The primary goal of Yuri Academy of Cosmetology is to provide our students with a quality education that is up-to-date with today’s trends while using industry quality tools.

Throughout the course of a our training program, students will receive supportive reviews of their progress to encourage and reinforce the necessary knowledge and skills needed to successfully graduate, gain licensure, and become gainfully employed in one of the many specialty areas of the cosmetology industry.

We understand the significant impact that education will have on your future livelihood.

Nail Technician Course Syllabus

Orientation: The student’s are introduced to Yuri’s Academy teaching staff, the
teaching format, Academy rules and fellow students, materials necessary, and a brief
history of nail technology.

Anatomy/Physiology: The anatomy of the hand, arm and foot are taught. Diseases and disorders of the nail and skin.

Disinfection/Sanitation: Students are taught the importance of sanitation to protect
themselves and the public.

Equipment/chemicals: This lesson covers implements, cosmetics, products, along with chemistry and safety.

Manicure/Pedicure procedures: The procedures necessary to become a successful nail technician will be taught.

Individual sculptured nails/nail tips: These lesson will identify all supplies, chemistry, application, and safety procedures for nails. Acrylic, gel, wraps, nail tips and electric filing techniques.

Individual removals: This lesson will tech the student how to remove the artificial nails.

Individual nail wraps: This lesson student will learn how to wrap the nail.

Professional ethics: Students are taught proper conduct in the manicuring profession as it relates to clients, co-workers and business dealings.

Business practices: The advantages and disadvantages of business practices, client
consultation, salesmanship and retail.

Personal hygiene: The importance of a professional appearance will be explained.

Safety: These lessons will explain safety precautions and procedures as it relates to
infection, diseases and sanitation.

State Laws and regulations: This will teach the student the state laws and regulations as it pertains to the manicuring field.

Nail Technician Course Outline

Orientation/Intro: 4 hours Lecture
Anatomy/Physiology: 5 hours Lecture
Disinfection/Sanitation: 42 hours Theory and Practical /27 hours Practical
Equipment/Chemicals: 11 hours Theory and Practical /6 hours Practice
Procedures: 35 hours Theory and Practical/30 hours Practical
Individual sculptured nails/nail tips: 94 hours Theory and Practical / 86 hours Practical
Individual removals: 20 hours Theory and Practical /10 hours Practical
Individual nail wraps: 30 hours Theory and Practical / 15 hours Practice
Professional Ethics: 5 hours Theory
Business practices: 8 hours Theory
Personal hygiene: 4 hours Theory
Safety: 12 hours Theory and Practical /6 hours Practical
State laws & regulations: 5 hours Theory

Totals 275 Hours: 95 Hours Theory / 180 Hours Practical

Sample Lesson Plan

A. Sanitation and safety standards for salons
Any salon, school or facility where waxing services are delivered to the public must be clean and sanitary at all times. Compliance with these rules does not confer compliance with other requirements set forth by federal, state and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations as they apply to business operation, physical construction and maintenance, safety, and public health. Licensees and certificate holders shall take sufficient measures to prevent the transmission of communicable and infectious diseases and comply with the sanitation standards identified in this section and shall insure that all employees likewise comply.

B. Disinfection and storage of implements.
All wax pots will be cleaned and disinfected with an EPA registered hospital (grade) and tuber culocidal disinfectant solution with no sticks left standing in the wax at any time.

C. General sanitation and safety requirements.
All furniture, walls, floors, and windows shall be clean and in good repair.
1. The floor surface in the immediate work area must be of a washable surface other than carpet. The floor must be kept clean, free of hair, dropped articles, spills and electrical cords; Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Wax Technician Regulations
2. Walls and ceilings in the immediate work area must be in good repair, free of water seepage and dirt. Any mats shall be secured or shall lay flat;
3. A fully functional bathroom with a working toilet and sink must be readily available for clients. Fixtures must be in good condition. The bathroom must be lighted and sufficiently ventilated. If there is a window, it must have a screen. There must be antibacterial soap and clean individual towels for the client’s use. Laundering of towels is allowed, space permitting. The bathroom must not be used as a work area or for the open storage of chemicals;
4. General areas for client use must be neat and clean with a waste receptacle for common trash;
5. Electrical cords shall be placed to prevent entanglement by the client or licensee;
6. Electrical outlets shall be covered by plates;
7. The salon area shall be sufficiently ventilated to exhaust hazardous or objectionable airborne chemicals, and to allow the free flow of air;
8. Adequate lighting shall be provided.

D. Equipment sanitation.
1. Waxing tables shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use and any other objects that touch the client shall be cleaned and sanitized after each use or disposed of;
2. The top of work stands or back bars shall be kept clean;
3. The work area shall be free of clutter, trash, and any other items which may cause a hazard;
4. Heat producing appliances and equipment shall be placed so as to prevent any accidental injury to the client or licensee; and
5. Electrical appliances and equipment shall be in safe working order at all times.

E. Articles, tools and products.
1. The temperature of waxing products shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications and shall be tested prior to application to ensure client safety;
2. Any multi-use article, tool or product which cannot be cleansed or sanitized is prohibited from use;
3. Soiled implements must be removed from the tops of work stations immediately after use;
4. Clean spatulas, other clean tools, or clean disposable gloves shall be used to remove bulk substances from containers;
5. A clean spatula shall be used to remove creams or ointments from jars. Sterile cotton shall be used to apply creams, lotions and powders. Cosmetic containers shall be recovered after each use;
6. All sharp tools, implements, and heat-producing appliances shall be safely stored;
7. Pre-sanitized tools and implements, linens and equipment shall be stored for use in a sanitary enclosed cabinet or covered receptacle; Board for Barbers and Cosmetology Wax Technician Regulations
8. Soiled towels, linens and implements shall be deposited in a container made of cleanable materials and separate from those that are clean or pre-sanitized;
9. No substance other than a sterile styptic powder or sterile liquid astringent approved for homeostasis and applied with a sterile single-use applicator shall be used to check bleeding; and
10. Any disposable material making contact with blood or other body fluid shall be disposed of in a sealed plastic bag and removed from the shop, salon, school or facility in accordance with the guidelines of the Department of Health.

F. Chemical storage and emergency information.
1. Salons, schools and facilities shall have in the immediate working area a binder with all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers for any chemical products used.
2. Salons, schools and facilities shall have a blood spill clean-up kit in the work area.
3. Flammable chemicals shall be stored in a non-flammable storage cabinet or a properly ventilated room.
4. Chemicals that could interact in a hazardous manner (oxidizers, catalysts and solvents) shall be separated in storage.

G. Client health guidelines:
1. All waxing services must be performed in a prescribed manner to avoid burns or bruising to the client’s skin.
2. All employees providing client services shall cleanse their hands with an antibacterial product prior to providing services to each client.
3. No salon, school or facility providing waxing services shall have on the premises waxing products containing hazardous substances that have been banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in waxing products;
4. No product shall be used in a manner that is disapproved by the FDA; and
5. All regulated services must be performed in a facility that is in compliance with all applicable building and zoning codes.


Hours of Operation – Class Calendar
Classes are scheduled daily Monday through Friday. Observed holidays are New Year’s Day, The Monday following Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, the week that Independence Day falls in, and the week between Christmas Day and New Years Day (the actual dates vary based on which day of the week the actual holiday occurs).
Additional days off are published well in advance. Students may call local radio stations to obtain pertinent information regarding unexpected closures due to extenuating circumstances such as inclement weather.
New classes begin weekly with a few exceptions.
Cosmetology: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4pm
Nail Technician: Wednesday – Friday 3pm – 6pm
Wax: Tuesday – Thursday 3pm – 6pm

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