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With the men’s grooming industry exploding onto the market in recent years, now may be the perfect time to consider increasing your marketability and crossing over to becoming a licensed barber, as more and more men seek a comfortable atmosphere to relax and get a great cut and shave by a licensed, professional barber.

The Barber Crossover program is a continuing education program designed for licensed cosmetologists to become licensed barbers in just 300 hours of technical and practical instruction.

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 END OF THE PROGRAM, STUDENTS LEAVE WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PRINCIPLES OF SHAVING AND THE NUANCES OF BOLD HAIRSTYLES AND DESIGN.
Also, did we mention we are a 
HATTORI HANZO school partner, using one of the most innovative shear systems in the world to achieve that masculine swag.

How long will it take?


Barber Crossover | 300-hours

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


  • 3-months (or 11 weeks) with a full-time schedule

  • 3-months (or 14 weeks) with a part-time schedule

  • 5-months (or 20 weeks) with a flex 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: 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Part-time: 9:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Is work or life matters getting in the way of your dream job? Our Flex-Schedule is an alternative to the schedules above. This schedule provides you with some flexibility to create your own schedule, so long as you complete 15-hours per week.

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 $2,050

*Application Fee $100

Supply Fees $800

*Lab Fee $125

*TDLR Student Permit Fee $25


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

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