Achieve Your Goals in Barber School

Success in barbering is more than just creativity and style, it’s also being able to run a business. In The Hair Arts Institute’s barber program you can build barbering skills and business awareness. And you can learn all this in a classroom setting where you’ll have a small student-to-teacher ratio, a client experience that mimics industry standards from day one and in a school culture designed to bring out the best in our students. We want you to wake up each day excited and hungry to learn more and challenge yourself. To do that, we’ve created a school where our students feel safe, supported and have every opportunity to be at peak performance. You can change your path, your skills and your life with the right mentors, tools and knowledge! We invite you to come meet us in person to experience this firsthand and feel confident you’ve found the right place for you.


"They are the most successful team of hairdressers I have worked with. Their passion and technique, as well as their traditional barbering knowledge, will be pushing the boundaries of hairdressing at the Hair Arts Institute."

Sheriff Mehmet, Envy Barbers and British Barbering Association

Sheriff Mehmet, Envy Barbers and British Barbering Association

"As the former Senior Creative Director of the Sassoon Academy and founder and creative director of the renowned SR Education program, it is my personal and professional opinion that the Hair Arts Institute is one of the elite centers of hair design in North America. Any passionate prospective student will learn the modern skills needed to be successful in their craft and in our diverse industry.

Sally Rogerson, SR Education

Sally Rogerson, SR Education

"I have had a business relationship with Rick Bennett, one of their founding educators, for over two decades. Knowing his passion for quality and creative learning, I can attest that the Hair Arts Institute will prepare dedicated students to achieve the highest standards in the industry.

Stephen Moody, Wella Global Education Academy Dean

Stephen Moody, Artistic Director for Paul Mitchell

Our Barber Program

Our barber program is a quality curriculum to empower our students to learn the way that suits them best. The program covers a range of topics, including men and women’s haircutting, styling, color, shaving, beard and mustache grooming, scalp treatments, and salon management. With hands-on training, students have the opportunity to develop their skills to bring their creative visions for clients to life.

With the dedicated support and mentorship that comes from small class sizes, students can gain confidence in learning theory, technique, vision and business skills related to barbering. At our school you’ll find a team who believes in you and the unique talent you can bring to your craft. Our job is to nurture and help refine that talent to help you master your strengths to apply to your future clients and your potential book of business.

In our barbering program, students can learn the necessary techniques to become proficient in men and women’s haircutting, styling, and coloring for all types of hair, not just men’s haircuts. Students can have the opportunity to explore their creativity and develop their own unique approach to hair design.

Careers in Barbering

While the Hair Arts Institute cannot guarantee employment for Graduates, assistance in finding suitable employment is provided by posting area job openings. Students also receive classroom training on how to write a resume, complete an employment application, and prepare for an effective interview. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to obtain professional salon exposure, secure future employment, and easily transition from school to work.

Barber Program FAQs

How long is your barber program?

Our barber program is 1500 hours, meaning you could be licensed in as little as eleven months.

Do you offer financial aid for your barber program?

Yes! We offer financial aid for those who qualify. For more information, contact us or check out our financial aid page.

What schedules are offered for your barber program?

Currently, we only offer full-time for our barbering program. For more information about what our full-time schedule entails, contact us!

Ready To Become a Barber?

Start your future in barbering with Hair Arts Institute. Before getting started, it’s important to note the following requirements:

  • Proof of Age (Minimum of 16 years old)
  • High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent
  • Paid Application Fee
  • Register with the State Regulatory Agency

We can’t wait to meet you and help you get started on your barbering goals.

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Oklahoma City

15001 North May Ave, Suite D
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

(405) 286-2600

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM