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ERIC Number: ED022470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 19
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Cosmetology Curriculum and Training as Seen by Beauty Salons.
San Mateo Coll., CA.
To evaluate the effectiveness of its cosmetology program, the College of San Mateo sent a questionnaire to beauty salons in the college's service area. Of the 70 questionnaires sent, over half were returned. Eleven courses in the curriculum were ranked by the employer in order of importance to him, the first four being the 1,600 hours of cosmetology, elements of color and design, psychology and human behavior, and common health problems. Most shop managers felt that the training program was well rounded and that hair styling, cutting, and shaping were well taught. Ratings of the students' personal attributes were highest for appearance, attendance, and cooperation, followed by proficiency and production. The conclusions of the study were that (1) salon operators consider most important the block of 1,600 hours in cosmetology and the elements of color and design, (2) salon operators hold the training provided by the college in generally high regard, (3) the program should emphasize interpersonal relationships, (4) the students' work habits are above average, and (5) a continuing education program should be considered to augment the skills of the practicing cosmetologist. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: San Mateo Coll., CA.