Barbering for Cosmetologists - BF21

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • Valdosta Campus
  • Cook Campus
  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Program Overview

The Barbering for Cosmetologist Technical Certificate allows the student who holds a current Master Cosmetology license to receive additional training that will qualify the student to take the examination for Barbering.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;    
*Be at least 16 years of age;     

*Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;       
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;   
*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable ACCUPLACER, COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

**Additional Program Requirements**

- Must hold a current Cosmetology license issued by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (20 hours)

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduction to Barber/Styling Implements is designed to give an overview of the barbering profession. Students are also taught the fundamentals of each barber/styling implement. Emphasis will be placed on the maintenance and care of each implement. Topics include: Barbering history, personality development, professional barbering ethics, and professional barbering image, safety, and reception and telephone techniques, nomenclature, types and sizes, proper use and care, and maintenance.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces fundamental theories and practices of bacteriology, sterilization, sanitation, safety, and the welfare of the barber/stylist and patron. Topics include: sterilization, sanitation, safety, bacteriology, and Hazardous Duty Standards Act compliance.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the theory and skills necessary to apply basic haircutting techniques. Safe use of haircutting implements will be stressed. Also introduces the fundamental theory and skills required to shampoo hair. Laboratory training includes shampooing a live model. Topics include: preparation of patron, haircutting terminology, safety and sanitation, implements, and basic haircutting techniques, shampoo chemistry, patron preparation, and shampoo procedures.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Continues the theory and application of haircutting techniques and introduces hairstyling. Topics include: introduction to styling, client consultation, head and hair analysis, style cutting techniques, and implements for style cutting and tapering techniques.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the theory and skills necessary to prepare and shave a patron. Simulated shaving procedures will precede practice on live models. Topics include: patron preparation, beard preparation, shaving techniques, once-over shave techniques, and safety precautions.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Provides experience necessary for professional development and completion of requirements for state licensure. Emphasis will be placed on the display of professional conduct and positive attitudes. The requirements for this course may be met in a laboratory setting or in a combination of a laboratory setting and an approved internship facility. Topics include: haircutting/styling, hairstyling texturizing, shaving, beard trimming, thermal waving, hairpiece fitting and styling, safety precautions, and licensure preparation.


Barbering Student

Related Program Options:

Barbering Diploma
Shampoo Technician TCC

Gainful Employment Disclosure


Kristy Henderson
Area Director--Professional Services
Office: 117
Phone: (229) 468-2044
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Tabitha Wilcox
Cosmetology Program Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 366
Phone: 229-333-2104 ext, 3026
Campus: Valdosta Campus