Mission Statement

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.

Eligibility information

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 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 to be aware of the school’s program offerings, hours, and fees before submitting any payments and completing the enrollment form for a student permit.

The school requires that each student enrolling in the Class A 1000-hour or Crossover 300-hour Course must:

  1. Be at least 17 years old at the time of enrollment; and
  2. 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, a 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
  3. 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
  4. SECONDARY STUDENTS ONLY: Obtain written permission from the secondary school in which 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:

  1. 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;
  2. A copy of current social security card;
  3. Proof of education from the list in item (B) above, or written permission as listed in item (D) above;
  4. Valid cosmetology license
  5.  Signed Notice of Potential Ineligibility (provided by the school)

Program info/Curriculum

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

Objectives: 1. To provide the students with knowledge of the sciences and skills to pass exams necessary to become skilled, licensed Barbers.

  1. 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= 25 hours; Practical instruction= 275 hours

Theory topics:  25 hrs

History of Barbering; Barber Laws and Rules Review; Implements, Honing, and

Stropping; Shaving; Men’s Haircutting and tapering; Beard and Mustache Trimming and Design; Hair color Review; Permanent Waving and Relaxing Review; Manicuring and

Nail Care Review; Facial Treatments and Skin Care Review; Anatomy and Physiology Review;

Blow-dry Styling Review; Shampooing and Conditioning Review

Practical Applications:  275 hrs

Men’s Haircutting and tapering; Shaving, Mustache and Beard Trimming; Hair coloring;

Permanent Waving and Relaxing; Facial Treatments; Shampooing and Conditioning and

Blow-dry Styling; Manicuring  Total: 300 hrs

Course Schedules

CROSSOVER FT (Mon-Fri, 9 am – 1:30 pm, 22.5 hrs/wk)
Class Start Date            Off/Closure Days Included             Expected Grad Date             Max Time Frame
Tue, Jan 2, 2024                                8                                    Wed, April 10, 2024             Thurs, April 18, 2024
Mon, Feb 5, 2024                              7                                    Tue, May 14, 2024                Wed, May 22, 2024
Mon, Mar 4, 2024                             8                                     Wed, June 12, 2024             Thurs, June 20, 2024
Mon, April 1, 2024                            9                                     Wed, July 10, 2024              Wed, July 17, 2024
Wed, May 1, 2024                             9                                     Fri, Aug 9, 2024                   Fri, Aug 16, 2024
Mon, June 3, 2024                            9                                     Wed, Sept 11, 2024              Wed, Sept 18, 2024
Mon, July 1, 2024                             8                                     Tue, Oct 8, 2024                   Wed, Oct 16, 2024
Mon, Aug 5, 2024                            8                                      Tue, Nov 12, 2024                Wed, Nov 20, 2024
Tue, Sept 3, 2024                             10                                    Fri, Dec 13, 2024                  Thurs, Dec 19, 2024
Tue, Oct 1, 2024                              14                                    Tue, Jan 14, 2024                 Thurs, Jan 16, 2024
Wed, Nov 4, 2024                            14                                    Mon, Feb 17, 2024               Wed, Feb 19, 2024
Mon, Dec 2, 2024                            11                                     Fri, Mar 14, 2024                  Wed, Mar 19, 2024

CROSSOVER PT A (M-W, 16.5 hrs/wk, 9 am – 2:30 pm) (dates adjusted to reflect days of week in attendance)
Class Start Date           Off/Closure Days Included              Expected Grad Date             Max Time Frame
Tue, Jan 2, 2024                              7                                      Tue, May 14, 2024                 Tue, May 28, 2024
Mon, Feb 5, 2024                            7                                      Mon, June 17, 2024               Mon, July 1, 2024
Mon, Mar 4, 2024                           9                                       Mon, July 22, 2024                Mon, July 29, 2024
Mon, April 1, 2024                          8                                      Tue, Aug 13, 2024                 Mon, Aug 26, 2024
Wed, May 1, 2024                           9                                      Mon, Sept 16, 2024               Mon, Sept 23, 2024
Mon, June 3, 2024                          9                                       Wed, Oct 16, 2024                Mon, Oct 28, 2024
Mon, July 1, 2024                           8                                       Tue, Nov 12, 2024                 Mon, Nov 25, 2024
Mon, Aug 5, 2024                         10                                       Mon, Dec 23, 2024               Mon, Dec 30, 2024
Tue, Sept 3, 2024                          14                                       Tue, Jan 21, 2025                  Mon, Jan 27, 2025
Tue, Oct 1, 2024                            14                                       Tue, Feb 18, 2025                 Mon, Feb 24, 2025
Wed, Nov 4, 2024                          13                                      Mon, Mar 24, 2025               Mon, Mar 31, 2025
Mon, Dec 2, 2024                          10                                      Tue, April 22, 2025               Mon, April 28, 2025

CROSSOVER PM PT B (M-TH, 16 hrs/wk, 4:30 – 8:30 pm) (Dates adjusted to reflect days of attendance)
Class Start Date         Off/Closure Days Included              Expected Grad Date                Max Time Frame
Tue, Jan 2, 2024                            5                                     Wed, May 15, 2024                  Tue, June 4, 2024
Mon, Feb 5, 2024                          5                                     Tue, June 18, 2024                   Mon, July 8, 2024
Mon, Mar 4, 2024                         7                                     Thurs, July 18, 2024                  Thurs, Aug 1, 2024
Mon, April 1, 2024                        7                                     Thurs, Aug 15, 2024                 Thurs, Aug 29, 2024
Wed, May 1, 2024                         8                                     Mon, Sept 15, 2024                 Mon, Sept 30, 2024
Mon, June 3, 2024                        8                                     Mon, Oct 21, 2024                   Thurs, Oct 31, 2024
Mon, July 1, 2024                         7                                     Thurs, Nov 14, 2024                 Tue, Dec 3, 2024
Mon, Aug 5, 2024                         8                                    Mon, Dec 23, 2024                    Thurs, Jan 9, 2025
Tue, Sept 3, 2024                         11                                   Wed, Jan 22, 2025                     Mon, Feb 3, 2025
Tue, Oct 1, 2024                           12                                   Wed, Feb 19, 2025                    Mon, Mar 3, 2025
Wed, Nov 4, 2024                        11                                    Mon, Mar 24, 2025                   Mon, April 7, 2025
Mon, Dec 2, 2024                         9                                     Mon, April 21, 2025                  Thurs, May 1, 2025


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