sharpen your skills with an education in barbering!
Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls’ Barbering program is a 900 hour course.
Program Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (37.5 hours a week)
Our barbering program is offered at both of our locations in Boise and Twin Falls.
Barbering is an innovative field full of original thinkers and creators. Many barbers enjoy the freedom and flexibility of creating their schedules and the ability to express themselves every day. Does this sound like you?
You should consider a future as a barber!
The barbering program at Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls is 900 clock hours and takes most students less than a year to finish. It provides opportunity for anyone looking for a career change, a fresh start, or a future in something they are passionate about.
What Can I Learn in the Program?
Our barbering program is designed to help students become licensed barbers and create rewarding careers. We have designed our curriculum so students can learn about the technique of cutting hair, the theory knowledge to sit for the state licensing exam, and cover business topics to help prepare them for after graduation. Here is a list of some of the topics we cover:
- Foundational Cuts
- Tapered Cuts
- Beard Design
- Skin Care
- Men’s Grooming
- State Rules and Regulations
Our students begin their barbering experience with 260 hours of educational material that is designed to prepare them to hit the salon floor as soon as possible. This instructional time includes weekly live model practice and other exercises to help students gain confidence in their barbering techniques. Once they’ve demonstrated an understanding of the basics, students are able to perform services on the salon floor.
Business + Beauty
One of our top priorities is preparing our students for a successful career as a barber. We’ve created a curriculum that can teach students how to grow and manage a business. Our two incredible owner, Nate Shaw, are very talented professionals and also beauty school and salon owners. They have experience and know what it takes to thrive in the beauty industry. Our team can help you complete our barbering program feeling excited and ready to tackle your career goals.
The Aveda Difference
Joining an Aveda Institute can give you exposure to the entire line of Aveda products. We love Aveda because they are high-quality, naturally-derived, and environmentally friendly. These products can help our barbering students create cutting-edge looks.
In addition, being an Aveda Institute means they can become part of the Aveda network. Aveda is a global company with opportunities for growth and career development in a variety of areas. Being a part of this network is a huge advantage for our graduates and can help them become masters of their trade. They may have access to education, careers, and fields that wouldn’t be open to them otherwise.
Learning at Our School
We believe in the power of learning how to perform real services on real clients. Once our students have completed the classroom introductory phase of the program, they may have the opportunity to work on our salon floor. Students are set up for success and always supervised by our licensed instructors who can guide them throughout the process.
One of the other benefits to working on the salon floor is that students can begin to develop client relationships. Not only is this beneficial for them to learn while at school, but they are able to build a clientele. Many of our students are able to create such great relationships that they already have a loyal clientele once they graduate and become licensed barbers.
Helping our students graduate set up for success in the beauty industry is a big priority for us. Our salon floor is the place where this can happen!
Part of the unique advantage of attending school at Aveda Institute Boise and Aveda Institute Twin Falls are the extracurricular learning opportunities we provide. The barbering industry is full of innovation and we want to help make sure our students are up to date on the cutting edge techniques and trends. To do this, we invite industry experts and educators to our school for various seminars as well as a variety of other extracurricular activities.
Should I Learn Barbering?
You may be a natural fit for a career as a barber if you identify with some of these traits:
Opportunities in Barbering
Becoming a licensed barber can open the door to a lot of possibilities. Some careers include:
- Barber Shop Owner
- Salon Manager
- Barber Educator
- Aveda Purefessional™
- Industry Influencer
- Beauty Salesperson
- And more
How to Pay for School
We want to help our students make schooling an affordable option. We offer a variety of financial aid options to those who qualify to make it easier. Learn more here.
Twin Falls Location
Take Hold of Your Future
Interested in some of our other programs? Check out our cosmetology and esthetics programs if you want to learn all about hair, skin care, and makeup!
Ready to become a barber? Contact us today!