Barbering

Barbering I
Prerequisite: None

Barbering is the study of hair, scalp, and skin. Student study and prepare in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. The program emphasizes safety and sanitation, communication, and management skills. Related areas of study include psychology, ethics, and professional image. Competency completions prepare the student to work or apprentice in a local shop or beauty salon.

Barbering II
Prerequisite: Barbering I

Students apply their knowledge of barbering skills in a clinical lab setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. The program emphasizes safety and sanitation, communication skills, and management of a barber shop or beauty salon. Related areas of study include psychology, ethics, and professional image. Competency completions prepare the students for the Virginia state licensing exam.

Barbering III
Prerequisite: Barbering I & II (28531, 28532)

In this advanced course, students build on their theoretical foundation of general sciences and practices in barbering to increase proficiency in hair cutting and styling on live models, with attention to professionalism, client consultation, safety, and infection control. Students are trained in safe chemical processes related to chemical texture services and advanced hair coloring techniques. They also develop artistic skills with wigs and hair additions. An advanced business management until focuses on managing the shop. Competency completion prepares the student for the Virginia State Licensing Exam. Students can combine classroom instruction and supervised on-the-job training in an approved position or internship with continuing supervision throughout the school year.

  • Certifications: Virginia State Board of Barbers and Cosmetology Examination (once students have completed Barbering I, II & III).

Contact Information:

Ms. Desiree Alexander

Desiree Alexander
desiree.alexander@apsva.us
Barbering Teacher