Training

COURSE INFORMATION

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Attendance schedule

The School is open 8:15am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday and 8:00am to 4:30pm on Saturdays. Level 1 students are off on Sunday and Monday during the first two months of the program. Level 2-5 up students are scheduled Monday through Saturday with one day off during the week and Sunday off. 

Their day off will change as they progress in the program. All students are expected to attend school on Saturdays.

Starting date

Our year-round training permits a new student to start at any time, however, formal classes commence on the second Wednesday of January, March, May, June, July, September, and November. Due to limited enrollment, prospective students should plan to visit the School and make application far in advance of the time they wish to start.

Length of the course

Ten (10) to Twelve (12) Months of full time training. The total length of the course is 1500 clock hours, each clock hour defined as 60 minutes. On average, students complete the course within 49 weeks.

The maximum time allowed for course completion is 79 weeks, making allowances for all holidays that may fall within the enrollment period, a reasonable number of absences and maximum leaves. Noncompletion of the program within the maximum timeframe of 79 weeks will result in termination of the program.

Barber styling curriculum

Each student will be given approximately 334 hours of theory-classroom studies, and practical lab activities, and 1166 hours of practical training during their entire Barber Styling Course with required operations as follows
CLASSROOM STUDIESHOURS
Orientation: Students will be oriented to the expectations of the course, the rules and regulations, students will be issued a syllabus which will help guide them to succeed in this course.6
History of Barbering: Students will learn about barbering through the years. 1
Professional Ethics: Students will learn about professionalism and ethics and the importance of professionalism and, ethics in barbering, in business, and relating to customer satisfaction, safe work practices, and introduction to the laws, rules and regulations governing the practice of barbering in Hawaii.1
Hygiene: Students will learn about hygiene and the importance of hygiene and maintaining personal cleanliness in barbering.1
Bacteriology: Students will learn about hygiene and the importance of hygiene and maintaining personal cleanliness in barbering.3
Sterilization & Sanitation: Students will learn about sterilization and sanitation of the shop and implements; patron protection, methods, preparation and agents used to kill or retard the growth of pathogenic bacteria, and sanitary rules and measures.7
Implements – Care & Uses: Students will learn how to handle, utilize, cleanse and maintain their instruments properly.1
Honing & Stropping: Students will learn how to properly sharpen their razors utilizing a honing stone and a strop.1
Shampooing: Students will learn the purposes and effects of shampoos, rinses and conditioners, hair and scalp analysis, patron protection, product knowledge and chemistry, characteristics, selection and application techniques. 5.5
Scalp Manipulations: Students will learn massage manipulation techniques, product knowledge and the application of hair tonics and preparations used with scalp manipulations.8
Histology; Skin & its Appendages: Students will learn basic anatomy and purposes of the skin and its appendages.2
Hair, Skin, & Scalp Disorders: Students will learn about disorders and diseases of the hair, skin, and scalp.2
Hair, Skin & Scalp Treatments: Students will learn about hair, skin and scalp analysis, and methods used to treat the hair scalp and skin within the barber’s scope of practice, application of shampoos, conditioners, tonics and preparations, electricity and light therapy, manipulation techniques.6
Linen Uses: Students will learn to properly drape clients, use of towels, haircloths, shampoo & chemical capes, neck strips, and linen uses for patron protection.1.5
Haircutting: Students will learn haircutting techniques and using haircutting equipment, angles, style cuts, tapered cuts, razor cuts, blunt, box, and graduated cuts, flat tops, preparation, selection, sectioning, cutting and thinning using shears, clipper, and razor, patron protection and safety, terminology.62
Hairstyling: Students will learn techniques and using hairstyling equipment, style selection, thermal styling, curling and drying, chemistry and safety, terminology, patron protection, and product knowledge.28
Shaving: Students will learn about facial analysis, proper position and use of the razer, techniques, trimming of moustaches and beards, shaving using steam, lather, styptic powder, astringent, patron protection, safety, use and care of implements, materials and supplies.8
Beard Designing: Students will learn beard and moustache designing, facial and hair analysis for design, moustache, nose and beard trims.3
Facials: Students will learn skin analysis, theory of massage, massage manipulation techniques, application of creams, astringent, packs and masks, patron protection and precautions, product knowledge, chemistry and effects of various products used with facials.8
Hair Relaxing: Students will learn about the action and strength of chemical hair relaxers, product knowledge and chemistry, patron protection, hair and scalp analysis, chemical hair relaxing, thermal hair relaxing, application techniques, conditioning, materials and supplies.11
Hair Coloring & Bleaching: Students will learn laws of color, color selection, hair and scalp analysis, patron protection and preparation, patch tests, classification, penetration and application of single and double process colors, how to mix and apply temporary, semi-permanent and permanent tints and lighteners, virgin tint and lightener application (lighter and darker), retouches, toners, frosting, tipping, streaking (cap and weave), color removal and tint backs. chemistry, product knowledge: Colors, lighteners, and dye removers, corrective measures, safety, materials and supplies, creating, using, and maintaining record forms.62.50
Perms: Students will learn hair and scalp analysis, consultation and communication, patron protection and preparation, product knowledge and chemistry, action and strength of solutions, use of materials and supplies for reactive processes, strand tests, sectioning, blocking, rod selection and wrapping techniques for acid and alkaline perms, test curls, processing, neutralizing, techniques of single and double process permanent waving.40
Salesmanship, Shop Management & Motivation: Students will learn about poise, personality, and shop management, reception, telephone techniques, fundamental bookkeeping, and basic first aid as it pertains to barbering.4
Laws & Reviews for State Exam: Students will learn the laws, rules and regulations governing the practice of barbering in the State of Hawaii and review of text book material39.5
Testing:Theory and practical tests on required subjects.16
CLINIC ACTIVITIESHOURS
Haircutting: Students will learn and gain experience through practice in preparation and patron protection, selection, sectioning, haircutting angles, blunt, taper, layer, box and graduated cuts, longer cuts, flat tops, cutting and thinning, with the use of shears, clipper, razor, using terminology and product knowledge. Required operations: 200 style cuts, 80 tapered cuts, 5 razer cuts. 450
Hairstyling: Students will learn and gain experience through practice of style selection, shapes, thermal styling, curling, drying, and wet styling, techniques with the safe use of rollers, dryers, and irons, application of styling products, patient protection, product knowledge, chemistry, terminology, safety. Required operations: 200 hairstyles196
Hair & Scalp Treatments: Students will learn and gain experience in practice of patron protection and preparation, brushing, characteristics, product knowledge and chemistry, selection and application techniques of tonics or scalp conditioners (non-medical), shampoos, conditioners, and rinses, and manipulation. Required operations: 10 scalp treatments, 50 shampoo & conditioning services.85
Reactive Processes (including perms, colors & relaxers): Students will learn and gain experience through practice of patron protection and preparation, consultation and communication, hair and scalp analysis, product knowledge and chemistry, action and strength of solutions, use of materials and supplies for reactive processes, patch tests, sectioning, blocking, strand testing, rod selection and wrapping techniques for acid and alkaline perms, test curls, processing, neutralizing, techniques of single and double process permanent waving, virgin application of sodium hydroxide and thio relaxers, retouch applications, reverse perms, neutralizing, thermal hair relaxing, relaxer application techniques, conditioning, color selection, mixing and applying temporary, semi-permanent and permanent tints, lighteners, virgin tint and lightener application (lighter and darker), retouches, toners, frosting, tipping, streaking (cap and weave), color removal and tint backs, dye removers, corrective measures, classification, penetration and application of single and double process colors. Utilizing, creating and maintaining record forms. Required operations: 25 coloring, 10 bleaching, 10 relaxing, 50 perms205
Shaving: Students will learn and gain experience in practice with preparation and safety, patron protection, facial analysis, shaving and trim techniques, beards trims, moustache and nose trims, using steam, lather, astringent, styptic powder, use and care of implements, proper position and use of the razor, honing and stropping. Required operations: 20 shaves, 20 moustache and beard trims25
Facials: Students will learn and gain experience in practice with skin analysis, patron protection and precautions, massage manipulations, product knowledge application of creams, astringent, packs and masks. Required operations: 15 facials30
Sanitation & Implement Care: Students will learn, practice and gain experience by continuous cleaning of station, chair, sink, mirror, and floors, sanitation and sterilization of implements, sanitary use of supplies, methods, preparation and agents used to kill or retard the growth of pathogenic bacteria, sanitary rules and measures, all responsibilities necessary for managing a clean and safe shop.75
Shop Management: Students will learn and gain experience in practice with reception, utilizing poise & personality, telephone techniques, appointment booking, recordkeeping, fundamental bookkeeping and sales, basic first aid as it applies to barbering, dispensary, inventory, stocking, pricing and retailing.50
Study, retests, records, etc: Students will learn and gain experience during practical tests, maintaining records of operations, study and retesting.50

Hair designers kit

The complete kit of equipment contains everything the student needs while in School. It includes not only the basic tools but also the advanced styling equipment, uniforms, books, etc. Everything is of the finest quality… of course; this belongs to the students who take with them when they graduate.
Styling Kit
Materials
Text Book1 Flat Iron1 Comb & Lift
Workbook1 Hairdryer12 Hair Clips
Haircutting Book2 Curling Irons1 Hair Cloth
Exam Review Book1 Flat Top Comb1 Mirror
Notebook & Pencil1 Tint Apron1 Blending Shears
1 Shampoo Cape1 Perm Bib2 Smocks
1 Clipper1 Lock1 Lockable Tool Trolley
1 Edger5 Haircutting Combs1 Styptic Powder
2 Shears6 Hairstyling Combs1 Bag Clipper Combs
1 Razor1 Retail Comb1 Hair Cloth Clip
3 Mannequins1 Tint Comb
1 Large Afro Pick
1 Spray Bottle
1 Hook

Graduation and employment rates

As last reported to the Commission in the July 2021 ACCSC Annual Report, the student graduation rate for the Barber Styling Program is 69% and the graduate employment rate is 74%.

Special evening classes

Evening classes will be offered to licensed Barbers and Cosmetologists, and our students who wish to keep up with the modern trends. These classes will be offered only when enough instructors and students are available. Attendance at this time is unscheduled and counts as make-up hours.

Extra-curricular activities

Excursions are scheduled to familiarize the students with the management of barbershops, distributorships and styling salons in the city. Guest artists are invited to the School for seminars to create enthusiasm and motivation in the students. Inter-School competitions and fashion shows encourage students to strive for perfection and to build confidence.

Class size

The average starting class is approximately seventeen students. The school strives to maintain a student teacher ratio of no more than 20 students to one teacher.

Graduation

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, a diploma will be issued. Students must complete all course hours, assignments, operations and pass all required exams to complete the course satisfactorily.

Placement

The school, because of its service to the industry over the many years, receives many calls from shops, who request graduates to apply for employment. The school maintains a current list of shops with jobs available. The list is available to all graduates. Job placement is not, however, guaranteed.

Housing

No housing services are provided by the school; however, the student can usually find good, clean rooms in homes or stay at the local “Y’s” which are on the bus line to the school

School calendar

The School operates throughout the year with no scheduled vacation periods. Legal holidays observed by the School are as follows; New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Additional holidays observed will be made up on the student’s following day off.

Maximum enrollment

The school is approved by the Building Department to house a total of 70 students in the Level 1 Classrooms and 85 students in the practical clinic training center.

Advising

Through the years, school personnel have located information many students need. Enrollees who need assistance for baby-sitting, housing, personal counseling, health and legal aid are usually referred to state and federal agencies. Enrollees must overcome all problems and establish stable living conditions prior to beginning training. 

Students who acquire such problems during training are referred and granted a leave of absence, if necessary. Students are always advised to apply for all facets of free assistance and to analyze and reduce their living budgets prior to considering student loans. If the information needed is not posted in the student lounge, ask the office staff for further assistance.

Facilities

The School is housed in an air-conditioned steel-framed building which has no separate facilities and contains the following:
PRACTICAL CLINICCLASSROOMCLASSROOM/LOUNGE
Ground FloorUpstairs
Reception AreaTeachers DeskTables & Chairs
DispensaryCabinetsRefrigerator
Retail Display/DeskStudent Desk/ChairsMicrowave
Audio VideoText LibraryMagazine Library
Sinks and MirrorsSinks and MirrorsWasher/Dryer
Shampoo BowlsShampoo Bowls
Student's StationsSterilizing EquipmentSTORAGE
Styling StationsAudio VideoRecords
Hydraulic ChairsDVD Player
Hair DryersTransparency EquipmentOFFICE
Theory Class ChairsProjectorsInternet Access
Sterilizing EquipmentStyling StationsVideo Library
Roll About'sLockersProgress Postings
Self-test ComputersAdministrator Desk
Rest RoomsRest Rooms