Barber-Styling (600 Hours)

Our Barber/Styling Program exposes you to all aspects of barbering through 600 hours of lecture, practice demonstration, audio-visual materials, practical and theory worksheets with illustration and, most importantly, client work. Our expansive program covers the history of barber/styling, bacteriology, sterilization and sanitation in the workplace, treatment of the hair and scalp, facial massage and treatment, shaving, hair cutting, hair styling, mustache and beard design, men’s hair pieces, anatomy and physiology, tools and equipment, maintaining a professional image, the job search, selling in the barber/styling shop, shop management and licensing laws.

Upon completion of the approximate 5 month curriculum, you will receive a Barber/Styling Certificate and be well prepared to take the New York State Board Examination. After successfully passing the exam, you will be qualified for a variety of job opportunities- including Master Barber/Stylist, manufacturer’s representative, product demonstrator, hair replacement specialist, media Barber/Stylist and platform artist.

The total cost of our Barber/Styling Program is $10,100.00.

This fee includes tuition, registration fee, books and equipment. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.


FULL-TIME Monday- Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM (approx. 4.5 months)

PART TIME Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:00PM - 10:00PM (approx. 10 months)

“I am a graduate of the Barber Program at the Shear Ego International School of Hair Design. I decided to attend the program because of the following reasons: As a Veteran I wanted a program I could use my benefits with. I also wanted a program that allowed me to start my new career as quickly as possible. The program is only 600 hours which I found to be very convenient. This allowed me to finish the program, take my State Board, and start my new career all within a years time frame. I was able to immediately find employment after passing my State Board and receiving my license. I am now the manager at The Men's Club at Shear Ego an 8 thousand square foot Barber Spa in Pittsford Plaza. If you're looking for a profitable career that can be obtained with minimal time and effort, I highly recommend the Barber Program at Shear Ego International School of Hair Design". ~ Gilberto Soria, Master Barber/Manager at Shear Ego's Men's Club in Pittsford, NY.

Gainful Employment Information

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), has long provided for the extension of financial aid to students attending post-secondary programs that “lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation,” including nearly all programs at for-profit institutions and certificate programs at public and non-profit institutions. For-profit institutions, in particular, are a diverse, innovative, and fast-growing group of institutions. Below is the pertinent information as pertaining to the Barber-Styling & Cosmetology (CIP code – 12.0402) Program at Shear Ego International School of Hair Design. On-time Graduation Rates / Placement Metrics / Median Loan Debt Colleges, universities, and proprietary schools like Shear Ego International School of Hair Design are required to disclose On-Time Graduation Rates, Placement Metrics, and Median Loan Debt for each program offered for each award year. The on-time graduation rate is calculated by dividing the number of on-time completers by the total number of graduates for the specific year. These on-time graduation rates are based on perfect attendance and do not account for holidays, school closings, leave of absence or minimum absent time. Shear Ego International School of Hair Design provides the number of graduates during an award year who completed their program within 150% of the normal program length. This metric is in line with reporting graduation rates to other federal reporting and accrediting agencies. Federal regulations also require colleges, universities, and proprietary schools like Shear Ego International School of Hair Design to disclose placement rate information about the population of students counted as “on-time” completers.

In addition to these rates, Shear Ego International School of Hair Design collects and reports placement (employment) rates annually to our accrediting agency, the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS). Median loan debt is based on the number of students who completed their program in the specific financial aid award year, and has been calculated by comparing the total amounts that students borrowed for each loan type, starting with $0 up to the maximum amount borrowed.

Barbering/Barber-Styling Program Level - Undergraduate Certificate Program Length - 19 weeks

How much will this program cost me? $10,100.00 Tuition and fees: $8,919.82 Books and supplies: $1,080.18 Registration Fee: $100.00 On-campus room & board: Not available

What other costs are there for this program? N/A *The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.

Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program? Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below: Federal loans: $0 Private education loans: * Institutional financing plan: * *Less than 10 graduates received loans. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the loan recipients. The school has elected to provide the following additional information: -41% of program graduates used loans to help finance their costs for this program

How long will it take me to complete this program? The full-time program is designed to take 19 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014, 94.12% finished in 19 weeks.


What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2014 is 68.75%.

For further information about this job placement rate, click here. Both the institution's state and accreditor require the calculation of a job placement rate for this program. Accreditor Rate: The job placement rate for students who completed the program is XX%.

For further information about this job placement rate, click here. State Rate: The job placement rate for students who completed the program is 68.75%. For further information about this job placement rate, click here. * This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers. For additional information related to this program and/or the information provided above, click here. • SOC Code – 39-5011.00 For occupational information regarding barber-styling professions, visit the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) website at


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