The Barbering program includes coursework in treatment of hair and scalp: shampooing, hair cutting, hair styling, shaving, hair coloring, permanent waving and chemical relaxers, facial massage and treatments, sanitation procedures, salon management, laws, rules and regulations. Training is the combination of theory and clinical training achieved through a practical setting with students working on clients in Emily's Barber Shop.

Students completing the program will be prepared to take the Colorado State License Examination. For students returning to Emily Griffith Technical College, or transferring from another school, in order to complete the program, if the initial start date for the program was five years or more, only 25% of credit earned will be accepted.

Learn more about our Cosmetology program.


Why consider becoming a barber?

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Work in a barber shop or salon

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Open your own business

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Complete classes and start earning in one year

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Interact with clients every day and meet new people

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Work in a creative industry


Stay at the forefront on the fashion industry

What's the average pay for barbering jobs?


  • Hourly Pay = $9.17
  • Annual Salary = $19,070


  • Hourly Pay = $16.35
  • Annual Salary = $34,018

What types of jobs can I choose?

  • Barber 
  • Barber shop owner 
  • Color specialist 
  • Instructor
  • Platform artist 
  • Product representative 
  • Retail sales 
  • Stylist

What types of companies can I work for?

  • Aerial 
  • Cost Cutters 
  • Fantastic Sam's 
  • Great Clips
  • Independent shops and salons 
  • Nexus 
  • R. Stafford 
  • Super Cuts

Program Details

2014 - 2015 Program Dates:

  • Full-Time (a.m. and p.m.):
    • 8/25/2014 – 7/1/2015
    • 12/8/2014 – Approximately November 2015
    • 4/8/2015 – Approximately March 2016

Class Hours:

  • Full-Time: M-Th, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 1,196
  • Total Credit Hours: 57.00
  • Estimated Program Cost: $7,157 plus books and materials
  • The estimated costs are for reference only. Exact prices will be assigned during the registration process.

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Monday, September 22, 2014
Phlebotomy Informational Meeting
Time: 2:00pm

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**Emily's Barber Shop is now closed and relocating to 1860 Lincoln Street. We'll see you in September at our new location.** Barbering students give cuts, shaves, facials, dyes and styles at low... more »

**Emily's Salon is currently closed. We will open at our new location at 1860 Lincoln Street during the week of September 8.**

Emily Griffith Technical College has been training Colorado's best cosmetologists for over 75 years... more »

From our students...

My teachers, class and program are great they all come together as one.


Tyrone Chavez
Barbering Student

From our teachers...

I love my students and teaching them new things.

Lisa Fladen
Barbering Instructor