Tuition Non-refundable Deposit Kit Free Total
$10695.00 $250.00 $2200.00 $13145.00

SOC Code 39-5012        CIP Code 12-0401

The Cosmetology program is measured in clock hours.  Students will gain experience in a hands-on environment, learning the latest techniques in haircutting, hairstyles, hair coloring, perming, relaxers, Keratin smoothing treatments, nail services and waxing, in a setting that  mirrors the work environment.  Students’ training will prepare them for an easy transition into professional salon career as a Cosmetologist.  Students will gain a complete understanding of salon operations, from marketing, retail and business.  Time is also spent on reviewing Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering status and regulations and state board preparations which is necessary requirements to obtain license.

Method of Instruction
Students are taught through a series of practical, theory, clinical, and hands-on experience with the public.  Theory is taught from the Milady Standards of Cosmetology textbooks along with Milady Power Points, flip charts, games and at the end of each chapter students will complete chapter test.  Practical classes are taught through hands-on experience, Milady Standard textbook and power points, flip charts, video’s, DVD’s and along with competency tests.  Students perform services on both the public and manikins for clinical requirements.  Special speakers are brought in so students can get the up to date techniques in hair color, hairstyles, smoothers and makeup. 

Program Objectives
The objectives for the Cosmetology program are to develop in the students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as a cosmetologist.  The determined graduate will be able to project a positive attitude, sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.  Practice effective communication skills, visual poise and proper grooming.  Respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received in an employer – employee relationship.  Perform the manipulative and analytical skills in the areas of hairstyling, hair shaping, hair coloring, texture services, scalp and hair conditioning, skin care, nails, and waxing for the client’s overall image.  Apply learned theory, practical and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.  To provide the student with the information needed to obtain license from Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering.  To ensure continued career success, the graduate will continue to learn new and current information related to skills, trends, and methods for career development in cosmetology and related fields.

Methods for Grading and Evaluation
The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades as determined by assigned academic learning.  Students are assigned academic learning and a minimum  number of practical experiences.  Academic learning is evaluated after each unit of study.  Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better (the computer system will reflect completion of the practical assignment as a 100% rating).  If the performance does not meet saisfactory requirements, it is not counted and the performance must be repeated.  At least three comprehensive practical evaluations will be conducted during the course of study.  Practical skill are evaluated according to text procedures and set forth in practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the school.  Students must maintain a cumulative (practical and written together) of 70% prior to graduation.  Students must make up failed or missed test and incomplete assignments (When the absent is excused).  Numerical grades are considered according to the following scale:

90-100 A Excellent
80-89 B Good
70-79 C Satisfactory
60-69 D Unsatisfactory
Below 60 F Failing

Unit of Instruction
The Cosmetology program of study consists of 1500 actual clock hours.  Each of the subjects listed below will be covered in theory, practical and/or clinical work.

Includes safely and effectively using message in scalp care, learning the benefits of proper hair brushing, provide a proper and effective shampoo service, use professional draping.
Clock Hours = 57 1/2

Scalp & Hair Treatments & Conditioners
Includes recommend and use of conditioners.
Clock Hours = 22 1/2

Includes adhering to state and government regulations, work with nail technology tools, learn the necessary components to perform basic manicure, complete a hand and arm massage, state the differences between spa manicure and basic manicure, indicate why aromatherapy is used during a nail service, benefits of paraffin wax treatments, nail art options for clients, nail tips and wraps, monomer liquid and polymer powder nail enhancements, light cured gels, learning the tools and materials used during pedicures, preforming pedicures, properly clean and disinfect foot spas.
Clock Hours = 26 1/2

Hair Shaping (Cutting)
Includes understanding the basic principles of haircutting, conduct an effective client consultation for haircutting, show proper use of haircutting tools, understand proper posture and body position, maintain safety in haircutting, cut hair using basic haircutting techniques, effectively using clippers and trimmers.
Clock Hours = 75

Hair Styling
Includes discovering the philosophy of design, define the elements of hair design, understand the principles of hair design, recognize the influence of hair types and texture on hairstyles, create harmony between hairstyle and facial structure, design for men, client consultation, basics of hairstyling, pin curls, roller sets, comb – out techniques, hair wrapping, blow drying, thermal hairstyles, formal up-do’s, express the artistry of hairstyling, braiding, wig knowledge, extensions and hair piece.
Clock Hours = 415

Permanent Waving
Includes understanding how chemical services affect the structure of hair, proper technique for permanent waving, proper technique for curling, reforming (soft curl permanents)
Clock Hours = 140

Chemical Relaxing

Includes understanding how chemical services affect the structure of hair, demonstrate the proper technique for chemical hair relaxers.
Clock Hours = 22 1/2

Hair Coloring
Includes understand why people color their hair, review hair facts, identify natural hair color and toner, understand the types of hair color, conduct and effective hair color consultation, formulate hair color, applying hair color, show how to use lightener, how to use toners, create special effects using hair color techniques, understand the special challenges in hair color and corrective solutions, know hair coloring safety precautions.
Clock Hours = 182 1/2

Skin Care
Includes conduct a consultation and skin analysis, determine skin type during the skin analysis, aging and sun-damaged skin, categorize skin care products, learn the basic techniques of a facial massage, know the purpose of the facial equipment, how electrotherapy and light therapy treat the skin, use facials to treat basic and specialty skin types, use of aromatherapy in the basic facial, describe facial makeup and their uses, how to use color theory for makeup application, alter face shapes with makeup, outline the steps for basic makeup application, apply artificial eyelashes, how to use special occasion makeup, contraindications for hair removal, temporary hair removal.
Clock Hours = 87 1/2

Brow and Lash Care
Includes applying artificial eyelashes, contraindications of hair removal.
Clock Hours = 16

Science & Related Services
Includes infection control, general anatomy and physiology, skin structure, growth and nutrition, skin disorders and diseases, nail structure and growth, nail disorders and diseases, properties of the hair and scalp, basics of chemistry, basics of electricity.
Clock Hours = 107 1/2

Includes history and career opportunities, life skills, your professional image, communicating for success, preparing for licensure and employment, on the job, the salon business, orientation, Alabama Board of Cosmetology and Barbering rules and regulations.
Clock Hours = 347 1/2

Textbooks and Reference Materials
The Cosmetology program is taught from the Milady’s Standard of Cosmetology textbook 2016 edition and Milady’s Hair Structure and Chemistry Simplified 5th edition.  Milady’s Standard Cosmetology exam review, practical and theory workbook 2016 edition and Milady’s Standard Up-Do 1st edition are used as tools, along with the textbook, for student to study for both the practical and written test.  A comprehensive library of reference, magazines, handouts, video’s and DVD’s are available to support the course of study and supplement student training.  Students should avail themselves of the opportunity to use these extensive materials.

Certificates of Achievement
University Academy of Hair Design will grant a certificate of completion and official transcript with total completed hours for the Cosmetology program when the student has successfully completed all phases of study, required tests, practical and clinical assignment; completed the program study according to state requirements; completed all exit paperwork; attended an exit interview and satisfied all debts owed to the school as approved by the school.

Requirements for Course Completion and Graduation

  • Completion of 1500 actual clock hours.
  • Complete program with at least a 70% accumulative grade.
  • Completion of all objective and clinical requirements.
  • Satisfied all debts owed to the school as approved by the school.
  • Financial Aid recipients must complete Student Loan Exit Counseling