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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 both 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 END OF THE PROGRAM, STUDENTS LEAVE WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SHAVING AND NUANCES OF BOLD HAIRSTYLES AND DESIGN.


And did we mention, we are an ELEGANCE SCHOOL PARTNER, using one of the most innovative styling and shaving systems in the world to achieve that masculine swag.

How long will it take?


Class A Barber is a 1500-hour program that can be completed in about 13 to 15 months depending if you choose a full-time or part-time course.



Full-time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Part-time Fast Track: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Part-time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Training Breakdown:


Our future craftsmen are guided through four (4) phases, with each phase taking on more advanced techniques, building real-world skills and confidence as they progress through each stage.

Phase I:

Allows you to learn the fundamentals in a classroom setting, practicing techniques on mannequin heads while a dedicated instructor guides you every step of the way.

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


  • Practice on real clients in a real, assimilated professional environment

  • Improve your skill with the help of a dedicated instructor. It's known as the Discovery Phase because this is when most students find what services they are most passionate about.

  • Learn advanced techniques.

Phase III:


  • Work Independently (under the supervision of your instructor)

  • Develop speed and prepare to start your career

Phase IV:

  • Continue rendering services independently under the supervision of your instructor

  • Prepare a career portfolio

  • Prepare to pass the State Board test

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?


Tuition & Supply Costs 



Tuition $9,500

*Application Fee $100

*Supply Fees $1,900

*Sales Tax $156.75


Financial Assistance Available to Those Who Qualify.