Learn About Barbering/Hair Design

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Explore the Art of Barbering/Hair Design

Practice the
Latest Styles

As a barber, you need to be up-to-date on the latest in men’s hairstyles and grooming. At American Institute of Beauty, you can learn fades, graphic designs, comb overs, facial shaving, mustache and beard grooming, texture services, and other services that show off your talents. It’s important to be able to provide clients with a variety of styles and services if you want to succeed as a modern-day barber.

Learn More
Than Theory

In addition to mastering barbering theory and practice, we also want our students to become savvy business owners. That’s why our curriculum also includes classes in time organization, financial management, sales management, and barbershop/salon management. Whether or not you dream of owning your own business someday, these are important skills to learn.

Financial Assistance

Financial concerns shouldn’t get in the way of pursuing your goals. We offer a variety of financial aid and assistance options to those who qualify. If you’re eligible for a Pell Grant, need a federal loan, or want to apply for an industry scholarship, we have the resources you need to fund your education. Speak with our financial aid advisor to learn more!


“I am a graduate from AIB, I attended from January of 2019 to November 2019. I learned a lot there and the staff is eager for you to succeed… Because of AIB I am now a licensed barber. I’d strongly recommend AIB for anyone who is pursuing a career in barbering.”

Connor N.

"I am a graduating student and honestly AIB has been the best school! The teachers really care about you and push you to learn and pursue more. All of the equipment and products are updated and there are always guest speakers coming in to give updates. I will forever cherish this school."

Lashawndra F.

Be Your Own Boss

At American Institute of Beauty, our barbering curriculum is focused on preparing students to enter the workforce. Barbering is a great choice if you’re looking for the opportunity to build your own business. Barbering may be one of the oldest trades in history, but well-trained, experienced barbers remain in high demand today and have the opportunity to build a life they’ve always wanted.

From killer fades and cool comb-overs, to close shaves and well-trimmed beards, we can teach you classic barbering techniques and work with the latest trends. Since business acumen is a huge part of being a barber, our curriculum also includes a focus on sales, time management, and effective communication. That way if your goal is to work for yourself and own your own shop, you can have the skills necessary to pursue your ambition! In addition to supporting you throughout your education, we also provide career assistance after you graduate. If you need help finding job openings, building a resume, or interviewing for jobs, we’re here to help you out so you can live your dream of becoming a successful licensed barber!

man getting a shave

Discover the Possibilities

You might think that licensed barbers only work in barber shops or salons. While this is a great career option, there are other creative possibilities, including barbershop manager, freelance barber, platform artist, creating your own product line, social media influencer, and educator. Maybe you’ve dreamed of owning your own business, or you’d like to build a celebrity clientele. Enrolling in our barbering program could be your first step!

barber shaving man's hair

Get Extra Help

American Institute of Beauty, wants to offer students as many learning opportunities as possible. In addition to in-class learning, we offer career days with local businesses. It’s a great chance to meet local influencers, network with potential employers, and even participate in mock interviews. We invite industry leaders to give guest lectures, which is a great way for students to learn from successful professionals.

Man shaving another man's head

Love It. Learn It. Live It.

You already know you have a passion for creativity, the latest trends and making sure people look good. Now it’s time to hone your skills and learn the true technical side of barbering. Once you’ve mastered that, you can live out your dreams of being your own boss and starting your own book of business!

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2800 34th St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713