Learn the foundations of barbering through an 11-month in-class series that covers all major aspects of this craft including theory, core skills, and also the business knowledge required in order to prepare you for you stepping into a barbershop or salon. This course is aimed to not only make you a better barber, but also provide you the tools to better your business acumen.


Gain hands-on experience practicing the fundamentals of the field and learn the priceless skills of the field such as relationship building, time management, retailing and successful communication.


Whether this is your first exposure to barbering or not, you will learn how to perfect you skillset and gain in-depth knowledge into the art of building a successful business. Students learn to blend professional skills with personal development, and become fully prepared to enter the industry with confidence.

1500 hours of in-class time provides students with theory, hands-on practical training and technical instruction mastering various barbering techniques and client relations. Students will gain experience in:

• Cutting • Styling • Straight Razor Work • Coloring • Grooming


1500 HOURS


Enrollment Requirements

Prerequisites for admission include:
1. High School Diploma or GED
2. All Students, no matter their previous education, must take a Placement Exam at Elite Cosmetology School.
3. Photo ID.
4. Social Security Card or proof of Eligible non-citizen status.

Enrollment Process

1. Campus Tour.
2. Complete an Admissions Interview.
3. Review a copy of our School Catalog.
4. Take the Placement Exam at Elite Cosmetology School.
5. Complete and return the Admission Application with your $100.00 (non-refundable) Registration Fee.
6. If applying for Financial Aid; an appointment with our Financial Aid Office will be necessary.
7. Complete the Enrollment Agreement.
8. Attend Orientation.

Financial Aid*

1. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify (School Code 041754).
2. Private Pay.
3. GI Bill® (spouses or children).
4. MyCaa (military spouses E1 – E5).
5. State of California Department of Rehabilitation.
6. Military T.A.

*For more information on Finanical Aid please visit 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)


2020-2021 Academic Year

Tuition And Fee Schedule for the Barbering Course: (Subject to change with notice) All charges may be assessed and billed before starting of classes.

Tuition $17,250.00 ($11.50 per contracted hour)
*STRF ($0.00)
(Non-Refundable) Registration Fee $100.00
Kit and Books $877.56
Tax on Kit and Books $76.79

Total Cost of Barbering Course $18,304.35

*STRF- Only applies to California Residents

Once issued/opened, the books and supplies are not returnable due to sanitary considerations. The Registration fee is not refundable.

NOTE: Length of course duration will vary in accordance to the number of hours the student is scheduled to attend on a weekly basis as stated on the enrollment agreement. However a Full-time student scheduled to attend 35 hours per week could expect to graduate within 11 months.

Required Texbooks:

Milady Standard Barbering 6th Edition (2017):  ISBN-13: 9781305100558. Suggested Retail Price $127.46
 Exam Review for Milady Standard 6th Edition (2017): ISBN-13: 9781305100671. Suggested Retail Price $48.95

Program Codes:
SOC Code – 39.5011.00 Barbers
CIP Code – -12.0402 Barbering/Barber