What is Barbering?
Barbering consists of hair cutting, shaving, trimming the beard, coloring the hair, applying hair tonics, permanent waving, massaging the face and scalp, treating the hair with oils, creams, lotions or other preparations either by hand or mechanical appliance. 

Public Barbershop Services

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Special Event


Monday, January 25, 2021

A free day-long virtual summit designed specifically to inform barbers, natural hair practitioners, and cosmetologists of information, best practices, and resources that can help them create a sustainable, lifestyle-supporting business in their profession.

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Do you want to Become a Barber?
Attend a Required Online Information Session:

Learn about registration fees, admission requirements, books, kits, uniforms, and program schedule.

Please check the website on the day you are planning to attend, as times and dates are subject to change. 

Please email William Graham at [email protected] to reserve your spot for an online information session. Please include your preferred date, time, and the best e-mail address to reach you at. A link will be sent to your e-mail address before the information session begins. 

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Training Leading to Certification

Learn the art of barbering, and prepare for the NC Board of Barber Examiners certification exam and apprentice license. 

After at least one year of on-the-job training, the student is eligible to take the Registered Barber License examination.

    Financial Assistance Available: 
    • For non-credit student support services or to see if you qualify for financial assistance, contact the Career Pathways Program & Student Resources. 

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    • Approved program to use your Veterans Affairs GI Benefits. Learn more by contacting William Graham– 919-866-5727 or [email protected] 

    Success Story!

    Nathaniel Wall ==>
    School of Barbering
    Class of 2017

    For additional details about the program contact William Graham.

    Course Details & Registration Information

    Barbering I - Introduction
    Available Classes
    Not currently offered.
    Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
    Intended Audience
    Are you creative? Do you enjoy networking? Do you want a career instead of a job? Have you dreamed of owning your own business? If so, the barbering field may be for you! Become part of an industry that’s always in demand! Prepare for employment as an apprentice and as a registered barber. Learn theory and practice for cutting, coloring, styling, and relaxing hair; shampooing and scalp treatments; shaving; and facials. Learn about barbering products, customer service, and barber shop management. Instructors are licensed by the state board and stay current on new methods and services, seminars, and conferences.
    Course Objectives
    1. Learn Study Skills, The History of Barbering, Professional Image, Bacteriology, Infection Control and a Safe Work Practices
    2. Learn Implements, Tools, and Equipment, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry
    3. Learn Shaving and Facial Design, Men’s Haircutting and Styling, Haircoloring and Lightening, and Barbershop Management
    Outline of Instruction
    1. Lesson 1 & 2:
      • Study Skills
      • The History of Barbering
      • Professional Image
      • Barbershop Management
    2. Lesson 3 & 4:
      • Bacteriology
      • Infection Control
    3. Lesson 5 & 6:
      • Safe Work Practices
      • Implements, Tools, and equipment
    4. Lesson 7 & 8:
      • Anatomy and Physiology
    5. Lesson 9 & 10:
      • Chemistry
    6. Lesson 11 & 12:
      • Shaving and Facial Design
    7. Lesson 13 & 14:
      • Men’s Haircutting and Styling
      • Haircoloring and Lightening
    Contact Hours
    Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
    NC Board of Barber Examiners
    Website URL
    Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
    1. NC Barber License
    CE to CU Articulation
    Barber School Orientation and Career Readiness Certificate.
    Text and Supplies Needed
    Milady’s Standard: Professional Barbering Textbook & Workbook, a styling mannequin and barber supplies.
    Clinical Site/Special Facilities
    Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
    1. Attendance 90% or above
    2. Participation
    Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
    NC Board of Barbers Examiners
    Intended Audience
    Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
    Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
    • Professional Barber-Stylist
    Related Courses
    • Barbershop Management - BAR-3100E7
    • NC Barber Instructor Exam Prep - BAR-3100D7
    • Barbering III - Advanced - BAR-3100C7
    Course Contact Information
    William Graham