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Course Description

At Lehigh Valley Barber School we train licensed cosmetologists in the mandatory areas needed to pass the Pennsylvania State Board Exam. The course ensures that students have the knowledge of all aspects of barbering in both theory and practical subjects. Students must complete course in 695 hours and will be given 555 hours for subjects previously taught in their cosmetology training courses and will be applied to the 1,250 hour training requirement.

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:  695 hours – to be completed in no less than 5 months (night/weekend class can be completed within 9 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.

330 Hours - Haircutting, Hairstyling, and Hairpieces

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

50 Hours - State Barber Law and Rules and Regulations

Identifying and Understanding Laws, Rules, Regulations.

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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