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The men’s grooming industry has exploded onto the market in recent years, with more and more men wanting a comfortable atmosphere to relax and get a great cut and shave by a licensed, professional barber.
Infused with classical training and modern techniques, a TPCA Barber education imbues in its students the necessary skill sets needed to pass the state board exam and meet the demands of the grooming industry. AT THE PROGRAM'S END, STUDENTS LEAVE WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SHAVING AND THE NUANCES OF BOLD HAIRSTYLES AND DESIGN.
And did we mention we are a
HATTORI HANZO school partner, using one of the world's most innovative shear systems to achieve that masculine swag.

How long will it take?


Class A Barber | 1000-hours

Depending on the schedule you choose, this program can be completed within:


  • 8 months (or 36 weeks) with a full-time schedule

  • 11 months (or 48 weeks) with a part-time schedule


TPCA strives to promote a healthy balance between school and your personal life; this is why our academy runs on a 4-day workweek.


Schedules run from Wednesday through Saturday.

  • Full-Time (28 hrs/wk)
    9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Part-time (21 hrs/wk)
    9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Training Breakdown:


As a future craftsman, dedicated instructors will guide you through three (3) phases, with each phase taking on more advanced techniques, building real-world skills, and confidence as you progress through the course.

Phase I (also known as your “Discovery” Phase):


This pre-clinical classroom training allows you to learn the fundamentals in a classroom setting, practicing techniques on mannequin heads and fellow classmates while a dedicated instructor guides you every step of the way. 


Phase II:


This phase is when most students find what services they are most passionate about.

  • Practice on paying clients in a real, assimilated salon/spa environment

  • Improve your skills with the help of a dedicated instructor.

  • Learn advanced techniques


Phase III:


  • Continue rendering services independently under the supervision of your instructor

  • Develop speed and prepare to start your career

  • Prepare a career portfolio

  • Prepare for the State Board Exam

Technical Areas Covered Include:


  • Precision Cutting

  • Clipper cutting techniques

  • Hairstyling

  • Shaving & Grooming

  • Facials

  • Perming and smoothing hair

  • Hair coloring and lightening

  • Professional Development

  • Product Knowledge

  • And much more!

How much will it cost me?

Program Costs 



Tuition $8,250

*Application Fee $100

Supply Fees $1,000

*Lab Fee $125

*TDLR Student Permit Fee $25


Financial Assistance Available to Those Who Qualify. Click Here for more information.

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