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.

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We accept VA Education benefits at all of our locations.

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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.

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Testimonials

If you do it right, keep up your education, especially with the school and finish your education, it’s a very lucrative business, you can make a lot of money and maybe someday own a salon of your own.

Larry Chapp Raphael’s Graduate

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

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

My experience at Raphael's, Brunswick campus, was wonderful! The staff are absolutely wonderful, and always made me feel cared about. I feel like I was trained well and completely prepared for my state board exam. I passed my board exam with extremely high scores, and owe my thanks to this school! For anyone considering a career in the beauty industry, this is the place to be!

Ashleigh Kolasky

I can say that this school has TRULY changed my life. The instructors are absolutely AMAZING and are so caring and understanding. I would recommended this school to anyone who has a passion to do hair.

Sarah Gwilt PhotoSarah Gwilt

I absolutely love coming to school everyday. I have finally found something I love to do and our instructors are amazing. I have come so far because of them. Thanks Raphael's!

TerriLynn Green PhotoTerriLynn Green

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 attended Raphael’s in Brunswick. I got a great education that led me to pass state board with flying colors and made me confident to go into a salon and start working right away!

Kate Johnston

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

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

Student Testimonial – Sergil Flores, Barbering Program

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