The objective of the Barbering Course is to develop in the student the practical skills, theoretical knowledge, professional attitudes necessary for success in the profession, and to qualify and equip the student to pass the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology licensing examination.

After the graduate has successfully passed her/his state exam, they are qualified to work as a licensed barber in any licensed facility in the state of California. The Barbering program prepares individuals to shave and trim facial/neck hair and beards, cut and dress hair, fit hairpieces, give facial and scalp massages, apply cosmetic treatments, and to prepare for licensure as professional barbers at various levels. Instruction in facial shaving; beard and mustache shaping and trimming; shampooing; hair cutting; hairstyles and styling art; facial treatments and massage; chemical applications such as color and chemical services; hair and scalp anatomy and physiology; hairpiece and toupee fitting; equipment operation; health and safety; customer service; and shop business practices. The Barbering course is 1500 clock hours in length. The 1500 hours will be divided between the various scopes of the program. There will be plenty of practical hands on time as well as technical instruction (theory hours), which consist of various learning activities in a classroom environment. The institution uses the most recent version of text for the student’s studies. The Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering text is used along with various periodicals and visual materials. Practical/Hands On time is devoted to practical operations in which students develop and practice Barbering skills under the supervision of licensed instructors in actual working conditions. The institution prides itself in giving the students the opportunity to work in our salon-like clinic environment. Additional subjects include, Retail practices, Job Hunting, and Career Opportunities. You must complete the required 1500 hours of instruction AND all of the practical procedures required by the State. Once you receive your certificate of completion from the school, you may now apply and take the State Licensing Exam for your Barbering License.

The Barbering Course is 1500 clock hours in length, which can be completed in approximately 12 months of full time attendance. A portion of the curriculum is devoted to technical instruction (theory), which consists of various learning activities in a classroom situation. The balance of the course time is devoted to practical operations in which students develop and practice of Barbering skills under the supervision of licensed instructors in actual working conditions. Additional subjects include Business Management, Reception Desk, Retail practices, Job-hunting, and Career Opportunities.



Our Barbering Arts program covers all aspects of barbering & shaving in 1500 hours of technical instruction & practical operations.

Course Overview

Total Hours: 1500 hours
50-63 weeks

We prepare students for a potential career as:



Product Demonstrator

Barber Shop Owner/Manager


Industry rules & regulations

Safety and sanitary requirements

Hair cutting, hair styling, hair tinting, chemical application, scalp manipulation

Hair waving & curling, hair processing & relaxing, shampooing

Facial shaves, rest facials, rolling cream massage, men’s hairpieces

Professionalism, job search strategy, personal and business ethics

Personal grooming, employer-employee relations, customer relations, and communication skills


SCHEDULE #1 (12 1/2 months)

Tuesday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Thursday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm
Saturday 8:30am – 3:00pm

SCHEDULE #3 (15 months)

Tuesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Schedule may vary by location or demand.


Technical Minimum Specified

Laws & Regulations (Barbering & Cosmetology Act, Board rules & regulations)

Hair Styling (theory and composition of all hair types; hair analysis, shampooing, skin and hair disorders/diseases, various types of scalp manipulations; finger waving, pin curling, comb outs, straightening, waving, blow drying and hair styling)

Permanent Waving & Chemical Straightening (temporary and permanent of the hair, hair waving and curling, blow dry styling, hair chemistry & safety; hair processing and relaxing, hair analysis; the use and composition of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions)

Hair Coloring & Bleaching (skin and hair analysis theory of chemistry, hair analysis, predisposition & strand test, mixing, high & low lights, chemical composition of hair coloring products and the proper application of tints & bleaches)

Hair Cutting (use of scissors , razor shaper, electrical clippers, trimmers, thinning shears haircutting tools & haircutting techniques)

Shaves (rest facials, facial manipulations, steaming, skin types, creams and chemicals for the skin and safety anatomy, skin types, razor techniques and safety; the study of anatomy and composition, massage techniques)

Health & Safety (training in chemical and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws, and agencies, ergonomics, communicable diseases)

Disinfection & Sanitation (procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician; all necessary functions for disinfecting instruments and equipment as specified in Section 979 and 980; disinfection is emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment)

Bacteriology, Anatomy, and Physiology (human anatomy and physiology)

Sales Techniques (product knowledge, application, client suitability, salesmanship; career and employment information specific to barbering; compensation packages and payroll deductions, licensing requirements and regulations and fundamental of business management)

Additional Training (professional ethics, effective communication, human relations)

Practical Minimum Specified

Disinfection & Sanitation

Hair Styling (shampooing, hair waving & curling, scalp manipulation, comb out, blow drying)

Hair Cutting (scissor cuts, razor [shaper], electrical clippers, trimmers, thinning & tapering shears)

Hair Coloring & Bleaching (strand test, formula mixing, hair tinting, hair bleaching, high & low light)

Shaving (razor shaving, rest facial, rolling cream massage)

Permanent Waving & Chemical Straightening (chemical applications, hair processing & relaxing, acid & alkaline permanent waving)


Cost Breakdown

Tuition $7,800 (1500 Hours)

Equipment $750

Books $325

Registration Fee $100

STRF $4.50

Total: $ 8,979.50

Tuition prices subject to change without notice. Prices do not include tax.