Barber Training

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Course Description

At Lehigh Valley Barber School we train the student in the mandatory areas needed to pass the Pennsylvania State Board Exam and to become a successful barber with exceptional skills. Students are educated in theory and practical instruction. The course ensures that students have the knowledge of all aspects of barbering in both theory and practical subjects.

Course Objectives

  • Students will be trained in all aspects of barbering.
  • Students will be prepared to take and pass the PA State Board examination.
  • Students will be able to identify characteristics important about employment.

Milady's Standard Professional Barbering Textbook 2011 Edition


Pennsylvania State Barber Laws and Regulations


Milady's Standard Professional Barbering Workbook 2011 Edition


Course Outline

Tuition: $

Course Length:  1,250 hours – to be completed in no less than 9 months (night/weekend class can be completed within 16 months)

25 Hours - Honing and Stropping

Techniques in Honing and Stropping.

240 Hours - Shaving and various uses of the Straight Razor

Theories of Shaving, Proper Use and Care of Razor, Practical use of the Razor.

535 Hours - Haircutting, Hairstyling, and Hairpieces

Proper Techniques and How To of Haircutting, Hairstyles, and Hairpieces, Tools Used, Practical Work.

25 Hours - Shampoo and Scalp Massages

Proper Techniques of Shampooing and Scalp Massage, Practical Work.

25 Hours - Hair Coloring

Theory of Color, Proper Techniques of Hair coloring, Practical Work.

25 Hours - Massaging (Facials)

Massaging Products, Proper Massaging Techniques, Practical Work.

25 Hours - Hairwaving or Curling (Perms), Straightening

Theory of Chemical Use, Proper Techniques of Perms and Straightening, Practical Work.

50 Hours - Scalp and Skin Disease

Identify Diseases of the Skin and Scalp, Protection of Clients from Diseases.

50 Hours - State Barber Law and Rules and Regulations

Identifying and Understanding Laws, Rules, Regulations.

50 Hours - Physiology

Identify, Describe, and Explain the Structure of the Head, Neck, and Skull.

50 Hours - Sterilization and Sanitation

Proper Ways to Handle Tools and Equipment.

25 Hours - Hygiene

The Importance of Proper Hygiene in the Workplace.

25 Hours - Bacteriology

Identify Bacteria, Ways to Prevent the Spreading of Harmful Bacteria.

25 Hours - Electricity (Ultraviolet, High Frequency, Infrared, Curling Irons)

Proper Use of Electrical Tools.

25 Hours - Professional Ethics and Barbershop Demeanor

The Importance of Professional Work Ethic and Customer Service.

50 Hours - Manager-Barber Instructions, Instruments, Shop Management, Examination Orientation, and Preparation

Understanding the Responsibilities of all Aspects in Management, Test Preparation.

Each student shall perform the following amount of practical work during his training:

550 Total Operation Hours

Permanent Waves
Massages (Facials)

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