Anatomy and Conditions of the Skin, Hair and Nails

About the Course
The first part of this course discusses the basic anatomy of the skin, common skin (and scalp) conditions, and risk factors for specific services. Later portions discuss the structure and growth of the hair and nails, including changes experienced throughout one’s life, common reasons for and patterns of hair loss, and common nail disorders. The final portion of this course discusses safety concerns, issues of toxicity and how to avoid injury and reduce risk when working with potentially dangerous chemicals. 

Learning objectives
  • Describe the basic anatomical structures of the skin, hair and nails.
  • List common symptoms with conditions of the skin, hair, scalp and nails.
  • Explain the role of the acid mantle and pH in skin and hair health.
  • List common disorders and conditions of the nail that can and cannot be treated in a salon.
  • List the risk factors for exfoliation and microdermabrasian services.
  • Describe methods to reduce the risk of overexposure to toxic chemicals in salons.