Curriculum and Courses

Graham’s Barber College offers an extensive curriculum that leads to certification by the State of Texas as a licensed barber or hair stylist.

A degree from Graham’s Barber College includes both theory and practicum. It includes the health, hygiene, science and safety knowledge required to be a licensed barber or stylist – as well as the creative arts of styling and cutting, hair color (both color theory and application) and other professional skills.

Apply your knowledge through clinic experiences and increase your understanding in the classroom while you fine tune your accuracy, concentration and speed. In this unit, you’ll refine your skills and gain the expertise you need to meet standards and state safety requirements. Learn real world strategies to get the job of your dreams, from interviewing to resume writing and beyond. At this point, you’ll have the competency required for the skill certification examination, as well as the theoretical knowledge needed to pass the written examination required by Texas. The 4,000 square foot Graham’s Barber College is located at 3016 Grand Ave. in the restored, historic district of South Dallas near downtown. Graham’s Barber College is the ideal setting for your professional education.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW: Barbering
CHEMISTRY
SHAMPOOING AND CONDITIONING
CHEMICAL HAIR RELAXING/RESTRUCTURING
HAIRCUTTING
NAIL CARE
FACE COLOR
PERMANENT WAVING
HAIRCOLORING
SHAVING
SKIN CARE
STATE RULES AND REGULATIONS
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
HAIRSTYLING
PERSONAL/CAREER DEVELOPMENT
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Classifications and Time Frame
PHASE 1 – 0-375 HOURS
• The emphasis in this classification is to introduce the fundamentals of shampooing, rinsing, conditioning, haircoloring, haircutting, chemical texture services, manicuring and pedicuring, facials, skin care, face color, hair removal, shaving, laws, rules and regulations, management, ethics, interpersonal skills, and salesmanship, disinfection, sanitation, and safe work practices. Future professionals learn state and safety requirements, experience basic theoretical knowledge and practical application through lectures, demonstrations, and workshops. Upon completion of the phase the future professional will have the primary skills needed to fully service a guest.

PHASE 2 – 376-750 HOURS
• This phase is a comprehensive curriculum. Clinic and classroom activities will concentrate on shaving, haircutting, hairstyling and color cosmetic trends/techniques with moderate emphasis on permanent waving and hair coloring.

PHASE 3 & 4 – 750-1500 HOURS
• Future professionals are directed to finely tune their coordination, speed, accuracy, and concentration to meet entry-level salon requirements. Future professionals demonstrate competency in all task required for the Skill Certification Examination, as well as the theoretical knowledge necessary to pass the written examination required by Graham’s and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. This will be achieved by simulating a salon daily service time schedule. Future professionals receive instructions on job requirements, interviewing techniques, resume writing, and employee benefits and wages. There is in-depth training in guest servicing, time management, self- promotion, communication, goal setting, merchandising and successful salon entrepreneurship and management. Express your creativity and talent in hair, skin, nail care and face color application. Our beauty culture courses incorporate 1,500 hours of extensive hands-on learning to provide you a complete understanding of beauty and wellness. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to succeed as a licensed Barber/Stylist.