The Headquarters Academy of Hair Design, in accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act1, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age
Discrimination Act of 1975 will make any necessary arrangements for a student with
special needs when the need should arise. At the same time, it is our mission to teach
our students the skills necessary for success in the beauty industry. In order for you to
meaningfully participate in the program and receive the full benefit of the education
delivered, there are certain physical demands that you must be able to meet.
Specifically, to perform the essential requirements of the cosmetology curriculum, you
must have the physical ability, with or without a reasonable accommodation, to;
• Tolerate exposure to and handling of products having or emitting odors, fragrances, and
• Stand and walk for up to 8 hours consecutively, except during 15-minute or 30-minute
• Manually grasp, handle, control, move, and manipulate objects or tools standard within
the beauty industry.
• Bend or twist the body, and engage in repetitive motions, as needed to perform and
demonstrate the full range of services standard within the beauty industry.
• Hold the arm and hand in one position and, at other times, hold the hand steady while
moving the arm.
• Lift up to 30 lbs.
• Perform and demonstrate the full range of esthetics-related services standard within
the skin care industry (e.g., facial and body skin care with massage, facial and body
waxing, and makeup application).
• View detail in objects within arm’s length and discern the differences between colors,
shades, and brightness within and between those objects.
• Perform and demonstrate the full range of hair-related services standard within the
cosmetology industry (e.g., shampoo with massage, comb, haircut, hairstyle, hair color
and chemical texturing, braid, sculpt, dry hair, etc.)
• Perform and demonstrate the full range of nail-related services standard within the
cosmetology industry (e.g., file, buff, clip, clean, and apply polish to nails and/or attach
artificial nail products).
If you may require an academic adjustment in order to meet these occupational
demands, please review the Academic Adjustments Based on Disability Section of this
Information on these acts can be found in the Policies and Procedures Manual of the institution.