Bladesmith Barber College’s mission and purpose is to educate students in the barbering field with hands-on techniques, classroom theory, and professional development skills so that our graduates will be prepared to pass the barber exams and begin successful careers as licensed barbers.
Students will need to apply in person by completing a pre-enrollment form or online by completing the interest form via our website. Prior to enrollment, the institution will provide prospective students with a copy of the student handbook and conduct an orientation where the handbook contents are discussed. This will assist the student in making an educated selection of the programs of study offered by this institution and being aware of the school’s program offerings, hours, and fees before submitting any payments and completing the enrollment form for a student permit.
Prospective students must be at least 17 years old at the time of enrollment;
A. Have a high school diploma or its equivalent, as evidenced by any of the items on the following non-exhaustive list: copy of high school transcript showing high school completion, a GED, state certification of home school completion, a certificate from a state-authorized high school equivalency examination showing a passing score, an academic transcript showing successful completion of at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree, or a certificate of attainment (only applicable to non-Title IV recipients); or
B. Have evidence that verification of a foreign student’s high school diploma has been performed by an outside agency that is qualified to translate documents into English and to confirm the academic equivalence to a U.S. high school diploma; or
C. SECONDARY STUDENTS ONLY: Obtain written permission from the secondary school in which the student is enrolled and successfully complete a pre-enrollment evaluation, as established by the institution. Note: No more than 10% of the number of students enrolled can be secondary students.
Each student must also provide:
A. A valid copy of his/her driver’s license or government-issued photo ID (including passports). Secondary students with no ID may submit a valid birth certificate;
B. A copy of current social security card;
C. Proof of education from the list in item (B) above, or written permission as listed in item (D) above;
D. Signed Notice of Potential Ineligibility (provided by the school)
Course Description: Complete study of all areas of barbering and its related sciences
Textbooks: Milady’s Standard Barbering Textbook, Student Workbook for Milady Standard Barbering
1. To provide the students with knowledge of the sciences and skills to pass exams necessary to become skilled, licensed Barbers.
2. To provide the students with hands-on training and job-related skills necessary to succeed in the barbering industry.
Format Theory (lectures and discussion); Practical (demonstrations and hands-on practices) Some theory hours will be assigned online.
Evaluation: The student is evaluated daily throughout the course. Weekly quizzes and exams are given to help maintain the knowledge to ensure much success on the clinic floor and in the classroom. Practical applications will also be evaluated. Attendance will be evaluated at the end of each evaluation period.
Theory= 250 hours; Practical instruction= 750 hours
Theory topics: anatomy and physiology; disorders of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails; chemistry (hair coloring, chemical waving, and relaxing); bacteriology, sterilization and sanitation; safety, first aid, and sanitation; barber implements, tools, equipment and related theory; and history of barbering 150 hrs.
Practical applications: shaving; mustaches and beards; haircutting; hairstyling; hair and scalp treatments, scalp massage; safety, first aid, and sanitation; hair weaving, extensions, and wigs; face and neck massage and treatments; facial hair removal; manicuring; chemistry (hair coloring, chemical waving, and relaxing); and razor techniques, safety, first aid, and sanitation of 750 hrs.
Business basics: Texas barber laws and rules; customer service; barbershop management; professional ethics and image; safety, sanitation, related practices, and theory; and hygiene and good grooming of 100 hrs.
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