If you’re interested in a career in barbering, you’ve made a smart choice. This timeless profession continues to grow, with an estimated 10% increase in jobs between 2014 and 2024. This means that with a degree from an award-winning barber school like Bellus Academy, you’ll be able to find a career, not just a job, after graduation. Our barbering programs provide the hands-on and theoretical training needed to prepare you for an in-demand field that requires creativity, people skills, and entrepreneurship.
Offered at our campuses in Poway and Chula Vista, California, Bellus Academy’s barbering programs were developed in partnership with acclaimed stylist DJ Muldoon. Our industry professional educators use the Bellus proprietary system to teach men’s grooming trends, shaving, and haircutting through visual, verbal, written, and hands-on instruction. Upon completion, students are prepared for the demands of the field and certification by the California State Board of licensing.
Available programs include:
Our programs provide the comprehensive training needed to pursue a career in barbering, including ten signature haircuts and inspiration from popular period dramas, like Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men. Your studies begin with an iPad for access to The Lab, our social learning platform, and the purchase of a student kit, which contains the tools of the trade. Each student begins training with a mannequin, then transitions to serving clients in our on-site clinic. As your skills develop and your confidence grows, you’ll even have the opportunity to enter challenging national competitions that showcase your talents.
Along with the highest standards for barbering technique and the latest trends, Bellus Academy also emphasizes the business aspect of barbering and financial literacy. Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio and resume while learning more about what it takes to enter the field as a booth renter, independent contractor, employee, or employer. Financial aid is available for those eligible, and Career Services helps graduates with interview skills, state board preparation, and finding jobs.
When you choose a career in barbering, you’re not just entering a rewarding field with plenty of opportunity for professional and personal growth. You’re developing essential skills that will prepare you to excel in your craft, start your own business, and grow your earnings for years to come.
Are you ready to get started? If so, contact Bellus Academy online to speak with an admissions counselor. We’re standing by to answer all your questions and help you enroll in barber school at our Poway or Chula Vista campuses. Apply online now to begin day or night classes right away.
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“As a cosmo crossover, the Barbering Program was not only an excellent way to brush up on the basics, but also the best way to take my career to the next level. The staff was so helpful in every aspect and I highly recommend the program.”
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