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Barber Course Objective

This 1500-hour course covers practical experience in the area of shampooing and scalp treatments, manicures and facials, all types of men's haircuts, hair and beard design, care and styling of hairpieces, and straight razor shaving with an emphasis on all barber specific services.

Barber Course Description

This program focuses on the whole subject of Barbering and Hairstyling. The program is designed and developed to provide students the skills and knowledge required to pass the State Board Licensing Examination and for maintaining a successful employment as a barber. This includes preparing students for entry level positions in the barber industry in such occupations as hair stylist, hair colorist, chemical applicators, specialists for men's facial and shaving procedures, barber salon ownership, barber salon management, and barber product sales representatives.

Barber Course Completion

Upon completion of the course of training and all course requirements, the determined graduate will:

  • Receive an education in both theory and practical skills and gain knowledge in all phases of barbering.
  • Successfully pass the state board examination.
  • Be qualified to work in a professional barbershop or hair salon as a licensed barber.
  • Have the knowledge and awareness of their professional responsibilities to both the clients and employer/employee relationships and effective communication skills.

Instruction Methods

The instructional methods are presented through comprehensive lesson plans that reflect effective education methods. Subjects are presented by means of lecture, demonstration, and student participation. Audiovisual aids, guest speaker, projects, activities, and other related learning methods are used in this course.


Full-time and Part-time Student Academic Progress (i.e., evaluation on theory, practical and clinical works (however, clinical work is graded on a pass/fail basis only and will not be considered as part of the overall GPA) will be evaluated during the same time periods as stated above in the “Attendance Progress Evaluation”. Each student is expected to achieve a minimum grade point average of 75%.

Grading System

A = Excellent (91-100)

B = Good (81- 90)

C = Average (70 -80)

F = Failing (Below 70)

W = Withdraw Probation

Students who meet only one of the evaluation requirements attendance or academic, will be considered to be making satisfactory progress but shall be placed in a probationary status for a maximum of two (2) times. In order to be taken off of probationary status, a student must achieve a 75% rate of attendance and/or academics. If a student is placed on a second, consecutive probation, the student will be determined as not making satisfactory progress and will be considered for dismissal.

TEXTBOOKS: Milady’s Standard Barbering 6th Edition

Milady’s Standard Foundations

1.The History of Barbering

2.Life Skills

3.Professional Image

4.Infection Control: Principles and Practices

5.Implements, Tools, and Equipment

6.General Anatomy and Physiology

7.Basics of Chemistry

8.Basics of Electricity

9.The Skin – Structure, Disorders, and Diseases

10.Properties and Disorders of the Hair and Scalp

11.Treatment of the Hair and Scalp

12.Men’s Facial Massage and Treatments

13.Shaving and Facial Hair Design

14.Men’s Haircutting and Styling

15.Men’s Hair Replacement

16.Women’s Haircutting and Styling

17.Chemical Texture Services

18.Haircoloring and Lightening

19.Preparing for Licensure and Employment

20.Working Behind the Chair

21.The Business of Barbering

Appendix: Nail Care


Barbering the History 10 Hours

Shampooing/Massage 70 Hours

Skin 10 Hours

Hair10 Hours

Facials45 Hours

Electricity/Light therapy 10 Hours

Chemistry 10 Hours

Scalp Treatments 35 Hours

Hair Coloring 130 Hours

Honing/Shaping 15 Hours

Hair Styling 225 Hours

Sanitation/Disinfection, Bacteriology 40 Hours

Haircutting 300 Hours

Salesmanship 15 Hours

Management 10 Hours

Shaving/ Shaping 45 Hours

Anatomy/Physiology 15 Hours

Professional Ethics/Personal Hygiene 10 Hours

Equipment Care 10 Hours

Permanent Waving & Chemical Relaxing 265 Hours

Hairpieces 50 Hours

State Laws and Statutes 20 Hours

Discretionary Hours 150 Hours


Full-Time Students Barber

1500 Hours = 52 Weeks = 12 Months

Part-Time Students Barber

1500 Hours = 76 Weeks = 18 Months

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