Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Industrial Education


The purpose of this study was to provide information which may be used by Cosmetology teachers in planning instruction that will assist the trainee in bridging the gap between the methods he was taught in basic training and methods made necessary by changing standards and requirements of modern cosmetology. In approaching this problem, an attempt will be made: 1. To determine the types of jobs being done by the majority of beauty operators. 2. To determine the most productive areas in the trade for beauty operators. 3. To determine areas of the trade in which supplementary information may be needed most. 4. To determine the possible effects of pertinent related information, supplementary to basic trade skills on job success. 5. To develop a teacher's guide for a cosmetology program.

This study was limited in that only the trade experiences of beauty operators in a cross section of the state of Texas were considered. The majority of the information was obtained from operators living in Lubbock, Texas, and from girls who had either completed or dropped out of the cosmetology program at Dunbar-Junior-Senior High School, Lubbock, Texas. A further limitation was that only job opportunities in the beauty industry in seventeen different firms throughout the United States and forty-two firms in Lubbock, Texas were considered.

Committee Chair/Advisor

A. T. Kynard

Committee Member

A. I. Thomas

Committee Member

S. R. Collins

Committee Member

J. W. Echols

Committee Member

G. H. Stafford


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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