This program is designed to teach students the art and science of beautifying the skin and nails. Students with a Full Specialist license will be able to provide client services for skin and nail care, proper precautions to perform services in a sanitary and safe manner, as well as identify contraindications. Program content includes current information in areas such as infection control, facials, hair removal, and nail techniques.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will receive a diploma from Florida Barber Academy, and qualify for State licensing as a Full Specialist. At that point they may pursue an exciting career in the beauty industry.
COURSE NAME: Full Specialist
PROGRAM LENGTH: Five (5) months
INSTITUTION OPEID: 036114
COST OF PROGRAM: $8,900.00
PROGRAM CIP: 12.0409
Overall graduation rate: 88%
PROGRAM LEVEL: Diploma
Job Placement Rate: 75%
note: Agencies Rate Reported to Council on Occupational Education (COE)
SOC CODE: 39-5094 Skin Care Specialist
SOC CODE: 39-5092 Manicurist/Pedicurist
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FBA gives the option/opportunity to purchase textbooks outside from the school, to new enrolled students for the Barber, Cosmetology, Nail Technician, Full Specialist, Facial Specialist and Facial Specialist and Advanced Esthetics Programs.
The institution will accommodate as such, to allow the students to use subsequent disbursement of Title IV Aid to pay for those funds. For further questions please contact the school financial aid office.
FUS100 - Florida Laws and Rules
10 Clock Hours
Students will learn about the rules and regulations from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation for the Board of Cosmetology. Students will learn how to properly apply all rules and regulations that are required by a licensed Full Specialist when performing services that are permitted.
Students will learn the difference between sanitation, sterilization, and disinfection for implements and tools used to service clients for both skin and nail care. Students will have a basic understanding of protecting clients and themselves from HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases.
Students will learn about the importance of professionalism in the field of beauty. Students will learn how to conduct themselves and service clients in an ethical manner.
Students will learn the basics in the importance of usage and maintenance of electrical equipment used in the industry. Students will learn the requirements for electrical equipment for Full Specialist technicians.
Students will learn what conditions may prevent or restrict the client from receiving specific services at a spa. Students will learn to better determine what constitutes a contraindication. Students will learn techniques to be able to service client’s skin.
Students will learn about the various chemicals in products commonly and uncommonly used for client services. Students will learn to select products that best works for the service that will be performed on the client.
Student will learn to identify the best hair removal product to use for each client to have the requested outcome. Student will learn about various hair removal products and techniques.
Students will learn to apply makeup for basic looks on a client. Students will gain an understanding of how the various basic applications work as well as the color wheel.
Students will learn about foundations of skin and nails. Students will learn about diseases and disorders that can prevent a service to be performed on a client as a Full Specialist. Students will learn through theoretical and practical application to be able to apply the knowledge to service clients. Students will learn to complete basic services for nails and skin, along with some advanced services
Students will learn makeup applications for special occasions, makeup for runaway, fantasy looks, makeup for mature clients, and Avant Garde.
Students will learn about the basics of anatomy and physiology, understanding the muscles that are involved in services as a Full Specialist.
Students will learn the benefits of adding a facial massage in an esthetic service, the five types of massage movements used by estheticians, and discuss facial massage contraindications.
FUS112 - Advanced services
22 Clock Hours
Students will learn about advanced topics and treatments that can be offered to clients. Students will learn to provide services for body wrapping, microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, and peels that a Full Specialist can perform.
16 Clock Hours
fus113 - The Healthy Professional and products
Students will learn the importance of being a healthy professional, as well as the natural products that can be used to perform skin or nail services.
FUS114 - Business Essentials
23 Clock Hours
Students will learn to create a resumé, portfolio, and a menu of services.
Mornings: Monday-Friday - 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Evenings: Monday-Friday - 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM OR 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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For over 15 years, Florida Barber Academy has stood amongst the barber schools in Florida. Our goal is to provide future licensed professionals with a positive environment where creativity is fostered and students are allowed to grow into becoming well rounded professionals within the beauty industry.
51 N. State Road 7 (441)
Plantation, FL 33317
(Located at the Westgate Plaza. NW corner of 441 and Broward blvd)
(954) 791-1792 Main
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
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