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Barbering

The Barbering program of study provides theoretical and practical skills necessary for students to become proficient in aspects of haircutting and styling, shaving, and permanent cold waving. The programs emphasizes the importance of attitude, personality, professionalism and people skills in the barbering career.

Course Sequence:

Level I-Introduction to Barbering (1.0)

  • In the Introduction to Barbering course, students coordinate the integration of academic, career, and technical knowledge/skills, in this laboratory instructional sequence course, to provide job-specific training for employment in Barbering careers.
  • An analysis of career opportunities, license requirements, knowledge and skills expectations, and development of work-readiness skills are included in this course as well as the history of Barbering.

Level II-Barbering IA (1.0)

  • This course is part one of a two-part introductory course in the Barbering career pathway. This first-semester course may be taken by students wishing to explore the Barbering career pathway or by students intending to enroll in the entire three-year sequence of courses.
  • In this course, students are introduced to the history of Barbering and explore the opportunities for related careers. Students learn about the characteristics of hair, product selection, and basic elements that determine hair growth, health, and appearance. Principles and practices of sanitation and infection control are introduced.
  • Through classroom instruction and hands-on application, students learn techniques in hair styling and braiding as well as manicures and pedicures. This course also promotes the development of a professional image through appearance, poise, human relations, punctuality, dependability, and business ethics.

Level III-Barbering IB (1.0)

  • This course is part two of a two-part introductory course in the Barbering career pathway. This second-semester course may be taken by students wishing to explore the Barbering career pathway or by students intending to enroll in the entire three-year sequence of courses.
  • In this course, students are introduced to the history of Barbering and explore the opportunities for related careers. Students learn about the characteristics of hair, product selection, and basic elements that determine hair growth, health, and appearance. Principles and practices of sanitation and infection control are introduced.
  • Through classroom instruction and hands-on application, students learn techniques in hair styling and braiding as well as manicures and pedicures. This course also promotes the development of a professional image through appearance, poise, human relations, punctuality, dependability, and business ethics.

Schools offering Barbering

Ballou STAY High School

Roosevelt STAY High School


Associated Industry Jobs/Careers:

  • Animal Caretakers
  • Barbers and Hairstylists
  • Fashion Designers

Associated College Majors:

  • Business, General
  • Cosmetology
  • Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Studio Arts

Associated Industry-Recognized Certifications:

  • District of Columbia Barber Operator