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Get the Skills to Become a Professional Barber

Handsome young barber standing behind a barber chair and greeting clients with a smile
Start the path towards a rewarding career with the professional Barber program at the Cosmetology & Spa Academy

1500-Hour* Barber Career Training Program in Illinois

Our experienced instructors have been trained all over the world; including Paris, Rome, England, LA and New York. They will teach you the latest cutting and coloring techniques, straight razor shaves, Business Retail Training and facial treatments. Our curriculum features Sassoon Cutting, as well as American Crew and Toni & Guy.

Become a Qualified Barber Professional

After barber school completion, you will have the necessary skills to be a successful barber with financial stability and flexible hours. Set yourself apart and become a barber with the skills you need to start a great career.

During your Barber classes, you will learn:

  • Classic Barbering & Modern Cuts
  • Hair Color Treatments
  • Straight Razor Shaving
  • Men’s Manicuring
  • Business Skills (Build, Retain, & Up-Sell Clients) And More!
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Dream Act Grant Available to Those Who Qualify
  • Need-Based Aid/Military Benefits

The best way to see if Cosmetology & Spa Academy is the right fit for you is to come and tour the school. You can tour our facilities and meet with students and instructors. Schedule a tour now or Get more info.

Is a Career as a Barber Right for You? Take the Cosmetology & Spa Academy "Barber Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Beauty Career Training Readiness score now.

"The teachers here are perfectionists, which you absolutely have to be in this industry. It's great, because they always have pointers to increase our efficiency and up our skill level. The internship program is a great tool here also, because lots of these internships turn into full time jobs after we graduate and provide much needed real world experience when dealing with clients."
Vince Ramos - Barber Program Alum

Hands-On Experience in a Real Salon

Not only will you learn Barbering techniques in the classroom, but you’ll also gain real-world experience working with real clients in our on-site salon. Learn and develop the hands-on skills needed to be a Barbering professional before you graduate!

With supervision & guidance from our experienced instructors, you will provide clients with services similar to those offered in high-end salons and spas. Once you’ve completed your program, you will be fully prepared to enter the professional world with confidence and begin building your client base.

We make certain that you have all of the tools, technical skills, people skills, and business schools to succeed as a barber.

Get Licensed

Upon completion of barber school in Illinois, you will be prepared to take the Illinois State Board examination for your Barber license, and qualify for entry-level positions in Barbering or related career fields.

You will feel secure going into the Barber State Licensure exam after receiving personalized coaching and exam preparation from industry professionals.

You’ll Develop Professional Skills From a Highly Experienced Staff

You’ll be educated in a thorough manner that encompasses theory and 90% hands-on experience. When you complete our program you will readily become a fully functioning member of the beauty industry, and will enjoy career advancement in your field. 

Is a Creative Career in Barbering Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Barbering and exploring whether Cosmetology & Spa Academy is right for you, fill out the form to receive more information.

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*Program length when completed in normal time