Leah Turner

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    Teacher Name: Mollie Leah Turner
    School Email Address: mollie.turner@henry.k12.ga.us
    Subjects I Teach: Cosmetology II and III
    Welcome Message  My name is Leah Turner. I am currently on my fourth year here at the Academy for Advanced Studies.
    My first year here I was the CTAE Para working with 10 of our 26 Instructors we had. My second year I taught Intro to Personal Care Services.(Cosmetology I) I currently teach Cosmetology II and III. I am currently on my eleventh year working in the Henry County Schools system. I hold a Master Cosmetology License (28 years) and Cosmetology Instructors License (26 years). 
    I am a former salon owner as well as I have taught at a Post Secondary school for 7 years in Clayton County.I look forward in sharing my knowledge and experience with you. 



    Introduction to Personal Care Services 

    This course introduces both fundamental theory and practices of the personal care professions including nail technicians, estheticians, barbers, and cosmetologists. Emphasis will be placed on professional practices and safety. Areas addressed in this course include: state rules and regulations, professional image, bacteriology, decontamination and infection control, chemistry fundamentals, safety, Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance, and anatomy and physiology. Students will experience basic hands on skills in each area to help them determine the pathway they are most interested in pursuing. By completing courses in the personal care services pathways, students can potentially earn credit toward the hours required by the Georgia State Board of Barbering and/or Cosmetology or hours toward their license as an esthetician or nail technician. Pre-requisite for this course is advisor approval.

    Cosmetology Services II Course Number 12.41000

    After exploring the different areas of Personal Care Services in the introduction course, students may choose to pursue further training in cosmetology services. This course as well as additional advanced cosmetology courses is aligned with the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology requirements and licensure, and with the Technical College System of Georgia. This course is designed to enhance the understanding of anatomy of the skin and hair relating to the Cosmetology Industry. Students will master shampooing, permanent waving, haircutting, basic skin care, and make-up application while maintaining safety and sanitation in the workplace set forth by OSHA standards. The prerequisite for this course is Introduction to Personal Care Services.

    Cosmetology Services III Course Number: 12.41100

    This course will cover haircutting, hair color, and relaxers. Both theory and practical work will be implemented for students to have basic entry level skills in the field of cosmetology. Safety and infection control will be applied throughout this course. Professional work ethics, communication skills, critical thinking skills, soft skills and professional image will be utilized during this course. This course aligns to the regulations and requirements of the State Board of Cosmetology. The prerequisites for the course are Introduction to Personal Care Services and Cosmetology Services II.