Introduction to Esthetic Science
In the orientation section of this class, the student will be presented with the rules and regulations of the school. Students will also be introduced to the history of esthetics, the role of the esthetician, professional esthetician qualities, and code of ethics guidelines.
The student will learn of Local, State and Federal safety codes as applied the practice of esthetics. Instruction will also cover salon/clinic rules and regulations. Sterilization, disinfection, and sanitation procedures as well as first aid and HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) will also be defined in this course.
Anatomy, Physiology, and Nutrition will also be part of the knowledge obtained in this course. The student will obtain knowledge of cell, tissue, organ and body system structures and functions. Lecture material will also discuss the importance of water and nutrition for healthy skin and longevity of the body.
This class will cover the histology, structure and physiology of the skin. The student will also become familiar with hair structure and its relation to esthetics including nails, sebaceous glands and sweat glands.
Also covered are the types and classifications of bacteria, as well as bacterial reproduction, and infection control and prevention. The student will learn how immunity and body defenses are utilized for health. Physical and chemical agents will also be discussed in this course. (90 hours over 20 classes)