Class A Barber
Program

The mission of Top Of The Line Barber School is to provide each student with TOP OF THE LINE knowledge and skills, not only to pass the state licensing requirements, but to build a foundation for continuing education in each student’s professional field with the objective of obtaining the highest degree of excellence to establish and maintain a lifelong and rewarding professional career.

The primary purpose of the Barber Program is to to train the student in basic manipulative skills, safety judgements, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to pass the State Board Examination and for competency in job entry level positions in Barbering or related career field.

Top of the Line seeks to implement its philosophy based on providing programs designed for student achievement as follows:

  • Discipline based on structured training to achieving a standard of excellence in the process of becoming licensed.
  • Professionalism is becoming proficient in every aspect of life, especially in the field of Beauty and Barbering.
  • Top of the Line Barber Schools vision is to train every student to become astute entrepreneurs and business professionals.

Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

  • Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.
  • Practice proper grooming and effective communication skills and visual poise.
  • Understand employer-employee relationships and respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received.
  • Perform the basic manipulative skills including hair styling, shaping, bleaching, tinting, chemical reformation, scalp/hair conditioning, facials, shaving, honing and stropping. 
  • Perform the basic analytical skills to determine proper hairstyle, and color application for the client’s best overall look.
  • Apply the theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgements, decisions, and procedures.

The curriculum to prepare a student for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the registered Class A Barber License will consist of 1,500 hours to include the following:

180 hours of theory, consisting of:

Anatomy, physiology, and histology, consisting of the study of:

  1. Hair
  2. Skin
  3. Muscles
  4. Nerves
  5. Cells
  6. Circulatory System
  7. Digestion
  8. Bones

 

50 hours

Texas barber law and rules

Bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation

Disorders of the skin, scalp, and hair

Salesmanship

Barbershop management

Chemistry

Shaving

Scalp, hair treatments and skin

Sanitary professional techniques

Professional ethics

Scientific fundamentals of barbering

Cosmetic preparations

Shampooing and rinsing

Cutting and processing curly and over-curly hair

Haircutting, male and female

Theory of massage of scalp, face and neck

Hygiene and good grooming

Barber Implements

Honing and stropping

Mustaches and beards

Facial Treatments

Electricity and light therapy

History of Barbering

35 hours

30 hours

10 hours

5 hours

5 hours

5 hours

5 hours

5 hours

4 hours

4 hours

4 hours

3 hours

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

1,320 hours of Instruction in Practical Work, consisting of:

  1. Men’s haircutting including military styles
  2. Children’s haircutting
  3. Women’s haircutting
  4. Cutting and processing curly and over-curly hair
  5. Razor cutting

800 hours

Shaving

Styling

Shampooing and rinsing

Bleaching and dyeing of the hair

Waving hair

Straightening 

Cleansing 

Professional Ethics

Barbershop management

Hair weaving and hairpieces

Processing

Clipping

Beards and mustaches

Shaping

Dressing

Curling

First aid and safety precautions 

Scientific fundamentals of barbering

Barber implements

Haircutting or the process of cutting, tampering, trimming, 

processing and molding and scalp, hair treatments, and tonics

Massage and facial treatments

Arranging 

Beautifying

Singeing

Manicuring

80 hours

55 hours

40 hours

30 hours

28 hours

25 hours

25 hours

22 hours

22 hours

17 hours 

15 hours

15 hours

15 hours

15 hours

15 hours

15 hours

11 hours

10 hours

10 hours

10 hours

 

10 hours

10 hours

10 hours

7 hours

8 hours

Education is provided as a set of learning steps to achieve the skill necessary to graduate, pass the State Examinations and be employed in the field.  Theory is taught five hours a week, students follow the Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Textbook and the Instructors are guided by the Milady Course Management Guide Lesson Plans.  Subjects are presented by means if lecture, instructor demonstrations, and student participation (student projects). Audio-Visual aids (DVDs, slides presented in the classroom, etc.) , guest speaker, and field trips.

All students must keep a cumulative grade of at least a “C” (70) in order to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. The grade will be an average of the practice and theory work. Cumulative grade refers to the grades since the start of the program.

Written tests will be graded according to the following scale:

100-90

89-80

79-70

69-60

59-50

49-0

A

B

C

D

F

I

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Failing

Incomplete

Practical and clinical work will be graded as follows:

100-90

89-80

79-70

69-60

59-50

49-0

A

B

C

D

F

I

Excellent

Good

Satisfactory

Unsatisfactory

Failing

Incomplete

  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Textbook Sixth Edition
  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Workbook Sixth Edition
  • Milady’d Standard Professional Barbering Exam Review Book Sixth Edition

Please check with the front office for a list of the tools and equipment included in the Tool Kit.