Barber Program – 1500 hrs

The curriculum prepares students for the examination to obtain a registered barber license and will consist of 1,500 clock hours as follows:

Two (2) hours of orientation, consisting of 2 hours

  • Rules and Regulations of the school

  • Introduction to school personnel and students

  • Outlay of school facilities and exit plan

One hundred and twenty (120) hours of theory, consisting of:

  • History of barbering –1 hour

  • Professional image –4 hours

  • Hygiene and good grooming –1 hour

  • Bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation –10 hours

  • Barbering implements –1 hour

  • Honing and stropping –1 hour

  • Shaving –5 hours

  • Hair cutting, male and female –5 hours

  • Mustache and beard –2 hours

  • Shampooing and rinsing –1 hour

  • Scalp, hair treatments and skin –5 hours

  • Facial treatments –2 hours

  • Anatomy and physiology (hair, skin, muscles, nerves and cell) -30 hours

  • Disorders of the skin, scalp and hair -10 hours

  • Electricity and Light therapy -1 hour

  • Chemistry -5 hours

  • Barber styling shop management -5 hours

  • Arkansas State Barber Board Laws -15 hours

  • Scientific fundamentals of barbering -4 hours

  • Cosmetic preparations -3 hours

  • Sanitary professional techniques -4 hours

  • Salesmanship -5 hours

One thousand, three hundred seventy-eight (1378) hours of instructions in practical work:

  • Barber Implements -15 hours

  • Shaving -80 hours

  • Hair cutting, tapering, trimming, dressing the hair-800 hours

  • Shampoo and rinsing -45 hours

  • Scalp, hair treatment and tonics -10 hours

  • Massage and Facial treatments -10 hours

  • Bleaching and dying the hair -30 hours

  • Arranging -10 hours

  • Beautifying -10 hours

  • Beards and Mustaches -20 hours

  • Processing -5 hours

  • Manicures and nail disorders -10 hours

  • Hair-Styling -10 hours

  • Cleansing -25 hours

  • Curling Iron Techniques -15 hours

  • Dressing -5 hours

  • Hair Shaping -5 hours

  • Singeing -7 hours

  • Hair Straightening -25 hours

  • Hair weaving -28 hours

  • Hair Clipping -15 hours

  • Hair Weaving and Hair Pieces (sewing) -17 hours

  • Scientific fundamentals of barbering -10 hours

  • Professional Ethics -33 hours

  • Barber Shop management -22 hours

  • First Aid and Safety Precautions -11 hours

  • Sanitation -15 hours

TOTAL HOURS: 1500 HRS