Humber’s Cosmetic Management diploma program gives you the business base and cosmetic skills that you need for a career in the growing cosmetic and fragrance industries.
The curriculum, designed in collaboration with the cosmetics industry, focuses on current market trends and touches on all disciplines that students require to enter the personal care products sector. Courses encompass training in retailing, merchandising, marketing and sales, make-up application, as well as the skills necessary for running an independent business. Topics such as environmental implications and multicultural sensitivity are embedded in each course.
Our program delivers a range of business-focused cosmetic courses. You will be introduced to cosmetic management, retail buying and operations, product knowledge and application including colour analysis and skin care fundamentals. You will study business ethics, promotions and advertising, cosmetic selling and counter management. Learn how to use computer software for business and build on your technical skills with more advanced application techniques and fragrance analysis.
Rounding out your education, you will develop your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to plan events and launch products as you plan and execute a skin or cosmetic workshop. Build on your business skills with courses in human resources management and business finance for cosmetics. You will also learn more advanced application techniques for TV, film and special effects.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Assess the chemical composition of cosmetic products and recommend appropriate cosmetic treatments.
Differentiate ingredients found in cosmetic products and identify their functions and effects.
Identify and apply various make-up equipment and techniques used for professional application.
Create a variety of make-up special effects to portray a theme, cater to the requirements of an event, and/or fulfil the demands for TV and Film sets.
Apply relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology, wellness, aging issues and skin disorders to the provision of specialized cosmetic application, in addition to health related issues.
Demonstrate successful characteristics of a professional salesperson applying customer relation principles, diversity practices, sales strategies and promotion techniques.
Identify, analyze and apply colour relationships and theories in the application of cosmetics and products for diverse skin types.
Demonstrate effective professional communication skills in verbal and written formats.
Apply business, legal and accounting principles effectively addressing the business needs of an organization.
Analyze market needs and apply strategic growth principles.
Identify the principles of organizational behaviour and human resource management.
Identify the ecological, ethical and environmental issues of the cosmetic industry.
This full-service classroom and retail boutique is open to the public year-round. Students manage the administrative functions as well as working under the guidance of qualified instructors providing facials, hand & foot care, and body treatments to clientele.
Students get hands-on teaching in their cosmetic management diploma, as the instructor gives a lesson in creating fuller brows. The cosmetic program delivers a range of business-focused cosmetic courses, retail buying, colour analysis and skin care fundamentals. Students also learn more advanced application techniques for TV, film and special effects.
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Transform your passion for cosmetics and beauty into a career.
Enjoy a career in this thriving industry, managing a cosmetic/fragrance brand, a cosmetic counter or as a buyer. Alternatively, build a career in other capacities such as makeup artist, counter manager or account executive. According to market data firm, Research and Markets, there are more than 3,500 cosmetics companies in Canada. Toronto and southern Ontario provide a number of opportunities to begin your career in the cosmetics industry.
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Watch the video to see Humber faculty member Aniya walk students through the Cosmetic Management program at Humber College. Capstone project includes a professional photo shoot.
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