Barber Schools in Virginia with Program Descriptions

Jul 31, 2019

Essential Information

Virginia only has one public college that offers a barbering program. There are, however, two for-profit private schools with barbering programs that have been approved by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences. The three schools profiled in this article administer coursework that is structured around hands-on experience and traditional classroom lectures.

Southside Virginia Community College

Located in Alberta, Southside Virginia Community College offers students a certificate program in cosmetology and barbering. The program is worth 17 total credit hours and can teach students about small business management, as well as cosmetology skills. Three separate courses are offered in cosmetology theory, each worth three credits. The theory courses cover multiple barbering skills, including hair cutting, permanent waving and hair coloring. To be eligible for a barbering license, however, students must complete additional on-the-job training outside of the coursework.

Virginia School of Hair Design

Virginia School of Hair Design in Hampton offers a 1,500-hour program in barbering that can prepare students to take the barber licensure exam. Students learn through both classroom activities and hands-on experience. Instruction on shampooing, shaving and hair cutting is included. Students also study salon business, all in preparation for a final mock state exam.

Career Requirements

To become a barber in Virginia, students must complete an approved barber training program and pass the Virginia Board for Barbers and Cosmetology examination. Read on for details about several barber colleges in Virginia, which can prepare students to obtain their barbering license.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting Barber Programs Offered Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2018-2019)
Southside Virginia Community College 2-year, public; rural Certificate of Career Studies in Cosmetology and Barbering $4,695 (in-state); $10,623 (out-of-state)*
Virginia School of Hair Design < 2-year, private for-profit; midsize city Barbering Program $9,000*

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

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