Barbering Program

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

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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.

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

  • 9:00am-3:00pm: Complete in 16.5 Months**
  • 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 fourth Tuesday of each month. The Barber Program is currently offered at the Niles Campus only.

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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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I get to make my clients feel amazing about themselves! I would like to thank all my awesome instructors who have given me a small piece of them to take with me to help me build a masterpiece of my own!

Natalie Ashley Nicholas PhotoNatalie Ashley Nicholas Cosmetology Graduate
Independent contractor Spalon of Sara Morris

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

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 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 attended the Raphael’s in Brunswick and met some awesome instructors who taught me everything I know and I even passed state board with high scores!

Brittany Smith PhotoBrittany Smith

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

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

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

The best teachers and the best friends made!!!

Heather Lyn

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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  • Brunswick / Medina

  • Canton / Alliance Area

  • Youngstown / Boardman Area

  • Niles / Warren Area

  • Niles / Department of Barbering

  • Cleveland West / North Olmsted

  • Willoughby

  • Boardman/ Massage Therapy School