Ready to Prepare for a Successful Future?

American Beauty Academy’s Affordable Barbering Program is the place. Our Barber school curriculum is one of the best in the state of Utah and the perfect place to start!

Our students get more clinic floor time, we keep our classes small so that you get the attention you deserve, and when you graduate you will be prepared for success as a cosmetologist. This comprehensive cosmetology program includes instruction in hair, nails, and esthetics, plus we have regular Guest Artists teaching the latest trends and methods. This course will prepare you to pass the licensing examinations and give you the edge in this in-demand industry.
Come visit us in Salt Lake City, Utah or in Payson, Utah and see the difference that makes our Utah beauty college truly unique.

Barbering Curriculum Snapshot (1000 Hours)

  • Hair Styling
  • Hair Cutting
  • Clipper Variations
  • Shampooing & Conditioning
  • Shaving
  • Razor Cutting
  • Scissor Cutting
  • Mustache Design
  • Beard Design
  • Safety & Sanitization
  • Shop Management
  • Barbering Exam Preparation

Download our course catalog for full details on the curriculum.

Barber Student Tools List

Our Barbering Student Kits have quality tools to last far into a student's professional career. The following is a list of tools* in the American Beauty Academy barber student kit.
*Items subject to change or substitution

  • Miladys Mindtap
  • Case
  • G2 styling iron
  • Rocket dryer
  • Male mannequin
  • Female mannequin
  • Small nylon bristle brush
  • Med nylon bristle brush
  • Large nylon bristle brush
  • XL nylon bristle brush
  • 9-row styling brush
  • Backcomb brush
  • Small paddle brush
  • Large paddle brush
  • Large cutting comb
  • Cutting comb
  • Dual taper cutting comb
  • Fine tooth cutting comb
  • Wide tooth cutting comb
  • Xlong cutting comb
  • Large tooth rake comb
  • Medium-tooth tail comb

  • Water mister
  • Mirror
  • Andis Ultra Blade 1.5
  • Andis Ultra Blade 2
  • Andis Ultra Blade 3.5
  • Collar Clips (2)
  • Andis Excel 2-speed Clipper
  • Dorco Prime 100-pk
  • Cape
  • Andis Masters
  • Andis t-outliner
  • Neck Duster
  • Derby Blades
  • Andis Magnetic Guards
  • Magic Straight Razor
  • Double Edge Razor
  • Monsr Charles Razor with Blades
  • Clipper Combs (3)
  • Clippercare
  • Hair pick
  • Styptic
  • Shear Kit

Frequently Asked Questions About Barber School

The number of hours needed to graduate from barber school vary. In general, the weekly hours are going to fall somewhere between 25 and 35 hours per week. Some of the various areas in which students will have to take classes include hair design, barbering, cosmetology, and makeup artistry. Some students elect to take additional courses in areas such as microblading and eyelash extensions. These additional licenses may add to income potential but can also lengthen the graduation time.

The exact cost of going to barber school is going to vary from school to school. Some schools charge as much as $20,000 to go to barber school while other institutions might cost half as much. Some of the costs that students need to consider in addition to tuition include books, supplies, and other equipment. It is hard to learn without the proper tools that are used by professional barbers.

While it is possible that some barbershops might hire someone and train them on their own, not barber will be able to get a license without producing proof of having taken the classes. The reality is that a barber license is essential in order to work in a barbershop. This means that students who want to become a barber need to be willing to put in the work and go to the best hair schools in Utah.

How long it takes someone to become a barber will depend on the number of hours they take per week. Many can finish barber school Utah in around a year!

Having a criminal record doesn’t mean that someone is a bad person. If you have a criminal record, we are still willing to consider your application. We want to hear your story and look at the entire body of work.

Typically, unemployment does not provide any additional benefits for someone who is looking to go back to school, including barber school; however, if you are receiving unemployment benefits, the money that you receive can be put towards your education at a barber school Salt Lake City if you decide.

Not everyone who goes to barber school has a high school diploma. Furthermore, some students even decide to go to barber school as part of their high school education. Therefore, you do not necessarily have to have a high school diploma to go to barber school. We take a look at the entire application and do not rule anybody in or out based on a single factor alone.

For those who are looking for financial aid for barber school, the good news is that there are other options available. Vocational rehabilitation services, third-party scholarship options, and favorable student loan plans are available. If you are interested in learning more about financial aid options that will make our program more affordable contact us!

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Our financial advisors are here to help you find financial assistance and help you navigate the whole process of paying for school.