Get a jump-start!

Mini Mentored Fall Session 2021

Fundamentals of Cosmetic Formulation

Get more out of your self-study program with 4 bonus guided weeks to learn how to set up a small cosmetic manufacturing lab.

When you enroll in our Professional Hair Care Diploma or Professional Skin Care Diploma self-study program you are automatically included in our annual 8-week mentored session in the Spring of 2022.

The first two modules are the most detailed and intense.

We want you to get more out of the Spring session by being more prepared.

So, for the First time ever:

We're including a mini mentored session this Fall to help you get a jump start on your business.

4-Week Mini Session

  • Weekly emails & assignments with downloadable handouts sent every Monday
  • You will receive 4 guides that will help you start and complete a formulation successfully
  • One (1) LIVE Q+A session with Joan on October 28th at 3:00pm PT
  • Date: October 4th to October 29th, 2021

Here's how it works



Enroll in our one-of-a-kind Pro Hair Care or Skin Care Diploma self-study program.

  • Start studying & formulating immediately after enrollment
  • Valuable resources, videos, lectures and formulations
  • Get lifetime course access for continual learning & course updates


Fall Session

You're automatically enrolled in the 4-Week Mini Session this October, 2021.

  • Get focused help on the fundamentals of formulation
  • Includes one (1) free live Q+A session to ask your questions (valued at $200/hr)
  • Get a head start before the Spring Session


Spring Session

You're automatically enrolled in the 8-week mentored session next Spring, 2022.

  • 8 weeks of targeted help with in each module of the program
  • Includes 8 live Q+A sessions to ask your questions
  • Get a diploma when you've completed the program

The Fall Mini Mentored Session Includes:

Week 1: Formulating Cosmetics 101

What is one product you would like to start with?

  • How to choose your ingredients and packaging
  • Who is your customer
  • Start to develop your product

Handout: Guide for Completing a Successful Formulation

Week 2: Raw Materials

Know what ingredients to order

  • Plant oils & base oils
  • Specialty oils
  • Emulsifiers
  • Thickeners
  • Preservatives
  • Surfactants
  • Antioxidants
  • Essential Oils

Handout: Guide for Ordering Raw Materials 

Week 3: How to Set up a Cosmetic Lab (new Lessons!)

New lessons about equipment

  • What size batch will you be starting with?
  • What is your budget for equipment?

Handout: Guide for Setting Up a Cosmetic Lab

Week 4: Testing Cosmetics

Learn how to test your formulations

  • pH, Microbial and stability testing
  • Understanding pH solutions
  • How to make pH solutions

Handout: Guide for Testing Cosmetics

Live Q+A with Joan - Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 3:00pm PT