Like making waves? Maybe barbering is for you. Your career path can take you from working at a barber shop or salon to owning your own business, meeting to clients all along the way.

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 ago or more, only 25 percent of credit earned will be accepted.

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Another option for you might be our Cosmetology Program - check it out.


2015-2016 Program Dates

Full-Time (M–Th, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

  • 8/24/2015 – Approximately September 2016
  • 1/6/2016 – Approximately February 2017
  • 5/10/2016 – Approximately June 2017

Part-Time (M–Th, evenings)

  • 11/3/2015 – Approximately February 2018


Program Cost


It's free to apply to Emily Griffith Technical College. You're under no obligation once you apply. Filling out an application allows us to connect you with people who can provide more information about your preferred studies and career goals.

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Earning Potential


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


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

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

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

What types of companies might hire me?

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

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Upcoming Related Events

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Vocational Transitions (Español)
Time: 9:30am
Vocational Transitions Orientation
Time: 9:30am
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
U.S. Citizenship Ceremony
Time: 1:30pm

Related Services

Emily Griffith Technical College has been training Colorado's best cosmetologists for over 75 years. Emily's Salon offers a full selection of services, from haircuts, waves and coloring to facials and waxing services. All... more »


Emily's Barber Shop is open for business at 1860 Lincoln Street on the Salon/Mezzanine level. We're open 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Thursday and closed for lunch between 12 noon - 1 p.m.  Barbering... more »

From our students...

Emily Griffith has helped me to apply for grants and with financial assistance, they have helped me enroll for all the classes needed to obtain the certificates needed for the field.

Thomas Schimmer
HVAC Student

From our teachers...

Health is a secure field to find a job. People are always going to need their teeth. Emily Griffith offers a short affordable but fun way to learn about dental assisting.

Tonya Robinson
Dental Assisting Instructor