Master Program: 630 hours

The objective of the IBI’s Master Program is 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. These skills and knowledge will prepare an individual for work in the business as a barber, salon owner, product demonstrator or technician to a manufacturer.

Our comprehensive master program equips those without any prior training and makes them experts in the field of barbering. The course duration is 630 hours with 455 hours dedicated to practical education. In addition providing all the supply tools, books and materials for the course, we teach you everything you need to know in order to pass the State Exam.

As part of the master program, there will be an orientation course which will outline the school’s rules and regulations, study skills, the history of barbering and professional ethics. The safety and sanitation course will focus on the science of barbering, infection control and safe work practices, sanitation and sterilization, and anatomy and physiology. Chemistry, on the other hand, will include lessons on basic chemistry and matter in relation to barbering, the chemistry of water, cosmetic chemistry and the pH scale.

  • Monday – Friday Morning: 9am to 2pm | Afternoon: 2pm – 7pm

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  • 630 hrs – 6 Months
  • Learn essential techniques
  • Learn Client relations
  • Learn a wide range of styles
  • Learn chemistry of hair
  • Implementation of tools
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The implements, tools and equipment course will take a more practical approach given that it focuses on the principal tools and implements, techniques for holding, secondary equipment, and care and maintenance. The skin, scalp and hair structure course though will feature subjects such as properties and disorders of the skin, hair and scalp and related treatment.

The major subjects though include haircut and styling, which talks about client consultation, and haircutting and styling for men and women. In addition to this, the shaving and facial treatment course explains men’s shaving and facial hair designs, the theory of massage, scope of practice for barbers and facial treatments. Believe it or not, shampoos and conditioners is an entire subject that also focuses on rinses and tonics.

Two of the most important subjects though are laws, rules and regulation, and business management. The laws and regulations course helps prepare for the state board exams and licensing laws, public sanitation, rules of sanitation and safe work practices. Business management focuses on job search, industry trends, employment preparation, interview techniques, barbershop management, self-employment versus and business ownership, business operation and retailing techniques.

So, come enroll at our Institute in Central Islip, Long Island now!