201 Kar 14:090. School Curriculum

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/014/090.htm
Published: 2015

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      201 KAR 14:090. School curriculum.


      RELATES TO: KRS 317.410, 317.440(1)(e),


      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 317.440(1)(e),

317.540(2), (3)


317.440(1)(e) requires the Board of Barbering to promulgate an administrative

regulation governing the hours and courses of instruction at barber schools. KRS

317.540 requires the board to promulgate an administrative regulation

prescribing the courses and requirements for a barber school. This

administrative regulation establishes requirements for the course of study at

barber schools.


      Section 1. A student shall receive at

least 1,500 hours in practice work and lectures based on the following courses

of study:

      (1) Instruments - thirty (30) hours:

      (a) Razors;

      (b) Shears;

      (c) Clippers;

      (d) Hones and strops; and

      (e) Combs, brushes, hair dryers, and

curling irons;

      (2) Shaving instructions – 100 hours:

      (a) Purpose of lather;

      (b) Application of lather properly to the


      (c) Sterilization of razor before


      (d) Stretching the skin while shaving;

      (e) Proper method for wiping the razor;

      (f) Shaving a patron once over;

      (g) Shaving a patron second time over;

      (h) Method of removing soap and cleaning

face with hot towels after shaving;

      (i) Application of various after shave

creams and lotions;

      (j) Trimming a mustache; and

      (k) Demonstrations and lectures on the

various positions for holding a razor to shave a face while standing on one (1)

side of the barber chair.

      1. Each stroke shall be thoroughly


      2. The instructor shall ensure that the


      a. Uses professional technique while

performing the shaving strokes;

      b. Understands the necessity of:

      (i) Personal hygiene;

      (ii) Using clean linens; and

      (iii) Sterilizing each instrument used on

a patron; and

      c. Is advised to pay attention to a

patron’s comfort while in the chair.

      3. The different textures of beards and the

directions of the grain shall be explained;

      (3) Haircutting for men, women, and

children – 935 hours:

      (a) Application of hair cloth, towel, and

neck strip;

      (b) Combing hair before cutting;

      (c) Method of tapering hair;

      (d) Method of thinning hair;

      (e) Method of finger work;

      (f) Method of cutting hair on top of


      (g) Method of cutting hair with a razor;

      (h) Using a neck duster or tissue;

      (i) Method of shaving sides and neck

after removing hair cloth;

      (j) Method of combing, drying, and

dressing the hair; and

      (k) The methods of haircutting and hair


      (4) Shampooing – forty (40) hours:

      (a) Purpose of and giving a proper


      (b) Preparing customer for shampoo;

      (c) Different materials to be used; and

      (d) Difference in various kinds of


      (5) Permanent waving – forty (40) hours:

      (a) Explanation of chemical and physical

actions in permanent waving;

      (b) Necessity of scalp and hair analysis;

      (c) Basic requirements, blocking

sections, curling rods, and processing time; and

      (d) Safety and protection for patrons;

      (6) Hair coloring – forty (40) hours:

      (a) Safety measures;

      (b) Chemicals involved; and

      (c) Application;

      (7) Hair straightening and relaxing –

forty (40) hours:

      (a) Patron protection;

      (b) Hair and scalp analysis; and

      (c) Methods of application;

      (8) Massaging – thirty-five (35) hours:

      (a) Theory and different types of


      (b) Application and demonstration of

various creams and lotions in facial;

      (c) Effect of light therapy on tissues;

      (d) Results produced by massage on the

skin, muscles, cells, glands, and circulation;

      (e) Proper recommendation of massage; and

      (f) All modern, electrical equipment used

in barber shops with demonstrations;

      (9) Scalp and skin diseases – twenty (20)


      (a) Various kinds of scalp treatment;

      (b) Properly advising a patron to consult

a physician;

      (c) The danger of giving a scalp

treatment to a scalp afflicted with an unknown disease;

      (d) Explanation of causes and treatment

of dandruff;

      (e) Giving causes of dry and oily scalps

and treatment;

      (f) Explanation of various forms of

alopecia and treatment;

      (g) Explanation of causes of seborrhea,

acne, psoriasis, impetigo, and eczema in their various forms; and

      (h) Explanation of advisability of

cooperating with physician in treating scalp in barber shop;

      (10) Physiology and anatomy of the head,

face, and neck – 100 hours:

      (a) Giving descriptions of skin, hair,

glands, and their various functions;

      (b) Shedding and regrowth of hair;

      (c) Sweat glands and their functions;

      (d) Hair follicle, hair bulb, and


      (e) Sympathetic and cerebrospinal nervous


      (f) Blood supply to the face and scalp;

      (g) Preservation and beautification of

the hair and skin;

      (h) Microscopic studies of the hair; and

      (i) Benefits derived from relaxation from

fatigue while in barber chair;

      (11) Sterilization and sanitation – forty

(40) hours:

      (a) Definition of sterilization,

disinfectants, antiseptics, and their uses;

      (b) Chemicals to be used in


      (c) Methods of sterilization;

      (d) Difference between contagion and


      (e) Taking precautions to prevent

infection; and

      (f) Importance of sterilization of all

instruments used in the barber shop;

      (12) Hygiene – ten (10) hours:

      (a) Theory and importance of personal

hygiene; and

      (b) Hygiene as it applies to the practice

of barbering;

      (13) Bacteriology – twenty (20) hours:

      (a) Discovery of existence of bacteria;

      (b) Production, growth, and destruction

of bacteria;

      (c) Necessity of elementary knowledge of


      (d) Possibility of barber shop infection;

      (e) Various agents that may carry

bacteria in barber shop service;

      (f) Difference in bacteria that are

helpful and needed and bacteria that are harmful; and

      (g) Advice concerning absolute

cleanliness and sanitation in all practices of barbering because of harmful bacteria;

      (14) Electricity – ten (10) hours:

Explanation of various electrical equipment and appliances that can be used in

barber science treatments;

      (15) Pharmacology – twenty (20 hours:

Explanation of the value of medicinal and nonmedicinal ingredients found in

barber shop preparations, hair dyes, face lotions, shampoos, permanent, tints,

bleaches, and specially prepared face and scalp remedies designated for local action;

      (16) Psychology – ten (10) hours:

      (a) Necessity of organization;

      (b) High ideals in the barber business;


      (c) Emphasis on development of

personality and skill to inspire confidence in the public; and

      (17) History, professional ethics, and

other information – ten (10) hours:

      (a) History of the barber profession;

      (b) Importance of barbering and its

relation to civilization; and

      (c) Business management, bookkeeping,

shop management, and advertising.


      Section 2. (1) A student shall complete

the course of study required by Section 1 of this administrative regulation as

required by KRS 317.540(1).

      (2) Each student shall receive at least one

(1) hour:

      (a) A week devoted to the teaching and

explanation of KRS Chapter 317 and 201 KAR Chapter 14: and

      (b) Of combined lecture and demonstration

each day.


      Section 3. (1) A microscope

shall be part of the school’s equipment to enable a student to study the

structure of the hair and scalp.

      (2) There shall be a

reference library including a medical dictionary, books on anatomy and physiology

and other books dealing with the functions of the human body which are

applicable to the proper practice of the barber profession. (KBB:Sch:Curr-1; 1

Ky.R. 726; eff. 5-14-1975; Am. 10 Ky.R. 896; eff. 2-1-1984; 25 Ky.R. 2430;

2837; eff. 6-16-1999; 2195; 2686; eff. 7-7-2014.)