The total curriculum shall not be less than one thousand (1,000) hours of instruction.
The first one hundred fifty (150) hours must be devoted to instruction in the theoretical aspects of all content areas.  Practical instruction can be included in this first one hundred fifty (150) hours but supervised practice on a clinic floor cannot.
The remaining eight hundred fifty (850) hours are to be devoted to supervised practice integrated with ongoing theoretical and practical instruction.

Instructor Qualifications/Teacher to Student Ratios:
Instructors shall be at least 18 years of age, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, hold a current license as a barber in good standing in Connecticut, and have at least 2 years of licensed work experience (e.g., barber shop, salon, instructor, etc.).
At no time shall there be a ratio of less than 1 instructor to 15 students for clinical training.
Minimum Required Instructional Hours:
Content Area Classroom Hours          
Clinical Hours
Sanitation and Hygiene  15
Anatomy and Physiology 
Chemical Procedures
Hair Care and Treatment 10
Skin Care/Facials and Manicuring
Hair Cutting (20), Styling (10) and Shaving (20)             
Business and Professional Relations 10
State Laws for Barbers and EEOC Guidelines  5    
Total 150 850
Barbering Curriculum
I. Sanitation and Hygiene

   A. Hygiene and good grooming

      1. Personal hygiene
      2. Good grooming

   B. Sanitation Procedures

      1. Definition
      2. Importance
      3. Methods of sanitation
      4. Related chemistry
   C. Universal Precautions/Infection Control

      1.  Blood Borne Pathogens
      2. Infectious Diseases (e.g., HIV, Hepatitis C)
II. Anatomy and Physiology

   A. Properties and disorders of the skin

      1. Structure, composition and function
      2. Blood supply, nerves and muscle function
      3. Growth and regeneration
      4. Conditions, diseases and disorders
      5. Irregularities
   B. Properties and disorders of the hair and scalp

      1. Structure, composition and function
      2. Blood supply, nerves and muscle function
      3. Growth and regeneration
      4. Color, texture, elasticity, density and porosity
      5. Conditions, diseases and disorders
      6. Analysis
      7. Irregularities
III. Chemicle Procedures

   A. Hair Coloring and Lightening

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, Implements and supplies
      3. Classifications
      4. Scalp and hair analysis
      5. Safety measures
      6. Procedures
      7. Corrective measures
      8. Fillers
      9. Removal of artificial color
      10. Special effects
      11. Related chemistry
   B. Chemical Waving

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Scalp and hair analysis
      4. Classifications (types) of products
      5. Safety measures
      6. Procedures
      7. Corrective measures
      8. Special effects
      9. Special hair problems
      10. Related chemistry

C. Chemical Hair Relaxing

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Scalp and hair analysis
      4. Classifications (types) of products
      5. Safety measures
      6. Procedures
      7. Special hair problems
      8. Related chemistry
IV. Hair Care and Treatment

   A. Shampoos and Rinses

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials and supplies
      3. Types of shampoos/rinses
      4. Procedures
      5. Related chemistry
   B. Scalp and Hair Care

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials and supplies
      3. Massage
      4. Procedures
      5. Safety measures
      6. Related chemistry
V. Skin Care/Facials and Manicuring

   A. Skin Care/Facials

      1. Purposes and effect of massage movements
      2. Implements and supplies
      3. Function of nerves and muscles
      4. Procedure in giving a plain facial
      5. Special problems
   B. Manicuring

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Preparation
      3. Equipment, implements and supplies
      4. Procedures
VI. Hair Cutting, Styling and Shaving

     A. Hair Cutting

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies 
      3. Use of implements
      4. Haircutting theory
      5. Techniques, designing and procedures

               a. Traditional barber styles (fine taper)
               b. Contemporary styles

      6. Safety measures

     B. Hair Styling/Care and Care/Styling of Wigs 

      1. Purpose and results
      2. Materials, implements and supplies
      3. Use of implements
      4. Finishing techniques
      5. Thermal Techniques

            a. Hair and scalp analysis
            b. Materials, implements and supplies
            c. Hair pressing
            d. Thermal curling
            e. Thermal waving
      6. Care and Styling of Wigs

            a. Types of Wigs
            b. Cleaning and conditioning
            c. Fitting and adjusting
            d. Styling

      7. Safety measures
   C. Shaving

      1. General precautions and safety precautions of shaving
      2. Standard shaving positions and strokes
      3. Fundamentals of shaving the head, neck and face
      4. Beard and mustache grooming
VII. Business and Professional Relations

   A. Professional attitude/ethics and salesmanship

      1. Personality
      2. Salesmanship
      3. Patron relations
      4. Telephone techniques
   B. Salon management

      1. Business practices
      2. Employer-employee relations
      3. Salon development
      4. Professional ethics
      5. Public relations
   C. Safety Measures/Client protection

      1. Pertaining to shop patrons
      2. Pertaining to shop operators
      3. Equipment
      4. Materials
      5. Precautions relative to various services including hair straightening
      6. Precautions for electrical devices
VIII. State laws and rules and regulations concerning barbering and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines for employment