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“ . . . In my own experience, I have been trained by the best in Lawton. Caddell, Debra, and the owner Tammy will get you set up and on the right path! It’s important to have the right people to guide you, and this place is very conducive to your career as cosmo or barber!!” – Reggae B.

Barbering is all about the art of men’s grooming. Our program is designed to help young professionals gain the barbering skills they need to succeed in the beauty industry. Barbering is interesting to many students because of the attention to on men’s health and grooming, with a focus on facial hair and razor techniques. An education in barbering doesn’t limit you to a life behind the chair, however. You can use your skills to open a barber shop one day, start a men’s product line, be a style influence, or whatever else you think of!

About The Program

The barbering program at Elite Academy of Cosmetology is 1,500 hours in length, which allows plenty of time for students to learn the essentials to sit for the state licensing exam. Our program is also designed to help prepare students to be outstanding barbers in the field once they’ve graduated. Here are all the topics we typically cover in our barbering program, along with the hours spent learning about and practicing these topics:

  • Sanitation & safety – 155 hours
  • Professionalism, history of barbering, business management – 175 hours
  • Anatomy, physiology, chemistry, hair/scalp treatment – 200 hours
  • Facial massage & treatment – 40 hours
  • Men’s hairpiece, mustache, beard design & shaving – 65 hours
  • Hair coloring – 150 hours
  • Haircutting & hairstyling – 580 hours
  • Chemical relaxing, curling, & waving – 95 hours
  • Board rules & regulations – 40 hours

Our 1,500-hour barbering program program can allow students to complete their education in about a year, which takes significantly less time and money than a traditional four-year degree.

How Much Does it Cost?

Paying for beauty school is a common concern among barbering students, which is why we have staff at the school who dedicate their time to helping students explore funding and financial aid* opportunities. Barbering is an investment in yourself, and there are many resources you can explore to help you fund the investment. Our admissions team is prepared to work with you to help you find the ideal way for you to fund your dream of becoming a licensed barber. Our net price calculator, program catalog, and financial aid page can all give additional information on how you can afford beauty school. Give us a call at 580-355-6620 and we can help you get started!

Career Opportunities

As we’ve mentioned before, barbers don’t have to spend their whole careers behind the chair, there are many career opportunities you can explore. Here are just a few of the options you can choose:

  • Platform artist
  • Product representative
  • Sales representative
  • Shop owner
  • Shop manager
  • Product developer
  • and more

Your barbering education can enable you to build your career how you like, so if you have a gift for style and an entrepreneurial spirit, you can make a successful career for yourself!

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Learn With Elite Academy of Cosmetology

Empower your entrepreneurial spirit and pursue a career path that moves at your pace! Elite Academy of Cosmetology is dedicated to helping students prepare to be outstanding beauty industry professionals. We want to see our graduates in barber shops, magazines, and doing great things all around the country! Contact us to learn more about our barbering program and how you can get started on your future!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.