Professional Barber Program

Federico Barbering student giving a client a close shave with a straight razor
Barber students learn hands-on providing services to real clients in a working on-campus shop

12.5 Month* Barber Career Training Program

If you’re a social, style-savvy individual who enjoys working with people, and you’re looking to start a rewarding career that suits your interests and personality, training as a Barber could be an excellent opportunity.

Barber Class Schedule:

  • Full Time   |  Tuesday-Friday, 9:30AM-5:30PM (Duration: 12.5 months*)
  • Part Time  |  Tuesday-Friday, 5:30PM-8:30PM & Saturday 8:30AM-5PM  (Duration: 18.5 Months*)
  • Feb 27th: Barber - Full-Time Barber - Full-Time
  • Mar 6th: Barber – Part-Time Barber – Part-Time
  • May 15th: Barber – Transfer Barber – Transfer
Barbering License in 240 hours


With Valid CA Cosmetology License

  • Straight Razor Shaving
  • Classic to Contemporary Barbering Techniques
  • State Board Bootcamp // * This Course will prepare you for your State Board exam.

Must have valid CA Cosmetology License or a Completed Proof of Training. Apprenticeship Program does not qualify.

Classes Begin Sept 5th, 2017. Call Admissions 916-418-7223

Becoming a Skilled Barber Professional

The Barber Program from Federico Institute provides the hands-on training, real-world experience and industry support it takes to pursue a successful career. As a student in this program, you’ll develop into a confident barber professional, able to strike a balance between classic practices and the hottest trends. You’ll learn:

  • Clipper Work
  • Shearing
  • Classic Haircutting
  • Straight Razor Shaves
  • Braiding
  • Hair Sculpting
  • Coloring
  • Permanent Waving & Chemical Straightening

Plus, you’ll receive practical training in Barbershop Management. Many graduates go on to work as independent contractors or even open their own shops.

Federico uses the world renowned Pivot Point International teaching method, that incorporates step-by-step modules and learning aids such as videos, computers, DVD, and guest presenters. Choose from convenient full & part-time schedule options.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the Federico “Beauty School Readiness Quiz”

The 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 School Career Readiness score now.

Real-World Hands-On Experience

Barbering isn’t learned just from textbooks – it’s learned hands-on. As a student in this program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with real clients in our on-campus salon. You’ll provide stylish cuts and other services under the guidance of an experienced instructor. In addition to expert hairstyling skills, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively and interact with clients.

As a graduate, you’ll feel confident in your abilities and ready to make a smooth transition from school to the professional world after gaining so much practical client experience.

State Licensure

Graduates of this program are eligible and fully prepared for the State Board Licensing Exam, necessary for licensure in California. The program is designed to ensure you have everything you need to become a licensed professional barber.

“The teachers and staff are ALWAYS willing to drop what they are doing to help you. You are their #1 priority, and they want you to succeed not only here but in life.”
– Kristine M.

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Career Opportunities

Licensed Barbers may pursue a wide variety of interesting positions, including:

  • Barber
  • Photo and Movie Stylist
  • Hairstylist
  • Product Designer
  • Colorist
  • Product Manufacturer Representative
  • Texture Specialist
  • Educator
  • Artistic Director
  • Platform Artist
  • Fashion Show Stylist
  • Barber/Beauty Business Consultant
  • Barber/Beauty Care Marketing
  • Barber/Salon Owner/Manager
  • Trade Show Director
  • Barber/Salon Coordinator
  • Image Consultant
  • Franchisee

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

The Barber Program is about more than just a diploma – it’s about getting a job you love. Federico Institute is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Job Placement professionals are happy to help with things like resume preparation, interview techniques and job searches. Plus you’ll complete 8-weeks of direct, on-the-job training in our open to the public student salon. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Is Becoming a Skilled Barber Right for You? Find Out More…

Federico barbering student showing how he finishes the back of a client's headIf you’re interested in learning more about careers as a Barber, and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information. To speak with a friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Advisor from Federico Beauty Institute, call us at 916-418-7223.

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Barber Course Overview

* Program length when completed in normal time.