West Virginia Cosmetology Continuing Education

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3 Mandatory Hours
1 Elective Hours
4 Total Hours

Individual West Virginia Cosmetology CE courses

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Sanitation and Infection Control
3 Hrs
In this course, we will discuss communicable diseases, how they are spread and the details of the risks associated with these diseases which are unique to the salon professional. We will also discuss the differences between sanitation, sterilization and disinfection, as well as practical and efficient ways to help eliminate and reduce risks of infections and bacterial/viral/fungal transmissions within the salon environment.
3 Hrs
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Ergonomics Applied to Salon Professionals
2 Hrs
Salon professionals face a tremendous amount of stress on many areas of the body. This course will provide an understanding of ergonomics and how modifications to the workplace can eliminate stress on the body and injuries.
2 Hrs
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Make-up and Your Client
2 Hrs
This course will explain the steps and theories in color analysis for your clients and explain the seasonal theory of color and how to use it to help clients with wardrobe colors and other fashion advice. In addition, the course will list the hair colors that flatter cool-toned persons and warm-toned persons and provide recommendations for wardrobe selections.
2 Hrs
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The Skin Care Professional's Guide to Exfoliation
2 Hrs
This course describes the difference between mechanical and chemical exfoliation and gives examples of the exfoliants used in each method. Additionally, this courses defines standard precautions and infection control for exfoliation and explains the role of the FDA in classifying devices.
2 Hrs
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Shaping, Styling and Maintaining Wigs and Hairpieces
1 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.  This course will identify he appropriate cutting instruments to use on human hair wigs and synthetic pieces and explain the different effects achieved when using a razor on human hair wigs and hair pieces. Additionally, this course will explain the basic fundamental principles in cleaning and repairing a wig or hairpiece and illustrate the appropriate method to put on a man’s toupee or hairpiece.
1 Hrs
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The Conditions that Affect Aging Nails and Skin
1 Hrs
Since a cosmetology professional works with aging clients over a period of time, they may see changes in the nails and skin. Some changes in the nails and skin indicate that conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, fungus, and diabetes could be present. It is important for professionals to recognize changes in clients’ nails and skin and be familiar with the different conditions that may be present. Recognizing symptoms of a possible disease or condition can improve how a skin care or nail service is provided to the client.
1 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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Be In High Demand and Earn Your Worth
1 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 high earning professionals and why these traits make the difference between taking a vacation yearly, or waiting on walk-ins every shift.
1 Hrs
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Personalizing the Color Experience
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 Basics of Color: History, Hair Structure and the Color 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 second section of this course will discuss the pre-service client consultation, how to approach this vital 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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Eyebrow Balancing
2 Hrs
In this course, we will provide you with some basic rules for shaping the eyebrows in order to provide balance to the face.  We will also cover the methods for removal of unwanted hairs as well as the application of additional brows where none are present.
2 Hrs
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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
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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
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Latest Update on Chemical Peels
1 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 through 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.
1 Hrs
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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
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Eyelash Mania
2 Hrs
This course will outline the preparation, cleansing and safety of eyelash enhancements. Additionally, this course will discuss the equipment, supplies and materials used in eyelash enhancements, as well as review cleaning and sanitation concepts.
2 Hrs