New York Barber School, Changing lives for 25 years
If you like to work with people, enjoy flexible working hours, want a profitable career that you can pursue in your choice of location, ABI is the best place to get your training as a barber and start your new life.
MISSION & VALUES
The Mission of American Barber Institute is to provide high quality training that will prepare students to pass the New York State Board of Barbering License test to become Master Barber. American Barber Institute will also enrich students with the fundamentals, professionalism and excellent business ethics needed to succeed in the Barber Industry. ABI will train students with the skills necessary to become part of the New York workforce.
Choose your program
American Barber Institute advises prospective students who want to start their career as barbers to respect the historical lineage of our vocation and to always move your skill forward with continuing education. Never stop learning! Abi is an excellent place to get your training, at ABI we make sure that each of our students gets top-notch instruction.
500 Hour Master Barber Program
In our program, our future barbers receive 500 hours of instruction, over a period of 4 months
200 Hour Barber Fundamentals Program
Receive 200 hours of instruction, to learn the fundamentals and gain hands-on practice.
50 Hours Barber Refresher Program
The 50 Hour Barber refresher program is intended primarily for licensed individuals wishing to enhance their skills.
3 HOURS CONTAGIOUS DISEASES PROGRAM
This course is designed for all new applicants who wish to apply for a new or renewal license.
If you’re a veteran and are interested in stepping into the world of barbering, you’ve come to the right place. Our programs have been approved by the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), the American Barber Institute can equip you with all of the skills required for you to become a master barber.
ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development. See our ACCES-VR page to read more about our offerings for individuals with disabilities.
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AT 48 WEST 39TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10018
You only need 4 months to become a master baRber
If you give us a call, we will assist you with your inquiry. When you come to A.B.I., the first thing you’ll find is that our staff is incredibly friendly, and loves sharing their knowledge on a future generation of barbers. Please also feel free to ask them questions about their trade, their philosophy, and what motivates them. If you’re interested in barbering classes at A.B.I. please continue to browse through our website, or give us a call at (212) 290-2289. We would love to hear from you today!
STILL NOT SURE?
Contact us, we will be happy to guide you.
The average salary for a Barber/Stylist is $42,626 per year in the United States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
When you come for a tour, the first thing you will find is that our staff is incredibly friendly and here to help you. Ask our staff about their love for teaching a new generation of barbers and they will tell you that it is their passion for imparting knowledge.
NEW CLASSES BEGIN ON THE FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.
Next STARTING DATE
MON. april 3rd 2023