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Get the Skills to Become a Professional Hair Stylist

Cosmetology Operator with client
If you are interested in all aspects of hair, consider a rewarding career as a Hair Stylist

34-Week* Cosmetology Operator Training Program in Southwest Texas

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Your passion to make people look beautiful can be converted into a rewarding career as a Hair Stylist. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 44 percent of all personal appearance workers are self-employed.

Nuvani Institute’s Cosmetology Operator Program provides all of our students with a strong foundation in all the skills required for future specializations in the beauty industry. You will learn all the essential skills you need to get you hired at a salon, and to get your exciting new career underway.

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Becoming a Confident Hair Stylist

After graduating from our Cosmetology Operator Program, you are ready to take your state cosmetology licensing exam so you can become a fully-fledged cosmetologist. And from there, you’re well on your way up to a bright new future in the beauty industry.

Career Opportunities:

  • Salons
  • Day Spas
  • Product Representative
  • Make-up Technician
  • Hair Cutting and Shaping
  • Facials
  • Salon Owner
  • Skin Care Specialist
  • Manicuring
  • Platform Artist

Program Objective

The objective of the Cosmetology Operator program is to provide the student with the necessary skills to perform all of the services normally associated with cosmetology, including hair styling, hair coloring, manicuring, facials, and shampooing in order to meet the requirements of the State of Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation and pass the examination, both written and practical, administered prior to issuing a license to perform cosmetology services.

Course NumberCourse NameClock Hours
C0101Orientation and T.D.L.R. Rules and Regulations25
C0102Shampoo and Related Theory25
C0103Hair & Scalp Treatment and Related Theory50
C0104Cold Waving and Related Theory100
C0105Chemical Hair Relaxing and Related Theory50
C0106Hair Coloring and Related Theory125
C0107Manicuring and Related Theory100
C0108Facials and Related Theory50
C0109Haircutting, Styling and Related Theory375
C0111Salon Management and Practices50
1,000 Total Hrs

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Curriculum Information

At Nuvani Institute, you gain theoretical as well as practical knowledge on hair styling. You will develop an understanding about the equipment used by a hair dresser like combs, brushes, hair clippers and rollers, hair spray, dryers and much more. Training also includes steps to be followed by a hair dresser when undertaking shampoos, scalp massage and hair straightening.

A hair stylist is a confidant whose suggestions and guidance is always sought to choose an appropriate beauty treatment. When you train at Nuvani Beauty Schools and Salon, you develop an art of understanding and managing your clients better.

CO101 Orientation and T.D.L.R. Rules and Regulations

25 Clock hours
Students will be introduced to the art and science of cosmetology and the evolvement to today’s state-of-the-art knowledge and procedures along with Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation General Rules and Regulations.

CO102 Shampoo and Related Theory

25 Clock hours
Students learn shampoo techniques, salon procedures, scalp and neck physiology, the chemistry of shampoo and conditioners, sanitation and safety practices, and performance skills.

CO103 Hair & Scalp Treatment and Related Theory

50 Clock hours
Students develop an understanding of identifying normal and abnormal hair, scalp conditions and techniques required for correction. Some of the more common hair and scalp disorders are covered as part of the course.

CO104 Cold Waving and Related Theory

100 Clock hours
Students learn scalp and hair analysis techniques, as well as importance of testing curls to facilitate judging of process time. Presentation on chemical products used in waving, hair texture, density, and techniques for wrapping is given.

CO105 Chemical Hair Relaxing and Related Theory

50 Clock hours
Students learn basic steps involved in chemical hair relaxing and the difference between ammonium thiogkycolate and sodium hydroxide relaxer, as well as the techniques employed in application and safety precautions to be observed.

CO106 Hair Coloring and Related Theory

125 Clock hours
Students learn the principles of chemical hair coloring, classification, and their activity on hair. The chemistry of colors, and the procedures to complete temporary coloring, semi-permanent coloring, bleaching, frosting, streaking, and correction work.

CO107 Manicuring and Related Theory

100 Clock hours
Students understand the purpose of manicures, understanding of bacteriology, sterilization, sanitation, immunity, and human disease carriers is covered. A presentation is given on anatomy of the hand and feet and the equipment, implements, cosmetics, supplies and materials used in giving manicures and pedicures. Proper techniques for accomplishing manicures are taught, including sculptured and artificial nail services, oil treatments, and recognition of nail disorders are taught.

CO108 Facials and Related Theory

50 Clock hours
Students are taught facial services, including skin preservation and corrective action, face and neck anatomy and physiology, face and neck massages, chemical and electronic treatments, and safety and sanitation is covered.

CO109 Haircutting, Styling and Related Theory

375 Clock hours
Students understand haircutting principles and are demonstrated the techniques of sectioning, removing length or bulk with razor, scissors, clippers, and/or shears. The art of hair styling is taught, primarily by demonstrating hair parting, the removing of tangles, proper brushing, and settings. Proper curl placement, use of pin curls is demonstrated to achieve desired result. The technique of using various kinds of rollers is discussed, along with the reasons for backcombing and back brushing is illustrated. Extensive training on hair cutting, thinning, and shaping is given, using both scissors and razor techniques.

CO110 Chemistry

50 Clock hours
The student will learn the chemical composition of elements, compounds and mixtures as well as the basic chemistry, types, and action of professional products.

CO111 Salon Management and Practices

50 Clock hours
Students learn the fundamentals of business management, opening a salon, licensing requirements and regulations, laws, salon operations, policies, practices, advertising, sales, public/human relations, insurance, and salon safety.

Program Length

Day Program: 34 Weeks*
Evening Program: 50 Weeks*

Graduation Criteria

The student must complete a total of 1,000 clock hours, must be able to complete within 150% of the published length of the Cosmetology Operator program, and have satisfactory progress in both academic, as well as, practical training. The student must maintain an average of at least 70% on both academic and clinical work.

Additional Information

Uniforms will be provided, at the student’s expense
State of Texas Student Cosmetology License Required
T.C.C. General Rules and Regulations Book Required

Our Locations In Southwest Texas:

Del Rio
Eagle Pass
San Antonio

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*Program length when completed in normal time