Our Barbering program prepares students in shaving, hair and scalp treatments, hairstyling techniques, coloring, chemical relaxers, facial massage/skin care, sanitation, laws, rules, and regulations.

Students prepare to take the state license exam through the Colorado Barber/Cosmetology Board and get to practice their skills and gain real world experience working with clients at Emily's Salon & Barbershop. Start your rewarding career as a barber today! 

Tuition for the Barbering program is approximately $8,148          Entry-level salary for Barbering is approximately $22,305 per year ($10.72 per hour)         The Barbering program takes 10 months to complete

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2019–2020 Program Dates

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/19/2019 5/27/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
11/13/2019 9/1/2020 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
3/2/2020 1/15/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Waitlist
6/3/2020 4/1/2021 M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  

Part-Time (evenings)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
12/12/2019 4/1/2021 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm Waitlist
5/20/2020 9/1/2021 M–F 5:00pm–9:00pm  


2019–2020 Program Cost

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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Barbers 25% 9.94/hr ($20,670/yr)

11.52/hr ($23,960/yr)

14.90/hr ($31,000/yr)

24.05/hr ($50,020/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 

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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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Come visit our brand new salon and barbershop facility at 1820 Lincoln Street, Denver, C0 80203. Our Barbering and Cosmetology students offer a wide range of services, including cuts, shaves, facials, coloring and other chemical... more »

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