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Barber Stylist Course Outline


The professional course for the Barber-Stylist requires the satisfactory completion of 1500 hours of training.  The course is designed to train the student in the basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, business skills, and desirable attitudes necessary to obtain licensure and for competency in job entry-level positions in Barbering.  


The barber-stylist program uses Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering book series.  Milady’s CD-rom and Milady’s Online Delmar Learning Center is used to assist students with chapter learning and testing.  A comprehensive library of references, books, texts, and web-based materials are available to support the program of study and supplement the program of study.  Students should avail themselves of the opportunity to use these extensive materials.

Instructional Methods Used: 

The clock hour education is provided through a sequential set of learning steps which address specific tasks necessary for state board preparation, graduation, and job entry level skills. Clinic equipment, implements, and products are comparable to those used in the industry.  Each student will receive instruction that relates to the performance of useful, creative, and productive career oriented activities.  The course is presented through comprehensive lesson plans which reflect effective educational methods.  Subjects are presented by means of interactive lecture, demonstration, cooperative learning, labs, student salon activities, and student participation.  Audio-visual aids, guest speakers, projects, activities, and other related learning methods may be used in the course.


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

  1.    Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.
  2.    Project professionalism, visual poise, and proper grooming.
  3.    Communicate effectively and interact appropriately with colleagues, supervisors, and clients.
  4.    Respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received in an employment environment.
  5.    Perform the basic manipulative skills in the areas of hair cutting and shaving.
  6.    Perform the basic analytical skills to advise clients in the total look concept.
  7.    Apply academic learning, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.  

The barber-stylist course will provide students with the information needed to pass the state licensure exam as well as the most contemporary techniques to ensure success on the job.


The barber curriculum according to the Illinois State Board of Barber is as follows:

1500 clock hours required

   General Theory                                                         150 hours

Barber history                                                           25 hours

Bacteriology                                                             100 hours

Infection control and safe work practices              100 hours

Implements, tools and equipment                          100 hours

Anatomy and physiology                                          100 hours

Chemistry                                                                 100 hours

Electricity and light therapy                                      25 hours

Properties and disorders of the skin                       100 hours

Properties and disorders of the hair and scalp       100 hours

Treatment of the hair and scalp                              100 hours

Facial and scalp massage                                        100 hours

Shaving and facial hair design                                 150 hours

Haircutting and styling                                            100 hours

Chemical texture services                                         25 hours

Hair coloring and lightening                                      25 hours

Barbershop management                                          25 hours

Pertinent State and local laws and rules                  50 hours

Worker's Compensation Act                                      25 hours

Grading Procedures: 

The qualitative element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades as determined by assigned academic learning.  Students are assigned academic learning and a minimum number of practical experiences.  Academic learning is evaluated after each unit of study.  Practical assignments are evaluated as completed and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better.  If the performance does not meet satisfactory requirements, it is not counted and the performance must be repeated.  At least two comprehensive practical skills evaluations will be conducted during the course of study.  Practical skills are evaluated according to text procedures and set forth in practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by the school.  Practical grading is non-subjective and will be based on a Yes/No grading system to determine if the student earns all or none of the total possible points.  Students must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments.  Students are evaluated on the following grade scale:

Letter Grade                             Range

A - Excellent                             90-100

B - Above Average                    80-89

C - Average                               75-79

F - Below Satisfactory              0-74



508 Burnham Ave
Calumet City, IL 60409

(Finanical Aid & VA benefits available for those who qualify)



325 W 103rd St 

Chicago, IL 60628

(Financial Aid available for those who quailfy)



6534 S Ashland Ave

Chicago, IL 60636

(Financial Aid available for those who quailfy)


(708) 868-8115 (Cal City) 

(773) 928-6785 (Roseland)

(773) 306-0947 (Englewood)

(708) 868-8115 Fax

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Hours of Operation may vary per location (please call for specific locations)

Student Hours

Monday 8:30am - 6pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 6pm

Thursday 8:30am -6pm

Friday 8:30am - 6pm

Saturday 8:30am - 6pm


Client Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm

Wednesday 10am - 5pm

Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm


Mondays - Roseland Closed

Tuesdays - Calumet City and Englewood Closed

Sundays - all locations Closed


Holiday Closures


New Years Day 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Memorial Day


Independence Day


Labor Day


Thanksgiving Day


Christmas Day


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