Barbering - Curriculum

The Barbering curriculum is designed to provide competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the barber industry. The curriculum also provides a simulated environment that enables students to develop manipulative skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional barbering, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Examiners. Upon successfully passing the State Board exam, graduates will be issued a license. Employment is available in barbershops and related businesses.

The Barbering program is approved by the North Carolina Barbering Board.

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Barbering - Program Outcomes

  1. Students will have an understanding of state sanitation rules and regulations of safe work practices and professional ethics.
  2. Students will have an understanding and demonstrate proper draping, shampooing, hair cutting, hair drying, chemical application, and detection of skin disorders.
  3. Students will have an understanding of disorders of the skin, properties, and disorders of the hair and scalp.
  4. Students will have an understanding of hair cutting, facial massages and treatment, chemical texture services, hair coloring and lightening, nails and manicuring, applying barbering theories in shop settings safely and competently.
  5. Students will understand topics including hair processing, figure waving, wet and thermal styling, and skin care, and be able to demonstrate practical services on clients.
  6. Students will have an understanding of the intermediate level of skin care, manicuring, scalp treatments, hair design, chemical restructuring, and other related topics with emphasis placed on the business of barbering and preparation for state boards.
  7. Students will understand and demonstrate on clients advanced hair techniques, hair styling, shaving, and skin care preparing for job interviews and retail employment.

Barbering - Contact

Carolyn Sherill

Program Chair/Instructor - Cosmetology

Cosmetic Arts Building, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6602