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.

cosmotek barbering course

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

Educational Goals:

  • Learn the proper use of implements relative to all barbering services.
  • Acquire the knowledge of analyzing the scalp, face, and hair, before all services are done, to determine any disorders.
  • Learn shaving, facial-hair design, men’s haircutting and styling, women’s haircutting and styling, coloring, texturing services and advanced barbering services.
  • Preparing for licensure.
  • Acquire knowledge of laws and rules regulating the established California’s barbering practices.
  • Acquire the knowledge of sanitation and sterilization as related to all phases of barbering services.
  • Acquire knowledge of general theory relative to barbering including anatomy, electricity, physiology, skin disorders, chemistry, and theory.
  • Acquire business management techniques common to barbering.

Clock Hours: 1500 hours

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 spill kit (biohazard bag, disposable gloves)
  • Paper towels
  • First aid kit (band-aids, anti-septic, alcohol wipes)
  • Trash bags
  • Spray bottle
  • Portion cups
  • Scotch tape
  • Hospital EPA solution
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Nail brush
  • 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 – fill with water
  • Simulated neutralizer – fill with water
  • End papers
  • Protective cream (cholesterol)
  • Disposable gloves
  • Tint bowls
  • Tint brushes
  • Bottle (s) / Jar (s)
  • Styling gel or cholesterol cream
  • Shampoo capes
  • Neck strips
  • Styptic powder
  • Cotton balls
  • Facial tissue
  • Head wraps
  • Foam wedges
  • Plastic spatula
  • Processing cap
  • Round thermal brush
  • Paddle brush
  • Duckbill clips
  • Sectioning clips
  • Facial cleanser
  • Moisturizer
  • Massage cream

Subject Covers

Technical Instruction

Min. practical Operations

Hair styling



Permanent waving and chemical straightening



Hair coloring and bleaching



Hair cutting



Shaving (Preparation and performance)



Laws and regulations



Health and safety considerations



Disinfection and sanitation



Anatomy and physiology



State Board Test Preparation



Cosmetology Career and Salon Management





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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Health and Safety Conditions

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.

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.

Anatomy and physiology

Understanding infection control, bacteriology, and how the human body functions as an integrated whole.

State Board Test Preparation

Prepare students to pass theory and practical for the Board tests.

Barbering Career and Salon Management

Learning business knowledge to better manage your career and professional finances, as well as your business practice