Barbering

Get creative and help others feel great with a career in barbering!

At Emily Griffith, our Barbering program will give you hands-on experience with shaving, hair cutting, scalp treatments, styling techniques, coloring, chemical texture services and more. You’ll also learn the rules and regulations necessary to get your barbering license, as well as the skills you need to open and run your own barbershop. 

Plus, you’ll get the chance to practice and gain real-world experience working with clients at our on-site, fully student-run barber shop, Emily’s Salon & Barbershop.

Latest trends: Our barbering instructors are well-known in the community and at the top of their game, so you’ll learn about all of the latest styles and trends happening right now in barbering. 

Convenient classes: Our part-time program allows you to take classes in the evening that better fit your schedule. 

High-demand career: Enjoy a 95 percent job placement rate in the barbering field with your Emily Griffith Barbering certificate. We work with major names in the barbering industry to help connect you with a career. 

Want more information? Get the Barbering Program Flyer and the Barbering Program Checklist.

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Barbering Certificate?

Graduates from Emily Griffith’s Barbering program use their certificate to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Barber
  • Barber Shop Owner
  • Platform Artist/Educator
  • Color Specialist
  • Product Representative
  • Beard & Design Expert

Check out the classes you will take as a Barbering student at Emily Griffith. The Barbering program qualifies for federal financial aid.

Service Industries
$8,163
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
10 Months
Full-time program length
9/28/2020
Next Start Date
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Course Information

Required Courses

BAR 103 Introduction to Hair and Scalp

Introduces various types of hair, scalp treatments and shampoos. Focuses on recognition and treatment of disorders of hair and scalp, product knowledge and proper massage techniques to help control these disorders and cleanse the hair and scalp. Covers terminology dealing with hair structure scalp and hair disorders. Training is provided in a lab or classroom setting

Start Date: 12/02/2020
Instructor: Dane Vickers
BAR 103 Introduction to Hair and Scalp

Introduces various types of hair, scalp treatments and shampoos. Focuses on recognition and treatment of disorders of hair and scalp, product knowledge and proper massage techniques to help control these disorders and cleanse the hair and scalp. Covers terminology dealing with hair structure scalp and hair disorders. Training is provided in a lab or classroom setting

Start Date: 10/07/2020
Instructor: Christina Larez
BAR 107 Intro/Shaving/ Honing/Stropping

Introduces the general principles of shaving to include hair texture, grain of the beard and analysis of the skin. Theory is combined with the practical application of proper shaving procedures and cutting strokes used on the face.

Start Date: 10/21/2020
Instructor: Christina Larez
BAR 110 Introduction to Hair Coloring

Introduces theory pertaining to law of color, theory of color, chemistry of color, product knowledge, and analysis of hair and scalp. Focuses on basic techniques and procedures for the application of hair coloring

Start Date: 11/09/2020
Instructor: Christina Larez
BAR 120 Introduction to Hair Cutting

Introduces theory relevant to patron protection angles and degree and analysis of hair textures related to hair cutting. Covers proper use and care of hair cutting implements. Introduces basic hair cutting techniques using scissors, razor, clippers, and thinning shears. Training is provided in a classroom or lab setting with students training on mannequins or models.

Start Date: 11/30/2020
Instructor: Christina Larez
BAR 130 Introduction to Hair Styling

Combines theory with the practical application of airforming, curling iron, finger waving, soft pressing and hard pressing.

Start Date: 11/30/2020
Instructor: Christina Larez
BAR 140 Intro Perm Waves/Chem Relxrs

Focuses on the analysis of hair and scalp, proper equipment and product knowledge. Covers basic techniques in permanent waving and chemical relaxing. Incorporates training in a classroom or lab setting on mannequins or models.

Start Date: 10/27/2020
Instructor: Christina Larez
BAR 166 Intro to Facial Massage & Skin Care

Emphasizes basic understanding of facial massage manipulations and the study of skin in both practical and theory applications. Covers the benefits derived from proper facial massage and a good skin care routine.

Start Date: 12/10/2020
Instructor: Dane Vickers
BAR 166 Intro to Facial Massage & Skin Care

Emphasizes basic understanding of facial massage manipulations and the study of skin in both practical and theory applications. Covers the benefits derived from proper facial massage and a good skin care routine.

Start Date: 10/14/2020
Instructor: Christina Larez
COS 160 Intro to Infection Control & Prvntn

This course covers various methods of sanitation, disinfection; and principles of workplace safety, infection control and prevention. Topics presented in this course include: classroom study of bacteriology, chemistry of cleaning versus disinfecting products that are used in the cosmetology industry, and terminology dealing with infection control.

Start Date: 11/09/2020
Instructor: Dane Vickers
COS 160 Intro to Infection Control & Prvntn

This course covers various methods of sanitation, disinfection; and principles of workplace safety, infection control and prevention. Topics presented in this course include: classroom study of bacteriology, chemistry of cleaning versus disinfecting products that are used in the cosmetology industry, and terminology dealing with infection control.

Start Date: 09/28/2020
Instructor: Christina Larez
EMILY’S STORIES


“I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S.”
— Adnan

In Syria, Adnan studied pharmacology in college and worked as a Pharmaceutical Representative and in medical sales for 7 years. When he first arrived here in Denver, he heard about Emily Griffith and started taking English classes. “One of the challenges I faced upon arriving was getting familiar with new words, new language, new environment, new expectations,” explains Adnan. “I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S. It was really expensive in Colorado and a challenge to get a job. I got a job as a driver, but it wasn’t in my field and I didn’t make enough to pay my expenses.”

He says that Tiffany Jaramillo helped him in the CAREERS program and once his English was good enough he worked on getting into the Pharmacy Tech program. “I needed to get my high school diploma from my country, but this was too hard because my country was in the war. I had to get the documents I had translated and then work with the Health Science department to get approved with what I had,” explains Adnan.

The Pharmacy Tech classes have had their own challenges for Adnan. “I had to learn a new vocabulary and medical words. My primary language is Arabic and most of the people in my class speak English,” he says. “Mr. Joe has helped me if I need specific or more help or clarifications. He is a helpful man.”

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