Program Overview

The Barbering Curriculum is designed to provide competency ‐based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles and hands-on fundamentals associated with the barbering industry. Instruction is a combination of theory and hands-on training. Students will build their educational foundation with classroom work and then apply their acquired skills in a simulated environment.

Program includes instruction in all phases of professional barbering, Certified instructors will teach students the fundamentals of hair care, shampooing, cutting and styling, along with instructional components in shaving, beard and mustache trimming and cutting, facial massage, hair treatments, hygiene, and professional ethics.

Barbering is an excellent career choice for individuals who enjoy being their own boss. As a self-employed barber variable hours are possible. The working atmosphere is clean and pleasant featuring good lighting and ventilation.

People skills are essential. Being a good listener and communicating clearly are important in establishing good customer relations. An understanding of fashion trends is helpful. Communication, personal image and attitude are important factors in career success.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Examiners. Upon successfully passing The State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in barbershops and related businesses.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete application for admission & enrollment fee of $100.00
  • You must be at least 17 years old and possess good moral character.
  • Submit a copy of Birth Certificate and Driver’s License
  • Submit an official high school transcript or official GED scores. Applicants must have a high school Diploma or GED.
  • Submit an official transcripts if you are requesting transfer credits for applicable prior course work.

Dress Code and Barbering Kit

There is a required dress code for Barbering students. Males must wear a white shirt and black dress slacks. Women must wear a white shirt, black dress slacks, and closed toed shoes. Any type of rubber sole shoe black. Students are also required to wear a black smock that is approved by the Barbering Department Chair. The first Barbering kit and set of textbooks will be provided by Cosi Bella Academy of Beauty.

Curriculum for 900-hour Teacher Training Course

INSTRUCTIONAL UNITS

Theory Hours

Practical
Instruct

Total

State Laws, Rules, & Regulations for Cosmetology & Hairstyling & Administrative Shop Operations

10

0

10

History of Hair and Barbering

  • History of the barber profession.
  • Importance of barbering and its relation to civilization.
  • Business management, bookkeeping, shop management, and advertising.

4

0

4

Professional Image, Hygiene, & Related Practices

  • Theory and importance of personal hygiene.
  • Hygiene as it applies to the practice of barbering.

2

0

2

Decontamination & Infection Control

  • Definition of sterilization, disinfectants, antiseptics and their uses.
  • Chemicals to be used in sterilization.
  • Methods of sterilization
  • Difference between contagion and infection.
  • Taking precautions to prevent infection.
  • Importance of sterilization of all instruments used in the barber shop.

15

5

20

Shampooing and Scalp Care

  • Purpose and how to give a proper shampoo.
  • How to prepare customer for shampoo
  • Different materials to be used.
  • Difference in various kinds of shampoo
  • Various kinds of scalp treatment.
  • When to suggest that patron consult a physician.
  • The danger of giving a scalp treatment to a scalp afflicted with an unknown disease.
  • Explain causes and treatment of dandruff.
  • Give causes of dry and oily scalps and treatment.
  • Explain various forms of alopecia and treatment.
  • Explain causes of seborrhea, acne, psoriasis, impetigo and eczema in their various forms.
  • Explain advisability of cooperating with physician in treating scalp in barber shop.

5

15

20

Honing & Stropping

2

2

4

Shaving     

  • Purpose of lather.
  • How to apply lather properly to the face.
  • How to sterilize razor before shaving.
  • How to stretch the skin while shaving.
  • Proper method for wiping the razor.
  • How to shave a patron once over.
  • How to shave a patron second time over.
  • Method of removing soap and cleaning face with hot towels after shaving.
  • How to apply various after shave creams and lotions.
  • How to trim a mustache.
  • Demonstrations and lectures on the various positions for holding a razor to shave a face while standing on one (1) side of the barber chair.

   1. Each stroke shall be thoroughly explained.
   2. The instructor shall ensure that the student: 

        a) Uses professional technique while performing the shaving strokes

        b) Understands the necessity of:

             (i) Personal hygiene;
             (ii) Using clean linens;
             (iii) Sterilizing each instrument used on a patron; and

        c) Is advised to pay attention to a patron’s comfort while in the chair.

  3.The different textures of beards and the directions of the grain shall be explained

20

105

125

Men’s Hair Cutting & Styling

  • How to apply hair cloth, towel and neck strip.
  • How and why to comb hair before cutting.
  • Method of tapering hair.
  • Method of thinning hair.
  • Method of finger work.
  • Method of cutting hair on top of head.
  • Method of cutting hair with a razor.
  • How to use a neck duster or tissue.
  • Method of combing, drying and dressing the hair.
  • The methods of haircutting and hair styling.

25

200

225

Beard & Moustache Trimming

5

10

15

Women’s Hair Cutting & Styling

  • How to apply hair cloth, towel and neck strip.
  • How and why to comb hair before cutting.
  • Method of tapering hair.
  • Method of thinning hair.
  • Method of finger work.
  • Method of cutting hair on top of head.
  • Method of cutting hair with a razor.
  • How to use a neck duster or tissue.
  • Method of combing, drying and dressing the hair.
  • The methods of haircutting and hair styling.

15

55

70

Facials & Facial Massage

  • Theory and different types of massaging.
  • Application, demonstration of various creams and lotions in facial.
  • Effect of light therapy on tissues.
  • Results produced by massage on the skin, muscles, cells, glands and circulation.
  • When, and when not, to recommend massage.
  • All modern, electrical equipment used in barber shops with demonstrations.

5

10

15

Anatomy of Head, Neck & Face

  • Give descriptions of skin, hair, glands, and their various functions.
  • Shedding and regrowth of hair.
  • Sweat glands and their functions.
  • Hair follicle, hair bulb and papilla.
  • Sympathetic and cerebrospinal nervous system.
  • Blood supply to the face and scalp.
  • Preservation and beautification of the hair and skin.
  • Microscopic studies of the hair.
  • Benefits derived from relaxation from fatigue while in barber chair.

5

0

5

Common Disorders of the Skin, Scalp & Hair

5

0

5

Electricity
Explain various electrical equipment and appliances that can be used in barber science treatments.

5

0

5

Men’s Hairpiece Services

15

40

55

Chemistry & Chemical-Related Services –Straightening/Permanent Waving

  • Explain chemical and physical actions in permanent waving.
  • Necessity of scalp and hair analysis.
  • Basic requirements, blocking sections, curling rods and processing time.
  • Safety and protection for patrons.

75

135

210

Hair Color and Lightening

  • Safety measures
  • Chemicals involved
  • How to apply
  • high and low lighting;
  • permanent color;
  • semi permanent color; and
  • temporary rinse.

30

80

110

TOTAL HOURS

243

657

900

 Tuition Cost

BARBER TRAINING PROGRAM - 900 HRS.
Total Cost: $9,100.00