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Help your clients make the best first impression.

The Be Aveda Institutes barbering program* offers education in traditional cutting techniques with a modern, holistic approach. You’ll learn the steps to achieving the closest shave or most stylish beard.

*Not all programs available at all locations

Our curriculum

Our barbering program teaches students how to provide clients with a classic barbershop experience and the perfect hairstyle. It combines traditional time in the classroom with on-the-clinic-floor client training under the direct supervision of licensed educator professionals. Our curriculum includes:

  • Scalp treatments
  • Hair care rinses
  • Machine cuts
  • Scissor cuts
  • Straight razor shaves
  • Face and head shaves
  • Hair coloring
  • Line-ups
  • Fades
  • Management skills
  • Career development
  • Workplace success

Expect a balance between time spent in the classroom and on the clinic floor providing services to actual clients under the direct supervision of licensed educator professionals.

Designed for busy schedules

Depending on the location and schedule, our full-time barbering program can be completed in as little as 7.5 months.

Students walk away equipped with the most relevant barbering techniques and practical business knowledge. This program is designed to prepare people who want to work in a barber shop, salon, or spa as well as business entrepreneurs.

Although our program is full-time, it’s designed to be flexible. Classes are held only three days a week, making it possible to pursue your career while focusing on other commitments such as work, your family, or your health and interests.

During your first week as a student, you’ll receive a kit with all the tools and products needed to complete our barbering program. The state licensing fees are included too!

Explore potential careers for licensed barbers

The beauty industry gives people the freedom to pave their own path. Licensed professionals are able to explore a diverse spectrum of jobs and gigs. Some potential careers available to licensed barbers include but aren’t limited to:

  • Barber
  • Stylist for photo, film, or television shoots
  • Barbering instructor
  • Barbershop manager or owner

As one of our students, you will have access to the global Aveda network that spans over 9,000 salons and spas. Aveda salons provide a unique networking opportunity to broaden your sights and allow you see what the beauty industry has to offer.

Are you ready to pursue your career?

Discover new techniques and the skills to have a successful career in beauty. Apply now and pay the application fee.

Take advantage of financial assistance

We can help you overcome barriers to your cosmetology education. We offer:

  • Financial aid to those who qualify
  • Scholarships
  • Payment plans

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