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Rule 240-18-.01 Hair Designer School Equipment

(1) Each school desiring to teach hair design must provide the following minimum equipment:
(a) secured storage for school and student records (locking filing cabinet, desk, etc.);
(b) sufficient instructional displays (dry erase, chalkboard, etc.);
(c) an appropriate disinfection container which is in accordance with Board rules;
(d) a minimum of four (4) shampoo basins for enrollment up to fifteen (15) students, and one (1) additional shampoo basin for each additional fifteen (15) students or fraction thereof;
(e) a minimum of seven (7) hair dryers for enrollment up to fifteen (15) students and one (1) additional dryer for each additional five (5) students;
(f) work stations with mirrors for each individual student;
(g) sufficient closed containers for soiled or disposable towels;
(h) one mannequin per student;
(i) one closed container per station for clean implements only;
(j) one closed towel container to adequately store clean linens;
(k) locker space for personal items must be furnished for each student;
(l) school minimum floor space: 1800 sq. ft.;
(m) audio visual aids;
(n) a current copy of the Laws and Rules of the Georgia state Board of Cosmetology and Barbers; and
(o) A basic kit; the basic kit for hair design students shall contain the following:
1. mannequin with hair at least 6-7 inches long;
2. basic combs;
3. scissors/shears and thinning shears;
4. razor with guard and disposable blades;
5. brushes;
6. rollers;
7. clips;
8. protective capes;
9. disposable neck strips;
10. perm rods and end papers;
11. marcel iron/flat iron;
12. blow dryer;
13. dusting brush (nylon disinfectable bristles only);
14. consumable supplies for esthetics;
15. standard textbook; and
16. one (1) workbook.
(2) All of the above equipment must be standard equipment and maintained in good and safe working condition at all times.
(3) Any cosmetology school desiring to teach a separate course in cosmetology, esthetics or nail care technology and having more than fifteen (15) students in a cosmetology, esthetics or nail technology each course must shall provide all necessary equipment and supplies for each such school course.

Rule 240-18-.02 Hair Designer School Curriculum

The curriculum for students enrolled in a school of hair design for a complete course of a minimum of seven (7) months totaling thirteen hundred fifty (1350) hours of training (250 Level 1 theory + 1100 Level 2 service application) shall be as follows:

(a) Level 1 instruction shall be provided by a licensed master cosmetology instructor or licensed hair designer instructor. Each school or licensed instructor shall require each student to obtain two hundred fifty (250) total hours of Level 1 training before the student performs clinical services on a client. Of these two hundred fifty (250) hours, two hundred (200) shall be theory and training on mannequins, and the final fifty (50) hours shall be on live models in the curriculum as stated below. For the purposes of this Rule, one (1) theory hour equals one (1) clock hour for the first 250 hours of training, which are intended to be theoretical in nature.
1. Theory = (50) - (50 theory hours/50 clock hours):
(i) chemistry;
(ii) cleansing and disinfection;
(iii) EPA, OSHA, infection control standards, blood spill procedures; and
(iv) AIDS, HIV, and communicable diseases.
2. Theory of Permanent Waving = (45) - (45 theory hours/45 clock hours):
(i) the chemistry of permanent wave solution and its reaction;
(ii) the chemistry of relaxers and their reactions; and
(iii) the principles of permanent wave rod placement.
3. Theory of Hair Coloring = (45) - (45 theory hours/45 clock hours):
(i) the chemistry of color;
(ii) principles of color application; and
(iii) the chemical reaction of hair color.
4. Theory of Hair and Scalp Treatments and Conditioning = (20) - (20 theory hours/20 clock hours):
(i) hair analysis;
(ii) scalp condition; and
(iii) treatments.
5. Theory of Hair Cutting = (30) - (30 theory hours/30 clock hours):
(i) proper handling and care of instruments.
6. Theory of Shampooing = (15) - (15 theory hours/15 clock hours):
(i) proper procedure of shampooing;
(ii) knowledge of shampooing formulas; and
(iii) water temperature.
7. Theory of Hairdressing/Hairstyling = (45) - (45 service application hours/45 clock hours):
(i) 20 hours of training on mannequins; and
(ii) 25 hours of training on live models (without compensation).
(b) Level 2 service application hours on live subjects may begin when a student has completed the required two hundred fifty (250) Level 1 theory hours in the above curriculum with a minimum passing score of seventy five percent (75%). The student may then progress to the clinic floor to perform the required 1100 Level 2 service application hours on live subjects. The Level 2 service application curriculum shall be as follows:
1. Theory = (100) - (100 theory hours/100 clock hours):
(i) cleansing and disinfection;
(ii) physiology;
(iii) electricity;
(iv) safety precautions;
(v) chemistry of beauty products, actions/reactions, and the composition of tints, dyes and bleaches;
(vi) salesmanship;
(vii) telephone etiquette; and
(viii) salon deportment, consisting of courtesy, neatness, and professional attitude in meeting the public.
2. Social Skills, Reception or Desk Work, Art and Ethics, State Board of Cosmetology Laws and Rules = (50) - (50 theory hours/50 clock hours);
3. Laboratory = (50) - (50 service application hours/50 clock hours); shall include practical training in preparing germicidal solutions, shampoos, tint and bleaches, practical training in washing and sanitizing all equipment in the beauty salon;
4. Hairdressing, Shampoo and Comb-out = (276) - (276 service application hours/184 clock hours); shall include shampoos, comprising dry, soapfree, oil and reconditioning; wet curls, thermo-curling, blow drying, hair styles, comb outs and all types of pressing; hot combs;
5. Hair Cutting and Shaping (to include shampoo) = (124.5) - (124.5 service application hours/166 applications);
6. Permanent Waving = (150) - (150 service credit hours/50 applications);
7. Chemical Hair Relaxing = (138) - (138 service application hours):
(i) virgin application - (80 service application hours/40 applications); and
(ii) chemical retouch - (57 service application hours/38 applications).
8. Hair Coloring and Lightening = (155) - (155 service application hours):
(i) temporary rinses and semi-permanent color - (9 service application hours/12 applications);
(ii) virgin color - (40 service application hours/20 applications);
(iii) color retouches - (20 service application hours/10 applications);
(iv) hair bleaching and lightening - (80 service applications hours/40 applications):
(I) virgin hair lightening (32 service application hours/16 applications);
(II) retouch hair lightening (20 service application hours/10 applications);
(III) foiling techniques and placement - (28 service application hours/14 applications); and
(IV) brow and lash tent (2.5 service applications hours/5 applications.
(v) predisposition tests - (3 service application hours); and
(vi) color removal - (3 service application hours).
9. Scalp and Hair Treatment = (49) - (49 service application hours/49 applications) shall include brushing and manipulations, corrective treatments, and reconditioning treatments;
10. Sanitizing and Disinfection of Tools, Implements, and Equipment = (2) - (2 service application hours/4.5 applications):
(i) implements (brushes, combs, shears, clippers, flat irons, curling irons,) - (1 service application hour/2 applications); and
(ii) shampoo bowls and dryer hoods, styling stations, chairs, mats and work space - (1 service application hour/2 applications).

Rule 240-18-.03 Hair Designer School Curriculum Credit Hours

(1) For work performed by students, credits will be allowed to students as listed below:
(a) one cold or heat wave (including shampoo and set) - 3 clock hours per application;
(b) one chemical relaxer - 2 clock hours per application;
(c) one chemical relaxer retouch - 1.5 clock hours per application;
(d) virgin lightener (including shampoo and set) - 2 clock hours per application;
(e) retouch lightener - 2 clock hours per application;
(f) foiling - 2 clock hours per application;
(g) virgin tint (including shampoo and set) - 2 clock hours per application;
(h) tint retouch - 2 clock hours per application;
(i) one brow and lash tint - 30 minutes per application;
(j) one temporary rinse/semi-permanent color - 45 minutes per application;
(k) one shampoo, set and comb out, or one pressing, curling and comb out - 1.5 clock hours per application;
(l) one shampoo - 15 minutes per application;
(m) one scalp treatment - 1 clock hour per application;
(n) one haircut - 45 minutes per application; and
(o) sanitizing and disinfection of tools, implements, and equipment - 30 minutes per application.
(2) A weekly sheet, signed in black ink and/or electronic signature by the student and the instructor, shall be kept for each student, which shows the number of hours of training in each subject. This work sheet shall be sub-totaled in January, April, June, and September, and subject to review by the inspector at any time.
(3) Any student shall have the right to refuse to attend classes for more than eight (8) hours in one day.

Rule 240-18-.04 Curriculum for Hair Designer Instructor Training

(1) Persons receiving instructor training in a hair design school shall spend all of their training time under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor and shall not be left in charge of students or school at any time without the direct supervision of a licensed instructor.
(2) Persons receiving instructor training are not permitted to perform clinical services on a patron for compensation, either by appointment or otherwise.
(3) Persons receiving instructor training shall be furnished an instructor training manual.
(4) Students enrolled in courses of cosmetology or hair design for an instructor training course shall complete the curriculum within one (1) year totaling 750 hours of training as stated below (For purposes of this Rule, one (1) credit hour equals one (1) clock hour):
(a) General Education = (225) - (225 credit/225 clock hours);
(b) Cosmetology, Barber and Hair Design Rules and Laws = (25) - (25 credit/25 clock hours);
(c) Principles of teaching hair design = (200) - (200 credit/200 clock hours);
(d) Teaching techniques and audio visual aids = (225) - (225 credit/225 clock hours):
1. Curriculum development;
2. Lesson plans and presentations;
3. Classroom management and discipline;
4. Demonstrations and Theory lectures; and
5. Various methods of evaluation.
(e) Practice teaching = (300) - (300 credit/300 clock hours).