Program Description:

Barbering is one of the fastest-growing professions in the U.S according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Modern-day barbershops are popping up all over the country (and world). Barbershops are helping to define, enhance and critique traditional notions of what it is to be a man. The men’s grooming industry is expected to increase to more than $26B by 2020. Our program will teach the student hands-on training in every aspect of hair care from haircutting, color, texture, shaving, skincare, grooming, health and safety, to business skills to build a successful career.


The course consists of fifteen hundred (1500) hours of technical instruction and practical training cover all practices of a barber.

Educational Goals:

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Learn the proper use of implements and techniques relative to all barbering services.
  • Acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases of barbering services.
  • Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating established California’s barbering practices.
  • Acquire business management techniques common to barbering.
  • Provide a learning environment, in which students strengthen inner emotional controls, increase self-confidence and self-discipline, and establish a sense of dignity and self-worth.
  • Present learning activities, which teach students to listen, observe, solve problems and develop manipulative skills.
  • Provide diverse instructional strategies, which meet students’ needs and learning styles.
  • Provide an opportunity to learn the basic skills of the trade together with the related scientific and technical knowledge of advancement necessary in the barbering and cosmetology field.
  • Provide productive experiences as nearly like those “on-the-job” as possible.
  • Provide safety consciousness in the work environment.
  • Promote interpersonal relationships, which are directed toward developing the ability to work cooperatively.
  • Provide an opportunity for students to develop leadership abilities.
  • Create a learning environment in which students will develop an appreciation for quality craftsmanship.
  • Provide students with salable skills in the barbering and cosmetology field.
  • Develop a positive work ethic and the self-discipline required for work and advancement in the industry.
  • Provide training in the area of communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum, record keeping, and client service record cards.


After graduation, you will find work as a barber, hair stylist, or hair dresser.
You may choose to work in an independent barbershop, a salon, a national franchise, an independent chain, or you may even choose to be open your own barbershop at some point.

Prerequisite: None

Instructional Mode:

Students will attend regularly scheduled theory classes (lecture), read assigned chapters of their text books, perform actual practical operations (services) on another person or a mannequin, and must take and pass assigned tests with a grade point average of 70% C or better.

The student will learn the technical techniques and methods of performing haircuts and styling, hair coloring, chemical applications, and hair removal, facials both manual and electrical, scalp and hair treatments, safety and sanitation requirements, men’s facial massage and treatments, barbering services, professionalism, ethics, personal grooming, dress, employer-employee relationships, personal and business ethics, customer relations and communication skills. Technical instruction will be provided to students in each skill prior to the student actually performing client services (practical operations).

Each unit of instruction is divided into six levels of instruction (1) Theory classes (lectures and demonstrations) (2) Theory testing (written and oral) (3) Practical operation demonstration (4) Practical operations on mannequin or other person (5) Complete operations performed on another person (6) Performance reviews (progress evaluations).

Course Length: 1500 hours. You can attend as little as 10 hours per week or as much as 45 hours per week.

Prerequisite: None

Sequence of Courses: Each class is an independent module.

Frequency of Class: We offer the program on open-enrollment basis, so you may start any day you wish and you can complete your training on a flexible schedule.

Equipment / Supply List:

Text Books, Notebook, Pens and pencils.
Notes from class lectures, supplemental material handed out in classes, school library and class demonstrations.

  • Carrying duffel bag
  • Hair cutting shear
  • Hair shaping razor
  • Cotton towels
  • Blood Exposure kit
  • Paper towels
  • First aid kit
  • Trash bags
  • Spray bottle
  • Portion cups
  • Scotch tape
  • Hospital EPA solution
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Wooden spatulas
  • Shaving cream
  • Straight styling combs
  • Shampoo combs
  • Tapered barber combs
  • Cutting combs (flat top or buzz)
  • Styling cape
  • Butterfly clips
  • Cotton coil
  • Perm rods
  • Simulated wave solution
  • Simulated neutralizer
  • End papers
  • Protective cream
  • Disposable gloves
  • Tint bowls
  • Tint brushes
  • Bottle (s) / Jar (s)
  • Styling gel
  • Shampoo capes
  • Neck strips
  • Styptic powder
  • Cotton balls

  • Foam wedges
  • Plastic spatula
  • Processing cap
  • Round thermal brush
  • Paddle brush
  • Duckbill clips
  • Sectioning clips
  • Clipper & Trimmer
  • Aluminum Foils
  • Mannequin heads
  • Sanitizer
  • Haircolor
  • Developers
  • Bleach
  • Blow Dryer
  • 1” curling iron
Subject Covers Breakdown Technical Hours Practical Operations
Hair Dressing 1100 hours both
Hair styling The subject of Hairstyling shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Hair analysis, shampooing, finger waving, pin curling, comb outs, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs and hot curling irons and blower styling. 65 240
Permanent waving and chemical straightening The subject of Permanent Waving and Chemical Straightening shall Include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Hair analysis, acid and alkaline permanent waving, chemical straightening including the use of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions. 40 105
Hair coloring and bleaching Hair coloring and bleaching The subject of Hair Coloring and Bleaching shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures (also including, the use of semi-permanent, demi-permanent and temporary colors): Hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, high and low lights, and the use of dye removers. 60 50
Hair cutting The subject of Hair Cutting shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Use of scissors, razor (shaper), electrical clippers/trimmers, and thinning (tapering) shears for wet and dry cutting. 20 80
Advanced Barber Techniques The students will learn current trends, salon techniques, hair extensions, hairdo, and hair design. 50 100
Shaving 200 hours both
Shaving (Preparation and performance) The subject of Preparation and Performance shall include, but is not limited to the following techniques and procedures: Preparing the client’s hair for shaving, assessing the condition of the client’s skin, performing shaving techniques, applying after-shave antiseptic following facial services, massaging the client’s face, rolling cream massages. 100 40
Health and safety 200
Laws and regulations The subjects of Laws and Regulations shall include, but is not limited to, the following issues: The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s Rules and Regulations. 20
Health and safety considerations Health and Safety/hazardous substances including training in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, bacteriology and preventing communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B. 45
Disinfection and sanitation The subject of Disinfection and Sanitation shall include, but is not limited to the following techniques and procedures: Disinfection and sanitation including proper procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician, proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.
Disinfection shall be emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment.
Anatomy and physiology Anatomy and physiology The subjects of Anatomy and Physiology shall include, but is not limited to the following issues: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology 15