The basic Barber Program will prepare students for the state board licensing exam. The Course offers training in barbering skills and their practical applications preparing graduates for entry-level employment in a barber shop.
The training encompasses all phases of haircutting, shaving or trimming the beard, facials, scalp massage, manicuring, hair styling, cutting and fitting hairpieces, hair coloring, permanent waves and relaxers. Both theoretical and practical applications are taught by the instructional staff and supplemented by special classes. Opportunities for supervised practical work with the public are provided.
General – (240 Hours):
History and fundamentals of barbering; elementary chemistry relating to sterilization, bacteriology and hygiene; shaving, honing and stropping skin, scalp and hair care. Haircutting, hair styling and haircutting men’s hairpieces (sales and service). Chemical theory/permanent waving, bleaching, hair color and straightening. Nail anatomy, physiology and systems structure of the head, face and neck, including the muscles and nerves, makeup and skin care. Theory of massage and facial treatments, disorders of the skin, scalp and hair. Barber law, rules and regulations, business management, salesmanship and preparation for seeking employment.
Chemical – (360 Hours):
Permanent waving, hair relaxers, hair color, bleaching, toning and manicures.
Physical – (900 Hours):
Shampooing, rinses, hair care, scalp care, haircutting (male and female), shaving (beards and moustaches), hairpiece fitting, hairstyling, facials, makeup and manicures.
Paper copies of our graduation rates, placement rates, and median student debts are available upon request.