Barbering Program

COURSE OUTLINE - BARBERING (SOC 39-5011, CIP # 12.0402) (1,500 HOURS)

The curriculum for students enrolled in a Barbering program shall consist of fifteen hundred (1500) clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations covering all practices constituting the art of Barbering pursuant to Section 7316 of the Barbering and Cosmetology Act. Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation means the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or on a mannequin. The practical training shall include performance of the following minimum practical operations:


Minimum Technical Instructional Hours

Minimum Practical Operations

1.     Hairdressing

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 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 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 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.



2.     Shaving

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.



3.     Health and Safety

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/hazardous substances shall include 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 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 shall include, but is not limited to the following issues: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology.


Additional Training shall include the following subjects: Salon management including retail sales, record keeping, client service record cards, basic tax information relating to booth renters, independent contractors, employees, and employers. Communications skills including professional ethics and decorum and any additional subjects deemed of practical value such as résumé writing and job interviewing techniques.




  1. Learn the proper use of implements relative to all barbering services.

  2. Acquire the knowledge of analyzing the scalp, face, and hands before all services to determine any disorders.

  3. Learn the procedures and the terminology used in performing all barbering services.

ATTITUDES AND APPRECIATION'S TO BE DEVELOPED: Be able to appreciate good workmanship common to barbering, possess a positive attitude towards the public and fellow workers, appreciate honesty and integrity and have improved personality in dealings with patrons and colleagues.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: Once the student has completed their program's required clock hours, and completed the required theory hours and practical operations with a minimum grade average of 70%, he or she is awarded a diploma certifying his or her graduation from the school.

STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications to take the Board of Barbering Cosmetology (Board Exams):

GRADING SYSTEM: Students are evaluated on a regular basis on theory, practical and clinical work. The evaluations are measured on a standard percentile basis and the percentage equated to a letter grade. At the end of each evaluation period, each student will meet with an instructor to be given their Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation results. Student will then acknowledge results by student signature on Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation form and copies maintained in their student file. This evaluation form reflects the overall Attendance and Academic progress of the student. Students must maintain a "C" (70%) average to maintain satisfactory academic status. The system detailed below is the system utilized in the school.

90% - 100%A.....Excellent
70-100 POINTS= Satisfactory

80% - 89%


0- 69 POINTS

= Unsatisfactory

70% - 79%


0% - 69%


BOOKS: Milady Standard Professional Barbering- 6th Ed : Textbook, Theory Workbook, and Exam Review

Barber Student Kit:

1    Milady Workbook, Textbook, Exam Review 1    Cushion Brush 1    Pkg. Styling Combs
1    Carrier 2    Misc. Combs 1    Shaving Razor
1    Barber Jacket 1    Box Latex Gloves 1    Neck Duster
1    Tint Kit 2    Curling Iron 1    Sanitizing Jar
1    Woman's Mannequin Head w/Stand 1    Styling Cape 1    Hair Shaper w/Blades
1    Men's Mannequin Head 1    Shampoo Cape 1    Shark Scissor Set
1    Mirror 1    Spray Bottle 1    Replacement Razor Blades
2    Clipper 1    Clipper Comb 1    Duckbill Clips
1    Trimmer 1    10 pc. Comb Set 1    Butterfly Clip
1    Blowdryer 1    Metal Prong Clips
1    7 pc attachment combs 1    ¾" Curling Iron


Once the kit items have been issued to the student, they become the responsibility of the student. Kit supplies may vary due to manufacture availability.



La Quinta Campus - Main Campus

79450 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
Tel: (760) 772-5950
Fax: (760) 772-1295

Hemet Campus- Branch Location

3643 W. Florida Ave.
Hemet, CA 92545
Tel: (951) 769-0675
Fax: (951) 769-0803