The Barbering Program

The hot modern-day barbershop trend is exploding. 

More and more men are wanting a comfortable space where they can get where they can get the full barber experience of grooming, a classic taper or fade style haircut and a relaxing shave performed by a trained, professional barber.

Our four-level program gives you hands-on training in everything from precision haircutting, color and texture to skincare, shaving and grooming, plus the personal and business skills you need to build a career.

barbering program

Our Program Levels

A 195-hour orientation, known as Phase 1, instills the basic fundamentals. Students are graded and evaluated using written, oral, and practical testing methods. Students must successfully complete the Phase 1 curriculum prior to advancing to the next phase.

Technical Areas Covered Include:

  • Haircutting
  • Chemical work (including coloring and perms)
  • Men’s shaving and grooming
  • Basic skin and grooming
  • Basic skin care
  • Hairpiece design, fitting, and maintenance
  • And much more

Your experience in Phase 2 produces a smooth transition from Phase 1 to Phase 3. You spend 130 hours in Phase 2 preparing you for the clinic classroom experience.

Areas Covered Include:

  • Practice on real people in a barbershop-like environment
  • Perfect your skills with help from Learning Leaders

Your time from 325 hours to 900 hours will be spent in Phase 3. You will build on the skills learned in Phases 1 & 2, learning time management, retailing and guest relation skills as well as the art of successful communication.

Areas Covered Include:

  • Work independently (under the supervision of a Learning Leader)
  • Prepare a career portfolio
  • Prepare to pass the State Board test
  • Develop speed and prepare to start your career

From 900 to 1500 hours, you will be in the Final Phase of your program. While exploring advanced barbering services there is opportunity to build chemical skills and gain knowledge of new advancements in the salon world.

During this segment you will participate in the Final Phase program. This program focuses on post-graduate needs, such as passing your State Exam, salon business, seeking employment, resumes and cover letters, and career options.

Student Kit

We want you to be prepared. That’s why our students receive their own professional kit packed with all the essentials—mannequin heads, shears, clippers and trimmers, a straight-edge razor, combs, clips, and much more—so you’re ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.

IPAD Included

When you have the latest technology and resources at your fingertips, you’ll be more successful in school and in your career. That’s why every student at Michael’s School of Hair Design and Esthetics receives an iPad with their student kit

Barbering Program

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs

  • Tuition: $16,995.00
  • Books/Kit/Supplies: $3,304.00
  • Uniform: $30.00
  • State Registration Fee: $25.00
  • Student Badge Fee: $6.00
  • Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00
  • Registration Fee: $50.00
  • Post Grad Fees: $223.00
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 1500 hours

WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?

Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:

Please check back later for class start dates.

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
  • 1 iPad Air 1 (32 GB) w/2 Years Apple Care
  • Milady Pro Online Haircutting Simulation
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
  • Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, ISBN-13: 9781285437910
  • Milady’s Student Reference for Anatomy & Physiology Flip Chart, ISBN 1-4018-9747-9
  • Milady MindTap App

Barbering Crossover

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs

  • Tuition: $3,000.00
  • Registration Fee: $50.00
  • Books/Kit/Supplies: $1,270.00
  • Uniform: $30.00
  • State Registration Fee: $25.00
  • Student Badge Fee: $6.00
  • Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00
  • Post Grad Fees: $223.00
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 300 hours

WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?

Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:

Please check back later for class start dates.

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
  • Milady Pro Online Haircutting Simulation
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
  • Book Set ISBN 9780538457675 containing:
    • 1 Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Textbook, ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-9715-3 (Hardcover)
    • 1 Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Exam Review, ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-9712-2
    • 1 Milady’s Study Guide – The Essential Companion

We are not currently offering classes for these programs.

FUNDING YOUR FUTURE

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