Our highly curated barbering program was developed to foster both the technical and entrepreneurial development of future professionals, giving them a competitive industry advantage! Our curriculum features cutting, shaving, and facials, including specialized skills that give barbers a robust repertoire that are current with the industry trends.

Barbering

1500 Hours

Comprising 1500 hours, the Barbering program addresses hair analysis, styling, and cutting, permanent waving and chemical straightening, hair coloring and bleaching, and shaving.

Students also learn essential health and safety concepts, including California laws and regulations, sanitation and disinfection, and anatomy and physiology. To support your professional development, the program covers fundamental business knowledge, such as online marketing, brand development, client retention strategies and tax information. Eligible students may also participate in externships with local resorts and spas, community service, and off-site learning.

  • Receive comprehensive barbering training for both the artistry and business of this timeless profession
  • Discover the latest trends and fashion in men’s grooming
  • Learn everything from cutting to shaving
  • Learn the business side of the industry, including retailing, sales techniques and financial management
  • Compete in national competitions
  • Refine your hands-on skills by working with clients on our busy clinic floor
  • Explore externship and job opportunities in top spas and resorts that we’ve partnered with
  • Develop your portfolio and resume
  • Receive assistance with job placement, interviews and state board prep
  • Financial Aid is available to those who qualify

Professional Upgrade for Cosmetologists

400 Hours

Individuals who have previously earned a California cosmetology license may earn their barbering license by completing 400 hours of training, receiving a credit for the program’s remaining 1100 hours.

Meet the demands of your male clients and get licensed in Barbering. You’ll be credited with 1,100 of the 1,500 hours required for our Barbering program.

Barber Program Kit

Barbering program kit

Take Action Today

Program Schedules

Program
Hours
Day Schedule
Day Schedule
Length (approx.)
Night Schedule
Night Schedule
Length (approx.)
Barbering
1500
Mon - Fri | 9am - 4:30pm
10 Months
Mon - Fri | 5pm - 10pm
15 Months
Professional Upgrade for Cosmetologists
400
Mon - Fri | 9am - 4:30pm
3 Months
Mon - Fri | 5pm - 10pm
4 Months
Barbering (Day Schedule)
Hours
Schedule
Length
1500 Mon - Fri | 9am - 4:30pm 10 Months
Barbering (Night Schedule)
Hours
Schedule
Length
1500 Mon - Fri | 5pm - 10pm 15 Months
Professional Upgrade for Cosmetologists (Day Schedule)
Hours
Schedule
Length
400 Mon - Fri | 9am - 4:30pm 3 Months
Professional Upgrade for Cosmetologists (Night Schedule)
Hours
Schedule
Length
400 Mon - Fri | 5pm - 10pm 4 Months

5 Great Reasons to be a Barber

#1
You can be your own boss
#2
Indulge Your Creative Side
#3
A Great Second Career
#4
Job Security
#5
Improving People’s Lives

Visit the Bellus Salon & Spa

contribute to the education and training of our aspiring students.
Book a service

Standing Ovations

from our students and graduates
Custom Color
Request Information
bellus academy colors for 2022

Pick Your Color

Bellus Teal
Very Peri
Tree Top
Cornsilk

Request Information

Land your dream career
By clicking 'Get Answers', this constitutes your written consent to be emailed, called and/or texted (standard text message rates may apply) by Bellus Academy at the contact info you have provided.