TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1175 THE BARBER, COSMETOLOGY, ESTHETICS, HAIR BRAIDING, AND NAIL TECHNOLOGY ACT OF 1985
SECTION 1175.1535 CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS – HAIR BRAIDING


 

Section 1175.1535 Curriculum Requirements Hair Braiding

 

Each licensed hair braiding school shall provide a program consisting of a minimum of 300 clock hours or a 10 credit hour equivalency (1 credit hour equals 30 clock hours) of instruction as follows:

 

a) Basic Training 35 hours of classroom instruction in general theory, practical application and technical application shall be provided in the following subject areas:

 

1) history of hair braiding

 

2) disinfection and sanitation

 

3) bacteriology

 

4) disorders and diseases of the hair and scalp

 

5) OSHA standards relating to material safety data sheets (MSDS) on chemicals, hair analysis and scalp care, and technical procedures

 

6) personal hygiene and public health

 

7) professional ethics

 

b) Related Concepts 35 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas:

 

1) tools and equipment

 

2) basic styling knowledge

 

3) client consultation and face shapes

 

4) growth patterns

 

5) braid removal and scalp care

 

6) styles and sectioning

 

7) client education, pre-care, post-care, home care and follow-up services

 

c) Practices and Procedures 200 hours of instruction, which shall be a combination of classroom instruction and clinical instruction, shall be provided in the following subject areas:

 

1) single braids with and without extensions

 

2) cornrows with and without extensions

 

3) twists and knots

 

4) multiple strands

 

5) hair locking

 

6) weaving/sewn-in

 

7) other procedures as they relate to hair-braiding

 

8) product knowledge as it relates to hair braiding

 

d) Business Practices 30 hours of classroom instruction shall be provided in the following subject areas:

 

1) Illinois Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Braiding, and Nail Technology Act of 1985 and rules

 

2) salon management

 

3) human relations and salesmanship

 

4) Workers' Compensation Act

 

e) A student may practice on the public only after completing 35 hours of general theory, practical application, and technical application instruction as specified in Section 3E-2 of the Act.

 

f) Internship program is an optional part of the curriculum. Each licensed hair braiding school may choose to set up an internship program and shall adhere to the following guidelines:

 

1) An internship program:

 

A) May be substituted for 30 hours of the 300 hours required by this Section.

 

B) May be part of the curriculum of a licensed hair braiding school and shall be an organized pre-planned training program designed to allow a student to learn hair braiding under the direct supervision of a licensed cosmetologist or licensed hair braider in a registered salon.

 

2) A student in the internship program:

 

A) May participate in an internship program only after completing 150 hours of training with a minimum average grade of 80 out of 100. A school may, however, set the average grade higher and set other standards that a student must meet to participate in the internship program.

 

B) May not spend more than 30 hours in an internship program.

 

C) May not be paid while participating in this internship program as it is a part of the hair braiding curriculum of the school.

 

D) May work a maximum of 8 hours a day and shall be required to spend 1 day a week at the school.

 

E) Shall be under the direct, on-site supervision of a licensed cosmetologist or licensed hair braider. Only 1 student shall be supervised by 1 licensed cosmetologist or 1 licensed hair braider at any given time.

 

3) A licensed hair braiding school shall state clearly in the student contract that the school offers an internship program.

 

4) The licensed hair braiding school shall enter into a written internship contract with the student, the registered salon, and the licensed cosmetologist or licensed hair braider. The contract shall contain all the provisions set forth in subsection (f)(2) and any other requirements of the internship established by the school. The contract shall be signed by the student, an authorized representative of the school, and the licensed cosmetologist or licensed hair braider who will supervise the student. Any party to the contract may terminate the contract at any time.

 

(Source: Added at 35 Ill. Reg. 14983, effective September 9, 2011)