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The Historical Art of Barbering

The Historical Art of Barbering

At Zorganics Institute, come learn how to handle a straight razor, the products and techniques utilized in Barber and the historical impact of the Barber in society at large. With our holistic mindset and global awareness, come discover what the world of Barbering holds for you with Zorganics Institute.




ZORGANICS Institute Barber program covers 1000 hours of state- required instruction, and students will learn and practice varied techniques on mannequins, models, and customers to gain the speed, accuracy, and diversity of skill that is required as a professional Barber. Students will begin their training on mannequins during the phase 1 of the course, and progress to practical training on live models.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES: To prepare students to an entry level position in the salon field performing all services normally offered in the Barber profession.

Upon completion of the course requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

  • Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.

  • Practice proper grooming, poise, and effective communication skills.

  • Understand employer/employee relationships and respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received.

  • Perform the basic analytical and manipulative skills applicable to the program of study.

  • Apply the theory, technical information and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.

DESCRIPTION: Lectures, demonstrations, and lab work. Training will include a combination of live models and mannequins. The BARBER course consists of various topics and subjects related to the theoretical and practical (hands on) aspects of the care and beautification of the hair, skin and nails. Topics and/or subjects are designed to assist the future professional with a basic understanding of a wide variety of knowledge areas in the field. Because trends and tools within the field are constantly changing, ZORGANICS Institute updates the course content and the teaching methods to address those trends

PROGRAM LENGTH: 1000 hours Intended time to complete the Barber program attending full time is 8.5 months. 

As outlined by Washington State Law, RCW 18:16, a minimum of 1000 hours are required for licensure. These are divided as follows:

1000 hours are dedicated to Theory of the practice of barbering services, business practices and basic human anatomy and physiology.


Core Curriculum



Students will acquire knowledge and practical skills in the following subjects:

  • Theory of the practice of barbering including business practices and basic human anatomy and physiology.

  • Shampooing including draping, brushing, scalp manipulations, conditioning and rinsing.

  • Scalp and hair analysis.

  • Hair cutting and trimming including scissors, razor, thinning shears and clippers.

  • Hair styling including wet, dry and thermal styling, and styling aids.

  • Cutting and trimming of facial hair including shaving, beard and mustache design and eyebrow, ear and nose hair trimming.

  • Cleaning and disinfecting of individual work stations, individual equipment and tools and proper use and storage of linens.

  • Diseases and disorders of the skin, scalp and hair.

  • Safety including proper use of implements and electrical appliances.

  • First aid as it relates to barbering.

  • Not all training may be on mannequins.

Phase  1- Earth

          (0-250 Hours)

  • New student Orientation

  • Introductory theory & basic practical skills

  • Safety and sanitation

  • Intro to clinic floor and client consultation   

Phase  2- Water

        (251-500 Hours)

  • Continue progression through Milady Standard textbook to expand knowledge

  • Build upon foundational practical skills

  • Begin practice on live clients, and build confidence

Phase 3- Fire

         (501-750 Hours)

  • Hands-on theory classes

  • Review all subjects learned. and expand knowledge from part 1 and part 2

  • Learn and practice more advanced techniques

  • Focus on completing practical requirements

Phase  4- Air

(751-1000 Hours)

  • Review Washington State rules and regulations, as well as business practices

  • Employment preparation (resume, portfolio)

  • Employer interview techniques

Continue to review and study, fully complete practical requirements, prepare for WA State exams, take final written and practical examinations.

Complete exit interview, graduation, and sign up for WA State Exams.


NOTE: ZORGANICS Institute does not offer on-campus housing.The costs listed below are estimated figures of the total cost of attendance which includes expenses outside of tuition and fees 



Materials & Supplies:




Orientation Fee:






         *Payment Plan Available


         *Private School Loans