Education for Hair Stylists, Nail Technicians and Estheticians


What to Look for in a Barber School

Are you interested in learning the art of male grooming? To become a barber in the State of Colorado, it is necessary to attend a professional barbering school and pass a state exam from the Office of Barber and Cosmetologist Licensing. At Designing Beauty Academy in Windsor, we can help you pass your barbering licensure course with flying colors, thanks to our cutting-edge barbershop program.

When it comes to barber colleges, not all schools are created equally. In this blog post, we share with you six things to look for in a quality barbershop program, so that you can begin your dream career in the art of male grooming. There are many reasons why becoming a barber is one of the best decisions you can make for your livelihood, your lifestyle, your creativity, and your happiness, but it’s important to start your career on the right foot. We hope that this post helps you determine that Designing Beauty Academy’s state-of-the-art barber program is the right choice for you.

If you have any questions about our 50-credit barbershop course or any of our other programs for aspiring hair stylists, nail technicians, cosmetologists, and estheticians, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Hands-On Training

When it comes to barber training, nothing is more essential than hands-on practice. At Designing Beauty Academy, we include hands-on training with every technique we teach, because we know that there’s no greater educational tool for the barbering and cosmetology industry than experiential learning. Our barber school in Windsor includes large, clinical work areas with modern functional equipment, as well as a functional high-end salon, so that you can practice a variety of barbering techniques — including hair cutting, shaving, facial massages, and much more — on real clients, and receive real-time feedback from our team of professional instructors.

A Low Student-Teacher Ratio

You’ll also want to attend a school that offers small class sizes and a low student-teacher ratio (the number of students per teacher). That way, you can get the personalized attention you need in order to overcome any obstacles and succeed in your training and career. In fact, it’s been proven that students who attend colleges and vocational schools with lower student-teacher ratios get higher wages than students who graduate from schools with large class sizes. At Designing Beauty Academy, we pride ourselves on our class sizes, with many classes having only one to four students, along with a professional instructor.

A High Job Placement Rate

A quality barber school will not only teach its students how to master the art of male grooming, but also help them find a fulfilling and lucrative job afterwards. Designing Beauty Academy is proud to have a 100% job placement rate, which means that virtually all of the students who have graduated from our academy have been hired after completing their program.

Salesmanship Training

Since barbering requires face-to-face interaction with clients, mastering the art of salesmanship and people skills is an essential. You’ll also need extensive product knowledge, and the ability to create a continuous stream of loyal clients in order to ensure a solid revenue. In this way, how you interact with your clients after their appointment is just as important as how you interact with them during it. At Designing Beauty Academy, we include extensive management, salesmanship, and ethics training so that you can become an expert in interpersonal skills, management, and communication.

Flexible Scheduling

A good barber training program will work with you to help accommodate your schedule. This is especially important if you are already holding down another job, are a parent, or have other responsibilities, like many of our students. At Designing Beauty Academy, we understand that people’s schedules today are more hectic than ever before, and time is a valuable resource. That’s why we work diligently with you to help accommodate your schedule so that you can complete your program within a realistic timeframe.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Continuing education is not only something we recommend for anyone with a career in the barbering and cosmetology industry, but it’s also, in the State of Colorado, a requirement (10 continuing education hours are required to renew your license). While we pride ourselves on our programs’ affordability, we recognize that barbering school is an investment, which is why we offer FREE continuing education classes to all of our graduates. This will allow you to stay on the cutting-edge of advances and trends in male grooming, so that you can remain competitive within the industry.

Take a Free Tour of Our Facility!

If you’re interested in learning more about the barber program at Designing Beauty Academy, reach out to our team today to schedule a free tour. We’ll be happy to show you around our state of the art facility in Windsor, Colorado, and answer any questions that you may have. We look forward to helping you embark on this exciting new chapter in your career!