Health and Safety for Hair Care and Beauty Professionals


This curriculum presents a complete 20-hour course on health and safety hazards that barbers and cosmetologists face on the job. It includes complete lesson plans, instructor’s notes, classroom activities, and student handouts.

There are 16 teaching modules, including Chemical Hazards, Material Safety Data Sheets, Ergonomics, Communicable Diseases, Laws and Agencies. There are also 10 factsheets on hazards in specific processes, including Perms, Coloring, Chemical Hair Relaxing, Sculptured Nails, and Manicuring.


This publication is now available online here:

NOTE: We do not offer the Health & Safety Posters for hair care and beauty salon establishments. To receive the poster, please contact the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology at:

Board of Barbering and Cosmetology
2420 Del Paso Road Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Fax (916) 575-7281