Barbering - 1000 Hour Program

The Barbering profession has made a major comeback! Today, licensed Barbers are much in demand. Increasingly, men want to have the Barber experience. The Barbering class at Lu Ross Academy takes the profession to the next level. Specializing in men’s cuts and services, the course also includes color and techniques for long hair. Learn the art of classic barbering with precision haircuts, foamy shaves and steamy facials. The Barber Classroom is located in a new state-of the-art campus 2 blocks from the Beauty School Campus.

Barbering students receive additional classes in hair color, bleaching and perm waving. The goal is to turn out Barbering graduates who are world-class professionals who can create any type of hairstyle with confidence.

Class Schedule

Full time: 33 hours per week
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:30am – 4:00pm

Complete the program in 7 months

Evenings: 21.5 hours per week
Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Complete the program in 11 months

Hair Dressing – 600 hours

65 hours in technical instruction and 240 practical operations in Hair Styling, including but not limited to:

  • Hair analysis
  • Shampooing
  • Pin curling
  • Comb out styling of hair
  • Blow drying
  • Thermal styling
  • Thermal tools
  • Waving and curling
  • Straightening
  • Pressing
  • Scalp care
  • Treatments
  • Hair care
  • Massage

40 hours of technical instruction and 105 practical operations in Perm Waves and Chemical Relaxers, including but not limited to:

  • Permanent waving of the hair
  • Alkaline perms
  • Acid perms
  • Perm wave procedures
  • Perm wave techniques
  • Chemical straightening of the hair
  • Sodium hydroxide relaxers
  • Thio relaxers
  • Soft perm wave procedures
  • Products and procedure
  • Client protection and safety

60 hours of technical instruction and 50 practical operations in Hair Color and Bleaching, including but not limited to:

  • Hair color
  • Permanent, demi & semi-permanent color
  • Allergy tests
  • Formulating color
  • Safety
  • Hair color techniques
  • Bleaching
  • Highlighting and low lighting
  • Weaving
  • Weaving techniques
  • Toning
  • Color correction
  • Color removal
  • Color neutralizing
  • Fillers

20 hours of instruction and 80 practical operations in Hair Cutting, including but not limited to:

  • Proper use of cutting tools
  • Scissors
  • Razors
  • Thinning shears
  • Texturizing tools and techniques
  • Combs
  • Various comb styles and their purposes
  • The ergonomics of clipper cuts
  • Clipper styles
  • Trimmers
  • Fitting the Trimmer shape and size
  • Clipper techniques on wet or dry hair
  • Cleaning and disinfection of clippers
  • Elevation cuts
  • Basic elevation cuts
  • Layer cuts
  • Angles and degrees
  • Safety in hair cutting
  • Blood spill precautions

Shaving – 200 Hours

100 hours of technical instruction and 40 hours practical operation in Preparation and Performance, including but not limited to:

  • Preparing clients for shaving
  • Skin analysis
  • Shaving techniques
  • Facial massage
  • Post facial product application
  • Rolling cream massage

Health and Safety – 200 Hours

20 hours of technical instruction in Laws and Regulations, including but not limited to:

  • Barbering and Cosmetology Act
  • Boards Rules and Regulation

45 hours of technical instruction in Health and Safety, including but not limited to:

  • Chemicals in the work place
  • Material safety data sheets
  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Preventing injuries
  • Bacteriology
  • Communicable diseases
  • HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis

20 hours of technical instruction in Disinfection and Sanitation, including but not limited to:

  • Proper disinfection procedures non electrical tools
  • Proper disinfection of electrical tools
  • Proper disposal of cutting blades
  • Universal precautions
  • Personal Safety and Protections

Disinfection will be emphasized throughout the entire training period and must be performed before use of any and all instruments or equipment.

15 hours of technical instruction in Anatomy and Physiology, including but not limited to:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Physiology of the skin
  • Skin disorders and diseases

Students will also be educated in salon related subjects such as:

  • Salon business
  • Professional ethics
  • Record keeping
  • Basic tax information

Start your journey