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Programs

A quality professional in the barber industry is always in demand - financial security can be yours in good times or bad. The barber profession is big business. Every working day at least 1,000,000 men attend their favorite barber shop. They spend millions of dollars a year on barber services. Top rewards go to those men and women who acquire the cutting & styling techniques and skills through the education provided at our school. The school is designed to help you better your position in the future. If you love working with people and are willing to devote the time and energy necessary for success, then this is the field for you!

Barber Institute of Texas offers the following programs:

Class A Barber (1500 hours)

The 1500 clock hour Class A Barber Program consists of two types of training, 180 hours of theory class that includes orientation and 1320 hours of practical services training. Students attend theory class 5 hours each week and will normally be given a quiz/test on the material covered. There is no theory class on Saturday. Theory is taught on a modular basis to accommodate weekly start dates should the school so choose. A description of services that students will perform on actual customers while in training is listed below under “Practical Training” in the Barber Curriculum.

Barber Technician (300 hours)

The training encompasses all phases of shampooing, skin care, and scalp care. This training includes the practical and theoretical training. Opportunities for supervised work with the public is provided.

Cosmetology Crossover to Class A Barber (300 hours)

The primary purpose of the Cosmetology Crossover course is to train individuals who hold a cosmetology operator license in the State of Texas to provide the services of a Barber. The course consists of 25 hours in theory and 275 hours in practical training. The subjects covered include History of Barbering, Shaving, Men’s Haircutting and Tapering, Beard and Mustache Trimming and Design, and Hair Color Review.

Barber Instructor (750 hours)

The primary purpose of the Barber Instructor course is to train the student in the basic principles of barber instruction such as theory of teaching, practical demonstrations, conducting theory classes, state barber law, record preparation, clinic floor supervision, safety of clients/students, seeking and obtaining employment, salon management/record keeping, professional ethics, effective communication and human relation, and payroll deductions.  The student instructor course consists of 750 hours of instruction of both theoretical and practical skill development required for licensure by the Texas State Department of Licensing and Regulation.  Theory and practice are integrated throughout the course.  All education and learning environments in our school is conducted in English, to include classroom activity and clinic floor education.

Barber Instructor (500 hours)

The primary purpose of the Barber Instructor course is to train the student in the basic principles of barber instruction such as theory of teaching, practical demonstrations, conducting theory classes, state barber law, record preparation, clinic floor supervision, safety of clients/students, seeking and obtaining employment, salon management/record keeping, professional ethics, effective communication and human relation, and payroll deductions.  The student instructor course consists of 500 hours of instruction of both theoretical and practical skill development required for licensure by the Texas State Department of Licensing and Regulation.  Theory and practice are integrated throughout the course.  All education and learning environments in our school is conducted in English, to include classroom activity and clinic floor education.

Manicurist (600 hours)

The primary purpose of the Manicurist course is to prepare students in the basic skills for licensure and practice as a Manicurist as prescribed by Texas State Law. The course consists of 45 hours in theory and 555 hours in practical training. The subjects covered include bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation; manicuring, equipment, and procedures; the nail and disorders, and skin.

Hair Weaving (300 hours)

The primary purpose of the Hair Weaving course is to prepare students in the basic skills for licensure and practice as a Hair Weaving Specialist as prescribed by Texas State Law. The course consists of 150 hours in hair weaving, 50 hours in shampooing client, weft and extensions, 40 hours in professional practices, 30 hours in anatomy and physiology, 10 hours in chemistry in hair weaving, 10 hours in sanitation and safety measures, and 10 hours in safety measures.

Hair Braiding (35 hours)

The primary purpose of the Hair Braiding course is to prepare students in the basic skills for licensure and practice as a Hair Braiding Specialist as prescribed by Texas State Law. The course consists of 11 hours in Hair Braiding, 16 hours in Health and Safety Law and Rules, and 8 hours in Hair Analysis and Scalp Care.