Successful completion of the West Virginia Barber Program prepares the graduate to take the WV State Board examination that is necessary to obtain a license for an entry – level position as a barber.

Subject and Hours Required

BarberProgram: 1200 Hours (30 hours per week for 40 weeks)

COURSE PURPOSE: To give students the opportunity to acquire a broad knowledge of both the science and art of Barbering, and be able to use the knowledge as a foundation to be successful in the profession of barbering. Students will develop his/her physical dexterity and manipulative skills and develop loyalty and enthusiasm for the profession. Successful completion of the West Virginia Barber Program prepares the graduate to take the WV State Board examination which is necessary to obtain a license for an entry – level position as a barber.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The barber program prepares individuals to shave and trim facial/neck hair and beards, cut and dress hair, fit hairpieces, give facial and scalp massages, and to prepare for licensure as a professional barber. Includes instruction in facial shaving; bear and mustache shaping and trimming; shampooing; hair cutting; hair styles and styling art; facial treatments and massage; hair and scalp anatomy and physiology; hairpiece and toupee fitting; equipment operation; health and safety; customer service; and shop business practices.

Subject | Hours Required

General Professional Information

  • Professional Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Business Management/Ownership
  • State Law
  • Sanitation in the Licensed Facility
  • Sanitation Processes and Guidelines
  • First Aid
  • General Infection Control

Practical: 0 | Theory: 100

Introduction into Barbering

  • Course Outlines
  • History of Barbering
  • Study Skills
  • Professional Image as a Student and Future Licensee

Practical: 3 | Theory: 0

The Science of Barbering

  • Microbiology
  • Infection Control Specifically to Barbering
  • Implements, Tools, and Equipment
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Electricity
  • Properties and Disorders of the Skin, Hair, and Scalp

Practical: 150 | Theory: 200

Professional Barbering

  • Treatment of the Hair and Scalp
  • Shaving and Facial Hair Design
  • Men’s Haircutting and Styling
  • Men’s Hair Replacements

Practical: 597 | Theory: 150

Hours: 1200

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS: Lecture, demonstration, drill, role-play, discussion, handouts, assignment sheets – job sheets, audio/visual aids, student participation, question and answer, and textbook/workbook will be used. All areas integrate theory so that the student will receive practical experience as well as theoretical knowledge at all levels of training in order that the students meets the state requirements for examination and the International Beauty School’s educational requirements prior to graduation. All areas include safety precautions and procedures pertaining to subject matter.

TEACHING STRATEGY: International Beauty School utilizes chalkboards, audio visual aids, and live models whenever possible. We strive to present new material in a manner to which the student may relate while giving special attention to slow learners. International Beauty School also encourages questions while explaining new words, terms, techniques, implements, and equipment. Students are required to take notes and participate in demonstrations.

STUDENT ACTIVITY: Requires note taking drills, role-play, discussion, homework, and reading assignments, hands on practice sessions and performance of laboratory/clinical services as well as examinations/evaluations in practical and theory, and practical workbook assignments.

Barbering Program Tuition and Fees

Registration Fee: $100
Tuition For Complete Program: $19,900
(Tuition includes all books and supplies)

We offer flexible payment plans as well as financial aid for those who quality.

Program Disclosure (opens new window/tab)

Programs and Schedules

Classes are offered full-time, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30am – 3:15pm

Classes Starting Now

Career Opportunities and Job Placement

The Barber program has 100% graduation rate and 100% placement rate for 2021. International Beauty School offers resume development, salon business classes, and job placement services.

Compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 668.6) governing the Administration of Higher Education Act Title IV program funds requires the following disclosures for each school, by program, SOC (Standard Occupational Classification Code), and CIP (Classification of Instructional Program) Code. You can access the occupational profile by clicking on the link below.

SOC/CIP Code 39-5011.00/12.0402 (opens new window/tab)
Credential Level: 01 Undergraduate Certificates

On-time completion rate is 42%
The median loan debt is $9,500
The licensure rate is 92%

The International Beauty School uses the Milady Standard Barbering (2017, 6th Edition) Text Book, Workbook and Exam Review Book

Text: ISBN-13: 978-1305100558
Exam: ISBN-13: 978-1305100671
Wordbook: ISBN-13: 978-1305100664