• QAre there any requirements for the admission?
  • ABesides desire, enthusiasm, and the right mind-set, there are a few admission requirements for all the courses. That includes a Social Security Number (SSN) or Tax ID number, valid ID or driver’s license, high school diploma or GED, successful completion of minimum 200 class hours in cosmetology or esthetics or 400 hours of apprenticeship in barbering, and minimum age of 18 years.
  • QHow long will it take me to finish my course?
  • ACourses are based on clock hours rather than semester. Thus, depending on the course you choose, you will be required to complete your set number of hours. Our Master Program is 630 hours and Advanced Barber Program is 360 hours. The more hours you accomplish, the faster you can finish your course.
  • QWhich Program can I join if I have no barber experience?
  • AMaster Program of 630 Hours is for students with no barber experience. The program can help you learn the history of barbering, ethics, microbiology, skin disorders, current hairstyles, cutting techniques, etc. We also provide tools, books and materials for study to help you pass your state exam.
  • QWhat can I expect at the facility?
  • AOur facility consists of a theory classroom, clinical practice, rest room, client waiting area and practical application areas that have fifteen barber chairs along with drawers and mirror stands. In the theory class, you will find student chairs, tables, black board and TV with a DVD player to view all educational materials.
  • QWill you help me find a job once I complete the program?
  • AOnce you complete your Advanced Barber Program of 360 hours, we will assist you with respect to job placements. We always help our students in their job searches until they land their first position in the hair care industry, and help them accomplish their career goals.
  • QAre you a licensed and approved institute?
  • AYes, IBI is licensed by the New York State Department of Education & Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.
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