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October 29th, 2019


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Barber School at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture

People who enroll in barber school tend to be creative individuals with a passion for cutting and styling hair. They also enjoy the idea of interacting with customers while making them feel better about themselves. Tricoci University’s Barber Program provides students with the skills they need to obtain their barbering license and hit the ground running as they begin their career.

Get Started in Our Next Barber Class

Take the next step toward becoming a barber. Submit your information using the form below to receive more details about Tricoci University’s award-winning Barber Program.

Preparing for Your Barbering Career

Barber Programs With a Flexible Schedule

As a student enrolled in Tricoci University’s Barber Program, you’ll receive high-quality barber training that helps prepare you for a successful career as a licensed barber. We realize that not everyone performs at their best at the exact same hours. Tricoci’s Barber Program offers flexible scheduling options that allow you to find classes that fit into your daily routine.

Career Paths for Your Future As a Barber

Students who graduate from Tricoci University’s Barber School will learn the skills they need to be successful in a wide variety of barbering careers, including:

  • Barber
  • Barber Apprentice
  • Barbershop Manager
  • Barbershop Owner
  • Master Barber
  • Men’s Stylist

Our hands-on Barber Program goes beyond the basics. Not only will we help you prepare for your state’s licensing exam, but we’ll also teach you skills that will help you get noticed. Full-time students can complete our program in 12 months. Part-time students can finish in 20 months.

Funding Barber School Through Financial Aid

At Tricoci University, our goal is to provide a high-quality education to a diverse range of students from all income levels and backgrounds. Our team of financial aid professionals will help walk you through the costs of barber school and help you identify financial aid opportunities.

Find Your Local Barber School Campus

Tricoci University offers its Barber Program at two of our Illinois campus locations. Campus locations where our Barber Program is currently available include:

  • Bridgeview, Illinois
  • Chicago NW (O’Hare)

Our Barber Program draws students from the Midwest and across the U.S.

A Wide Variety of Barbering Courses

We designed Tricoci University’s Barber School to include a mix of courses that provide you with on-the-job skills training and a deep knowledge of grooming theory. We believe this combination of learning helps our graduates stand out from the crowd when they move on to their first job.

Our Barber Program curriculum is broken up into four distinct tracks where you’ll learn Barbering Basics, Hair Care, Facial Hair and Skin Care, and Barbershop Management. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared for your preferred barber career.

Get the Tricoci University Guide to Starting Barber School

Want to learn more about what to look for in a barber school? Check out our “Guide to Choosing a Barber School” to learn more about what to look for when reviewing barber programs.

Barber School FAQs

Q. What is a barber?

A: A barber is a licensed professional who cuts hair for a living and also has expertise in providing various other men’s grooming services. Potential barbering careers include professional barber, barber apprentice, barbershop manager, barbershop owner, master barber and men’s stylist.

Q. What is barbering?

A: Barbering is the craft of cutting, styling and cutting hair. Most professional barbers are also experts in shaving or grooming facial hair, and other men’s grooming services.

Q. How long does it take to get a barber’s license?

A: The length of time it takes to get a barber’s license will vary by state. In Illinois, where Tricoci University offers its Barber Program, state officials require that individuals receive a minimum of 1,500 hours of training in the profession to qualify to take their state licensing exams.

Q. How long is barber school?

A: The length of time it takes to complete a barber program will vary, depending on the barber school you attend and whether you enroll in a full-time or part-time program. Students enrolled in Tricoci University’s Barber Program receive 1,500 hours of training. Our full-time program takes 12 months to complete and our part-time program takes 20 months to complete.

Q. How much does barber school cost?

A: To calculate the true cost of barber school you need to factor in tuition and required fees, books and supplies and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid. When you submit your information using the form on Tricoci University’s Barber School page or our Contact Us page, you’ll be assigned a personal admissions advisor and a financial aid consultant to discuss pricing and any scholarships, grants or other aid you might qualify for.

Q. What do you learn in barber school?

A: Students enrolled in barber school will learn the knowledge and skills they need to pass their state licensing exam while also preparing themselves for a career in the barbering industry. Tricoci University’s Barbering Curriculum provides 1,500 hours of training that includes lessons on professional hair cutting, facial hair grooming, skin care, style trends and business management.

Q. How much do barbers make in a year?

A: According to research from Statista, the average barber salary in the U.S. in 2021 was $35,700. This amount varied based on location. For example, Statista ranked Illinois, where the average barber wage totaled $50,550 in 2020, as one of the best paying states for barbers. Once you build a following and factor in tips, your annual income has the potential to be even higher.

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