Aspiring Texas barbers can prepare for the career by attending one of the few private for-profit colleges in the state. Students receive hands-on training in the on-site barber clinics of these colleges. It could take up to 18 months to complete their studies, depending on the program. The schools provide the following education:
- Barber Courses
- Barber Instructor Courses
- Barber Stylist Program
- Master Barber / Stylist Program
Advanced Barber College and Hair Design, Inc.
Advanced Barber College and Hair Design, Inc. in Weslaco offers a 1,500-hour training course that prepares graduates to perform a full range of barbering services. Students also have the option of enrolling in a 1,000-hour barber instructor course. This school's 8,000-square-foot facility is spread out between two buildings and features a clinic with 28 barber chairs.
Buckner Barber School
Courses for this Dallas school's barber program are available during the day and evening. Students typically complete seven hours of training each day they attend class. The program takes at least 12 months to complete and includes 1,500 clock hours of instruction.
Dallas Barber & Stylist College
Located in Dallas, this college offers a 1,500-hour barber program that takes 9-18 months to complete. Curriculum covers such topics as barber history, hair and scalp treatments, bacteriology, anatomy, physiology and licensing laws.
South Texas Barber College, Inc.
South Texas Barber College, Inc. is situated in the south Texas town of Corpus Christi. To enroll in its barber program, students must meet minimum score requirements on an assessment exam.
Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling Schools
A barber program is available to students attending the Houston and Dallas branch campuses of the Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling Schools. Classic barbering techniques are taught alongside new ones in this 1,500-hour program. Students can also learn about business management.
Trend Barber College
Located in Houston, Trend Barber College is home to barber and barber instructor programs. It also offers a barber refresher curriculum to licensed barbers who want to brush up on their skills. Students can learn about shaving, hair styling, permanent waving, chemical hair relaxing, mustache design and men's hairpieces. They also examine topics in professional ethics, hair and skin disorders, chemistry and barbershop management techniques.
Before barbers and barber instructors can legally provide their services in Texas, they must apply for a license through the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. This process requires applicants to complete a training program that meets the state's curriculum requirements, which include 1,500 hours of training for barbers and 1,000 hours of training for barber instructors. A barber technician license is also available to applicants interested in performing a limited range of services, including scalp massages, facials and shampoos. These professionals must complete 300 hours of approved training.
Applicants also need to pass written and practical licensing examinations and pay the necessary licensing fees. There are nine state-approved and nationally-accredited barber training schools in Texas, and they are each profiled below. A table is included which provides tuition information.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type and Setting||Barber Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)|
|Advanced Barber College and Hair Design, Inc.||< 2-year, private for-profit; large suburb|| Barber Course
|Buckner Barber School||< 2-year, private for-profit; large city||Barber Program||$10,275*|
|Dallas Barber & Stylist College||< 2-year, private for-profit; large city||Barber Stylist Program||$10,500*|
|South Texas Barber College, Inc.||< 2-year, private for-profit; large city||Barber Program||$8,300*|
|Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling Schools||< 2-year, private for-profit; large city||Master Barber/Stylist Program||$19,500*|
|Trend Barber College||< 2-year, private for-profit; large city|| Barber Stylist Program,
Barber Instructor Program
Source: *NCES College Navigator