COS 191: Hairstyling

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2023
Credits: 8.5
Total Contact Hours: 240
Lecture Hours : 120
Lab Hours: 120
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 240
Total Student Learning Hours: 480
Prerequisite: COS 141.
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

A continuation of the science and theory of professional hairstyling techniques and procedures introduced in COS 141. Lectures, demonstrations and practical experience in the following areas: hair care, set design, thermal styling, long hair design and creative artistry in hairstyling. 120 lecture hours, 120 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • Design and create advanced hairstyles through wet/thermal and long hairstyling.
  • Execute advanced techniques.
  • Develop and interpret an individualized hairstyle for clients based on the principles of design.
  • Consult and correctly identify hair texture and procedural applications.
  • Compare and contrast tools and products needed for hair design.
  • Develop skills and understanding of the necessary precautions with thermal equipment.
  • Create a variety of basic and advanced long hairstyling using commonly used techniques.
  • Effectively execute physical hair straightening designs for a culturally diverse market.
  • Demonstrate proper safety and disinfection procedures using correct chemical agents when disinfecting tools.

Major Course Content

  1. Thermal Hairstyling
    1. Draping
    2. Blow drying 
    3. Press and curl 
    4. Thermal Irons
    5. Safety procedures
    6. Consumer protection
  2. Hair and Scalp 
    1. Draping
    2. Massage
    3. Treatments
    4. Shampoo
    5. Scalp treatments
    6. Consumer protection
  3. Set Design
    1. Roller placement-base control
    2. Hairsetting brush/comb out
    3. Consumer protection
  4. Tools
    1. Combs/brushes
    2. Pins
    3. Clips
    4. Styling products
    5. Sanitation & disinfection
    6. Prevent communicable diseases
  5. Thermal Tools
    1. Pressing comb
    2. Curling/Waving iron
    3. Flat iron
    4.  Safety & First Aid - Burns
  6. Advance Hair Design
    1. Twist
    2. Knots
    3. Rolls
    4. Overlaps
    5. Braids
    6. Loops
  7. Health and Safety
    1. State board practices/regulations
    2. Sanitation
    3. Infection control 
    4. Consumer protection
    5. Preventing communicable diseases

Lab Content

  1. Wet Styling
    1. Differentiate set procedures
    2. Demonstrate base control
    3. Design, explain comb-out techniques
  2. Thermal Hairstyling
    1. Demonstrate, perform blow drying procedures
    2. Practice, demonstrate straightening techniques
    3. Safely demonstrate Marcel tool procedure
    4. Employ safety precautions
    5. Design hair artistry
  3. Sanitation
    1. Select, formulate disinfectants        
    2. Understand, explain state board regulations        
    3. Understand, analyze first aid and safety practices
  4. Long Hair Styling
    1. Demonstrate up-do procedures
    2. Execute, design braiding techniques
    3. Design, produce evening styles      
    4. Design hair artistry
  5. Tools
    1. Safely demonstrate proper usage of tools
    2. Properly select correct electrical appliances
    3. Differentiate thermal tools
    4. Infection control
    5. Consumer protection
  6. Professional Development
    1. Communicate effectively with clients
    2. Client record keeping
    3. Develop interpersonal relationships

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Modern Hair Magazine American Salon Behind the Chair Magazine Artist Access

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Do research on an "Icon of the Industry" and be prepared to turn in a 500-1000 word essay History of hair styling and processes and other beauty preparations paper 3 pages with works cited pages.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Portfolio of various hair designs Prepare for group project demonstrating hair artistry Participate in annual hairshow

Instruction Type(s)

Lab, Lecture, Online Education Lab, Online Education Lecture