Barbershop Courses

Course Outline - 1,500 hours

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE/DESCRIPTION

This program is designed to teach students the fundamentals of barbering and to prepare them for entry level employment as a barber.

Course Name
Hours
Course Description
Hair Cuts
300
During course hours students will: learn and practice basic design principles of hair cutting and styling; hair cutting techniques and tool mastery; haircut finishing work, e.g. shaving outline areas:; head shaving; safety precautions for hair cutting and styling male and female clients; and practice proper state board set up and execution of a taper cut.
Anatomy and Physiology
15
During course hours students will: learn infection control and safe work practices; implements, tools, and equipment; anatomy and physiology; and properties and disorders of and the hair and scalp.
Shaving/Shaping
45
During course hours students will: learn and apply general sanitation and safety precautions associated with shaving; perform standard cutting positions and strokes with a straight razor; identify the 14 shaving areas of the face; perform facial and neck shaves; perform mustache and beard designs; perform men’s facials; and practice proper state board set up and facial shaving.
Shampoo/Massage
70
During course hours students will: learn and perform services associated with treatments of the hair and scalp; identify different shampoos, conditioners, rinses, and tonics; pH levels related to hair care products; hair and scalp analysis; proper draping procedures; and scalp massage techniques and treatments.
Permanent Waving and Chemical Relaxing
265
During course hours students will: learn the effects of chemical texture services on the hair and hair analysis considerations for chemical texture services, identify the similarities and differences between chemical texture services; perform proper setup and procedures pertaining to permanent waving, reformation curl and hair relaxing services; and practice proper state board set up and execution of a permanent wave.
Hair Coloring
130
During course hours students will: learn and apply principals of color theory as they relate to hair coloring; identify classifications of hair color; explain the actions of lighteners on the hair; identify products used in lightening and hair coloring; correct procedures for applying hair color and lighteners; identify products used to color facial hair; and safety precautions used in hair coloring and lightening.
Hair Pieces
50
During course hours students will learn reasons why men may purchase hair pieces; identify types of hair used in hair piece construction; learn how to measure a client for a hair piece; fit and cut in a hairpiece; and clean and style hairpieces.
Statute and Rules
20
During course hours students will: learn methods of preparing for State Board examinations; identify the primary objectives of State Barber Board rules and regulations; and identify Indiana Barber Board rules and regulations.
Hair Styling
235
During course hours students will learn wet and dry hair styles including finger waving, pin curls, roller sets, hair wrapping, and blow dry styling.
Scalp Treatment
35
During course hours students will how to cleanse the scalp, and how these treatments help to prevent or combat disorders such as dandruff.
Chemistry
10
During course hours students will learn the basics of chemistry including pH, matter and cosmetic preparation of products used in the barbering profession.
Management
10
During course hours students will learn the functions of a barbershop owner/manager; employment classifications, e.g. booth rental vs. self-employment; identify types of business ownership; the features of a business plan and factors associated with setting up a barbershop.
Discretionary
150
During this course period students will be learn hard to grasp concepts already covered in the text. Students will provide input as to additional information required for concrete understanding.
Equipment Care
10
During course hours students will learn the functions of the implements and tools and how to properly maintain them.
Honing and Stropping
15
During course hours students will learn the functions of the strop and hone and how to sharpen the razor.
History of Barbering
10
During course hours students will learn the history of the barber pole, the first barbers and the function of the state barber boards.
Sanitation
40
Students will learn to clean and disinfect their implements and tools, and the corresponding education as to explain why this should be completed effectively.
Salesmanship
15
During course hours students will learn the importance of sales and how this can act to increase profitability.
Skin
10
During course hours students will learn the functions and structure of the skin.
Facials
45
During course hours students will learn how to properly apply a facial; the appropriate products to use during a facial service, which directly corresponds with the type of skin.
Electricity
10
During course hours students will learn the types of currents and electrical equipment safety.
Hygiene/Professional Ethics
10
During course hours students will learn the importance of a clean appearance and how to conduct oneself as a professional.

PROGRAM/LESSON OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

INSTRUCTIONAL AND LEARNING METHODS

The clock hour education is provided through a sequential set of learning steps which address specific tasks necessary for state board preparation, graduation and job entry level skills. Clinic equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry. Each student will receive instruction that relates to the performance of useful, creative, and productive career oriented activities. The course is presented through comprehensive lesson plans which reflect effective educational methods. Subjects are presented by means of interactive lecture, demonstration, cooperative learning, labs, student salon activities, and student participation. Audio-visual aids, guest speakers, projects, activities, and other related learning methods are used in the course.

GRADING PROCEDURES

The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades as determined by assigned academic learning. Students are assigned academic learning and a minimum number of practical experiences. Academic learning is evaluated after each unit of study. Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better. If the performance does not meet satisfactory requirements, it is not counted and the performance must be repeated. At least two comprehensive practical skills evaluations will be conducted during the course of study. Practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures and set forth in practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the school. Numerical grades are considered according to the following scale:

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