44 Week Cosmetology

Beginners Course

No formal experience is necessary; although you are required to be hardworking and passionate about hair!

Our courses
Duration

44 Weeks

Format

Demos | Theory | Practical
8:30am - 5:00pm

Awarded

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the Sassoon Cosmetology Diploma and will have the capability to graduate and pass the California State Board Cosmetologist Exam.

Overview

The Cosmetology program offers the finest beginning available for an aspiring hair professional. Recognized worldwide as the ultimate in modern hair education, the Sassoon Academy Cosmetology course will teach you the key cutting and coloring techniques that underpin the Sassoon philosophy.

The 1600 hour Cosmetology course curriculum is divided into six in-depth stages covering all of the subjects needed to put you on the fast track to hairdressing success while giving you the greatest confidence to pass the California State Board Cosmetologist Exam. The nature and content of each stage develops as you progress through the course. However, some things remain constant - personal guidance and mentoring from the dedicated Sassoon teaching team throughout all work sessions; theory and practical assignments to assess your progress at regular intervals; and a personal appraisal at the end of each stage to ensure you are achieving the learning goals required by Sassoon.

The Vidal Sassoon Academy at 321 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, California is a private institution that is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. The institution is subject to re-approval every five years. Students may access the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education by clicking this link: www.bppe.ca.gov  

COMPETITIVE PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS:

We are pleased to offer financing from 8 months up to 120 months (10 years) for your Cosmetology Course through TFC Credit Corporation.  Whichever payment plan you decide to use, a down payment will be needed to secure your place in class. 

Note: Financing through TFC Credit Corporation is not available to foreign students. 

Join us at our next OPEN HOUSE to learn all about the Cosmetology course. 

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDES

  • ACADEMY TOUR
  • MEET THE INSTRUCTORS
  • CURRICULUM & STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
  • HOW TO GET STARTED
  • ALUMNI BENEFITS
  • ASSISTANCE IN JOB PLACEMENT
  • PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS
  • Q&A SESSION
  • FREE T-SHIRT


Cosmetology Catalogue
Performance Fact Sheet
Annual Report Programme Data

PROFESSIONAL STUDENT KIT

(value $1,585.79 not included in the tuition price and is a mandatory purchase required by Sassoon)
  • ABC Cut Manual & DVD                                                            
  • ABC Color Manual & DVD
  • ABC Men's Manual & DVD
  • ABC Cut Workbook
  • ABC Color Workbook
  • Elchim Hair Dryer
  • Denman 9 Row
  • Denman 7 Row
  • Denman 5 Row
  • Vess (Black) 9 Row
  • Vent Brush
  • YS Park Comb
  • 501 Krest Comb
  • 101 Comb
  • #55 Barbering Comb
  • Metal Tail Comb
  • Sassoon Tint Brush
  • Duck Clips (12 Pack)
  • Wash Bag Leather
  • Sassoon Academy T-shirt

STATE BOARD STUDENT KIT

(value $600 included in the tuition price)
  • California Rules & Regulations Barbering & Cosmetology Act
  • Milday Cosmetology Textbook
  • Milday Theory Workbook
  • Practical Workbook
  • State Board Exam Review
  • California Criteria
  • Mannequin (3) + Barber (1)
  • Mannequin Clamp
  • Doll Hand
  • Diffuser
  • Razor
  • Curling Iron
  • Paddle Brush
  • Wide Tint Brush
  • Rat Tail Comb
  • 8 Hair Clips
  • Small Metal Clippies
  • Magnetic Rollers
  • Spray Bottle
  • Applicator Bottes
  • 3 Doz. Perm Rolls (lg.)
  • 1 Doz Perm Rods (sm.)
  • Manicure Set w/ Bowls & Brush
  • Sculptured Nails Kit With Tips & Wraps
  • False Eyelashes Kit w/ Tweezers
  • Make-up Kits
  • Wax Kit

Stage One

(Weeks 1- 7)

THIS STAGE FOCUSES ON THE FRESHMAN SECTION AND ON FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS THAT ENABLE YOU TO BECOME A LICENSED COSMOTOLOGIST. YOU WILL LEARN:

  • All phases of cosmetology, including written and practical preparation for earning a cosmetology license.
  • Styling techniques that include roller setting, tonging, flat ironing, finger waves and pin curls, and how to combine these skills.
  • Manicure, including nail structure, cutting/filing, mending, hand massage and product application
  • Make-up and facials
  • State board exam preparation

Stage Two

(Weeks 7-14)

THIS STAGE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES THAT UNDERPIN ALL THE SUBSEQUENT STAGES THAT FOLLOW:

  • Perfecting shampooing, head massage, blow-drying and finishing with product
  • Professional product training
  • Understanding head shape and bone structure
  • Learning how to conduct a full client consultation
  • Exploring the intricacies of client care
  • Classic precision cutting skills are quickly introduced and include:
  • One-length haircuts
  • Classic graduation
  • Classic layering

Stage Three

(Weeks 14-21)

IN THIS STAGE, YOU ARE INTRODUCED TO THE FUNDAMENTALS OF COLOR AND GIVEN TIME TO PERFECT THE SASSOON CLASSIC HAIRCUTTING SKILLS BEFORE MOVING ON TO MORE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES:

  • Continuation of one-length haircuts
  • Layering
  • Graduation
  • Exploration of a variety of lengths
  • Understanding color formulas
  • Understanding color charts
  • Classic color application

Stage Four

(Weeks 21-28)

YOU WILL CONTINUE TO LEARN AND EXPAND UPON CLASSIC CUTTING AND COLORING TECHNIQUES WHILE BEING INTRODUCED TO THE BASICS OF PERMING AND HIGHLIGHTING:

  • Round and square layering
  • Contemporary shapes
  • Round graduation
  • Classic perm techniques
  • Highlighting and foil work
  • Freehand color

Stage Five

(Weeks 20-24)

IN THIS STAGE, A GREATER EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON WORKING WITH CLIENTS AND PRODUCING A STRONG, CLEAN FINISH. YOU WILL MASTER THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTEMPORARY CUTTING TECHNIQUES:

  • Contemporary scissor over comb technique
  • Using clippers as a finishing technique
  • Contemporary coloring techniques
  • Building and retaining a clientele
  • Customer care and service

Stage Six

(Weeks 35-42)

THE FINAL AND POSSIBLY THE MOST CHALLENGING STAGE IS DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU THE TIME TO PERFECT THE SKILLS YOU HAVE LEARNED THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM.

The course culminates in a Graduate Final Show and Diploma Ceremony where students work together to stage and produce a class finale. Our experts will guide students through the theme identification, model calls, clothes styling, make-up, music and lighting to help them show the skills they have learned. Graduate Final Shows are attended by Senior Sassoon Creative Staff, and students’ families.

Contact us

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OUR DEDICATED CONSULTANT STEPHANI PATTERSON IS ON HAND TO GIVE YOU THE VERY BEST ADVICE ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE  COSMETOLOGY COURSE.

Why wait?  Call today!

Stephani Patterson
321 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
USA

T +310-255-3304
F +310 393 8947
E stephanip@sassoonacademy.com

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