This class is responsible for cosmetology work at the skilled level.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to a technical or administrative superior and is responsible for providing beauty services to the physically and mentally ill or developmentally disabled at a State institution. Work is performed in accordance with standard cosmetology practices and general work instructions. Class incumbents wave, cut, style and color hair; give scalp and hair treatments and keep associated records from which the incumbent prepares summary reports. Principal contacts are with institutional staff to schedule patient appointments.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Applies permanent waves, hair relaxers, tints and dyes.
Applies shampoos, scalp and hair treatments.
Sterilizes and sanitizes shop equipment and instruments and cleans work area.
Records number and type of treatments and services administered; schedules patient appointments, prepares summary reports, inventories and recommends requisition of beauty shop supplies and equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of cosmetology.
Knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of beauty shop equipment.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of cutting, setting and styling hair based upon assessment of hair type, condition, growth pattern and desired results.
Knowledge of the proper application of permanent waves, hair relaxers, tints and dyes.
Knowledge of the proper procedures for the sanitization and sterilization of beauty shop equipment and utensils.
Knowledge of the practices and procedures of recordkeeping and routine report preparation.
Skill in the practice of cosmetology.
Ability to detect scalp, skin and hair problems and disorders.
Ability to exercise patience and understanding while working with the physically and mentally ill and developmentally disabled.
Ability to remain calm and exercise sound judgment when confronted with aberrant behavior.
Ability to instruct auxiliary personnel in work methods and procedures.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Cosmetologist Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas: