cosmetology operator to class a barber


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.


Top of the Line Barber School primary mission for the Cosmetology to Class A Barber Program is to prepare a licensed Cosmetologist for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations examination for the registered Class A Barber License.


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.

Educational Objectives

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 judgments, decisions, and procedures. 

  • Combine the knowledge and training obtain to give very student a fair and equal opportunity to be successful in the field of beauty and barbering.


Top of the Line Barber School’s primary mission of the nine week curriculum to prepare a licensed Cosmetologist for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations examination for the registered Class A Barber License will consist of 300 hours to include the following:

History of Barbering

Barber Laws and Rules Review

Implements, Honing and Stropping


Men’s Haircutting and Tapering

Beard and Mustache Trimming and Design

Hair Color Review

Permanent Waving and Relaxing Review

Manicuring and Nail Care Review 

Manicuring and Nail Care Review

Facial Treatments and Skin Care Review

Anatomy and Physiology Review

Blow-dry Styling

Shampooing and Conditioning Review


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275 hours of instruction in practical work, consisting of: 

Men’s Haircutting and Tapering

Shaving, Mustache and Beard Trimming

Hair Coloring

Permanent Waving and Relaxing

Facial Treatments

Shampooing and Conditiong and Blow-Dry Styling


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Instructional Methods

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 of lecture, instructor demonstrations, and student participation (student projects). Audio-Visual aids (DVDs, slides presented in the classroom, etc.) , guest speaker, and field trips.

Grading Procedures

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.

Theory & Practical

Written tests, practical, and clinical work will be graded according to the following scale:



















Job Opportunities

These are a few of the job opportunities the graduate student will have once they get licensed:

  • Salon Owner
  • Independent Barber
  • Barber/Beauty supply store associate
  • Barber/Beauty supply distributor
  • Product Developer
  • Product Representative/Consultant


  • 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

Tool Kit

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