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History & Modern Day Cosmetology Career Path Class 1

Through visual slides and group discussions, learning about the origins of appearance enhancement, kinds of materials (milk, henna, etc) that were used, Career opportunities available to licensed beauty practitioners today.
Ms. Crystal Wager-Shaffer
8 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Below are the topics in order, for classes part 1 & 2 that together, we will read, discuss and learn about in class. 
What can you do with a Cosmetology License?
How to Become a licensed Cosmetologist.
Cosmetology Licensing
What exactly is Cosmetology?
Why study Cosmetology History and Career Opportunities?
Brief history of Cosmetology 
~ The Egyptians - the materials used and mixtures made for skin care.
~ Central and West Africa &  Middle East and North Africa (MENA)- Hammam bath, Shea tree, White clay, etc.
~ The Chinese - some ingredients used for nail tinting were beeswax, egg whites, etc. 
~The Greeks - used kohl for eyeliner.
~The Romans - for skin care would use a mixture of corn with flour and milk.
~The Middle Ages - had intricate hairstyles, wore lip color. 
~The Renaissance - took great pride in their physical appearance and wore elaborate clothing. 
~The Victorian Age - for skin care used honey, milk, oatmeal, etc. 
The Twentieth Century - beauty applications started to follow the trends set by celebrities and society figures. 
~ 1901-1910 - makeup invented by Max Factor, that would not cake or crack, even under hot studio lights
~1920s - cosmetic industry grew rapidly. 
~1930s - the preheat-perm method was introduced. First nail polish created. 
The Barber Pole - a symbol of the barber-surgeon, roots in a medical procedure called bloodletting. 
~1940s - another method of permanent waving was created. 
~1951–2000 - tube mascara introduced, improved hair care and nail products. 
                         Hair weaving using foil was introduced for coloring hair. 
The Twenty-First Century - no fade hair color, age of specialization, Day Spas. 
Modern Day Career Paths for Cosmetologists - types of career paths cosmetologist can choose to specialize in. 
A Timeline of Milestones in the Professional Beauty Industry - quick review of what we discussed.  
Salon Management - Salon owner,  Inventory Manager, Educator, Day Spas. 

I am a licensed Cosmetologist with over 25 years experience. 
This experience is with servicing clients. 
Teaching new cosmetologist, just starting out assisting in the Hair Salon and Spa. 
Managing bridal parties, working bridal shows, runway shows and children's birthday parties for hair, skin and nails. 
I have competed in numerous hair competitions, Including international hair shows in NYC. 
I have numerous certificates for different types of training in the Cosmetology field. 
I am a Master Colorist and Stylist. 
Teachers Assistant for Astor Early Head Start program for Children.
You would do this Lab before class.  
It is not required to do this Lab in order to take this class.

Egg or Milk Allergy
 *Please also make sure you do not have a allergy to any of the ingredients listed below.
 If you do I can offer you a mask with different ingredients to try on your own. Also you can create your own mask with ingredients that are not a allergy to you. I would love to hear about all of them! 

For fun try creating your very own Egyptian face mask. 
Let me know how you do and if you like the way your skin feels after removing the mask. 
You can get creative and have fun creating your own recipes for a face mask. 
If you come up with some recipes of your own and try them, I would love to hear about them. 
Let me know if you would use the same recipe or improve it?
Please share pictures with me of your ingredients and photos of you with your mask on. 

Will need a spoon, bowl and a few towels.
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon whole milk
1⁄2 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon flour
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt

Mix everything together with a spoon in a bowl until creamy and well-blended.
Spread the mixture over your face and neck, avoiding your eyes and eye brows. 
Leave it on for 15 minutes.
Rinse well with cool water.
Pat dry.

Notebook and pencil if you want to take notes. This Lab is optional to do before class. Will need a spoon, bowl and a few towels. INGREDIENTS 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon whole milk 1⁄2 teaspoon olive oil 1 tablespoon flour 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt Mix everything together with a spoon in a bowl until creamy and well-blended. Spread the mixture over your face and neck, avoiding your eyes and eye brows. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse well with cool water. Pat dry. Enjoy!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Assessment available at the request of parent or student. If you need something specific, please let me know how I can help. 
Thanks Crystal
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
My Cosmetology Professional Educational Trade Resources are referenced/sourced from; 
(Source 1) Smithsonian -  
 - Cosmetics and Personal Care Products in the Medicine and Science Collections- Bibliography                                               
(Source 2) Milady's Standard Cosmetology. ‎Milady; 12th edition
(Source 3) Milady's Standard Cosmetology. ‎ Milady; 13th edition 
(Source 4)
(Source 5)  
(Source 6) - recipe for Egyptian face mask
(Source 7) World History Encyclopedia - cosmetics in the Ancient World.
(Source 8) - How cosmetics were created in Ancient China
(Source 9) - The thirteen Dynasties that ruled China in order.
(Source 10) - Chinese Makeup history
(Source 11) - cosmetics and personal care products in the medicine and science collections
(Source 12)
(Source 13) - news/ wales  -Ancient Cosmetics brought to life.
(Source 14) Stewart, Susan. cosmetics + perfumes in the Roman World. Gloucestershire: Tempus, 2007, pp. 82 - 95
(Source 15) Angeloglou, Maggie. A history of makeup. London: Studio Vista, 1970, pp. 30 - 32
(Source 16)
(Source 17)  (Geoscience News and Information)


Ms. Crystal Wager-Shaffer
Lives in the United States
Licensed Cosmetologist and Animal Enthusiast
8 total reviews
15 completed classes

About Me

Hello, my name is Crystal. 
I feel learning is fun when it is something that really interests you!
I am excited to offer classes in Cosmetology, Herbal Plants, and how to make your own skin care products. I will also be offering classes about... 
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