The 360-hour Barber Training Course for Advanced Students is designed specifically for experienced barbers and cosmetologists who want to sharpen their skills and obtain a NY Barber License.
By experienced individuals, we mean individuals who have successfully completed at least 200 class hours in cosmetology or esthetics, or 400 hours experience in barbershop or unisex salon.
The 360-Hour Barber Training Course for Advanced Students takes approximately 15 weeks to complete through which the students spend their time engaging in theoretical as well as practical work. The goal is to establish thorough and complete knowledge and excellent professional habits. Students who follow an accelerated schedule can finish the course in as little as 9 weeks. The program consists of demonstrations, lectures, examinations and practical application. The scheduling at the beginning of the program is primarily classroom work and is eventually followed by actual application of all the subjects on live models and mannequins, under the supervision of the instructor.
- Monday – Friday Morning: 9am to 2pm | Afternoon: 2pm – 7pm
In this program, you can expect to learn about the history of barbering, professional image and ethics, microbiology, infection control, skin disorders, straight-razor shaving and facial treatments, and the latest hair styles and cutting techniques (skin fades, tape-ups, scissor-over-comb and clipper cutting). As you learn and develop, you will get 215 practical hours before completing the program. With this program, we supply tools and books to aid in your learning. Upon completion we will also assist you with job placement.
The objective of the IBI’s Barber Training Course for Advanced Students to train students in the basic skills needed to meet the level of competence for the examination required by the NY State Department of Licensing. The skills and knowledge will prepare an individual for work in the business as a barber, salon or barbershop owner.