Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology and Barbering offers all students the required preparation to achieve the barbering license through our Utah Barbering Curriculum. Students who choose our Barbering Courses will learn everything they need to know about business management and general sciences that will help them adapt to any working environment.

Students who train to become barbers will provide numerous services to both men and women, including analysis of the skin, hair and scalp, shaving, mustache and beard design, hair cutting and hair styling. The total Barbering Curriculum consists of 1000 hours, divided in the following courses:

Pre-Clinical 100 hrs.

  • History of Barbering
  • Personal, client and salon safety
  • Aseptic techniques and sanitary procedures
  • Sterilization methods and procedures
  • Health risks to the barber

Business Management 25 hrs.

  • Regulatory agencies and tax laws
  • Business and salon management
  • Developing a clientele
  • Professional image
  • Professional ethics
  • Professional associations
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Legal issues
  • Malpractice liability
  • Tax laws

General Sciences 100 hrs.

  • Human immune system
  • Diseases and disorders of the skin, nail, hair, and scalp
  • Bacteriology
  • Sanitation
  • Sterilization
  • Decontamination
  • Infection control
  • Tools and equipment for barbering; high frequency or galvanic current and heat lamps
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology of the human body; including skin & nails

Basic Science of Barbering 75 hrs.

  • Electricity and light therapy
  • Limited chemical exfoliation including pre-exfoliation consultation, post-exfoliation treatments; and chemical reactions
  • Chemistry for the barber

Practical/Clinical Application 600 hours

  • Analysis of the skin hair and scalp
  • Hair styling
  • Wet and thermal styling
  • Hair cutting, shears
  • Shaving
  • Wigs and artificial hair
  • Draping
  • Clipper variations
  • Razor cutting for men
  • Mustache and beard design

Elective topics 20 hrs

  • Elective topics such as nutrition and exercise, reflexology, etc.
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid

Utah examination review for barbers – 80 hrs

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Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering
Program Level - Undergraduate certificate
Program Length - 27 weeks