• Course Codes by Year: 8742/8744
    Grades: 10-12
    Two-Year Program
    Prerequisite for 8744: Barbering I (8743)
    Credits: Three (3) Credits 1st year; Three (3) Credits 2nd year

    Students who are interested in learning about hair, scalp nails and skin care, in addition to working in the field of personal care and service should explore extensive training and career opportunities in the field of barbering!

    Barbering is a two (2) year program that prepares students for the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupation Regulation Barber Exam: Level - II qualifying them to become a Licensed Practitioner.

    Students will study in a salon setting, using mannequins and live models for manipulative practice. The program emphasizes safety, sanitation, communication, and management to work or apprentice in a local barbershop or beauty salon.

    Students will have the opportunity to earn the Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists License, pending a successful outcome on the exam.

    Occupations: Barber, Hairstylists; Cosmetologists, Manicurists, Skin Care Specialists

    Typical Salary in Virginia: $24,830 - $59,840 depending on educational level and specialization
    National Estimated Salary: $38,640

    Employment Outlook: Overall employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is expected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, as fast as the average for all occupations. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.

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