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Technical Requirements and Course Outline

  • To be eligible for the Instructor course the student must have a current and valid Class A Barber License. The curriculum for the 750 hour Barber Instructor license must be completed in a course of not less than 20 weeks.
  • The curriculum for the Barber Instructor license with one year experience consists of 500 hours to be completed in a course of not less than 13 weeks.
  • The curriculum for the Class A Barber certificate in a private or public post-secondary barber school consists of 1500 hours, to be completed in a course of not less than 9 months.
  • The curriculum for the Class A Barber certificate while holding a cosmetology operator license consists of 300 hours, to be completed in a course of not less than 9 weeks.
  • The curriculum for the Barber Technician Weave license consists of 600 hours, to be completed in a course of not less than 8 weeks.

 

Barber Instructor 750 hours

1)

Instruction in theory, consisting of

175 hours

 

A) Lesson Planning

15 hours

 

B) Personality and professional conduct

15 hours

 

C) Development of a barber course

15 hours

 

D) Student learning principles

10 hours

 

E) Principles of teaching

35 hours

 

F) Basic teaching methods

35 hours

 

G) Teaching aids

10 hours

 

H) Testing

10 hours

 

I) Self Evaluation

10 hours

 

J) Teaching Adults

10 hours

 

K) Classroom problems

5 hours

 

L) Classroom management

 

5 hours

2)

Instruction in practical work, consisting of

575 hours

 

A) Assisting with students

350 hours

 

B) Theory class (assisting teacher, observing, teaching)

150 hours

 

C) Learning office procedures and state laws

50 hours

 

D) Grading test papers (assisting teacher, observing, grading)

25 hours

 

 

Barber Instructor 500 hour with 1year Experience Curriculum

 

1)

Instruction in theory, consisting of

125 hours

 

A) Lesson Planning

15 hours

 

B) Personality and professional conduct

15 hours

 

C) Development of a barber course

15 hours

 

D) Student learning principles

10 hours

 

E) Principles of teaching

10 hours

 

F) Basic teaching methods

10 hours

 

G)Teaching aids

10 hours

 

H) Testing

10 hours

 

I) Self Evaluation

10 hours

 

J) Teaching Adults

10 hours

 

K) Classroom problems

5 hours

 

L) Classroom management

 

5 hours

2)

Instruction in practical work, consisting of

375 hours

 

A) Assisting with students

250 hours

 

B) Theory class (assisting teacher, observing, teaching)

50 hours

 

C) Learning office procedures and stare laws

50 hours

 

D) Grading test papers (assisting teacher, observing, grading)

25 hours

 

Private and Post-Secondary Barber School Class A Barber Curriculum

 

1)

Theory, consisting of

 

 

180 hours

 

 

 

A)

Anatomy, physiology, and histology, consisting of the study of

 

50 hours

 

 

 

 

i ) hair

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii) skin

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii) muscles

 

 

 

 

 

 

iv) nerves

 

 

 

 

 

 

v) cells

 

 

 

 

 

 

vi) circulatory system

 

 

 

 

 

 

vii) digestion

 

 

 

 

 

 

viii) bones

 

 

 

 

 

B)

Texas barber laws and rules

 

35 hours

 

 

 

C)

Bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation

 

30 hours

 

 

 

D)

Disorders of the skin, scalp and hair

 

10 hours

 

 

 

E)

Salesmanship

 

5 hours

 

 

 

F)

Barbershop management

 

5 hours

 

 

 

G)

Chemistry

 

5 hours

 

 

 

H)

Shaving

 

5 hours

 

 

 

I)

Scalp, hair treatments and skin

 

5 hours

 

 

 

J)

Sanitary professional techniques

 

4 hours

 

 

 

K)

Professional Ethics

 

4 hours

 

 

 

L)

Scientific fundamentals of barbering

 

4 hours

 

 

 

M)

Cosmetic preparations

 

3 hours

 

 

 

N)

Shampooing and rinsing

 

2 hours

 

 

 

O)

Cutting and processing curly and over- curly hair

 

2 hours

 

 

 

P)

Haircutting, male and female

 

2 hours

 

 

 

Q)

Theory of massage of scalp, face and neck

 

2 hours

 

 

 

R)

Hygiene and good grooming

 

1 hour

 

 

 

S)

Barber implements

 

1 hour

 

 

 

T)

Honing and stropping

 

1 hour

 

 

U)

Mustaches and beards

 

1 hour

 

 

V)

Facial treatments

 

1 hour

 

 

W)

Electricity and light therapy

 

1 hour

 

 

X)

History of barbering

 

 

1 hour

2)

Instruction in practical work, consisting of the study of

 

 

1320 hours

 

 

A)

Dressing the hair, consisting of

 

800 hours

 

 

 

i) men’s haircutting

 

 

 

 

 

ii) children’s haircutting

 

 

 

 

 

iii) women’s haircutting

 

 

 

 

 

iv) cutting and processing curly and over-curly hair

 

 

 

 

 

v) razor cutting

 

 

 

 

B)

Shaving

 

80 hours

 

 

C)

Styling

 

55 hours

 

 

D)

Shampooing and Rinsing

 

40 hours

 

 

E)

Bleaching and dyeing of the hair

 

30 hours

 

 

F)

Waving hair

 

28 hours

 

 

G)

Straightening

 

25 hours

 

 

H)

Cleansing

 

25 hours

 

 

I)

Professional ethics

 

22 hours

 

 

J)

Barbershop management

 

22 hours

 

 

K)

Hair weaving and hairpieces

 

17 hours

 

 

L)

Processing

 

15 hours

 

 

M)

Clipping

 

15 hours

 

 

N)

Beards and mustaches

 

15 hours

 

 

O)

Shaping

 

15 hours

 

 

P)

Dressing

 

15 hours

 

 

Q)

Curling

 

15 hours

 

 

R)

First aid and safety precautions

 

11 hours

 

 

S)

Scientific fundamentals of barbering

 

10 hours

 

 

T)

Barber implements

 

10 hours

 

 

U)

Haircutting or the process of cutting, tapering, trimming, processing, and molding the scalp, hair treatments, and tonics

 

10 hours

 

 

V)

Massage and facial treatment

 

10 hours

 

 

W)

Arranging

 

10 hours

 

 

X)

Beautifying

 

10 hours

 

 

Y)

Singeing

 

7 hours

 

 

Z)

Manicuring

 

 

8 hours

 

 

 

Cosmetology Operator to Class A Barber Curriculum

1)

Instruction in theory, consisting of

 

25 hours

 

A)

History of barbering

1 hour

 

B)

Barber laws and rules review

1 hour

 

C)

Implements, Honing, and Stropping

5 hours

 

D)

Shaving

5 hours

 

E)

Men’s haircutting and tapering

5 hours

 

F)

Beard and mustache trimming and design

1 hour

 

G)

Hair color review

1 hour

 

H)

Permanent waving and relaxing review

1 hour

 

I)

Manicuring and nail care review

1 hour

 

J)

Facial treatments and skin care review

1 hour

 

K)

Anatomy and Physiology review

1 hour

 

L)

Blow-dry styling review

1 hour

 

M)

Shampooing and conditioning review

 

1 hour

2)

Instruction in practical work, consisting of

 

275 hours

 

A)

Men’s haircutting and tapering

165 hours

 

B)

Shaving, mustache and beard trimming

85 hours

 

C)

Hair coloring

5 hours

 

D)

Permanent waving and relaxing

5 hours

 

E)

Facial treatments

5 hours

 

F)

Shampooing and conditioning and blow-dry styling

5 hours

 

G)

Manicuring

5 hours

 

Barber Technician Curriculum

1)

Instruction in theory, consisting of

 

45 hours

 

A)

Hygiene, bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation

18 hours

 

B)

Common disorders of the skin, facial treatments

4 hours

 

C)

Shampooing, equipment, and procedures

4 hours

 

D)

Texas barber law and rules

4 hours

 

E)

Cosmetic applications and massage

3 hours

 

F)

Professional ethics

3 hours

 

G)

Good grooming, preparing patron and making appointments

3 hours

 

H)

Theory of massage, and structure of head, neck and face

2 hours

 

I)

Rinsing, types and procedures

2 hours

 

J)

Scalp and hair treatments

 

2 hours

2)

Instruction in practical work, consisting of

 

255 hours

 

A)

Application of shampoo and shampooing

45 hours

 

B)

Application of rinses and removal

35 hours

 

C)

Makeup application

33 hours

 

D)

Facial manipulations

20 hours

 

E)

Application of conditioner and rinsing

20 hours

 

F)

Scalp manipulations

20 hours

 

G)

Brushing and drying

18 hours

 

H)

Sanitation and sterilization

15 hours

 

I)

Draping and scalp examination

11 hours

 

J)

Application and removal of creams

10 hours

 

K)

Application and removal of packs

8 hours

 

L)

Set-up for facial

8 hours

 

M)

Preparation of work area for shampooing

7 hours

 

N)

Patron protection

5 hours

 

Barber Technician: A person who holds a specialty license and who is authorized to practice the services defined in Texas Occupations Code §1601.002 (1) (C), (D), (F), (G) and (I).

This Code states: (1) performing or offering or attempting to perform for compensation any of the following services: (C) cleansing, stimulating, or massaging a person’s scalp, face, neck, arms or shoulders by hand or by using a device, apparatus, or appliance, and with or without the use of cosmetic preparation, antiseptic, tonic, lotion, or cream; (D) beautifying a person’s face, neck, arms, or shoulders using a cosmetic preparation, antiseptic, tonic, lotion, powder, oil, clay, cream, or appliance; (F) massaging, cleansing, treating, or beautifying a person’s hands; (G) administering facial treatments; (I) shampooing or conditioning a person’s hair.

 

With a Barber Technician license you can only perform what has been stated by said Code, meaning you do not and cannot perform all functions as a Class A Barber. The skills you learn with this license are limited. Please make certain this is the course you desire!