Course Curriculum


Program Length: 1500 Hours, 38 weeks

Graduation Document: Certificate

Potential Entry Level Occupations: Barber in one of the many specialty areas such as: the Art of Barbering, Hair Stylist, and Hair Colorist or as a Barber Salon Operator. Normal progression may move graduates to positions as Barber Salon Manager, Barber Salon Owner, Barbering Teacher, Supervisor, Director, or School Owner.

Program Description: The Barbering program consists of 1500 clock hours of technical instruction and practical operations. Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination; practical operations mean the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person or on a mannequin performing a practical operation. Technical instruction and practical training shall include the hours stated under Curriculum.

Textbooks required:

  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, fifth edition.
  • The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology.

Program Objective: To prepare the student for an entry-level position in the Barber industry and to acquire the necessary license to practice the art of barbering.


The subject of Hairstyling shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Hair analysis, shampooing, finger waving, pin curling, comb outs, straightening, waving, curling with hot combs and hot curling irons and blower styling.
 65  240
 Permanent Waving and Chemical Straightening:
The subject of Permanent Waving and Chemical Straightening shall Include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Hair analysis, acid and alkaline permanent waving, chemical straightening including the use of sodium hydroxide and other base solutions.
40  105
 Hair Coloring and Bleaching:
The subject of Hair Coloring and Bleaching shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures (also including, the use of semi-permanent, demi-permanent and temporary colors): Hair analysis, predisposition and strand tests, safety precautions, formula mixing, tinting, bleaching, high and low lights, and the use of dye removers.
 60  50
 Hair Cutting:
The subject of Hair Cutting shall include, but is not limited to, the following techniques and procedures: Use of scissors, razor (shaper), electrical clippers/trimmers, and thinning (tapering) shears for wet and dry cutting.
 20  80
 Shaving Preparation and Performance:
The subject of Preparation and Performance shall include, but is not limited to the following techniques and procedures: Preparing the client’s hair for shaving, assessing the condition of the client’s skin, performing shaving techniques, applying after-shave antiseptic following facial services, massaging the client’s face, rolling cream massages.
 200  40
 Laws and Regulations:
The subjects of Laws and Regulations shall include, but is not limited to, the following issues: The Barbering and Cosmetology Act and the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
Health and Safety Considerations:
Health and Safety/hazardous substances including training in chemicals and health in establishments, material safety data sheets, protection from hazardous chemicals and preventing chemical injuries, health and safety laws and agencies, bacteriology and preventing communicable diseases including HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.
Disinfection and Sanitation:
The subject of Disinfection and Sanitation shall include, but is not limited to the following techniques and procedures: Disinfection and sanitation including proper procedures to protect the health and safety of the consumer as well as the technician, proper disinfection procedures for equipment used in establishments.Disinfection shall be emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of all instruments and equipment.
Anatomy and Physiology:
The subjects of Anatomy and Physiology shall include, but is not limited to the following issues: Human Anatomy, Human Physiology.


A student will be eligible for graduation and receive a certificate upon meeting the following conditions:

  • Completed all required hours and program requirements;
  • Received a 70% average GPA; and
  • Cleared all financial obligations.

ROSSTON SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN does not have a cumulative final test or examination required for the completion of any of the programs.


Students who complete the state-required training program (Barbering), including the minimum practical services as established by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology, are qualified to take the licensing examination given by the Board. Upon passing the examination, the graduate may obtain a license as a registered barber in the state of California. With this professional license, the new barber may be employed in a barber/styling establishment or a beauty/styling salon, or may own and operate his/her own barber business.

To take the licensing examination, students in the Barbering program are required to:

  • Show proof of completion of 1500 of instruction in a Barbering program at a board-approved school
  • Be at least 17 years of age
  • Have completed the 10th grade in a public school or its equivalent
  • Fulfilled all financial obligations
  • Have committed no acts or crimes constituting grounds for denial of licensure under Section 480 of the Business and Professions Code

In addition to the Proof of Training document, students must also present picture identification, file an Application for Examination, and remit an examination fee. Students must furnish a model, examination kit fees, and traveling expenses to the Board of Barbering & Cosmetology Examination Centers, located in Los Angeles, CA and Fairfield, CA.

Barber exam and license fee: $125.00



Academic credit is measured in clock hours. One hour of instructional time is defined as a sixty-minute period.


ROSSTON SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN expects its students to maintain Satisfactory Progress as established by this institution, the student must:

  • Maintain a cumulative academic average of “C” (70%) or better;
  • Maintain at least an 67% attendance rate of the scheduled hours; and
  • Complete the program within the maximum time frame, which is 150% or one and one-half (1 1/2) times the length of the program.
Program Barbering
 Expected Time Frame 100%  38 Weeks
 Maximum Time Frame 150% 75 Weeks


All hours attended are recorded by using a time clock that each student is responsible for clocking in and out. All absences are tracked and any student absent for 21 days consecutive calendar days will be withdrawn from the program.


Students who arrive after theory class has begun are considered tardy. Students who are tardy may not clock in until theory class is over and may not attend theory class. Students who need to leave class early must notify his/her instructor.

Students who are habitually tardy or leave class early (5 times in one month) will be advised, and if tardiness or early departures continue he/she may be placed on probation or withdrawn.


Students who wish to appeal the determination that they are not maintaining satisfactory progress must submit a letter to the school administration. The letter should describe any circumstances the student feels deserve further consideration. A decision relating to the appeal will be made with ten (10) business days and the student notified accordingly.


Students are evaluated on a regular basis on theory, practical, and clinical work. The evaluations are measured on a standard percentile basis and the percentage equated to a letter grade. Evaluation forms are issued to the student based on the program hours completed as stated below. This evaluation form reflects the overall attendance and academic progress of the student. Students must maintain a “C” (70%) average to maintain satisfactory academic status. The system detailed below is the system utilized by the school:

 100% – 90%  A  Superior Performance
 89% – 80% B  Above Average
 79% – 70%  C  Average
 69%-Under F  Fail


Program 25% of Program Length 50% of Program Length 75% of Program Length 100% of Program Length
 Barbering  375 Hours  750 Hours  1125 Hours  1500 Hours


If a student fails to maintain an overall average of “C” or 67% attendance a consultation with the school official will be scheduled. At that time, the student will be placed on probation for a four (4) week period. At the end of the probationary period, if the student has not satisfied the specified requirements, the student will be withdrawn from school. Dismissal from school may also result from uncooperative behavior.


Students may make up missed hours. A student must make-up hours during days/times not scheduled. All make-up time must be arranged and approved by an instructor prior to attending make-up hours.


On occasion students may experience extended personal, medical or other issues that make it difficult to attend class. Under such circumstances, ROSSTON SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN may authorize a student to take a leave of absence (LOA) from the program for up to 60 days. The LOA must be requested in writing by the student and must be approved by an administrator. An LOA request form must be filled out, and the date of leave and return must be stated on the form prior to administration approving the LOA. Students are advised to not request a leave of absence unless it is absolutely necessary. Under no circumstances can the school grant more than one (1) LOA within a 12-month period. Students on an LOA will not be assessed additional charges or tuition. Students returning from an authorized LOA will retain all credit for clock hours completed and will be returned to the academic progress status they held prior to the start of the leave of absence. Students who fail to return from an LOA will be considered withdrawn as of the last class day of attendance prior to the start of the leave.