This is the first year of a two-year sequential program. Students study hair, skin and nails and their related care. Students are grounded in theory as they prepare to practice procedures in a clinical lab setting or classroom, using mannequins for manipulative skill practice. The course emphasizes personal safety, professionalism and sanitation of equipment and facilities. Students develop skills in shampooing and conditioning as well as styling and cutting hair. They also receive an introduction to manicure and pedicure procedures. Fees are associated with this course.