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Barber School Frequently Asked Questions
Barber schools offer the hands-on training and instruction in men's hair cutting, shaving, scalp and skin care; essentially all of the skills required to be a fully licensed barber. The barber student also has the option of participating in barbershop management programs or instructional programs, so that the student has the option of becoming a barber, barbershop manager or barber school instructor.

What is the difference between a barber school and a cosmetology school?
Barber schools specialize in men's hair and skin services. This involves men's hair cutting and shaving, working with different hair textures, customer psychology, product knowledge and shop management. Cosmetology school is generally the same duration and encompasses men's hair cutting and shaving, but also includes women's styling, coloring, skin care, cosmetic application and manicuring.

What do I need to enroll?
Most barber schools require proof of high school graduation.

How long will I have to attend barber school?
Different barber schools have different hour requirements; some require 1,500 hours to complete the program, others require 2,000 hours. If you want to cross train in cosmetology or get instructor certification, you should expect to have to complete an additional 500-1,000 hours. You can expect a barber training program to last a minimum of 9 months.

How do I choose a barber school?
It's a good idea to talk to barbers whose work you know and ask them where they went to school and how they liked the programs. You'll also want to look for flexible course schedules if you'll be working while attending classes. Ask what financial aid the schools are able to offer, and if they provide assistance in finding jobs after graduation.

What kind of certification will I get when I graduate?
Barber certification programs offer hands-on courses in hair cutting, styling, shaving, skin and scalp care and tool sanitation. Technical diploma coursework includes the basic career focused training along with classroom work in sales and shop management. Full certification is achieved after completion of the barber training program and when the licensing exam is passed.

Universal Barber College Write review for this local business
1202 S 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 262-9904  
Arizona Barber Styling College Write review for this local business
2842 W Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85009
(602) 484-7248  
Latin Style School of Barbering and Supplies Inc. Write review for this local business
340 E Baseline Rd Ste 45, Phoenix, AZ 85042
(602) 243-7248  
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3840 N. 32nd St #5, Phoenix, AZ 85018
(480) 332-4823  
Elite Cuts & Clothes Write review for this local business
1644 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 970-7653  
The Studio Academy of Beauty Write review for this local business
9897 W. McDowell Rd. Suite 810, Tolleson, AZ 85353
(623) 225-9563  
Hairstylists Salon Write review for this local business
9971 W Camelback Rd Ste 123, Phoenix, AZ 85037
(623) 873-1068  
Queen Creek Barber School Write review for this local business
20892 E Ocotillo Rd Ste 104, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
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There are barber schools located all over the world. Many people attend these academies in order to get a cosmetology license or certification. However, before making a decision on a specific hair and beauty program, you should be sure to make a few important inquiries to ensure that the school is right for you. Here are a few questions to ask cosmetology academies.

  • What type of training will I receive?
    The level of training you receive at a barber school will vary, depending on the facility and teachers. If you are interested in a specific beauty degree or certification, you should be certain to inquire about it up front.

  • Will I learn to style and color hair?
    Most barber academies teach students how to properly cut hair. However, if you need to learn how to style and dye hair as well, you should make certain to choose the right facility. Just so you know, the more you learn, the more the schooling may cost.

  • How long is the training program?
    The length of the schooling will vary depending on what you are trying to get certified in. For instance, if you need to learn how to professionally style hair, put in highlights, and provide beauty or makeup tips, your schooling may take longer.

  • How much does the barber or cosmetology course cost?
    This will vary depending on the facility you choose. While you do need to get the proper beauty license and certification, you should check into several academies to learn which one has the most affordable classes.