Barbering Program

You Can Get the Skills to Be a Professional Barber in as little as 13 Months**

Watch this video to see more of what it’s like to study barbering with us!

The barbershop is an American tradition. If you want to become part of this long-standing industry, you can rely on Raphael’s Department of Barbering*, as we’ve been training barbers for over a decade. You can feel confident in your education because all of our students work in a professional environment while learning, and our instructors go above and beyond for our students.

You can get the hands-on training, practical experience, and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career in this exciting field. Learn from experienced instructors who are passionate about teaching the next generation of barbers and helping students gain the skills and confidence they need to be successful after graduation.

Wondering what exactly you can receive training in? Or what careers you could have with a barbering license? Whether you want to work in a barbershop or be an entrepreneur, the options can be endless! Here are just a few options barbering school could open up for you:

  • Clipper Cutting
  • Clipper Designs
  • Tapering
  • Facial Shaving
  • Scalp Treatments
  • Shampoo Treatments
  • Style/Trend Cuts
  • Styling
  • Shop Duties & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Bacteriology

How long does it take?

  • 1800 hours *Complete in as little as 13 months!

What careers can I pursue?

  • Men’s Hairstylist
  • Shop Owner
  • Barber Instructor
  • Brand Marketer
  • & More!

Want more information? Contact us today to get started by scheduling your tour! 

*The Barbering Program is currently offered at the Niles Campus only.

Speak to a friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Advisor now! 330-565-3666

Schedule

Classes run Tuesday – Friday*, with two schedules to choose from:

  • 9:00am – 4:30pm: Complete in 14.5 Months**
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm: Complete in 13 Months

**All students are required to complete 16 hours of Saturday attendance each month.
Classes start on the First and Third Tuesday of each month. The Barber Program is currently offered at the Niles Campus only.

We accept VA Education benefits at all of our locations.

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Tour our campus, meet with students & instructors and get a feel for what it’s like to be a part of our community. Friends and family are strongly encouraged to come along!

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Barbershop Management Skills

Want to work for yourself? In addition to the art and science of barbering, you can learn all areas of being a shop manager such as hiring new employees, payroll, taxes, and more. As a graduate, you may have the opportunity to enter the professional world with confidence knowing you have both the technical training and practical business skills it takes to build a successful career.

State Licensing

We strive to help successful graduates of this program prepare to sit for the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board licensing exam to become a Licensed Barber.

Is a Rewarding Career in Barbering Right for You? Get More Information

Are you ready to take the next step in your barbering career? If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Barbering and exploring whether professional barber training is right for you, contact us now to receive more information.

A helpful Raphael’s Department of Barbering Admissions Representative is happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

*Financial aid available to those who qualify.

For immediate questions, call 330-505-9915.

Gainful Employment – Barbering / Niles: visit this link.

Picture of Our Barbering Kit

Testimonials

Raphael’s gives you the foundations of what you will need in a successful career.

Jim Migliozi 2002 graduate, Co-owner of Studio 11 Salon

I previously attended Brunswick Raphael’s. I had to withdraw for medical reasons. But in the time I was attending, I received a great education from amazing instructors that had me feeling extremely confident in the skills I was being taught and practicing. I highly recommend this school to anybody interested in going to school for anything in the beauty industry!

Amber Haley

The instructors are very knowledgeable and understanding. My life is crazy. I have 2 kids and limited sitters so it really works around my schedule and accommodates me. Although I do miss a day here or there, they make it very easy for me to get back on track and keep learning. So far I have met many new friends and mentors. Thank you Raphael’s for this great opportunity!!! You really do change lives!!!

Ashley Fliger

I’m currently a student here at the Alliance location and I love it! The instructors and students are AMAZING!

Megan Mcilvain

Since passing my State Board Exams, I am now the owner of Kaitlin’s Designer Nail Spa in Garrettsville, Ohio. In addition to basic nail services, I also offer hundreds of original hand-painted designs. I have been published multiple times in NAILS Magazine including being in the top 22 for their Annual Cover Contest with entries from Professionals around the world for both 2014 & 2015. Some of my nails were showcased in Scott Publications “Just Steampunk!” 2011. You can also find me on Etsy, where I have sold finished hand painted artificial nails that have traveled all over the world!

Kaitlin Jeanette Smith PhotoKaitlin Jeanette Smith Advanced Manicurist Graduate, 2011

I went to Raphael’s in Brunswick and loved every second! I did the 1800 hr Cos program and finished in 1 year and 3 months! I passed my state board with flying colors and was completely prepared! Excellent program!

Madeline Perdok

So thankful for the teachers. They really cared & I love them always. Plus my fellow students have become family. I’m ready to change some lives.

Jeff Lanning

My favorite thing from the school is the inspiration I get from the instructors and the flexibility of the school. It just pushes me towards my career and gives me confidence for the future.

Amy Nabb

Raphael’s provides a wonderful basis for nail techs. Thanks to their thorough training and curriculum; I was able to pass my state board exams as a Managing Manicurist with all scores in the excellent range. This foundation along with expanded independent study has enabled me to move forward in the beauty industry. To date I have been in national publication six times including four times in Nails Magazine. In addition to achieving my Instructors License; I also am selling artificial nails around the world. Currently; my mother and I are in the process of opening what will be my own salon when I turn 21. The business instruction that I received at Raphael’s will be an invaluable tool as I expand into this new venture.

Kaitlin Jeanette Smith

I just graduated from Raphael’s in Brunswick and took my state boards yesterday.. I passed with flying colors!!! I had an awesome experience here and learned so much. I’m so thankful for the instructors I had to prepare me so much for my future!

Samantha Harris

Student Testimonial – Sergil Flores, Barbering Program

Map of Brunswick / Medina Location
Map of Canton / Alliance Area Location
Map of Youngstown / Boardman Area Location
Map of Niles / Warren Area Location
Map of Niles / Department of Barbering Location
Map of Cleveland West / North Olmsted Location
Map of Willoughby Location
Map of Boardman/ Massage Therapy School Location

Brunswick / Medina

Student Salon:
(330)225-0195

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)442-2930

Canton / Alliance Area

Student Salon:
(330)823-3884

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)240-7277

Youngstown / Boardman Area

Student Salon:
(330)782-3395

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)707-6012

Niles / Warren Area

Student Salon:
(330)652-1559

Admissions Call or Text:
(330) 770-1921

Niles / Department of Barbering

Student Salon:
(330)505-9915

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)565-3666

Cleveland West / North Olmsted

Student Salon:
(440)716-8153

Admissions Call or Text:
(330)565-3661

Willoughby

Student Salon:
(440)742-4555

Admissions Call or Text:
(330) 610-2061

Boardman/ Massage Therapy School

Student Salon:
330-299-8116

Admissions Call or Text:
330-707-6012

  • Brunswick / Medina

  • Canton / Alliance Area

  • Youngstown / Boardman Area

  • Niles / Warren Area

  • Niles / Department of Barbering

  • Cleveland West / North Olmsted

  • Willoughby

  • Boardman/ Massage Therapy School