Join the Cutting Edge Barbering Industry

Learning how to be a barber shouldn’t be boring! At Salon Success Academy, we help barbering students learn the skills, techniques, and knowledge they need for a potential future in barbering. Our program is designed to provide theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience in a friendly, family-like environment.

You can learn more about the enrollment process for our barber training program, which takes place on our Upland and Riverside campuses. Students at Salon Success Academy take advantage of over five decades of experience as a beauty school in California.

See What Our Students Have To Say


“This was such an amazing campus to train me for my future career! Amazing teachers and staff I couldn’t imagine starting my career anywhere else!”

Trinity L.

Trinity L.


“I went to salon success to become a licensed nail tech through my course of training I loved it so much at the Redlands campus by far amazing and neat it ended up making me want to come back and become a esthetician because of the such amazing teachers specially Mrs.K. Great choice and I would highly recommend”

Dejanae H.

Dejanae H.


“I recently graduated and I feel really prepared for my stateboard test! Ms. Vee and Mrs. Cierra did a wonderful job making sure I learned all the basics and real like situations! Ms. Linda also did a great job keeping in touch during distance learning to make sure I stayed on top of my hours! I would definitely recommend.”

Esperanza R.

Esperanza R.

Take Your Passion to the Next Level with Professional Barber Training

In our barbering program, you can learn a multitude of skills and barbering methods. As part of our program, you can also practice your skills on real clients in our student clinics.

At Salon Success Academy, we teach the art of barbering through technical instruction and practical training. Our qualified instructors interact with the students in small classroom settings, which helps ensure more one-on-one instruction. Besides traditional methods of learning, we also have student competitions and practice our skills in the student clinics.

The clinics give students the opportunity to serve members of the community with the skills they can learn while using the latest barbering tools and products. The students are always under the direct supervision of licensed instructors, so they have someone nearby to give feedback and offer advice when needed.

Our curriculum includes lessons about customer service, interacting with clients, and other business matters. We also help students prepare to sit for the state exam. At Salon Success Academy, we want to help you reach your dreams!

The barber training program is 1,000 hours. Full-time students may be able to finish the program in as little as 30 weeks, and part-time students may be able to complete the program in as little as 50 weeks. We provide day and night classes to allow for more flexibility in your schedule. Completing the program provides students with adequate hours to sit for the state exam.

Our barbering program is offered at two of our six campuses in California. If you are interested in enrolling in our barber training program, contact us to learn more about the enrollment process.

Experience the World of Barbering

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the barber training program take to complete?

Our barbering program is 1,000 hours. Full-time students can complete the program in as little as 30 weeks, while part-time students may complete it in as few as 50 weeks. We offer both day and evening courses, allowing you to fit our program into your schedule.

How do I know if I should be a barber?

Only you can decide if being a barber is the right career choice for you, but we can help you see the advantages of this rewarding career! When you come for your initial school tour, we will show you what it’s like to be a student in the barbering program. You will have a chance to meet current students and barbering instructors and see the clinic where our barbering students practice their skills on real people from the community (always under the direct supervision of licensed professionals).

What is the difference between cosmetology and barbering?

While both cosmetology and barbering deal with hair care, hair cutting, hair styling, and hair coloring, the main difference is that barbers primarily work on men’s hair. A barber’s education focuses more on men’s hair needs, including facial hair grooming and shaving. Barbering does not include nail care, skin care, or make-up lessons, which are typically covered in a cosmetology program.

How much does it cost to learn to be a barber?

The cost of our barber training program is:

  • Tuition: $14,000
  • Registration Fee: $100
  • Barber Kit: $2,000
  • Student Tuition Recovery Fund: $40

Total estimated charges equal $16,140.

If you have a dream of becoming a skilled barber, we want you to have the opportunity to learn at our school, which is why we offer multiple financial aid options. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Start Your Journey Toward an Education in Barbering

To qualify for enrollment in our barbering program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Age Requirement: You must be at least 17 years old, reflecting our commitment to providing a comprehensive education for individuals who are truly dedicated to pursuing a career in barbering.
  • Educational Credentials: We require proof of U.S. completion of the 12th grade, which can be demonstrated through a high school diploma or transcripts. Alternatively, if you’ve earned your GED (General Educational Development) certificate or have passed the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test) or TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) exam, you are also eligible to apply.

At Salon Success Academy, we understand that making the decision to pursue a career in barbering is a significant commitment, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Once you’re ready to take that crucial first step, reach out to us to schedule your personal tour of one of our campuses. During the tour, you’ll not only have the chance to explore our facilities and see where your education will take place but also have the opportunity to talk through an admissions interview.

This helps us to better know you and your goals of becoming a professional barber!

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