The Academia of Beauty: What to Expect When You Enroll in Cosmetology School The Academia of Beauty: What to Expect When You Enroll in Cosmetology School
An Overview of the Eric Fisher Academy Cosmetology Curriculum
Every student who enrolls in cosmetology school at Eric Fisher Academy learns a lengthy list of important skills they can apply to their future cosmetology careers, no matter where they end up working.
The comprehensive cosmetology education is divided into four phases so that students can achieve mastery of key concepts in a logical way, building on skill sets they develop during the course of each phase. For more information, refer to our student catalog.
Cosmetologist Training Phases
Each phase of the cosmetology program lasts 10 weeks and includes hands-on training.
Launch: In the launch phase, students learn the underlying theory and basic skills they’ll need to perform client services. They’ll also be asked to start considering career goals and how they could achieve them.
Fresh Talent: In this phase, students begin to perform cosmetology services and build self-confidence and communication skills.
Salon Life: During this phase, students learn business skills they’ll need to be successful cosmetology professionals, including how to attract clients, increase sales, and grow their income.
Thrive: Students focus on preparing for state board exams during the final phase of cosmetology school.
Instructional Hours Required for Cosmetology School
The State of Kansas Cosmetology Board requires all cosmetology students complete 1,500 hours of training through an accredited cosmetology institution. These hours are broken down across many valuable subject areas spread throughout the curriculum.
Yes, cosmetology has deep roots in science, because to be successful in your career, you must know how hair, scalp, skin, and nails grow, plus how to ensure you practice proper sanitation. These scientific concepts are the basis for how you provide cosmetology services to your clients and how you help them care for themselves.
Physical services can be further broken down into:
- Scalp and hair care
- Shampoo and rinses
- Facials and makeup
You’ll learn the purpose for all types of treatments, how to perform them, and how to stay safe while doing them. And remember how we said cosmetology is rooted in science? There’s chemistry related to every element of these services, including how products react to the skin, hair, and nails. You’ll need to know how these products work so you can choose the best ones for your clients.
Chemical services are those that involve the use of chemicals to complete the cosmetology process, including:
- Hair coloring
- Chemical waving
- Chemical hair relaxing
Not only do cosmetology students learn how to use supplies to perform these treatments, but they’ll also master safety precautions and related services, like fillers and conditioners, removal of hair color, and special effects. Students also learn how to examine a client’s hair and scalp to determine the chemicals they’ll need to apply and for how long.
All other skills fall under hair designing, such as shaping, thermal styling techniques, care of hair pieces and extensions, and business practices. State law and licensure requirements are also covered during these training hours.
Life and Business Skills Prepare Students for Cosmetology Careers
Eric Fisher Academy offers unique training curriculum for students centering around both life skills and business skills, because founder Eric Fisher himself sees them as invaluable to success as a cosmetologist.
Life skills include:
- Chairside manner
- Business best practices
- Building a portfolio
- Time management
- Resume writing
- Effective communications
- Developing your style
- Ergonomic hair cutting and posture
- Developing personal authenticity, confidence, and self-esteem
- Legendary customer service
Business skills fall under the Prosper U Business Curriculum, which includes all the tools that Eric Fisher has found to have made him successful in the beauty industry. Having a good understanding of the business aspects of cosmetology is essential for running your own business.
The skills include:
- Building your business
- Building your client base
- Enhancing and increasing your income
- Customer service techniques
- Leveraging your daily schedule for maximum productivity and efficiency
Choose the Best Cosmetology School Near You
Now that you know all the things you’ll learn at Eric Fisher Academy – including topics unique to the school – you’re probably ready to enroll in our next cohort of full-time students.
At Eric Fisher Academy, our instructors take great care in imparting their wisdom and skills to each student who walks through our doors into our modern training facility. Upon graduation, these students transform into professional cosmetologists, aimed to be successful and ready to make a difference in their clients’ lives.