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Barbering Subjects

Hair Cutting

Students will learn the proper techniques and procedures for the use of scissors, razors (shaper), electrical clippers/trimmers, and thinning (tapering) shears for wet and dry cutting including clipper cuts and 90 degree cuts.

Hair Coloring and Bleaching

Students will learn how to use permanent, semi-permanent and temporary colors as well as hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, high and low lights, and the use of dye removers.

Shaving Preparation and Performance

Students learn the techniques and procedures for 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.


Students will learn the techniques and procedures for hair analysis, shampooing, finger waving, pin curling, comb-outs, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs and hot curling irons and blow-dry styling.

Permanent Waving and Chemical Straightening

Students will learn 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 Extensions/ Hair Weaves / Men's Hair Replacement

Students learn how to use different types of hair extension for fullest and length.

Disinfection and Sanitation

Students learn 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 and after use of all instruments and equipment.

State Board Preparation

To ensure students will be well prepared and confident in passing the written State Board examination.

Additional Training: Business and Professionalism

Students will learn communication skills that includes professional ethics, salesmanship, decorum record-keeping, client service records and basic tax responsibilities related to independent contractors. Instruction is given in regards to booth rentals, information on employees and employer's duties and rights, as well as strategies to enable client retention.

Graduation & Program Completion Date

Based upon the amount of hours completed per week and per schedule, completion dates can range from 9 to 16 months.

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