500 Hour Master Barber Program
American Barber Institute is located in the heart of NYC, just minutes away from Times Square and Grand Central. Our Master Barber program enables the successful graduate to meet the requirements to take the NY State Board Exam for the Master Barber 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 professional to own a barbershop in which he or she can employ individuals as apprentice barbers.
In our program, our future barbers receive 500 hours of instruction, approximately 17 weeks. During the 17 weeks of instruction, students complete 2 weeks of barber theory which students gain an understanding of sanitation, sterilization, barber history, barber laws, and shop management. We provide our students with all the skills and techniques that will set them apart in their professional careers. Students will get to work on tremendous amount of clients and be taught the art of shaving and hair styling, from classic tapers, fohawks, pompadours, bald heads, caesars, low fades, mid fades, high fades, high-top fades, afro, flat tops, razor lineups, shampoos, classical haircuts, beard trims, shape ups, blowouts, mohawks and more. Instructors also spend a lot of time training students on how to do facial massages, hot towel shaving and preparation for New York State Board Exam. Upon completion, each student will have an opportunity to go over job placement and select where they would like to begin their employment.
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 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 is $4,600 including $100 non refundable registration fee.
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.
500 HOUR MASTER BARBER PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Mon. - Fri. from 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. (6.0 hrs of instruction)
Mon. - Fri. from 2:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. (6.0 hrs of instruction)