Course Description

Lu Ross Academy is proud to launch the first Barbering program in Ventura County. The Barbering program emphasizes the importance of hands-on training. We know you will make mistakes – we expect you to make mistakes. That is how people learn – from correcting their mistakes.

When a student encounters any difficulty or is not sure what to do, our talented instructors are there to step in and assist. It’s at that point that the maximum education takes place. We know our system works – that’s why Lu Ross Academy was voted Best Haircut under $20 by the readers of the Ventura County Reporter for three years in a row! Our State Board classes have set the standard in the industry.

We want all our graduates to pass their exam the first time. If you don’t pass the first time, you can attend additional Board classes at no extra charge. We’ll discuss with you how to solve whatever problem you had the first time. The curriculum goes far beyond the State Board requirements. Learn advanced techniques and use your creativity. Barbering students receive additional classes from the Cosmetology Department in hair color, bleaching and hair-cutting. Continuous practical applications, lectures, testing and evaluations are used to meet the course objectives. The goal is to make our Barbering graduates world class professionals who can perform great men’s services as well as women’s.

The Lu Ross Academy Barbering program is located in a newly remodeled building in downtown Ventura which is 2 blocks distance from the main campus. The address of the Barbering School is 93 South Chestnut Street, Ventura, CA 93001.

Course Outline

A. 1100 hours in technical instruction and practical training in hair dressing

1) 65 hours in technical instruction and 240 practical operations in hair styling, including but not limited to
2) 40 hours of technical instruction and 105 practical operations in Perm Waves and Chemical Relaxers, 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
  • 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
3) 60 hours of technical instruction and 50 practical operations in hair color and bleaching, including but not limited to
4) 20 hours of instruction and 80 practical operations in haircutting, 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
  • Proper use of cutting tools
  • Scissors
  • Razors
  • Thinning shears
  • Texturizing tools and techniques
  • Combs
  • Various comb styles and their purposes
  • Use of electrical clippers
  • 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
5) 200 hours of technical instruction and practical operation in Shaving, including but not limited to 100 hours of technical instruction and 40 hours practical operation in the following
  • Preparation and performance
  • Preparing clients for shaving
  • Skin analysis
  • Shaving techniques
  • Facial massage
  • Post facial product application
  • Rolling cream massage

6) 200 hours of technical instruction in Health and Safety, including but not limited to 20 hours of technical instruction in Laws and Regulations

  • Barbering and Cosmetology Act
  • Boards Rules and Regulation
7) Students will also be educated in salon related subjects such as
  • Salon business
  • Professional ethics
  • Record keeping
  • Basic tax information

45 hours of technical instruction on Health and Safety

  • 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
  • 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

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

If you would like more information on our school or more specifically our barbering program please Contact Us. We will be happy to provide with the latest course information and answer any questions you have.