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24 Hour CE Update for North Carolina Cosmetologists
24 Hrs
This package contains everything you need to meet your ce requirements.
24 Hrs
Online
Mandatory
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8-Hour Continuing Education for North Carolina Salon Professionals
8 Hrs
This package contains everything you need to meet your continuing education requirement for North Carolina Estheticians and Nail Technicians.
8 Hrs
Online
Elective
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The Professional Colorist: It's More than Magic
7 Hrs
Hair coloring can be the most lucrative, rewarding service offered at a salon, yet many stylists remain apprehensive about color long after they leave cosmetology school. This is probably because hair coloring is about chemistry. It can be fraught with problems, with mistakes that drastically affect real people. This course will remind you about the basics of the process, and discuss the products and techniques to help you boost your confidence as you boost your knowledge. For those who have been using hair-coloring products comfortably for years, this course will refresh and reinforce the important points, and perhaps introduce a few new concepts or products. 
7 Hrs
Online
Elective
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You... A Salon Owner
3 Hrs
Starting your own business is an enormous responsibility and is not a step to be taken lightly. Much serious planning is necessary. You will need a thorough knowledge of business principles, bookkeeping, business laws, insurance, salesmanship, and psychology before you can take on the role of salon owner and manager. The scope of this course is twofold. It is a useful overview of what you will need to research in more depth before opening your own business. It also serves as a “refresher course” for those who already are in business.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Winning Trainer Ways - Part III
1 Hrs
Every trainer knows that the field of instruction is a highly dynamic one. New ideas, new materials, and new techniques continually enrich the training function. This course captures a good number of new concepts and techniques that should prove valuable to the cosmetology instructor who is interested in involving her students experimentally.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Winning Trainer Ways - Part II
1 Hrs
Every trainer knows that the field of instruction is a highly dynamic one. New ideas, new materials, and new techniques continually enrich the training function. This course captures a good number of new concepts and techniques that should prove valuable to the cosmetology instructor who is interested in involving her students experimentally.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Train The Trainer
3 Hrs
As instructors of cosmetology, we have a three-fold challenge. Of course, we must address the theory and the practical information of cosmetology but there is a third area of instruction that becomes important if the student is to be successful. This is the practical theory, which includes chemical reactions, physical reactions, and psychological reactions of cosmetology practice and the cosmetology business. This course encompasses all there areas of the curriculum and focuses on WHY? It includes information on the background of education, the formal methods used in training the student, and the understanding of how people learn.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Topics In Cosmetology Instruction - Part II
2 Hrs
It is important to discern the nature of active learning, the empirical research on its use, the common complications and barriers that give rise to instructors’ resistance to utilize interactive instructional techniques, and how teachers, administrators and educational researchers can help propel active learning into the forefront of learning strategies. Part II of Topics in Cosmetology will discuss these factors along with research findings that can address everyday classroom difficulties and help cosmetology instructors implement effective teaching strategies.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Topics in Cosmetology Instruction - Part I
2 Hrs
Research in the field of adult education and learning theory continues to yield rich data that can inform and improve teaching methods and instructors’ understanding of obstacles to students’ learning. This course was adapted from educational research articles discussing effective teaching strategies in adult education that may be applicable to your work in cosmetology.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Todays Anti-Aging Skin Care Treatments
2 Hrs
Today, anti-aging treatments are the most popular service requested from estheticians, with hyperpigmentation being the second.  Skin care professionals must understand their profession is one of life-long learning because advances in skin care ingredients, procedures, technologies, and therapies are constantly being improved and modernized. This course will discuss the components of skin and compare and contrast chemical peels, resurfacing, and microdermabrasion anti-aging treatments. Additionally, this course will identify at least three skin conditions that anti-aging treatments help to improve and identify the five procedures to perform an anti-aging treatment.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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To Dip or Not to Dip
2 Hrs
This course discusses techniques for the application and removal of acrylic powder nails, commonly referred to as “dipped” nails. The course explains details regarding the pros and cons of this technique compared to gel and acrylic nails. Cosmetologists will review common ingredients found in acrylic products as they relate to FDA and OSHA regulations and warnings. This course will also cover steps for application and removal to avoid health complications for the provider and client, along with the description of potential negative health results that have occurred with dipped nail procedures.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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The Revival of Permanent Waving
2 Hrs
This course will also address the updated information regarding the chemistry behind permanent waves. We’ll discuss how the ingredients affect the integrity of the hair strand, and look at agents used before, during and after the service that will benefit the cuticle and cortex layers of the strand. We will also review the steps of the permanent wave process while highlighting safety procedures along the way.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Winning Trainer Ways - Part I
1 Hrs
Every trainer knows that the field of instruction is a highly dynamic one. New ideas, new materials, and new techniques continually enrich the training function. This course captures a good number of new concepts and techniques that should prove valuable to the cosmetology instructor who is interested in involving her students experimentally.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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The Independent Contractor: Could This Be the Business Plan for You
2 Hrs
This course will explore the differences between an independent contractor and an employee and address the tax concerns for independent contractors. Additionally, this course will provide insights into the independent contractor agreement and discuss health, property and liability insurances.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Educating the Millennials
1 Hrs
Millennials are likely the most studied generation to date. This course will explain how to understand the millennial as they come into adulthood. The course will examine comparative studies between millennials, Baby Boomers and Generation Xers and discuss the myths related to millennials and their behavior. Additionally, this course will provide insight into strategies on how to attract millennials, develop them and retain them in your business.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Skin Cancer Guide for Cosmetologists
1 Hrs
A cosmetologist has the opportunity to help clients not only with their physical appearance but with their health status as well. Cosmetologists see areas of the skin that clients seldom do. These areas include the scalp, behind the ears, the back, and the soles of the feet. The purpose of this course is to acquaint cosmetologists with the various types of skin cancer and how to encourage clients to seek medical attention when suspicious skin lesions are seen.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Adding Possibilities
6 Hrs
When times are tough, people in every profession look around for sources of new income in their businesses, and cosmetologists are no different. Sometimes they invest in more retail – any retail, such as purses, hair clips, personal-care products – and sometimes they do add dollars to the salon bottom line. This course will exam options available to salon professionals to add new income with reasonable costs.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Curriculum Development - Part I
1 Hrs
Curriculum development is typically student-based, in that the goal of curriculum development is behavioral changes in the student’s performance or behavior. This course will discuss the how to develop a curriculum, the importance of formal learning objectives and describe what is included in a course outline. In addition, the course will discuss the significance of assessment instruction and list the three types of performance rating scales used in student evaluation.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Dealing With Difficult People and Situations in the Salon
2 Hrs
Every day we encounter difficulties and negative responses in others. What should we do when confronted by difficult people who are pains to deal or work with? This course is designed to aid salon professionals that will inevitably encounter difficult people and situations and provide insights in how best to handle these encounters.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Curriculum Development - Part II
1 Hrs
This course will discuss learning objectives and the various types of statements involved in writing a learning objective correctly.  In addition, this course will review classifications of learning behaviors and learn how to measure and identify different levels or types of learning.  Also, this course will elaborate on the three domains of instructional outcomes and assist you with lesson planning, evaluating students, and assessment methods.  All of these tools will only help with developing appropriate curriculum for a specific audience in mind.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Hair Coloring at a Glance
3 Hrs
This course is designed for licensed cosmetologists who desire to reinforce or expand their knowledge regarding the hair coloring process. In this course, we will learn how the pre-service client consultation lives up to its reputation of being the most important step in the service. Additionally, we will unravel the truth about what you see and apply it to what we know for the most impressive color service results. 
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Mastering Wig And Hairpiece Services
3 Hrs
In these challenging economic times, have you considered adding services to your existing menu?  Have you always wanted to know about how to cut and customize wigs?  Have you wondered about making your own pieces to insert into the client’s hair?  These subjects are the spotlight of attention in this course.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Mechanical Exfoliation/Microdermabrasion
1 Hrs
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive mechanical form of skin resurfacing. The term is intended to indicate dermal abrasion, which takes on a smaller, or less intense, degree. This course will define the role and function of the skin’s layers as they relate to microdermabrasion. In addition, this course will explain the differences between crystal and diamond microdermabrasion equipment and describe the processes associated with microdermabrasion treatments.
1 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Reporting Your Income to the IRS
2 Hrs
Whether a shop owner, an employee, or a booth renter (independent contractor), you need to know your federal tax responsibilities, including how to report your income and tips you receive from your customers. The purpose of this course is to describe some of the Federal tax responsibilities that owners and workers must address each day.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Sensitivity in the Workplace
1 Hrs
This course will discuss the importance of sensitivity in the workplace through identifying key points of good communication and emphasizing the importance of respect and equality. Additionally, the course will examine best workplace practices and provide insight to acceptable professional conduct.
1 Hrs
Online
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Personalizing the Color Experience: Evaluation, Personalization & Products
2 Hrs
This course was designed to bring to light the often forgotten elements of the hair coloring process. At times we do things simply because that has always been the way they were done. A fresh perspective on the importance of foundational elements will inspire greater confidence and renewed diligence in protecting the hair shaft. It is, after all, the very fabric of our profession. Happy coloring!
2 Hrs
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The Manicuring Industry in the 21st Century
4 Hrs
This course will examine the popularity of manicures and the trends which have shaped the industry. Additionally, the course focuses on the processes involved with manicuring, the associated risks, and best practices for performing a manicure.
4 Hrs
Online
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The Conditions that Cause Changes in Aging Nails and Skin
2 Hrs
Salon professionals tend to work with clients over a long period and although they can see changes in the nails and skin, such as psoriasis, eczema, fungus and diabetes they also need to be able to refer them to a dermatologist of podiatrist in certain situations.
2 Hrs
Online
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The Basics of Color: History, Hair Structure & The Color Wheel Component
2 Hrs
This course has been developed for the licensed cosmetologist who desires to reinforce and/or expand his or her knowledge regarding the hair coloring process. In the first section of this course, we will learn about the chemistry and the physiological makeup of hair and how this pertains to the hair coloring process. The first section will discuss the history of color, the structure of the hair and basic color wheel fundamentals that are essential to know and advantageous to remember. The second section of this course will discuss the pre-service client consultation, how to approach this and what observations are imperative to ensure the best outcome for your client and produce impressive color service results. 
2 Hrs
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Skin Care Essentials
4 Hrs
All skin needs to be cleansed daily, moisturized and protected from UV and UVB rays. Consultation with clients to determine what type of skin and what products to use in care, and address any skin disease or disorders.
4 Hrs
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Shaping, Styling & Maintaining Wigs & Hairpieces
2 Hrs
Most wigs and hairpieces will have much more hair density, than an average head of hair. We may need to remove unnecessary bulk, along with an excess of length. On human-hair wigs and hairpieces, we find the razor to be the tool of choice because it tapers the hair to act more like the hair of the head. Human-hair pieces can be cut either wet or dry; but synthetic pieces should be only designed dry, incorporating the point-cutting technique with the serrated shears, thinning shears and/or blending shears. 
2 Hrs
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Sanitation, Sterilization & Infection Control
2 Hrs
The cosmetology industry is booming. Factors that could harm the industry are insufficient sanitation and infection controls for client health and safety, or perceptions by our clients that their health may be at risk. Salon professionals must make safe sanitation techniques the foundation of their daily routines and encourage their co-workers to do the same – for the health and well-being of practitioners and clients. Sanitation and disinfection techniques to control infection have a direct impact on the health and welfare of clients and the careers of salon professionals. The importance of maintaining proper sanitation procedures cannot be overstated; it can literally be a matter of life or death. Following proper sanitation guidelines will greatly reduce the potential risks to the professional, clients and co-workers – as well as ensure the highest quality of service.
2 Hrs
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Chemical Makeup & Conditions of the Nail
2 Hrs
The condition of nails and skin can indicate general health, common symptoms of disease are also associated with the skin and nails. There are some disorders and conditions of the nail that can and cannot be treated in a salon.
2 Hrs
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Nail Care Services, Yesterday and Today
4 Hrs
Empower salon professionals to formulate highly effective treatment plans, as well as protocols and good products for changing skin, soakless manicures, pedicures and treatments for home care.
4 Hrs
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Make-up Classics
5 Hrs
Trends and influence drive women in their make-up selection and the way it's applied. However, there is a real art and science in making the right choices in products, techniques and tools to use.
5 Hrs
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Latest Update on Chemical Peels
2 Hrs
In today’s times, most people want to retain that youthful and healthy glow to their skin. As baby boomers have aged, a massive market has been created- requesting these services, along with their children, who are more knowledgeable of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation and the effects on the skin. Estheticians are the specialists to provide this care. Estheticians employed in salons or spas provide an abundance of skin treatment services including facials, chemical peels, waxing, and microdermabrasion. In order to protect the health of your clients, it is imperative to understand the risks involved in performing these treatments. 
2 Hrs
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How to Build a Better Haircut
2 Hrs
The most commonly requested salon service is a haircut. The basic format of a haircut consists of partings, projection angles, and the use of implements. However, the weight lines (if any) and perimeter lengths are what determine shape and give the design its character. These characteristics are ever changing as new trends appear. As professionals, we are often asked to create a hair style from a photo or digital image. 
2 Hrs
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Disorders & Diseases of the Scalp
5 Hrs
From the simplest to most complicated, the licensed, practicing cosmetologist and licensed, practicing barber must deal with scalp disorders and be able to recognize when to refer clients to a medical professional for a scalp disease. The importance is simply a matter of public health. Both of these professions must practice sanitation and disinfection in serving the clients. This is particularly important in the cases of contagious and communicable diseases.
5 Hrs
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Chemical Makeup and Conditions of the Skin
2 Hrs
The largest organ on the human body is the skin, it plays an important role in protecting against pathogens and guards muscles and organs.
2 Hrs
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Building Client Relationships: Communication Skills for Salon Professionals
4 Hrs
It is often said that good communication is the key to being successful in both life and in business. Establish a plan on how to communicate and interact with the client for the first time. Make sure as a stylist you meet the client's expectations while staying within your comfort zone, and within your scope of abilities.
4 Hrs
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Be in High Demand & Earn Your Worth
2 Hrs
There is no big secret to success as a beauty professional. It just takes work to acquire skills and use them properly to suit the needs of your business. High-earning beauty professionals seemingly have a certain ‘something’ that you may or may not possess; however, some of the traits of high-earners are learned! Are you providing a service that leaves a positive impression on clients and visitors? If you have doubts about the quality of your service, this course teaches business techniques that will take your career to the next level. You can attain the wealth and knowledge of those who earn more per service. We will discuss what traits and behaviors will advance your career and give you an edge over the competition. We will evaluate several traits of highearning professionals and why these traits make the difference between taking a vacation yearly, or waiting on walk-ins every shift.
2 Hrs
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Understanding and Treatment of Acne
8 Hrs
Acne is not restricted to age or ethnicity, it can be triggered by social and emotional stress. Treatment options can be provided either through a physician or bought over the counter, however watch for side effects with all treatments and medications.
8 Hrs