An applicant for an endorsement as an advanced manicurist must complete a curriculum that consists of at least 250 hours of instruction or training in manicuring that includes the following subjects for the minimum number of hours specified or training in manicuring that includes the following subjects for the minimum number of hours specified:
A student who is enrolled in a course of barbering or hairdressing must complete a curriculum that consists of at least 1650 hours of theoretical and practical training. A school shall teach a minimum of 185 hours of theoretical instruction, including five hours in state law, consisting of the provisions of AS08.13, and the Department of Environmental Conservation regulations contained in 18AAC23, and the following minimum number of practical operations during the 1,650 hours of training:
Alaska State Law requires students who enroll in a course of esthetics must complete a curriculum that consists of at least 350 hours of theoretical and practical training; we have aligned our hours with those of the state of Washington at 750 hours. A school shall teach a minimum number of theoretical instruction hours, including five hours in state law and the following minimum number of practical operations during training.
The curriculum for a student enrolled in a course of instructor training must consist of at least 600 hours of training in teaching advanced manicuring, esthetics, barbering and hairdressing. A school shall teach the following minimum hours of instruction.
The wellness course will include a holistic overview of the multi-faceted dimensions of health and wellness. Health is approached from physical, social, intellectual, emotional, occupational, spiritual, and environmental perspectives within the context of a wellness lifestyle. Students will receive an overview of basic nutrition and physical activity, assess and compare their physical activity and nutrition habits to national guidelines, and explore the benefits of physical activity and sound nutrition for wellness throughout life.
Alaska Academy of Advanced Cosmetology & Massage Institute offers a Pathway to Licensure in Massage Therapy Program utilizing touch as a vehicle for awareness. At AAAC, students learn to offer massage in a context of personal inquiry and empowerment. Massage is a vehicle for awareness; the first level is the awareness of tension and where it exists in the body. Second, through touch we can communicate how to let go of these habitual patterns of tension. Third, the client and therapist can challenge the belief system around which the tension is organized. Massage offers a unique possibility for personal empowerment seldom found elsewhere in the field of healthcare. Clients may potentially leave a massage with more awareness and more control of their bodies and their lives. To provide a safe space for our clients, it is essential that our work be non-violent in nature and that the goals be the client's rather than the therapists. We respect our client's threshold of pain, both physical and emotional, exploring how we can be available as therapists without being intrusive. Massage therapists can be skillful facilitators, empowering and inviting clients to awareness. We are happy that you are considering massage in your life. When offered in a caring, mutually respectful environment, we have found massage therapy to be a very nourishing practice that helps promote health, understanding, acceptance and peace.
An applicant for an endorsement as a manicurist must complete a curriculum that consists of 12 hours of instruction in manicuring sanitation and safety measures. Additional add-on courses free of charge include: Manicuring (2hrs); Pedicuring (2hrs); Artificial Nails, Gel (2hrs); Artificial Nails, Fiberglass (2hrs); Artificial Nails, Acrylic (2hrs); Nails Shapes Structures & Growth (2hrs).