State License Requirements - CONNECTICUT

Cosmetology - 1,500 hours

The curriculum for students enrolled in the Cosmetology Program consists of technical instruction and practical training in hairstyling, haircutting, manicuring, chemical procedures, hair coloring, shampooing, bleaching, anatomy, finger waving, thermal waving, sanitation, scalp treatments, physiology, hygiene, business and professional relations, and industry state laws. Students’ first 200 hours must be devoted to instruction in the theoretical aspects of all content areas, including all the theory related to hairdressing and cosmetology, along with Connecticut state laws. In their first 200 hours, students may receive practical instruction, but may not participate in supervised practice on the clinic floor. The students’ remaining 1,300 hours will be devoted to supervised practice, integrated with ongoing theoretical and practical instruction. Practical instruction constitutes 400 hours of instruction in which students use mannequins, as well as each other, in order to learn the various techniques required in the beauty industry. Additional instruction by demonstrations from instructors and visiting representatives from the industry is also part of the education process. Supervised practice on the clinic floor constitutes 900 hours of instruction, during which the student performs beauty services on guests and is supervised by a licensed Cosmetology instructor.

 

ESTHETICS (SKIN CARE) – 600 HOURS

The curriculum for students enrolled in the Esthetics (Skin Care) Program consists of technical instruction and practical training in anatomy and physiology, structure of the skin, bacteriology, sanitation and safety, waxing, hair removal, facials, pharmacology, product chemistry, technological tools and supplies, room setup, basics of electricity/machine aid, skin types and conditions, introduction to aromatherapy, skin analysis, massage therapy, skin disorders and disease, basic makeup and professional business training. Students’ first 150 hours must be devoted to instruction in the theoretical aspects of all content areas. In their first five weeks, students may receive practical instruction, but may not participate in supervised practice on the clinic floor. The students’ remaining 450 hours are to be devoted to supervised practice integrated with ongoing theoretical and practical instruction.

 

BARBERING - 1,000 HOURS

The curriculum for students enrolled in the Barbering Program consists of technical instruction and practical training covering the art and science of barbering, from techniques in hair, skin care and shaving, to business skills, and health and safety practices. The first one hundred fifty 150 hours must be devoted to instruction in the theoretical aspects of all content areas. Practical instruction can be included in this first one hundred fifty 150 hours, but supervised practice on a clinic floor cannot. The remaining eight hundred fifty 850 hours are to be devoted to supervised practice, integrated with ongoing theoretical and practical instruction. This course of study satisfies the requirements of the Connecticut Department of Public Health and the Connecticut Board of Cosmetology.

"Thanks to everything I learned at Marinello, I was working in a salon one week after graduation."

- Samatha Derren.
Marinello Hemet Campus

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