Cosmetology Hazards in Salons


About the Course
Cosmetologists use, inhale, and absorb hazardous chemicals daily in the salon and research shows salon workers are at a greater risk for certain health problems compared to other occupations. Prolonged and frequent exposure to these substances has been associated with such health issues as asthma, dermatitis, neurological symptoms, cancer, and many more (Anderson and Meade, 2014). This basic-level course will provide salon professionals with a broad overview of the chemicals used in the salon setting. 

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain why certain chemicals may be harmful and why.
  • Identify products found in the salon that contain chemicals.
  • Describe how chemicals enter the body.
  • List some examples of hazardous chemicals in salon products.
  • List the health issues caused by chemical exposure in the salon.
  • Give examples of ways to reduce exposure to chemicals in the salon.

About the Author/Presenter
Mary Anne Jennelle has built a successful 20+ year career as a cosmetologist. Mary Anne has built a large clientele with her knowledge obtained through many years of customer interaction and continuing education. She also has her Cosmetology Instructor’s License and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She has created curriculum for cosmetology courses and schools both online and in the classroom. Her interest in the health hazards of the industry was prompted by the adverse effects she has encountered in her years in the industry.  

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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