The Barber/Stylist postsecondary instructional program prepares individuals to cut, color, perm, shampoo, and style hair. Students are also instructed on the proper techniques for facial massaging and shaving. Special attention is given to hygiene, safety, skin, scalp diseases, and equipment sterilization. Included is the study of sales, business management, laws governing the profession of barbering, and customer relationships. Instruction qualifies students for the MS State Board of Barber Examiners Certification Examination.
This course is designed to prepare students to become instructors in the field of barbering. The course includes theory and practical methodology and techniques in hair cutting, styling, lectures, student supervision and office work. Two years of experience as an active licensed barber is required, or immediately upon completion of 1500 clock hours and passing the Barber State Examination. A student may pursue certification toward becoming a licensed barbering instructor.