A West Virginia Cosmetology License is within your reach, but keeping it requires hard work and dedication. In fact, the West Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists requires that barbers and cosmetologists accomplish four hours of continuing education per year in order to maintain their licenses. Beauty Academy offers the following courses that exceed these requirements:
Business Practices for Salon Owners & Employees
In order to dazzle your clients with your talent as a cosmetologist, you first have to understand what it takes to run a successful salon. Whether you want to be an employee, rent a booth at a shop, or open your own salon, it’s crucial that you know the federal tax responsibilities that you’ll face. Working is the cosmetology field is unlike other professions, and you need to know how to report your yearly income, including the tips that you receive from your customers.
This class offers a lot of useful information for working as a cosmetologist or a barber. Learn the details of record keeping and taking care of your financial health. It costs only $25, and the course provides 2 credit hours.
Protecting Your Clients and Yourself
You likely have a positive, fun relationship with most of your clients. Having a good bedside manner is par for the course as a cosmetologist or barber. However, it’s important to keep in mind that the relationship is essentially a professional one. This course teaches you how to ensure the safety of yourself and your clients by taking specific safety precautions each and every day. This course also provides 2 credit hours and is only $25.
Safety, Sanitation, and Health Hazards, Parts 1 and 2
This two-part course costs $39 when bundled together, but they costs $25 each otherwise. Each part offers 2 credit hours for a total of 4 credit hours when taken together. Part 1 of this course covers how to protect yourself from primary health hazards of the job, which includes exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals in the products that you use to beautify your clients. It addresses how you can minimize exposure as well. Part 2 of the course covers the OSHA Guide for Nail Salon Workers, and it also looks at what your rights are as an employee and the potential hazards to your health.
Nail Salon Hazards & Safety
When you are treating a client’s nails, it’s extremely important to know all the details that can protect you and the client from the chemicals that are needed to beautify their fingernails and toenails. This course covers personal protection, such as the important procedures of wearing gloves, a mask, and a respirator. It also goes into the EPA best shop practices and how to control the applications of fake fingernails. This courses costs $25 and gives you 2 credit hours upon its completion.
Bundles and Discounts
If you purchase multiple courses at the same time, you can enjoy a significant discount. Since four hours of continuing education are required each year, you will need to complete two courses anyway. So you can save yourself both time and money by purchasing these courses in bundles of two.
Beauty Academy is there to support you every step of the way. We even provides pdf previews of the relevant final exams to help ensure your success. Check out our approved West Virginia courses.