Barber Program


Barber Program

The curriculum to prepare a student for the examination for the registered barber license will consist of 1,500 hours to include the following:

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