Licensed professional Barbers shampoo, cut, style, and can provide a variety of chemical services (coloring, relaxers, ect.) . They shave, cut beards and mustaches. They also give facial massages and hair and scalp treatments. Barbers usually work on men's hair, although many have both male and female customers. Similar to cosmetologist, they can also provide a variety of health and wellness consultations. A successful licensed Barber creates an experience for the client that he or she will enjoy, keeps pace with the beauty and fashion industry and stand ready to meet the constantly changing skills vital to success.
About The Program
The Barber Program is a 1200 hour program that consists of academic (theory) and practical application. Students are taught through class room lecture, demonstration and hands on training in a clinic setting, where they practice skills on mannequins and clients. Beginning students are taught the basics and are not allowed practice on clients until they have mastered the basics skills to move on to the next level. Students are tested at the end of each subject and are expected to pass with at least 80% test score.
Students enrolled in the above program will received a diploma upon completion of all graduation requirements. (for additional information contact Admissions and Enrollment
Careers in Barbering
Barbers/Barber Stylist have a variety of options similar to the Cosmetology career choices. A barber may decide to work in an established shop, or open his/her own shop. In addition, some barbers decide to become certified instructors and work in a barber school to teach others their craft.
Barbers also can elect to work in a more public career in the spotlight cutting in trade shows competing for prizes or working in the entertainment industry.
The Barbering Program objective is to provide the students with the necessary education and training to meet the competencies for examination required by the Florida State Board of Barbering. The students are equipped with a variety of skills to begin a career in the Barbering or the related industry, including business skills, customer service, retailing, communications, and entrepreneurship.