Barbering

” . . . I began working in the field of beautification as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I’ve grown a clientele that is similar to my viewpoints, humor, and generally good people that you want to surround yourself with. This has by far been the best decision of my life professionally for my mental health, financial security, and general happiness. I never saw it coming and couldn’t be happier for it.” – Russell D.

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Do you want to pursue an education in barbering? Barbers are not only in high demand, but barbershops are back and better than ever! Our barbering program at International Academy focuses on men’s hair and skincare, facial hair grooming, and more! You can learn how to deliver impeccable fades, edge-ups, and precision cuts. You can prepare to sit for your Florida state board exam and become eligible for licensure at our resort beauty school.

Looking to use your license outside of Florida? You can complete any additional hours that may be required at International Academy for no additional cost! Ask an admissions advisor for details.

The Barber Training Program is 1200 clock hours and can take as little as nine months to complete.

Barber Program Cost

Registration:    $100

Tuition:             $16,200

Kits:                   $1,450

Books:              $250

Supply Fee:      $300

Total:               $18,300

For more information, please visit our catalog. Need help paying for school? Check out our financial aid options!

Our Curriculum

This could be your next step in achieving your dream! Our goal is to help our students succeed in both their education and career. That’s why we want your learning to be as hands-on as possible. You can work with real clients under the direction of our talented instructors at the student salon.

As a student in our barbering program, you could learn:

  • Hair Styling
  • Hair Cutting
  • Coloring and Bleaching
  • Shampooing
  • Sanitation, Safety, and Sterilization
  • Business Management
  • Florida Laws and Rules

We think it’s important that our students know more than styling and cutting. Because of this, we want you to know about things like state regulations, sanitation, and business management. That way you can become a well-rounded barber and could potentially manage your own barbershop.

If you have a passion for barbering, contact us today to learn how to start your education at International Academy’s barbering program.

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Envision Your Dream Career

Does your dream career involve meeting new people every day? Would you like to use your creativity and skills to make a difference? If so, barbering could be a perfect fit for you!

Did you know that 69% of barbers are satisfied in their careers? There are so many paths you could take as a barber! Here are just a few career opportunities that our barbering program could prepare you for:

  • Barbershop Owner/Manager
  • Independent Barber
  • Barbershop Stylist
  • Cruise Ship Barber
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Product Line Developer

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Student Kit

Our barbering students receive professional kits with everything they need to complete our program. You will receive different kits as you progress through your courses.

These “Freshman”, “Sophomore”, and “Senior” kits include:

Freshman Kit

  • Water Bottle with Sprayer
  • Manikins
  • Multi-Purpose Capes
  • Clippers
  • Combs
  • Apron
  • Razors
  • Brushes
  • Curling Iron
  • Color Applicator

Sophomore Kit

  • Timer
  • Flat Iron
  • Color Bottle
  • Hand Mirror
  • Feather Razor

Senior Kit

  • Straight Razor
  • Boar Brush
  • Graffetch Pencils
  • Clubman Powder
  • Shaving Set
  • Sanitizer Jar
  • Neck Duster
  • Aftershave Lotion

Weekly Class Schedules:

Full-time Days: 30 hours per week, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Part-time Days: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Part-time Nights: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Financial Aid

International Academy offers financial aid* to students who qualify. For details about financial aid, check out our financial aid page.

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Interested? Give us a call at 386-767-4600 (ext. 224) and speak with one of our admissions representatives.

Want to see the work of our amazing barbering students? Check out our Facebook and Instagram!

*Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Testimonials

Before I came to International Academy I was working a job that was both physically and mentally draining. I came to International Academy and fell in love with not only the facilities but also the staff. The teachers and administrators really care about their students and want them to succeed. The difference I found in this school vs. others was that at International we were like a family. I completed both the massage and skin programs and was prepared to go out into the real world. I graduated and obtained a great job in the same week. I chalk that up to the skills I learned at International Academy.

Jennifer I.

. . . I began working in the field of beautification as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I've grown a clientele that is similar to my viewpoints, humor, and generally good people that you want to surround yourself with. This has by far been the best decision of my life professionally for my mental health, financial security, and general happiness. I never saw it coming and couldn't be happier for it.

Russell D.

I am now the proud owner of Serenity Salon & Spa an 1800 square foot facility in St. Augustine, Florida. I really owe all of this to International Academy for giving me the education that allowed me to make this dream come true.

Kerri C.

Hair has always been a great passion of mine, and when I knew cosmetology was the career I wanted to pursue, I looked long and hard for a loyal school. I found the perfect one, International Academy! So, I packed up my bags from Chicago and moved down to Florida. I learned great skills in coloring and cutting and had lots of feed back from all of the great, knowledgeable teachers. I have now been doing hair for 5 years and am having great success!

Cheryl H.

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