COS 221: Hair Extension Techniques

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2023
Credits: 1.5
Total Contact Hours: 63
Lecture Hours : 9
Lab Hours: 54
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 18
Total Student Learning Hours: 81
Prerequisite: Enrolled in a cosmetology program with a minimum of 1000 hours completed, or a licensed cosmetologist or barber (must provide proof to instructor first day of class).
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Catalog Course Description

This class focuses on several hair extension techniques including: I-Tip, Microtip, Skinweft, Keratip, Plastic tubes, One-step weft, and Sew-ins. 9 lecture hours, 54 lab hours.

Course Objectives

  • Analyze hair patterns
  • Analyze hair texture, density, and wave pattern
  • How to conduct a client consultation
  • Identify the appropriate extension technique for hair texture and density
  • Utilize proper tools for each extension technique
  • Utilize proper cutting techniques to blend extensions into natural hair
  • Demonstrate each extension technique using the appropriate tools in a safe and sanitary manner.

Major Course Content

  1. Health and Safety
    1. State Board Rules and Regulations
    2. Disinfecting procedures
    3. Client protection
    4. Personal protection
    5. Tool maintenance
  2. Textured Hair
    1. Recognize and differentiate textured variations
    2. Choose appropriate technique and hair for different textures and wave patterns
  3. Hair Extension Tools
    1. Pulling needle
    2. Opening and closing tools
    3. Fusion tool
    4. Heat shield
    5. Skinweft press
    6. Needle and thread
  4. Techniques
    1. I-Tip
    2. Micro-tip
    3. Weft/sew ins
    4. One step weft
    5. Keratip
    6. Plastic tubes
    7. Skinweft/tape-in
  5. Hair Extension Maintenance
  6. Hair Extension Removal
  7. Hair Extension Products

Lab Content

  1. Techniques
    1. I-Tip
    2. Micro-tip
    3. Weft/sew ins
    4. One step weft
    5. Keratip
    6. Plastic tubes
    7. Skin weft/tape-in
  2. Hair Extension Removal
  3. Hair Extension Product Application

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Various professional periodicals as assigned by the instructor.

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Visit multiple hair retailers and write up a summary and critique of the experience.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Read chapters assigned in textbook and create a look-book of before and after extensions transformations.

Instruction Type(s)

Lab, Lecture, Online Education Lab, Online Education Lecture