500 Hour Master Barber Program
Our 500 hour Master Barber course enables the successful graduate to meet the minimum requirements to take the NY state board exam for the master barber operator's license. Passage of the NY state board exam allows an abundance of employment opportunities in the up and coming barbering industry, and qualifies the license holder to own a barbershop, in which he or she can employ individuals as apprentice barbers.
In our program, our future barbers receive approximately 17 weeks of instruction. Out of those 17 weeks of instruction, they complete two weeks of barber theory which includes (but is not limited to) instruction on HIV/Sanitation, "proper barber etiquette", and basic knowledge of equipment/tools. After our students complete theory, they are then transferred to our practical floor where they will be for fifteen weeks. The practical portion focuses tremendously on hands on training and gives the students the ability to cut hair on clients as they would do in a barbershop setting.
We can confidently say that after our students complete their time on the practical floor, they will be proficient in all necessary hair styling techniques, shaving practices and protocols, and in depth preparation for the NY State Master Barber Operator's exam.
Barbering offers an opportunity to earn an exceptional income. Many barbers are their own boss, and get paid every day. Many barbers earn more than individuals with a 4 year college degree. The opportunity for an above average income potential can be yours. As a Barber you decide how hard you want to work and how much you want to earn. We are so invested in our future barbers that we help our graduates with job placement and we make it our priority to help facilitate information between our graduates and prospective barbershops/salons that are hiring.
AMERICAN BARBER INSTITUTE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
- Social Security Card
- High School Diploma (HSD) or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
- If you don't have an HSD or GED ABI will administer entrance exam prior to enrolling
- If you have a HSD from a foreign country, you have to submit notarized translation and copy of the original document
- Must be 17 years of age
- Proof of address
- Photo Identification
- $750 Down Payment
TOTAL COST OF THE PROGRAM/TUITION PAYMENT PLAN
The total cost of the program, including a non-refundable $100.00 registration fee, is $4,600.
American Barber Institute offers students a tuition payment plan that allows students to pay while they attend school. Upon registration, students will pay a $750 tuition down payment.
After you make the initial tuition deposit of $750, there will be a leftover balance of $3,850. This balance will be divided into 16 weekly payments of $200, leaving the student's last payment at $650. The student will need to pay this last payment of $650, otherwise they will not receive their certificate of completion, therefore preventing them from taking the NY state board exam for their master barber license.
500 HOUR BARBERING PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Mon. - Fri. from 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. (6.0 hrs of instruction with no meal break) for approximately 17 weeks of instruction
Mon. - Fri. from 2:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. (6.0 hrs of instruction with no meal break) for approximately 17 weeks of instruction