Going as far back as 600 years, the history of cosmetics can be seen in almost every society on earth. Some argue that human culture used cosmetic body art as one of the earliest forms of ritual, dating over 100,000 years ago from the African Middle Stone Age. Archeological evidence of cosmetics can certainly be found as far back as ancient Egypt and Greece. The history of cosmetics spans across the globe, touching places such as Africa, and Japan. Throughout the years cosmetics have become more and more popular. Classes are being given to teach on how to apply and use the cosmetics correctly. And even though most women, and even some men, enjoy using the products, there have been some critisisms and controversys on the matter. Looking back at the history of cosmetics in Africa we can tell that it was well documented. Kohl and Henna got their roots in north Africa. Around the time Thutmosis III remedies to treat wrinkles were recorded. These remedies contained ingredients such as gum of frankincense and fresh moringa. Made out of red ochre, kohl, and sycamore juice a special ointment was made for scars and burns. Alternativly there was a treatment made up of carob grounds and honey, or an ointment made of frankincence and honey. Still in use today the Africans chewed on herbs, frankincense, or licotice root sticks to improve their breath. Jars containing a mixture of beeswax and resin have been found and can be compared with that of a 'setting lotion'. These doubled as remedies for problems such as baldness and greying hair. Where Africa had more of a treatment aproach to cosmetics, Japan had more of an appearance aproach. In Japan, geisha, a traditional Japanese female entertainer, wore lipstick made of crushed safflower petals. They used this lipstick to paint their eyebrows and the edges of the eyes as well as the lips. Sticks of bintsuke wax, a softer version of the sumo wrestlers' hair wax, was used by the geisha as a makeup base. To color the face and back they used rice powder, and rouge contoured the eye socket and and defined the nose. For the Erikae ceremony where maiko, apprentice geisha, graduate and become independent, they would use ohaguro, black paint, to color the teeth. The geisha would also sometimes use bird droppings to compile a lighter color. During the early years of the 20th century, make-up started to become more fashionable in the United States of America and Europe. They owed this influence to ballet and theatre stars such as Mathilde Kschessinska and Sarah Bernhardt. But the most influential part was that of the movie industry in Hollywood. There were a few people, including Max Factor, Sr., Elizabeth Arden, and Helena Rubinstein, who saw an opportunity for mass-market cosmetics. The founder of L'Oreal, Eugene Schuller, invented modern synthetic hair dye in 1907. He also invented sunscreen in 1936. The cosmetics of the 1920's, which welcomed dark eyes, red lipstick, red nail polish, and the suntan, influenced the Flapper style. The eyebrow pencil really took off in the 1920's, in part because it was "technologically superior" to what it had been, due to a new ingredient: hydrogenated cottonseed oil. (Riordan, Teresa. Inventing Beauty. New York: Broadway Books, 2004. Print.) Mascaras started out as simple pressed cakes containing soap and pigments. A woman would dip a tiny brush into hot water, rub the bristles on the cake, remove the excess by rolling the brush onto some blotting paper or a sponge, and then apply the mascara as if her eyelashes were a watercolor canvas. (Riordan, Teresa. Inventing Beauty. New York: Broadway Books, 2004. Print.) In 1919 the first patent for nail polish was granted. It's color was a very light pink.In the 1910's nail polish was available in any color just as long as it was pink. It's not clear how dark this rose was, but any girl whose nails were tipped in any pink darker than a baby's blush risked gossip about being "fast." (Riordan, Teresa. Inventing
go full throttle into the world of hair in the years to come. Throughout my talking points, you will come to see that while many salon owners only boast their stylist license, having a background in business will serve to be just a beneficial as cosmetology school and licensing.
Based on reading chapters 1 & 3 in the text, some of my talking points will be as follows:
I will discuss my business model as it pertains to value-added services. After a lot of thought about getting into hair, I started…
Title of Policy: Cosmetology Salon
Policy and Procedure OPS 32.0
Policies and Procedures
Effective Date: March 13, 2014
The purpose of this policy is to describe the operations of the cosmetology salons.
It is American Care’s policy that medical centers contain a cosmetology salon for the use of
patients to receive basic salon…
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In the field of beauty care, a person who does cosmetology can turn you hair into a work of art .A cosmetologist specializes in aesthetics, which is the study of the psychological responses to beauty and artistic experiences. And also specializes in hair care.” Some cosmetologist are expert in make up, they are able to do make up analysis and advice customers what products to use.”(Career encyclopedia 66)Cosmetologist also becomes familiar with other fields such as nail…
people’s needs and wants, it is a necessity. It is one’s health in the hands of another. When researching the career of cosmetology it is important to include the history, skills and education and positive and negative aspects of the profession.
Texture, color, shape, and length, all hair and makeup are different across the globe since the beginning of human kind. Cosmetology dates back as far as Chinese culture, the Chou Dynasty (1100 B.C.) were fairly strict on their social status. Women would…
History and Opportunities
1. Define Cosmetology. The art and science of beautifying and improving the skin, nails, & hair. And the study of cosmetics and their application.
2. What was the Egyptians part in the beauty industry? List some of the items they used to create makeup. They were the first to cultivate beauty in an extravagant fashion & the use of cosmetics as part of beautification habits, religious ceremonies & preparing for burial. – Minerals, berries…
studio in Richmond, Virginia. I have relied on Silk hair studio for all of my hair care needs for the past 4 ½ years. Alex is extremely driven and hard-working, showcasing her talents through her creative and innovative hairstyles. Alex received her cosmetology license at Aver institute in Atlanta, Georgia. Shorty after passing her state board exams Alex had the pleasure of working under renowned hairstylist Derek J. While under Derek’s wing, Alex further learned the craft of cutting, color and styling…
his own problems. Einstein could not complete college because of personal family reasons and also was not at first into science. In 1905 Einstein sat down in his room looking through some of the books and realized his passion for astrophysics and cosmetology. Soon after him discovering his passion for Physics he came up with the most amazing equation that changed the life and research of many other scientists. E=mc2 an equation that converted mass into energy of stars and now scientists such as Isaac…
Design Hair Salon
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The Design Hair Salon of Fayetteville specializes in providing a pleasant relaxing
experience for those in need of professional hair styling. Out staff has a long history of
providing excellent customer service, and will help to find the look that’s right for you. Designs
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psychotherapy sessions. They believe that she has bipolar depressive disorder. She has been prescribed new medications and I have to say they are working wonders for her. She is clean and sober from all illegal substances and is currently enrolled in cosmetology school and looking forward to starting in January. I believe that if she had been diagnosed correctly years ago she may not have self- medicated herself so she would not have to deal with the dramatic mood swings, and the manic behavior. In the…
year six million women suffer from some type of hair loss. When hair loss is noticed, women automatically contact their hair stylist for tips and solutions. After researching this topic, I notice that hair loss is more of a medical problem then a cosmetology problem. Therefore, women who suffer from hair loss should view it as a medical condition and seek cosmetic solutions after the medical condition has been diagnosed.
Hair is a very important part of how a woman looks and how she views herself.…