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Change Your Life

Our barber program is offered only at our
St. Petersburg campus.

A career in barbering can give you the opportunity to change your life in ways you’ve always dreamed of. Barbers are in-demand professionals that need to be highly skilled and hard working. At American Institute of Beauty (AIB), you can feel empowered to take your future and career into your own hands. Whether you’re inspired to work at an established barbershop or open one of your own, we want our students to feel prepared.

Barber Program FAQs


How Long is the Barber Program?

The barber program in St. Petersburg is 1200 clock hours. During those hours you can learn both the hands-on and theoretical elements of the trade that can make you a well-educated pro.


How Long Will It Take to Complete the Program?

Dedicated full-time students can complete the program in as little as nine months. That means you could be on your way toward a career in less than a year!


What Schedules Are Offered For This Program?

You can take our barber program in one of three different options: full-time day, part-time day , and part-time evening .

If you have time to dedicate to your education as a full-time commitment, we offer a full-time program.

If you need to work during the day or have other obligations, we have a part-time night program.

If you need to work school into your schedule in another way, we have a part-time day program, too. We believe that your education should fit seamlessly into your life.

What Are My Options For Funding My Education?


Financial Aid

We get it. An education is an investment, and you may need help starting that fund. Financial aid is available for qualifying students in our barbering program. Contact us to learn more about what types of aid might be available for you.

To learn more about financial aid, click here.


Veterans' Training

AIB has been approved for veterans’ training by the Veterans Administration. We accept a variety of VA benefits including the POST-9/11 GI Bill®. You’ve spent your life improving the quality of lives for people across the country, and you love what you do. You can continue to provide for others and feel good about your career with an education in barbering! Click here to learn more about using veterans’ benefits at AIB.

Dependents and spouses of veterans may also be eligible. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Florida Prepaid

You don’t have to use your Florida Prepaid fund at a traditional college. You can invest in yourself and your future career at AIB! Contact us to learn more about using your prepaid account to help you become a barber.




High School Scholarship

We offer a scholarship to recent high school grads that qualify who are interested in enrolling in our barbering program. To learn more about what you need to do or have to qualify, contact our admissions office.

Program-Specific Scholarships

AIB can provide each enrolled student with a list of external scholarships to students who have enrolled and started in our barbering program. If you want to become eligible for these external scholarships, you must be a student and meet each of the external scholarship requirements. Contact us to learn more.

What Can I Learn in AIB’s Barber Program?

To become a master barber you must learn more than how to cut hair and groom beards. We know that in order to prepare for a career as a barber you’ll need to train in many skills of the trade. The curriculum at AIB isn’t hyper-focused on one area of barbering. We offer education in:

  • Fades
  • Comb overs
  • Graphic designs
  • High tops
  • Shear over combs
  • Facial shaving
  • Mustache and beard grooming
  • Men’s hair color services
  • Texture services
  • And more!

After they’ve learned the ins and outs of barbering in theory and practice, we instruct our students in the ways of a savvy business owner.

  • Business Classes
  • Barbershop and Salon Management
  • Financial Management
  • Sales Management
  • Time Management and Organization

What Careers Can You Have As A Barber?

Great question. There’s not one definite answer. What do you love to do? Do you dream of owning a business? What about working with celebrities? Here are some potential career outcomes after licensure:

  • Barbershop Manager
  • Salon Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Freelance Barber
  • Platform Artist
  • Manufacturers Representative
  • Blogger
  • Social Media Influencer
  • Competitive Barber
  • Educator

The type of person who can thrive in a career as a barber is:

  • Hardworking
  • Determined
  • Self-sufficient
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
  • Passionate
  • Focused
  • Committed

The Extras at AIB

At AIB, we like to go above and beyond for our students. We offer a variety of fun extra opportunities for our students and alumni.


Career Days

Local employers from a variety of businesses come in and get to know our students. During career day you can meet industry influencers, have mock interviews, and even have the chance to land a job before you graduate!


Career Assistance

We have lifetime career placement assistance. Come back any time after graduation and our team will help you identify career opportunities. We can also help you fine-tune your resume and learn how to interview.


Guest Speakers

You can learn from some of the industry’s leaders at AIB. We bring in guest speakers to share their talents and allow our students to soak up all that they can offer.

Enroll at AIB!

Ready to get started on a career you love? Contact us to learn more about enrolling in one of our year-round programs! Your future can’t wait. Call us today!

Your future starts now. Don’t wait. Contact AIB to learn more about our enrollment process. Our classes start year round.

Contact us today!


Largo Campus
3665 East Bay Drive, Suite 164
Largo, Florida 33771

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*

St. Petersburg Campus
2800 34th St. North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33713

Campus Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
*Appointments Recommended*