Barbering Program at Austin's School of Spa Technology


About Barbering

Want to make a niche for yourself in the beauty industry? Think about barbering!

This course consists of training in men’s haircuts and facial services. Completion of this 600-hour course results in the awarding of a certificate and qualifies graduates to apply for a New York State Barber Operator License.

Skills and Style!

“Everything old is new again” or so the saying goes, and barbering is no exception. The word “Barber” brings up a lot of old fashioned images – but modern barbering is a whole new adventure. The new barber is trained in the traditional skills, with an eye to the cutting-edge of men’s grooming. Men today are looking for their own place: a place where they feel comfortable receiving services that are designed specifically for them, and a person who is dedicated to providing those services.


Course topics:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Business Practices & Shop Management
  • Facial Massage & Treatments
  • Hair Structure & Analysis
  • Hair Structure & Treatments/Shampoo
  • Haircutting
  • Hairpieces
  • Hairstyling
  • Mustache & Goatee Design & Trimming
  • Professionalism & Job Skills
  • Safety, Sanitation & Infection Control
  • Shaving
  • Hair/Scalp Treatments/Shampoo/Tonic Applications

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Financial Assistance & Scholarships

Financial assistance & scholarship opportunities are available for those who qualify.

Prevention of Contagious Disease Transmission Course
This course is offered on a rolling basis. Click for details.

*based on the practical exam scores from the New York State Education Department’s OED’s report for January – June 2014


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