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                                      BARBER COLLEGE
                                  4716 Richmond Highway
                                Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
                                      (434) 847-6666

                                      Excel Barber College
                                        Course Outline

I. Orientation
      A. School policies
      B. Standards of conduct
      C. Acclimation to school/shop environment

II. History of Barbering
      A. Origin of barbering.
      B Customs and traditions
        1. symbolism of barberpole
      C. Modern day barbering

III. Bacteriology
      A. Types of bacteria
         1. pathogenic
         2. non-pathogenic
      B. Bacterial infections

IV. Sterilization; Disinfection, and Sanitation
      A. Methods
      B. Types
      C. Use of chemical-disinfectants
         1. safety precautions
      D. First aid

V.   Personal Hygiene
       A. Importance of cleanliness
       B. Healthy lifestyles
       C. Personality development

VI. Implements and Equipment

      A. Proper use
      B. Maintenance
      C. Sanitizing

VII. Haircutting

      A. Basic principles
      B. Terminology
      C. Techniques
           1. finger and shears
           2. shears and comb
           3. razor haircutting
           4. clipper cutting
           5. arching
      D. Tapering hair
      E. Thinning the hair
      F. Trimming beards and moustaches

VIII. Shaving
     A. Honing and stropping
      B. Shaving strokes-and positioning

IX.    Hair Treatments
      A. Shampooing
           1. types of shampoos
           2. chemistry of shampoos
      B. Conditioners
           1. types of conditioners

      C. Scalp treatments
           1. analysis of conditions
           2. client consultations
           3. problem treatments
              a. oily scalp
              b. dandruff
              c. alopecia

X.     Hair-coloring and Rinses
      A. Classifications of hair-color
          1. application of hair-color
          2. strand testing
      B. Lighteners and toners
          1. action of lighteners
      C. Rinses
          1. types of rinses
          2. connection to hair-coloring
      D. Coloring beards and moustaches
      E. Reconditioning damaged hair

XI. Hairstyling
     A. Thermal waving
         1. heat testing
         2. thermal-iron curling techniques
     B. Blow-dry styling techniques

XII. Chemical Hair Relaxing and Permanent Waving

      A. Hair analysis
      B. Chemical action of hair relaxers
      C. Placing perm rods
      D. Steps in chemical hair relaxing
          1. processing
          2. neutralizing
          3. conditioning
      E. Strand testing
      F. Safety measures

XIII. Facial Massage and Treatment

      A. Theory of massage
      B. Massage manipulations
          1. effects on muscles, nerves, and circulation
      C. Special problem treatments
      D. Use of facial treatment equipment

XIV. Business and Shop Management
     A. Business operation
        1. record-keeping
     B. Adherence to state law
     C. Adherence to Board regulations
     D. Professional ethics

                                      Excel Barber College
                                       Course Syllabus

1. School Policies – orientation rules which allow for the smooth operation of the
school and business.

2.   Personal Hygiene - your duties to yourself.

3.   Sanitation - your duties to the public.

4.   Disease - the causes; also recognition and prevention.

5. Anatomy - the structure and positioning of the bones, nerves, muscles, and arteries
and veins of the face and neck.

6.   Physiology - the functions of the organs of the body.

7.   Histology of Skin and Hair - a microscopic study of their properties.

8.   Implements - the use and handling of barbering tools.

9.   Haircutting- fundamentals and techniques.

1O. Shaving - fundamentals and techniques.

11. Hair Treatments - shampooing, conditioning, scalp treatments, and the underlying

12. Hairstyling - thermal-iron curling and finger wave- techniques.

13. Chemical Hair Relaxing and Permanent Waving - analysis and procedures.

14. Hair-coloring - color theory and application.

15. Facial Massage - manipulations, effects, and use of electricity and light therapy.

16. Nails - structure and disorders.

17. Shop Management and Ownership - licensing, business and legal responsibilities.

                                Course Hours of Instruction

Haircutting and grooming------------------------------------------------------600 hours

Orientation hygiene; skin disease; muscle and bone Structure and shaving------300 hours

Chemical relaxers, perms and color--------------------------------------------400 hours

Business and Salon management-------------------------------------------------200 hours

 Total-----------------------------------------------------------------------1500 hours

Text: Milady's Standard Textbook-of Professional Barber-Styling

NOTE : Students must score 75% on written examinations and demonstrate proficiency in
the practical discipline being taught.

                                   Hours of Operation
                                     Monday - Friday
                                     9:30AM - 5:00PM
                                       SCHOOL RULES

The pillars of Excel Barber College are honesty and respect.
Your behavior should exemplify these principles. The following list includes, but does
not limit types of unacceptable behavior which could lead to suspension or dismissal
from school.

1.   Cheating
2.   Stealing from a person or the school.
3.   Threatening anyone.
4.   Profane or abusive language toward staff students, or patrons.
5.   Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
6.   Fighting with anyone.
7.   Possession of a weapon.

In addition, you are governed by all criminal laws of the Code of Virginia.

                                        DRESS CODE

Business casual is the standard of dress. Mondays and Fridays are dress-down days.
On these days. knee-length shorts are permitted. Socks or hosiery are to he worn at
all times(no flip-flops or sandals).Lab coats must be worn in the clinic area at all

                                  ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students must have a high school diploma or GED and provide proof of such prior to
admission. Otherwise, you will be required to demonstrate reading and comprehension


Tuition includes textbook, exam review book, laboratory coats, and all necessary
barbering tools and implements. The cost is $5,500.00. Tuition is payable and due
upon enrollment. A monthly payment plan is available with down payment. Longer term
financing is available through TFC Credit Corporation. Refunds are prorated.

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