who fails any theory test will be required to retake that/those test(s) the day following the failure and on each day thereafter until that/those test(s) has/have been successfully completed.

6. If student fails two tests in a row and does not have workbook up-to-date, upon failure of the third test, student must outline chapter in addition to doing workbook before test can be made up.

7. If student is three chapters behind, they are suspended from future theory class until all past tests are passed.

8. All theory tests must be current and passed with 75% before the school will administer the written pre-state exam.

9. One written and practical pre-state exam will be given to each student. If the pre-state written exam is failed, the student will then be required to retake the exam within a 2-week period and pay a $25.00 fee, test to be scheduled at the instructor’s convenience. A $50.00 fee applies to the pre-state practical exam and is to be made up at the next date scheduled by the Director.

10. All school written and practical tests must be completed and passed before students are issued papers for State Board Exam.

11. The written pre-state exam will be a multiple-choice test. These tests cover all taught material from the text, as well as, additional material handed out by the school in the student handbook. Any student not qualified for their respective pre-state, will be given special counseling by the staff.

12. Pre-state practical exams may not be taken prior to completion of 700 hours provided that the student has completed all of their practical work and has taken and passed all of the chapter tests.

13. If a student fails to pass their 2nd written pre-state examination, the school will require the student to attend 50 additional hours of school at the charge rate fro make-up hours stated in their contract. This time will be spent in reviewing the theory material with one of the staff members selected by the manager/owner of the school. At the end of this 50-hour training period, the student may make arrangements to take the written pre-state exam for the third time.

14. Students are never released from a regularly scheduled theory class to perform practical clinical services.


90 Hours Evaluate through practical exam and give consultation

450 Hours Evaluate through practical exam and give consultation

700 Hours Evaluate through practical exam and give consultation on attitude and progress for entire course. Counsel on job related skill level.

A schedule of practical exams will be posted on the school bulletin board (next to the time clock) a copy of the instructor’s practical evaluation guidelines that are used in grading practical examinations. This guideline requirement sheet allows all students access to evaluation information and is not to be removed from the bulletin board. If you wish to have a copy of it, there will be a nominal charge of $3.00 per copy and will be available from the office.

Students may not use a current student as their model for the 450 & 700-hour practical exams.

Students will not be allowed to use male models with full beards for their 700-hour practical exams. Our final practical exam calls for the application of full makeup and this cannot be accomplished when the model has a full beard. If you report to a practical with any model that is not appropriate for all aspects of the practical, you will not be allowed to take that practical as scheduled.


Live models are always taken on a “first come, first served” basis. This also includes requests for specific students. To preserve and build our clientele we do not want to “punish” a new quest by making them wait just because another guest has been in here before and know whom they would like to do their work. If we did that repeatedly, we would discourage any new people from becoming models for us.

You must ask permission from a floor instructor before any work may be done on other students. Even if permission is granted, the floor instructor may have to ask you to stop the service to perform needed work on guests. This must be done so that we may preserve our valuable relationship with our guests so that you may complete all state required live work on guests.

FOR PROJECTS TO COUNT, THE STUDENTS WORK MUST MEET THE SCHOOL STANDARDS. Example: Sanitation, time frame, payment for service, quality, and necessary paperwork.

Many of you will reach your minimum requirements on some services. We will do our best to give you only the services you need, but please understand there are times when you will be given a ticket for services you may have met the minimum requirements. To refuse a ticket will mean you will be clocked out. Please make sure you have the proper implements to work with. The students on the floor are good students and most have an excellent attitude. Let’s keep it that way.

In order to get credit for a project the following must occur:

1. The student assigned to the project must personally complete at least 90% of the entire project.

2. The finished results must be to salon standards (judged by staff.)

3. The time frame from beginning to end must be two (2) hours or less.

4. All cleanup and sanitation rules must be observed.

5. All materials must be paid for that the student purchased.

6. Guest/student must pay for the service.


1. Request for information on a former student of ideal Beauty Academy may be made in writing, or upon proper identification, by telephone.

2. A written request must state precise information requested.

3. A written request must be signed and dated.

4. Upon receipt of the above written request, the Director of ideal Beauty Academy will discuss with the student and/or parent (if the student is a minor) if the student and/or parent will sign the release form for a specific person. If the student and/or parent do sign, the information will be forwarded or released by phone. Graduating students will be allowed to leave a signed release upon graduation.

5. Each and every student and/or parent, or past student of ideal Beauty Academy has the right to access his or her records for review at any time (as pre-arranged with the Director, during normal business hours.

6. The Director will provide proper supervision and interpretation of student records being reviewed.

7. Transcript service for eligible students is available upon request for a fee of $10.00 each.

8. Ideal Beauty Academy as required by law will maintain and store all student records for a period of 7 years after the student leaves school regardless of whether the student graduates or not.

9. If a graduate chooses not to release information from their files, the school manager/owner will only inform the interested parties as to public information of whether the student did or did not graduate and the approximate date of graduation.

10. All material which pertains to any students’ financial records will be stored in the student’s personal records which are in the fire proof file cabinet in the office. These records may only be accessed by the school manager, the financial aid officer, or authorized third parties.


_________ do give

I,____________________________________ _________ do not give ideal Beauty Academy permission to release information concerning my grades, attendance record, practical progress, attitude, and professionalism as requested by

_____________________________________ ____________
Signature Date

Information Released: Method of Release

Date_________________________________ _____________________________

By___________________________________ _____________________________

Date_________________________________ _____________________________

By___________________________________ _____________________________


In the event that a student has a personal complaint they wish to file against an individual guest, staff member or student the complaint must be in written form. A supply of complaint forms are maintained on the bulletin board next to the time clock on the main clinic floor.

Any student who is currently enrolled at the school may fill out the complaint form in its entirety and turn it into the school’s financial aid officer. The financial aid officer will review the complaint with the student. A copy of the complaint will be given to the student for their personal records and the original will be given to the school owner/manager as soon as possible or within five (5) business days.

The owner/manager will review the written complaint and interview the student who filled out the complaint. Any corrective action that needs to be taken should be handled by the owner/manager within five (5) business days.

A written resolution will be produced by the owner/manager and returned to the student who filled out the original complaint, as well as, all parties that were involved.


In the event that the complaint is not resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant, they may then send the complaint to the school complaint committee.

The school complaint committee is comprised of three (3) persons not directly involved in the school. The persons on the committee will be evaluated and adjusted as needed.

These committee member’s names and all addresses are on file in the school office and will be given to the complainant upon request.

The complainant will be responsible to contact the complaint committee chairperson by mail to file a formal complaint and ask for a review hearing.

The complaint committee chairperson will send a copy of the original complaint along with all hearing or meeting notes and resolutions from the school administrators to each of the committee members within 21 days from the date of receipt of the complaint.

The committee can meet in person or by electronic means. The chairperson shall write the committee findings and give final orders in the matter of the complaint.

The chairperson shall send a copy to the person who filed the complaint, the person that the complaint was about and to the school of origin. The committee chairperson shall retain a copy for the committee’s records.

After this procedure is completed, if the complainant feels that they still are not satisfied with the conclusion, they may then file a formal complaint to the following:

The NACCAS board or the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency.
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology
302 W. Washington St. Arts & Sciences
Room E034 4401 Ford Avenue, Suite 1300
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2700 Alexandria, VA 22302
(317) 232-2980 (703) 600-7600

Student: ______________________________________
(Print Name)

Details of Complaint:

Student Signature ________________________________ Date _________________________

School Official ___________________________________ Date _________________________


Student: ______________________________________________


Reason: ______________________________________________

Counseling Date: _______________________________________


Place: ________________________________________________

Signature of Director


To be scheduled at least bi-monthly

In the event of an emergency such as a fire, the building will be evacuated of all students, guests, and staff members. The following procedure should be followed:

1. Staff members are to alert students, guests, and management of emergency.

2. Management is to make the call to the Fire Department or Police.

3. Staff members are to calmly direct students and guests to the nearest and/or safest exit route from the building. (Fire exit plans posted in each room should be reviewed regularly.)

4. Management is to assure that all guests, students, and staff members remain at a safe distance from the building until instructed by authorities otherwise.


Course Title: Esthetics (700 Hours) Language in which course is taught: English

Instructors: Immy Moberly, Cecelia Shipley

Test: Milady’s

Course Description

The primary purpose of this Esthetics Course is to train the students in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitude necessary to obtain licensure and competency in entry-level positions in a related career field.

Course Objectives

To develop competitive students with a high level of perfection and distinction and to provide a solid foundation for graduates in the many opportunities available in the beauty industry and related career fields.

Course Format

Teachers will use the following teaching techniques: lecture, demonstrations, discussions, visual aid, classroom practice and clinical practice.


0-90 Hours

Unit A

Subject: Sanitation and Disinfection

Skills acquired: Know the types and classifications of bacteria. Define hepatitis and AIDS and explain how they are transmitted. Know the different types of disinfectants and how they are used. Describe how to safely sanitize and disinfect various salon tools and surfaces. Know the difference between sterilization, disinfection and sanitation.

1.1 Bacteria

1.2 Viruses

1.3 How Pathogens enter the body

1.4 Parasites

1.5 Immunity

1.6 Principle of Prevention

1.7 Universal Precautions

1.8 Your Professional Responsibility

Subject: Basic Facials and Treatments

Skills acquired: Describe the benefits of each step in a facial treatment. Perform extractions using different methods. Explain key elements of a basic facial treatment. List and describe the products used in a facial treatment. Be familiar with different facial treatment philosophies and methods. Perform the step by step facial treatment. Perform sanitation procedures and provide a safe environment for clients. Understand the special needs of oily, dry, dehydrated, sensitive, and mature skin treatments. Discuss man’s skin care treatment.

Performance objective: Perform a step-by-step facial according to skin type(s) and treatment benefits.

2.1 Facial Treatment Benefits

2.2 Esthetician skills and Techniques

2.3 Treatment and Guest Preparation

2.4 Consultation/Contraindications

2.5 Key Elements of the Basic Facial Treatment

2.6 Procedure 3: Product Application and Cleansing

2.7 Procedure 4: Removing cleanser

2.8 Procedure 5: Extraction

2.9 Philosophies and Methods

2.10 Variations of the Basic Step-by-Step Facial

2.11 Clean-up/Sanitation Checklist

2.12 The Mini Facial

2.13 Treatment for Oily, Dry, Dehydrated, Sensitive, and Mature Skin

2.14 Acne Facials

2.15 Acne Treatment

2.16 Men’s Skin Care

Subject: Hair Removal

Skills acquired: Explain the morphology of hair and its growth stages. Identify methods of temporary and permanent hair removal. Identify different hair removal equipment, tools, and accessories. Describe the proper way to set up a treatment room. Name the conditions that contraindicate hair removal. Provide a thorough guest consultation prior to hair removal.

Performance objective: Perform basic hair removal techniques for facial and body hair.

3.1 Morphology of the Hair

3.2 Hair Growth Cycle

3.3 Indicator of Health

3.4 Excessive Hair Growth

3.5 Characteristics and Differences in Hair Growth

3.6 Methods of Hair Removal

3.7 Temporary Methods

3.8 Waxing

3.9 Room Preparation

3.10 Contraindications for Hair Removal

3.11 Guest Consultations

3.12 Eyebrows

3.13 Procedure 7: General Waxing

3.14 Procedure 8: Eyebrow Tweezing

3.15 Procedure 9: Eyebrow Waxing

3.16 Procedure 10: Lip & Chin Waxing

3.17 Procedure 11: Body Waxing

Subject: The World of Makeup

Skills acquired: Describe the different types of cosmetics and their uses.

Performance objective: Demonstrate the application techniques and selection of appropriate makeup and describe their uses.

4.1 Psychological Aspects of Makeup

4.2 Makeup Products

4.4 Eyeliners

4.5 Eyebrow Color

4.6 Mascara

4.7 Lip Color

4.8 Lip Liner

4.9 Other Cosmetics

4.10 Makeup Brushes

4.11 Makeup Color Theory

4.12 Warm & Cool Colors

4.13 Selecting Makeup Colors

4.14 Assessing the Guest’s features

4.15 Analyzing Features and Face Shapes

4.16 Corrective Makeup

4.17 Eyebrows

4.18 The Lips

4.19 Skin Tones

4.20 Guest Consultation

4.21 Products, Tools and Supplies

4.22 Procedure 12: Professional Makeup Application

4.23 Special Occasion Makeup

4.24 Camouflage

4.25 Retailing

4.26 Artificial Eyelashes

4.27 Band Lashes

4.28 Removing Artificial Lashes

4.29 Individual Lashes

4.30 Procedure 13: Applying Band Lashes

Subject: Skin Analysis

Skills acquired: Identify skin types. Identify skin conditions. Be aware of treatment contraindications. Perform a skin analysis. Perform guest consultations. Fill our skin analysis charts.

Performance objective: Know and describe the basic skin types. Be able to identify the various skin conditions and recommend to the guest skin care management.

5.1 Skin types are Genetically Determined

5.2 The Fitzpatrick Scale

5.3 Ethnic Skin

5.4 Skin Types versus Skin Conditions.

5.5 Healthy Habits for the Skin

5.6 Contraindications

5.7 Performing a skin analysis

5.8 Performing a skin analysis: Step-by-Step

5.9 Consultations, Guest Charts, and Health Screening

Subject: Product Selection and Ingredients

Skills acquired: Describe the basic products used in facials. List and describe the main categories of professional skin care products. Safely use a variety of salon products while providing guest services. Recommend home care for different skin types and conditions. Understand product formulation for different skin types. Recognize and understand the benefits of many ingredients.

6.1 Basic Skin Care Products and their Benefits

6.2 Home-care Products for Different Skin Types and Conditions

6.3 Choosing a product line

6.4 Ingredients

6.5 Components of Product Formulation

6.6 Ingredients in Skin Care Products

Subject: The Treatment Room

Skills acquired: Describe what equipment and supplies are needed for facials. Explain why the room set-up should be comfortable for the esthetician. Prepare and set up the treatment room Sanitize and clean the treatment room.

Performance objective: Prepare and set-up facial room, utilizing the appropriate equipment, implements, and sanitation.

7.1 The Esthetician’s Presentation

7.2 Creating a Professional Atmosphere

7.3 Furniture, Equipment, and Room Set-up

7.4 Treatment Room Supplies, Disposables, and Products

7.5 Procedure 1: Making Cleansing Pads

7.6 Room Preparation

7.7 After the Facial: Clean-up Procedures and Sanitation

Applied Cosmetics

91-700 Hours

Unit B

Subject: Skin Care History and Opportunities

Skill acquired: Describe the cosmetics and skin care practices of earlier cultures. Discuss changes in skin care and grooming in the twentieth century. Name and describe the career options available to licensed estheticians. Explain the development of esthetics as a distinct, specialized profession.

Performance objective: Pass written test.

8.1 The History of Grooming and Skin Care

8.2 Career Opportunities

8.3 The Future of Esthetics

Subject: Your Professional Image

Skills acquired: List basic habits of daily personal hygiene. Demonstrate proper standing and sitting posture. List the characteristics of a healthy, positive attitude. Explain the Attributes of a strong work ethic. Define ethics. List the most effective time management techniques.

Performance objective: Project a professional outward appearance, conduct, and communication skills.
9.1 Your Professional Appearance

9.2 Professional Conduct

9.3 Professional Ethics

9.4 Life Skills

Subject: Anatomy and Physiology

Skills acquired: Explain the importance of anatomy and physiology to the cosmetology profession. Describe cells, their structure, and their reproduction. Define tissue and identify the types of tissues found in the body. Name the 10 main body systems and explain their basic functions.

Performance objective: Describe and understand how the various body systems affect the skin functions.

10.1 Cells

10.2 Tissues

10.3 Organs

10.4 Body Systems

10.5 The Skeletal System

10.6 The Muscular System

10.7 The Nervous System

10.8 The Circulatory System

10.9 The Endocrine System

10.10 The Digestive System

10.11 The Excretory System

10.12 The Respiratory System

10.13 The Integumentary System

10.14 The Reproductive System

Subject: Chemistry for Estheticians

Skills acquired: Define chemistry and its branches. Explain matter and its structure. Discuss the properties of matter and how matter changes. Explain the differences between solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.

Performance objective: Pass written test. Explain and identify the basic chemical branches.

11.1 Branches of Chemistry

11.2 Matter

11.3 Acidity and Alkalinity

11.4 Chemical Reactions

11.5 Chemistry as Applied to Cosmetics

Subject: Cosmetic Chemistry

Skills acquired: Describe the most common cosmetic ingredients and their functions. Explain FDA Regulations regarding cosmetics claim and product safety.

Performance objective: Pass written test. Identify and explain basic skincare ingredients and their benefits.

12.1 Cosmetic Ingredients

12.2 Natural Ingredients

12.3 Making Products for Salon Use

12.4 Product Safety

Subject: Basics of Electricity

Sills acquired: Define the nature of electricity and the two types of electric current. Describe the four types of electrotherapy and their uses. Explain electromagnetic radiation and visible spectrum of light. Describe the rays used in light therapy and their benefits.

Performance objective: Pass written test

13.1 Electricity

13.2 Electrical Equipment Safety

13.3 Electrotherapy

13.4 Light Therapy

Subject: Physiology and Histology of the Skin

Skills acquired: Describe the functions of the skin. Explain the structure and layers of the skin. Discuss the anatomy of the skin. Define collagen and elasticity. Explain how skin gets its color. Name the glands of the skin. Discuss sun damage and sun protection. Explain how the skin ages. Discuss nutrients, vitamins, and the benefits of proper nutrition.

Performance objective: Describe and identify the structure and function of the skin

14.1 Skin Facts

14.2 Skin Functions

14.3 Layers of the Skin

14.4 Hair and Nail anatomy

14.5 Nourishment

14.6 Nerves

14.7 Cell Replacement

14.8 Skin Color

14.9 Glands

14.10 Aging of the Skin

14.11 The Sun and its Effects

14.12 Water and the Skin

14.13 Basic Nutrition

Subject: Skin Disorders and Diseases

Skills acquired: Identify common skin conditions and disorders. Explain the different types of skin lesions. Identify which disorders you would not address. Know which disorders to refer to a physician. Understand acne and the causes of the disorder. Recognize the difference grades of acne.

Performance objective: Pass written test

15.1 Dermatology and Estheticians

15.2 Lesions

15.3 Sebaceous (Oil) Gland Disorders

15.4 Disorders of the Sudoriferous (Sweat) Glands

15.5 Inflammations of the Skin

15.6 Pigmentation Disorders

15.7 Hypertrophies

15.8 Skin Cancer

15.9 Contagious Diseases

15.10 Acne

15.11 Causes of Acne

15.12 Acne Triggers

15.13 Grades of Acne

Subject: Massage

Skills acquired: Describe the benefits of massage. Understand contraindications for performing massage. Explain the different types of massage. Define and demonstrate the different massage movements.

Performance objective: Perform basic massage manipulations for face and body.

16.1 The Benefits of Massages

16.2 Massage Contraindications

16.3 Incorporating Massage During the Facial Treatment

16.4 Types of Massage Movements

16.5 Dr. Jacquet Movement

16.6 Others Massage Techniques

16.7 Procedure 2: Facial Massage

Subject: Machines

Skills acquired: Explain electrotherapy. Identify the machines used in skin care treatments. Explain the function and benefits of each machine. Safely use machines and know machine contraindications.

Performance objectives: Pass written test.

17.1 Magnifying Lamp (Loupe)

17.2 Wood’s Lamp

17.3 Rotary Brush

17.4 Vacuum Machine

17.5 Spray Machine

17.6 Steamer

17.7 Electric Mitts and Boots

17.8 High-Frequency Machine
17.9 Galvanic Current

17.10 Iontophoresis

17.11 Heat Mask

17.12 Micro current Machines

17.13 Other Tools and Accessories

17.14 Hot Towel Cabinet

17.15 Lucas Sprayer

17.16 Microdermabrasion

17.17 Lasers

17.18 Light Therapy

Subject: Advanced Esthetics Topics: An Industry Overview

Skills acquired: Recognize advanced ingredients. Explain how AHAs work. Understand aromatherapy. Describe spa body treatments. Identify clinical skin care procedures.

Performance objective: Pass written test.

18.1 Free Radicals

18.2 Antioxidants

18.3 Peels for Skin Care Therapist

18.4 Enzyme Peels (Masks)

18.5 Mature Skin and Hormones

18.6 The Value of Aromatherapy

18.7 Spa Body Treatments

18.8 Pre- and Postoperative Care

18.9 Other Clinical Procedures

18.10 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

18.11 Body Procedures

Subject: The Salon/Spa Business

Skills acquired: Describe the qualities necessary to be successful in a service profession.

Evaluate options for going into business for yourself. List the most important factors to consider when opening a salon. Name and describe the types of ownership under which a skin care salon or spa may operate. Explain why it is necessary to keep accurate business records. Demonstrate the best practices for telephone use.

Performance objective: Pass written test

19.1 Skin Care Services Today

19.2 Succeeding in a Service Profession

19.3 Going Into Business for Yourself

19.4 The Importance of keeping Good Records

19.5 Operating a Successful Skin Care Business

19.6 Public Relations

Subject: Selling Products and Services

Skills acquired: List the basic principles of selling products and services in the salon. Explain the purpose of marketing and promotions. Discuss the best methods of advertising to promote sales in the salon. Explain the importance of understanding client needs in selling products and services. List the most effective ways to build a clientele. Discuss the value of the brochure in promoting sales. Demonstrate the best practices in setting up retail displays. Describe the most effective ways to close the sale.

Performance objective: Pass written test

20.1 Selling in the Salon

20.2 Know Your Products and Services

20.3 Understanding Client Needs

20.4 Client Retention

20.5 Marketing

20.6 Building a Clientele

20.7 Presenting Your Products and Services

20.8 Closing the Sale

20.9 Tracking Your Success

Subject: Career Planning

Skills acquired: Describe those qualities that are needed to be successful in a service profession. Explain the steps involved in preparing for a passing the licensing exam. Demonstrate effective techniques for writing a good resume. Discuss methods for exploring the job market and researching potential employers. Describe the different types of esthetics practices and determine your employment options. Be prepared to complete a successful job interview. Recognize to importance of a job description. Describe the different methods of compensation that are utilized in esthetics. Explain the importance of meeting financial responsibilities and managing money well. Describe the best methods of communicating effectively. List ways you can benefit from good role models. Understand the importance of continuing your education.

Performance objective: Pass written test

21.1 Moving From School to Work

21.2 Preparing for Licensure

21.3 Preparing Your Resume

21.4 The Job search

21.5 The Job Description

21.6 Employee Evaluation

21.7 Compensation

21.8 Managing Money

21.9 Meeting Financial Responsibilities

21.10 Developing Effective Communication skills

21.11 Finding the Right Role Models

21.12 Continuing Your Education

21.13 Planning Your Success

Student evaluation is done on an ongoing basis. A formal written and practical evaluation takes place at the end of 90, 350, and 700 hours.

Attendance: Length of course is 700 hours. Classes take place Tuesday thru Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. and Saturday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. A period of 30 minutes is allowed for lunch each day. Students are expected to be clocked in with sufficient time to actually begin classes as designated in your contract. Saturday attendance is mandatory.

Steady attendance is an important aspect of education. Continued absences will result in low theory and practical grades and may result in a delay in completing the course of study and obtaining a license.


-Stimulates circulation, enhances elasticity and encourages optimal product absorption.

-Each move is done three (3) times unless shin is very sensitive.

1. (step 1 from effleurage massage)
Starting with hands on corresponding temples, effleurage over forehead, alternating hands.
End at temples.
Slide down sides of face and neck to center of décolleté.
Move around shoulders to back of neck, then up to ear area.
Move across jaw to chin, then up center of face, across brows to starting point. (temples)

2. “Zig-zag” over Forehead
With fingertips in vertical positions, over forehead, move from brows to hairline, alternating hands.

3. Lift Eye Area
Light petrissage over outer corners of eyes. (pinch/lift motion)

4. Lift Brow
Petrissage again, over eyebrows. (pinch/lift motion)

5. Cheeks
Tapotement or petrissage over cheeks. With tapotement, hands are alternated over cheeks, in an effleurage motion.

6. Lift “Lines”
Petrissage over naso-labial folds (light pinch/lift motion).

7. Lift Jaw-line
Petrissage from chin across jaw-line to ear area. (pinch/lift)

8. Under-jaw Lift
Tapotement under jaw-line, rapid had over hand motion.
(avoid hyoid bone)

9. Repeat step #1 from Effleurage Massage.

Custom Blend Foundation
-Knowing the Basics-


30 ml. Base
+ 10 ml. Toner
40 ml. yields 1 Bottle of Custom Blend Foundation

• For the most accurate measurements, use the custom blend powder measuring scoops.
1 Tbsp. = 10 ml.


• Place client near daylight.
• Remove foundation and blusher. Eye makeup may be left on.
• Drape the client’s shoulders in white. *Keep the throat and neck uncovered so you can create a shade that matches this area.
• Identify whether your client will wear the Super-Activ Liquid Makeup for its moisturizing benefits or the Matte Foundation because it is oil-free.


A test sample may be desired before blending into the beaker and risking product waste. The test sample ensures you have selected the correct shades and gives the client an opportunity to see her Custom Blend before buying. Small disposable pill or soufflé cups work best.


Keep a file card of the customer’s Custom Blend Formula. Record the shades you’ve selected and the formula proportions. When the customer returns for her refill, use this record as your guideline. However, skin tone and depth can change, so the formula may vary from visit to visit. For this reason we recommend Custom Blending from the beginning each time.

IMPORTANT: Start with a fresh new bottle each time. Refilling in the same bottle may cause contamination of the product.


STEP 1: CREATE THE “BASE” (30 ml.)

The “Base” of the Custom Blend should match the client’s skin DEPTH and total 30 ml. (3 Tbsp.) of the entire formula.

• Choose between Pale Beige and Natural Beige the shade that’s closest to the skin depth.
• Test the shade you’ve selected along the jaw line, blending it in very well. Identify whether it needs to be lightened, darkened or if it’s a perfect match.
• To lighten, use 5-10 ml. (1/2 – 1 Tbsp.) of Matte White or Pearl, depending on how much lighter you would like to make the base.

Example: 20 ml. Pale Beige
+ 10 ml. Matte White
30 ml. Base

• To darken, use Sepia. Because dark colors are strong you will generally use only 5 ml. (1/2 Tbsp.)

Example: 25 ml. Pale Beige
+ 5 ml. Sepia
30 ml. Base

• If Pale Beige or Natural Beige is a perfect match: Fill the beaker to 30 ml.


The toner you select should match the client’s undertone and total 10 ml. (1 Tbsp.) of the entire formula.

• To identify the client’s undertone test your finished “Base” shade along the jaw-line. Apply the shade generously so that you can easily identify the differences between the undertone of the “Base” and the undertone of the skin.
• Refer to the Toner Selection Chart for guidance (page 60).
• Add 10 ml. (1 Tbsp.) of the appropriate toner.
• If you use two Toners, add 5 ml. (1/2 Tbsp.) of each.


• With a spatula, blend the Custom Blend Foundation completely. Using a sponge apply the perfectly matched color.
• Apply the Custom Blend Foundation to only half of your client’s face so she can see how well it matched her skin before completing the application.
• Pour foundation from beaker into the correct foundation bottle.


Unlike black, ethnic and tan skin, it can be difficult for the inexperienced makeup artist to see undertones on Caucasian skin. A system called Neutralization can make it easier. Follow this formula and the steps below:

25 ml. Base
5-7 ml. Neutralizer
8-10 ml. Toner
40 ml. Custom Blend Formula

STEP 1: Choose between Pale Beige and Natural Beige the shade that’s closest to the skin depth. Fill the beaker to 25 m. (2 ½ Tbsp.)

STEP 2: Test the shade against the jaw line
• If the shade is pinker than the skin, neutralize with Mint Toner
• If the shade is more orange or yellow than the skin, neutralize with Lilac Toner
• Add 5-7 ml. and stir well

STEP 3: Test the shade against the jaw line once again. It will appear totally neutralized, and you will be able to easily identify the undertone of the skin in comparison to the foundation.

STEP 4: Proceed by selecting the toner that matches the skin’s own undertone. Fill beaker 8-10 ml. Blend well.


For Caucasian Skin


Olive (Ashy) add Mint and Amber
Yellow-Olive add Lilac and Amber
Yellow add Lilac and Amber
Yellow with Pink add Mauve and Amber
Pink add Mauve


Ivory add Amber
Peach add Peach
Peach with Golden Tones add Peach and Amber


1. What is Microdermabrasion?

It removes the top layer of the skin regenerating cell structure to increase elasticity.

• Microdermabrasion has been used for more than 10 years in Europe.

• Machine – uses aluminum oxide crystal (is controversial as a role in Alzheimer’s Disease)

1) Cost is $5,000.00 to $25,000.00.
2) High cost for insurance, repairs of machine is costly, and makes services unavailable

• Without Machine – uses Magnesium Oxide

1) Magnesium is a mineral found in bone and teeth, has astringent action that stimulates and tones the skin.

• Applied with hand (no extra cost) reaches where a machine cannot.

2. Microdermabrasion vs. other types of defoliants.

Safe and effective alternative to the use of chemical acids.
More predictable and gradual stages without down time or redness.
Most cases immediate results seen with quicker recovery.

• Glycolic acid – prolonged usage (even low %) cumulative effect. Acid achieves it’s exfoliation thru burning, irritating skin. Causes callus’s by thickening cell walls and increases the number of cells on outer layer. Blocks moisturizers, vitamin creams and nourishment.

3. Use for: Sun damaged and aging skin

• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Brown Spots/Uneven pigmentation
• Acne/Blemished Skin
• Scars
• Congested Skin
• Enlarged Pores
• Devitalized/Dull skin
• Stretch Marks
• Elbows/Knees
• Hand/Feet


1. Before you begin, make sure the treatment room is clean and orderly.

2. The treatment table should be clean, draped, and covered.

3. Greet the client, ask them to remove any valuables such as jewelry, and have them place it in a safe place.

4. Have the client to change into a treatment gown, out of regular clothing.

5. Have the client to remove shoes and get comfortable on the treatment table.

6. Be sure client’s head is properly covered to protect hair from the treatment.

7. Remove the client’s makeup (eye, lip, and cheek color)

8. Cleanse the face twice with glycolic facial cleanser.

9. Once the cleanser has been removed, analyze the condition and texture of the skin, in order to determine pressure to use on the skin and type of treatments to be needed.

10. Remove Microdermabrasion crème from the jar with a spatula.

11. Start application around the peripheral area of the face in circular motions using a gentle pressure.
12. Slowly progress towards the center of the face, as well as slowly increase the pressure applied.
13. Last area to be treated would be the center of the face including the nose, be sparing and careful around the eyelids. (Total treatment time should be approximately 10 to 15 minutes.)

14. Remove treatment crème with two large facial sponges to ensure all crystals are removed, being sure to use cool water.

15. Apply cool towels for at least 10 minutes.
16. Apply Vitamin K pad to entire face to help soften skin and calm capillary areas of the skin.

17. Client should be advised to keep at least a SPF 15 Sun Block on their skin afterwards.
18. Immediate application of makeup is discouraged.
19. Discuss the next appointment time for the clients series of treatments.

Alcohol – May increase the risk of developing oral or throat cancer. Found in: Mouthwashes
Aluminum – May be related to nerve damage and brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s. Found in: deodorants

Colors (Coal Tar Dyes) – May cause eye damage and could contain carcinogens. Found in: Hair dies, color cosmetics

Bentonite or Kaolin – Used to suffocate forest fires. May provide a suffocating barrier to the skin. Found in: shampoos, bubble bath, shower bars/gels, sunscreens

Dea or tea (Diethanolamine) – Foam-boosting surfactant. A potential carcinogen that may form carcinogenic nitrosamines. Found in: shampoos, conditioners, bubble bath, shaving gels/creams, shower bars/gels

Flavoring or Fragrance (Artificial) – Some can be potentially carcinogenic and may cause brain damage. Found in: mouthwashes

Laureth (Ethoxylated) or PEG – May contain dioxane, a potential cancer-causing agent, estrogen mimic, and endocrine disrupter. Found in: shampoos, conditioners, bubble bath, shaving gels/creams, shower bars/gels

Propylene Glycol – Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney and liver abnormalities in animal studies. May inhibit skin cell growth and be irritating to the skin. Found in: shampoos, conditioners, bubble bath, shaving gels/creams, deodorants

Sodium Laureth or Lauryl Sulfate (Sles/Sls) – Could contain nitrosamines and dioxane (potential carcinogens). May damage children’s teeth, contain endocrine disrupters, estrogen mimics and possibly cause hair loss. Builds up in the heart, liver, lungs and brain. Could retard healing cause cataracts, roughen skin and lead to improper eye development in children under 6 years. May cause mouth ulcers. Found in: mouthwashes, toothpastes, shampoos, bubble bath, shaving gels/creams, shower bars/gels

Sodium Fluoride – Has been shown to be a potential carcinogen. Found in: toothpastes

Talc – A carcinogen that causes ovarian cancer in mammals. Found in: feminine products, cosmetics, deodorants

Titanium Dioxide – A potential carcinogen. Found in: color cosmetics, sunscreen

Courtesy of Neways, Inc. / Samuel Epstein, M.D.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Damage to Your Skin and Body

SLS has been shown to:

Cause skin irritation
Has ability to penetrate and impair the skin barrier
Damages and alters skin cells
Causes substantial roughness of skin
Increases irritant reactions and susceptibility of seborrhea and eczema
Damages protein formation in the eye
Penetrates into the eye, brain, heart, liver and other systemic tissues
Has long-term retention in tissues (up to five days after a single drop)
It is used as a lab standard for inducing contact dermatitis
Actually corrodes the hair follicle and impairs its ability to grow hair
Declines the hair growth cycle and prolongs the hair loss phase (norm. 3 months) by a factor of eight.

SLS toxicity and cancer:

A serious health concern it=s its tendency to react with other ingredients, and can lead to absorption into the body at levels much higher than eating nitrate-contaminated foods. (Absorption from one shampoo is equal to eating a pound of bacon!)

SLS toxic toothpaste:

The gums are one of the quickest ways to introduce substances into the bloodstream, by passing the digestive tract. Only one major brand does not contain SLS (Sensodyne).

SLS also known as:

SDS – sodium dodecyl sulfate
SLES – sodium laureth sulfate
SLES – sodium lauryl ether sulfate

The first four ingredients listed make up the bulk of the product. In most products, SLS is the second ingredient!

General Do’s and Don’ts Guide in Salon Environment


• Do it right the first time

• Be the best. Being best attracts the best.

• Write out you clients’ service schedule for the day, on the previous evening.

• Be punctual and come prepared and ready to start work and service the client s per agreed schedules.

• Flag the front desk if you plan to provide any extra services for any client not originally scheduled.

• Update client cards and fill in the service slips at your station before returning to the front desk when your client is ready to check out. This will help to process client departure in a smooth and professional manner.

• Working hours will be modified to salon needs; some adjustments may be made to scheduled time on an as needed basis.

• Leave the parking space in front of the salon for clients.

• Market and sell your services at all times, particularly in your spare time.

• When you have spare time:

– Clean up your work station
– Spruce up your environment
– Help with laundry
– Read material to remain updated regarding general salon information, products and services provided by you.


• Do not have a client waiting for your arrival.
• Chewing, yelling, running, horse play, foul or caustic remarks.
• Talking to one another over a client’s head or across a corridor.
• When not busy avoid dilly dallying or sitting around the vicinity of the front desk or hair styling area where the clients are being served.
• If you have spare time to not unnecessarily gossip and interfere with other staff members who are busy providing services.

Skin Care News

Help for Sun-damaged Skin
Excessive summer skin exposure increases chances for reddened skin conditions on many places on the face and body. Blotchiness, hyper pigmentation, acne flare-ups and spider veins all can be caused by over-exposure to the sun and heat.
Anthony Lupinacci, of La Jolie Femme, has created his own treatment formation which he and daughter/esthetician Toni use on their acne therapy clients. He mixes three parts cleansing cream with on pare zinc oxide powder (available at most pharmacies) and applies to cleansed skin. He then uses high frequency for 2 to 5 minutes. They’ve found that this reduces redness, soothes the skin and dries up surface oil.
If you have any of these problems, ask your skin care professional to recommend the appropriate treatment program for you.

Drugs and Their Effects on Skin Conditions
It is reported that more than 100 million North Americans use one or more prescriptions everyday. This is important to note, considering many drugs will produce negative effects on the skin, including redness, sun sensitivity, even scaling and purple stretch marks.
If you are taking any type of medication, it is important that you advise your skin care professional so that the appropriate skin care program can be developed for you.
The following is a list of some of the most commonly prescribed drugs and the potential side affects on the skin.

Names: Tetracycline, Penicillin, Amoxicillin, Amoxi
Side effects of the skin: Sun sensitivity reactions, rash, nail discolorations and separations.

Names: Accutane
Side effects of the skin: Dryness and peeling of lips, skin, nose, palms and soles; hair loss; increased sunburn susceptibility; possible birth defects.

Oral Contraceptives
Names: Lo-Ovral, Brevicon, Loestrin, Envoid
Side effects of the skin: Hyper pigmentation, rash, abnormal/excessive hair growth, loss of scalp hair, redness from dilated capillaries.

Cortisone (Taken internally)
Names: Cortelan, Cortone, Cortistab
Side effects of the skin: Bleeding into the skin, facial redness from dilated blood vessel, purple stretch marks, and acne-type eruptions on the face, chest, back and shoulders.

Topical Cortisone (Adrenocorticoids)
Names: Betaderm, CaldeCORT, Cortaid, Corticreme, Cortisol
Side effects of the skin: Burning, itching, irritation, thinning of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, dry skin, dilated blood vessels, purple stretch marks, altered pigment (increased or decreased), increased acne lesions.

Names: Retin-A, Retinoic Acid, StieVAA, Vitamin A Acid
Side effects of the skin: Pigment changes in treated area, warmth or stinging, peeling, sensitivity to wind or cold, blistering, crusting, severe burning, swelling; may cause rash or intensify sunburn in areas exposed to sun and sunlamp.

Conjugated Estrogens
Names: Permarin
Side effects of the skin: Hyper pigmentation (which may persist when then drug is discontinued), redness from dilated capillaries.

Names: Barbidonna, Aminophylline-Phenobarbital, Phenobarbital
Side effects of the skin: Rash or hives, intensification of sunburn.

Names: Diuril, Chloroserpine, Aldoclor, Corzide, Inderide, Tenoretic
Side Effects of the skin: Rash, photosensitivity, hives.

Analgesics (Painkillers)
Names: Empirin #3, Tylenol with Codeine, Dolobid, Darvon, Darvocet, Motrin, Anaprox.
Side effects of the skin: Skin rash, pruritus (intense itching of the skin without eruption).

CLASSROOM: Straighten chairs, clean blackboard, dust, and straighten everything up.

SHAMPOO AREA: Clean bowls, wipe chairs, sweep floor, straighten supplies, empty trash, fill bottles if needed and wipe bottles clean.

TRASH: Empty all trash on clinic floor & replace bags.

STUDENT LOUNGE: As needed during week: empty trash, sweep floor, clean microwave, remove any items left that need to be washed, clean out refrigerator on Sat of each week and discard all perishable food items. Clean and sanitize the break table.

ALL RESTROOMS: Check tissue, empty trash, clean mirror, lavatory and stool, sweep floor, fill soap and paper towels.

RECEPTION AREA: Straighten magazines, clean and organize chairs, sweep floor, clean glass case. Empty trash behind the desk and sweep.

SWEEP CLINIC FLOOR: Sweep, clean mirrors, wipe chairs, pick up stray magazines and towels.

TOWEL DUTY: Towels are everyone’s responsibility. Be sure to do your part.

DRYERS & MANICURE TABLES: Wipe off backs and clean hoods with window cleaner. Clean off tables.

FILL IN: Fill in for absentees or clean all unassigned styling chairs.

FACIAL ROOM: Clean sink, sweep floor, replenish supplies, empty trash if needed, clean facial wax machine. Clean facial wax off floor.

DISPENSARY AND END OF STATIONS: Was dishes, straighten shelves, empty trash.

These duties are to be started 15 minutes before the end of your educational day unless you are with a client. If you are with a client, you should do your sanitation duty after completing the client.

If your sanitary duty is not done or you refuse to do it, you will be clocked out without warning.

If you don’t keep up with the sanitation at your station, we will clear everything off it for you.


1. Answer telephone**
2. Greet guests and make out service tickets.
3. Handle all cash transactions and responsibilities for cash drawer.
4. Fill out all guest tickets for retail sales, if needed; be sure to add sales tax.
5. Pull permanent wave and color cards for student performing services
6. File permanent wave and color cards in alphabetical order using guest’s last name.
7. At end of day account all tickets in numerical order, fill out ticket breakdown sheet
8. Do not call student to phone (take message)
9. No student will be allowed to use school phone without permission
10. It is receptionist’s responsibility to keep everyone out of the receptionist work area.
11. A student will mark no time off book
12. Break period must be okayed by instructor
13. Keep retail area clean and tidy including shelves and products
14. Keep reception-seating area neat and tidy with magazines picked up, chairs straight and floor clear of large litter.

** Each morning during theory class a senior student who has completed all of their theory will be assigned to answer the telephone and supervise the reception desk.

Training on the reception desk and dispensary are an integral part of your training at ideal Beauty Academy. These areas are required by NACCAS and are part of your curriculum and as such are not to be taken lightly. It is your responsibility to check the calendar posted next to the time clock to look for days that you are to be scheduled in this area. If the day you are checking is at the end of the month, it is your responsibility to look on the next month’s schedule to see if you are scheduled.

Your name, address, and telephone number enable an employer to contact you immediately. The employer may need to know some private facts about you, but this information must stay within the bounds of your state’s labor laws.

Your education is a valuable tool for gaining employment. Your future employer will want to know about your past educational accomplishments and future plans.

Honors, achievements, and outside interests can sometimes substitute for actual work experience. Your participation in sports, music, or other activities in school should be listed, along with any special honors you might have received. Serving as a homeroom officer, or team captain, making the honor roll, or working on committees – all show a sense of responsibility and achievement. Activities such as orchestra, glee club, pep club and performing arts should be listed.

Your community activities should be listed in this section, also. Participation in organizations such as art guilds, the American Red Cross, church groups, concert associations, historical societies, hospital volunteer work, are important. An employer might have a personal interest in one of these areas, and you may be able to capitalize on this mutual interest.

You may or may not have had much actual work experience. In this section, include all paid or unpaid work experience. Work of any kind shows responsibility. Volunteer help may be classified as work experience. Examples of volunteer help include assisting in a school library or office, a charity office, or working in a hospital or home for the elderly.

Skills reflect the mastery of something. Skills that you have obtained in school or elsewhere are important for getting the job you want. An employer will carefully examine your skills to determine what you can do and where you could fit within the business. Your skills tell an employer why you should be hired over another person. Examples of skills are: bookkeeping -office machine operation – report writing- solving mathematical problems – woodworking – welding – cooking – sales ability – auto repair – electronic wiring – arts and crafts talent.

Skills are also reflected in to other areas: human relations and organization. Your ability to get along well with other people is essential to any company. In addition, if you are well organized during your interview, your prospective employer will conclude you would make an efficient, competent employee.

A reference is someone who knows you, but who is not related do you. An employer may contact a reference to see what that person thinks of you be prepared to lost several good references. Usually the name, business title (if any), address, occupation and telephone number of the reference are required. Be sure to ask permission of those you plan to list. (Good references include a former employer, a teacher who knows you well, or friends who are well established in business.)


1. Thorough Preparation: This is the key to making first impressions work in your favor. Before you go for the interview you’ve obtained, look deep within yourself, be hones, weigh your own weaknesses (as only you know them) as well as your strengths.
2. Ask Yourself: If I were in the employer’s seat, would I pay someone with my background the salary I want and am asking? If your honest answer is “No”, lower your expectations at this point.
3. Dress for the Job You Want: If your aim is to work for a conservative bank, and that’s where you’re being interviewed, don’t wear flashy bow ties or slit skirts. The person interviewing you wants to see if you look, as well as speak and perform, as a serious business person is expected to look.
4. Do Your Homework: Find out about the company you’re asking to join. How large is the company, what it produces, its position in the market, which aspects of its operations fit your particular interests or talents; get whatever literature you can from the companies information department; check the public library, financial reference books. Don’t be caught unfamiliar with a fact you should know.
5. Be Prepared: A short, well-organized outline of your past experience and future goals. At some point during most interviews, you will be asked to “say something about yourself”. This is no time to blush or stammer. Be prepared. You might even rehearse your brief speech before your family or friends.
6. Shortcomings: If you have an obvious shortcoming – poor grades in some subject or an earlier job that you left abruptly after only a few months – bring it up your self and explain the circumstances. Don’t let the interviewer spring it on you. Take it for granted that the personnel director interviewing you has uncovered your faults as well as your superior qualifications. The message here is to disarm the interviewer and to pile up the credits on your side.
7. What Do You Think of the Interviewer? “It’s important to remember that what you think of the person interviewing you is every bit as important as what the interviewer thinks of you.” The interviewer was selected for this job because the company thinks this person represents it well. If you don’t like him/her then you probably would not like working for that particular company. And the wisest move is to stop right there.


1. What are your future vocational plans?
2. In what type of position are you most interested?
3. Why do you think you might like to work for your company?
4. Why did you choose your particular field of work?
5. What do you know about our company?
6. What qualifications do you have that make you feel that you will be successful in your field?
7. What are your ideas of salary?
8. Do you think your extracurricular activities were worth the time you devoted to them? Why?
9. Why do you think you would like this particular type of job?
10. Tell me about your home life during the time you were growing up.
11. Are you primarily interested in making money or do you feel that service to your fellow man is a satisfactory accomplishment?
12. What have you learned from some of the jobs you have held?
13. What or when have you ever changed your major field of interest while in school?
14. Do you feel you have done the best scholastic work of which you were capable?
15. What are your major weaknesses? What are your major strengths?
16. Is it an effort for you to be tolerant of persons with a background and interest different from your own?
17. What have you done that shows initiative and willingness to work?
18. Do you have difficulty getting along with fellow students and faculty?
19. Are you willing to go where a company sends you?
20. How do you spend your spare time? What are your hobbies?
21. What percentage of your college expenses did you earn? How?
22. How did you spend your vacations while in school?
23. How do you feel about your family?
24. If you were starting college all over again, what courses would you take?
25. Do you have a (girl/boy) friend? Is it serious?
26. How much money do you hope to earn at age thirty? At age thirty-five?
27. Are you looking for a permanent or temporary job?
28. Do you prefer working with others or by yourself? What kind of boss do you prefer?
29. How did previous employers treat you?
30. Which of your school years was most difficult
31. Do you like routine work?
32. Do you demand attention?
33. What job in our company would you choose if you were entirely free to do so?
34. What types of people see to “rub you the wrong way”?
35. Would you prefer a large or small company? Why?
36. What are the disadvantages of your chosen field?


By Jim Gallagher
Scripps Howard News Service

Debbie Kettler was interviewing a college senior for a job at Mercantile
Bank. The student had spent the summer working at another bank, so Kettler asked about the experience.

“How big is that bank?” asked Kettler. “Oh, about three floors,” said the student. End of interview.

Banks are measured by their asset size – generally many millions of dollars – not the size of their building. The story shows the biggest mistake new graduates make when heading into job interviews.

“Students don’t prepare. These days it’s prepare, prepare, prepare, prepare,” said Kettler.

Kettler, a former corporate recruiter, now sits on the other side of the table as director of placement at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Her job is to help students find jobs.

To impress a recruiter, a student should start in the library. Study the company and its industry, she said. “If you’re interviewing with Pepsi, know that they own Frito Lay,” she said.

In a Northwestern University survey, corporate recruiters said their “single biggest turnoff” was an applicant’s ignorance of their company. Come prepared with at least five questions for the recruiter designed to show you know the company and have thought about its future, Kettler advises.

Preparation is getting even more important these days. Today’s graduates are competing against legions of laid-off workers for entry-level jobs. Recruiters routinely get 300 to 500 resumes for each low-level opening. With that much paper to wade through, a single typo will destine a resume for the circular file, he said. As a recruiter, Kettler often favored open-ended questions with no right or wrong answer. They were designed to plumb the quality of a student’s mind, the ability to communicate, ability to prepare and to think rationally about the future.

Expect questions such as: “Why did you get a 2.8 grade average? Why not 3.5?” “Why should I hire you?” “Name three of your weaknesses.”

Kathy Bersett, a Washington University senior, remembers a question that stopped her cold on her first job interview. She’d mentioned that she’d worked part-time in a Subway sandwich shop. “Compare the profitability of Subway to that of McDonald’s,” the recruiter commanded.

Now, with one job offer in the bag and more than 20 interviews behind her, Bersett could handle a question like that without blinking. “The more you interview, the better you get,” she said.

By Paula Ancona

Scripps Howard News Service

So you’ve found a new job. That’s great news in the middle of this stubborn economic slump. But you’ve got a nagging feeling that accepting the offer might be a mistake that the company might not be a very good place to work.

How can you tell whether you’ve got a good match or if you’ll wish you worked somewhere else in a few months? Look for an employer that:

 Allows and accepts spontaneous, informal conversation among employees. Encourages communication – both informal and work-related – between all levels of employees.

 Have established grievance procedures that employees follow and managers respect. Shows a lack of favoritism, bias, inequity, intimidation or abuse (example: has an employee bill of rights).

 Tolerated individual differences. For example, the company might cultivate a nurturing, family-like atmosphere, but also allows loners to do their jobs and to go home without feeling pressured to join social activities.

 Designs jobs so employees can see the results of their work and feel they’re making meaningful contributions.

 Isn’t swayed by every new management fad, but integrates all of its policies and practices to treat employees well.

 Shares success with employees through stock ownership plans and profit sharing.

 Produces an employee newsletter that is by and for employees, not controlled and censored by management.

 Adjusts policies and practices to fit what seems to be important to employees (example: paternity leave, flexible scheduling, job-sharing, tuition reimbursement).

How can you uncover the true character of the company?

 Ask to meet the people you’d be working with. Ask them what management is like. What are the ups and downs of working in this department? What else do they like and dislike? What benefits have they received by working there?

 Gather information about the company’s pay and benefits from managers, personnel officials or other employees. How would your pay and benefits compare with other employees? With similar companies? What does this tell you about the company’s ability to pay and its commitment to job security and fairness?

 Hone your network of contacts outside the company to find and talk to former employees, industry analysts, competitors, customers, colleagues or acquaintances of the management team.

 Interview the person who is interviewing you. Why did the people who previously held this position leave? How successful were they? What is the company’s turnover rate? Its philosophy? Its biggest problems? Its growth plans?

Write out your questions ahead of time. Don’t allow the interview to end until you get answers. Note, too, what is not being said.


Does that business phone keep ringing? Does it leave you with no time to talk to your friends? Here are thirteen ways to get rid of those business callers. Of course, your boss will probably get rid of you – but then you’ll really have time for yourself.

1. Do all you can to prevent the caller from learning if he has the correct number. Begin to talk before the receiver reaches your mouth and be sure to mumble. Never answer with a sparkling tone of voice. “Good morning. Paramount Precision Products.” Salutatory phrases like that show only friendliness. And remember: The more rapid-fire your response, the better your chances of convincing callers they have the wrong number.

2. Put everyone on “hold” immediately because you are “busy on another line”. About thirty seconds is enough to build up sufficient frustration. Reinforce it by placing the caller back on “hold” again after asking her what she wants. After that, each time you cut in, absent- mindedly repeat, “What was it you wanted again?”

3. Come on strong with an “okay-what’s-bothering-you” attitude. Practice will build a strong sense of annoyance in your voice. You will soon be able to convince callers in split seconds that you are busy with more important matters.

4. Act like you’ve never heard of people who call regularly. Ask the caller to spell his name every time. “What company are you with Mr. Wheedle?” is a very effective query if you have just talked to Wheedle the day before – especially if his name is really “Wheeler”. Let the message clearly filter through that you are uncertain whether the boss has ever hear of him either.

5. Throw in as much office jargon as you can. Abbreviate all you can and use plenty of snappy, compact phrases: “The specs on the DT-2 are always handled on a PNQ basis through the FRILL Department”. Or “J.J. is conferring with G.K., can C.D. help you? He is particularly good on ZAP systems without collimators”. Your own ZAP system will unload the people who don’t speak the same office language as yours. And explanations of these terms will fill in much of your expendable time – to boot.

6. Get the caller’s name wrong. This is a breeze with names like “Schlissilsnapper”. With a little adroit imagination, you’ll even be able to come up with some pretty ingenious mispronunciations of Brown, Smith, and Jones. Give these a few minutes of thought.

7. Hurry all callers to the hilt. Make them feel they have only fifteen seconds to state their case. “Okay, buster, hustle it, I haven’t got all day” will do wonders. But there is a danger: The caller may complain to the boss. Drive people just to the breaking point, but not beyond.

8. Do all you can to prevent the caller from talking to the person he wants. Switch him to the wrong department and blame it on the telephone equipment. Keep up the password game. “Can Mrs. Bilst help you instead?” What about Patty in records? She might know something about it if she’s available.” Create the feeling that an appointment is even necessary to talk to the janitor.

9. Scrupulously avoid giving any specific answers. Be pleasant; let your voice smile. Create the illusion you are sincerely trying to help. When you really get good at it, the caller will hang up satisfied only to realize he didn’t find out anything. What’s more, he’ll be too embarrassed to call back.
10. Do a lot of talking but little listening. Beat around the bush. Repeat. Explain at least three different ways. Practice on answers to questions like “How do I get to your office?” If the person makes it without getting lost, you haven’t really tried.

11. Take plenty of time to get information the caller asks for. Let her think you have gone to lunch. Leave the line open rather than on “hold” so the caller can hear office noise, especially if there is a lot of joking and laughing. The “out-to-lunch” system is miraculous especially with incoming long distance calls.

12. Correct the caller on details. Convince him that his facts are incorrect. Make him feel your company hasn’t made a mistake since 1932. “We have expendable time – to boot.”

13. Bank the phone a good deal. Dropping the receiver on the desk is the best way to clear the caller’s auditory passages. But that’s only the beginning: click the line, shout across the office for information, and then slam the receiver down at the end of the conversation. Telephones are a hardy breed, but most will get the message after listening to what sounds like war games.

These thirteen telephone tricks take practice to perfect. But try to perfect them quickly because oddly enough, most people who start to learn them rarely seem to stay on the job very long.


Observance of the following Sanitary Rules and Regulations and obedience to the Beauty Culture Law are for the betterment of beauty culture.

1. Every beauty culturist shop shall be supplied with at least one wet and one dry sterilizer.

2. All instruments shall be properly sterilized.

3. At least one covered waste receptacle shall be provided for each chair or booth in all beauty culturist shops.

4. Hot and cold running water must be connected with pressure supply wherever available or gravity tanks installed for both hot and cold water.

5. Each operator shall be required to have an adequate supply of combs (at least 3) and brushes (at least 3). After each patron has been served, combs and brushes must be thoroughly cleaned then immersed in an efficient disinfectant, then rinsed in water and dried. Combs arid brushes shall be kept in a closed container apart from appliances, which have not been disinfected.

6. Whenever a haircloth is used, a newly laundered towel or other protection shall be placed around the neck so as to prevent the haircloth touching the skin.

7. Every beauty operator shall wash her hands with soap and fresh water immediately before serving each patron. Each operator shall wear at all times, while engaged in the practice of beauty culture, a clean washable outer garment.

8. Shampoo boards, as well as all bowls, must be cleaned thoroughly immediately after use.

9. Head coverings, water waving nets and drying hoods must be laundered or otherwise sterilized after each separate use and kept in sterilizer.

10. Clean towels shall be used for each patron. A closed cabinet or drawer must be provided for clean towels. A covered hamper must be provided for soiled towels.

11. The floor, walls and furniture shall be kept clean and sanitary at all times.


Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
302 W. Washington St.
Room E034
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2700
Telephone (317) 232-2980


1. Salon applications must be either or printed in ink. The salon fee is Forty Dollars ($40.00) please send in a money order, certified check or cashiers check in order to expedite processing by two weeks. Person checks will also be accepted. Owner’s social security number is requested but is not mandatory under IC 4-1-8-1.

2. All applications for a beauty salon must be submitted with directions to the salon site and the proposed position in which the equipment will be set up. Please submit this information on the back of this application.

3. If the salon is connected with any private residential quarters, it is to be separated from the residence by a fully constructed wall or a locked door to prevent dust and hair from entering into the living area. There must be a separate outside entrance.

4. All salons must have a sign visible from the street.

5. All licenses must be posed in a visible area in the salon.

6. Sanitary Rules and Regulations must be posted in a conspicuous place in your salon.

7. All salons will be inspected four to eight weeks after opening and before your salon license will be issued. All salons may open up once a temporary license is received.

8. Outlets to be grounded and of the type to accept three prong plugs. Dryers to be equipped with three prong plugs.

9. Water heater options: If water heater for residence is to serve beauty salon as well, it must be set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or an anti-scald valve added. A separate water heater for exclusive use of beauty salon set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

10. Restrooms are required for commercial salons, but not required for residence salons.

11. If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Monica Hayden at (317) 232-5953.


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received a copy of ideal Beauty Academy’s Cosmetology Handbook. I understand that
it is my responsibility to read, understand and abide by the information in this handbook.

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