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Our Curriculum

A Phagans barbering education is designed to help our passionate students sit for the the Oregon state board. Further, many of our students aspire to be businesspeople, and we strive to equip them with the skills necessary to be successful after graduation. Some of these skills include:

  • Hair and its associated structures
  • Hair and scalp diseases
  • Sculpting or cutting
  • Styling (wet and thermal)
  • Shampooing and conditioning
  • Shaving
  • Much more

When you are a licensed barber, you can make a career fit for your lifestyle! We do everything we can to inspire our students to reach for their goals and help them along the way.

Career Possibilities

Phagans graduates have found rewarding employment in many different branches of the beauty industry. Career paths that you can pursue once you become a certified professional include:

  • Product representative
  • Platform artist
  • Educator
  • Freelance hair designer
  • Barbershop owner

You don’t need to settle for a job when you can build the career of your dreams in the beauty industry. If any of these possible career options are appealing to you, reach out to us. We can help you get the training you need to pursue them!

Course Goals

  • To qualify to take the Health Licensing Office written exam that covers the subjects of hair shaping (cutting), hair design, shampooing, and styling.
  • To identify scalp diseases and disorders.
  • To perform tasks of Barbering in a proficient manner that will support the graduate in employment.
  • To have an awareness of personal self worth, pride and professionalism.
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Units of Instruction

Shampooing, Rinses, Conditioners & Draping50
Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology30
Hair Styling300
Hair Shaping (cutting)500
Implements & Equipment25
Skin & Scalp Disorders40
Cutting, Trimming, Beard & Mustache & Shaving50
Esthetic Structures40
Safety & Sanitation150
Career Development100
Total Training Hours1,350

Program Information

Grading Scale

Student grades will be based on theory assignments, theory exams, practical assignments and practical exams. Students must achieve a grade of C (75%) or better to be considered acceptable according to the following grading scale:

A90% to 100%Superior
B80% to 89%Excellent
C75% to 79%Satisfactory
F74% or lessUnsatisfactory

Hourly Breakdown of All Courses

ProgramHair DesignEstheticsNail TechnologySafety & Sani.CareerTotal
H = Hair Design, E = Esthetics, N = Nail Technology, B = Barbering, C = Cadet Instructor

All courses (except Cadet Instructor) each contain the required units of 100 hours of Career Development
and 150 hours of Safety and Sanitation. If you have already completed one or more of the courses and want to return to complete another subject, you must complete at least the following hours, plus have an evaluation of your prior hours to credit to the Career Development and Safety & Sanitation requirements:

Textbook Disclosure

2017, 6th edition
ISBN 13: 978-1-3051-0055-8

ISBN 13: 978-1-3051-0066-4

2017, 6th edition
ISBN 13: 978-1-3051-0067-1

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11860 SE 82nd Ave
Happy Valley, OR
(503) 652-2668