Whether you are a Bene's client enjoying a spa service, A creative mind wondering about beauty education, or a current student curious about other programs, it's likely at some point you've asked yourself "What's it like in those classrooms?"
Today we are going to answer that question with a Bene's Career Education Spotlight. I visited some of the day and night classes during theory hours and asked students to tell me about what they are learning. They had exciting answers.
Our hair stylists are on Chapter 20- Chemical Texture.
Monday is an all day theory class for Cosmetology students. They spent the morning reviewing their textbooks and listening to their instructor explain some of the science behind perming, hair structure, and molecule bonds. After a lunch break, the class had fun working with their hands in a "Wrapping Relay." Two groups lined up behind two mannequins. Each student would wrap a perm rod and then pass the comb to the student behind them.
Tips and Tricks: What your Cosmetologist wants you to know
Its important to notify your stylist if you've used any box color on your hair. Some box colors contain metallic salts which react negatively with most perm solutions. They can cause uneven curls, severe discoloration, or breakage!
Our nail technician students are on Chapter 17-Monomer Liquids & Polymer Powders
If you have ever had artificial nails before you've seen your technician mixing a liquid and a powder as they sculpt your nails. The technical terms for those components are monomer liquid and polymer powder. The students are learning about application techniques and how to create looks using more than one color of polymer powder. I learned some fun facts while I was sitting in the classroom including such as: acrylic nails are the most durable type of artificial nail.
Our Estheticians are on Chapter 13 - Products Chemicals and Ingredients
An important lesson in skin care is knowing which products react well together and which ones don't. A large part of what this chapter teaches is helping clients choose the correct home care for their skin. The students informed me that improper home care is the most common cause of redness, blemishes, congestion, and irritation. They want clients to know it's important to discuss your products and medications with your technician. They also really, really want everyone to know how important it is to wear sunscreen.
Our barbers are on Chapter 4 -Sanitation
The barbers have a full day of theory class on Mondays. In preparation for the sanitation chapter, one week earlier, the students collected samples from commonly used objects around the school building. During class they reviewed how their samples have grown and why sanitation is important. Anything that can be passed by physical contact can be passed by a comb. If you would like to see more pictures and where we took our samples from visit us on Facebook.
It was a great day at Bene's International School of Beauty, Barber and Massage.
-Written by Jessica Fletcher