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49 Pa. Code § 3.71. Curriculum.


§ 3.71. Curriculum.

 (a)  Schedule. Every student shall be instructed in accordance with the following schedule:

Honing and stropping    25
Shaving and various uses of the straight razor   240
Haircutting, hairstyling and hairpieces  535
Shampoo and scalp massages    25
Haircoloring    25
Massaging (facials)    25
Hairwaving or curling (perms), straightening   25
Scalp and skin disease    50
State barber law and rules and regulations    50
Physiology    50
Sterilization and sanitation    50
Hygiene    25
Bacteriology    25
Electricity (ultraviolet, high frequency, infrared, curling irons)   25
Professional ethics and barbershop demeanor    25
Manager-barber instructions, instruments, shop management, examination orientation and preparation for related    50
Total minimum hours of credit required 1,250

 (b)  Practical work.

   (1)  Each student shall perform the following amount of practical work during his training:

Permanent waves  50
Colors  50
Haircuts 200
Shaves 150
Massages (facial)  50
Shampoos  50
Total operations 550

   (2)  The shop owner shall display, in front of the student performing the practical work, a sign in display letters at least 1 inch in height as follows:


 (c)  Exception. A student who has commenced training under the previous curriculum before January 25, 1992, is not affected by subsection (a).

 (d)  Examination.

   (1)  If a licensed cosmetologist wishes to take the barber examination, the cosmetologist shall have successfully completed the following subjects:

State barber laws, rules and regulations  50
Haircutting, hairstyling and hairpieces 330
Shaving and various uses of the straight razor 240
Honing and stropping  50
Manager-barber instructions, instruments, shop management, orientation and preparation for related examination  25
Total hours of credit 695

   (2)  Upon application to the Board, the cosmetologist will be given 555 hours of credit for subjects previously covered in the cosmetology training courses, to be applied to the 1,250 hour training requirement.


   The provisions of this §  3.71 amended under section 15-A.4(b) of the act of June 19, 1931 (P. L. 589, No. 202) (63 P. S. §  566.4(b)).


   The provisions of this §  3.71 amended January 24, 1992, effective January 25, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 347; amended November 22, 2002, effective November 23, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 5751. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (201654) to (201656).

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