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Open Enrollment
6 month Program Full-time/Part-time
Tuition: $ 18,653.00
Educational Objectives
Intructonal Methods



Montana Barber Institute's primary mission of this 6 month Barber Program is to train the student to become discipline in basic manipulative skills, safety judgments, proper work habits, and desirable attitudes necessary to pass the State Board examination and for competency in job entry-level positions in Barbering or related career field.


Montana Barber Institute seeks to implement its philosophy based on providing programs designed for student achievement at Montana Barber Institute, they are as follows:

  • Discipline is based on structured training to achieving a standard of excellence in the process of becoming licensed. 

  • Professionalism is becoming proficient in every aspect of life, especially in the field of Beauty and Barbering.

  • Montana Barber Institute's vision is to train every student to become an astute entrepreneurs and business professionals. 

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the program requirements, the determined graduate will be able to:

1. Project a positive attitude and a sense of personal integrity and self-confidence.

2. Practice proper grooming and effective communication skills and visual poise.

3. Understand employer-employee relationships and respect the need to deliver worthy service for value received.

4. Perform the basic manipulative skills including hairstyling, shaping, bleaching, tinting, chemical reformation, scalp/hair conditioning, facials, shaving, honing, and stropping.

5. Perform basic analytical skills to determine the proper hairstyle and color application for the client’s best overall look.

6. Apply the theory, technical information, and related matter to assure sound judgments, decisions, and procedures.

Research has shown the workforce or state employment agencies throughout the 48 out of 49 mainland states, as of August 2017 the barbering field has not shown substantial growth in the job market. Yet, it is a fact that the Barber Beauty field is a necessity for our culturally diverse and fashionable society.  The independent booth renter and contractor are not recruited nor do they report their income through the unemployment agencies. Therefore it is difficult for any government agency to accurately depict the desire for a barber or how much a barber actually earns. Here is what has been reported:

The occupational needs of the people: see TexasCareerCheck


The curriculum to prepare a student for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation examination for the registered Class A Barber License will consist of 1,000 hours to include the following:

250 hours of theory, consisting of:

· Anatomy, physiology, and histology consisting of 40 hours

        of the study of:






                                  6.Circulatory System



· Texas barber law and rules                                                                         30 hours

· Bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation                                               15 hours


 · Life SKill                                                                                     10 hours

· Disorders of the skin, scalp, and hair                                                                                        30 hours

· Chemistry                                                                                                  10 hour

· Shaving                                                                                                         5 hours

· Scalp, hair treatments, and skin                                                                  15 hours

· Sanitary professional techniques                                                                1 hour

· Professional ethics                                                                                     1 hour

· Scientific fundamentals of barbering                                                          1 hour

· Hair replacement methods                                                                               10 hours

· Hair and lightening                                                                              10 hours

· Permanent waving, chemical relaxing                                      10 hours

· Haircutting, male and female                                                                     20 hours

· Theory of massage of scalp, face, and neck                                                10 hours

· Hygiene and good grooming                                                                         1 hour

· Barber implements                                                                                       4 hours

· Honing and stropping                                                                                    1 hour

· Mustaches and beards                                                                                  3 hours

· Facial treatments                                                                                           2 hours

· Electricity and light therapy                                                                          10 hours

· History of Barbering                                                                                      1 hour

· Disorder of the nails                                                                                    10 hours

750 hours of Instruction in Practical Work, consisting of:


               · Dressing the hair, consisting of 400 hours                

                 1.Men’s haircutting including military styles                                    

                 2.Children’s haircutting                                                                      

                 3.Women’s haircutting                                                                        

                 4.Cutting and processing curly and over-curly hair                           

                 5.Razor cutting                                                                                    

· Shaving                                                                                                                                                                                             50 hours

· Facial hair removal                                                                                              15 hours

· Styling                                                                                          35 hours

· Bleaching and dyeing of the hair                                                               30hours

 · Chemical Waving                                                                                         15 hours

· Relaxer (Processing)                                                                                          15 hours


· Hair weaving, Extensions & Wigs                                                              20 hours

· Beards and mustaches                                                                              15 hours

· Haircoloring                                                                                                  30 hours

· Hair & scalp treatments, scalp massage                                                                                                      30 hours


· First aid, safety & sanitation                                                        20  hours


·Haircutting consists of:                                                                 15 hours

  1. Tapering                                                                              

  2. Trimming                                                                             


· Neck massage and facial treatment                                                                                                        20 hours

· Manicuring                                                                                                   40 hours

Instructional Methods


Education is provided as a set of learning steps to achieve the skills necessary to graduate, pass the State Examination, and be employed in the field. The theory is taught for eight hours a week, students follow the Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Text Book, and the Instructors are guided by the Milady Course Management Guide Lesson Plans. Subjects are presented by means of lectures, instructor demonstrations, and student participation (student projects). Audio-visual aids (DVDs, slides presented in the classroom, etc.), guest speakers, field trips.

* Note*  The Milady's Barber Textbook is repeatedly taught in its entirety at a minimum of 3-4 times within the 26 week period.

Grading Procedures

 All students must keep a cumulative grade of at least a “B” (80) in order to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. The grade will be an average of the practice and theory work. Cumulative grade refers to the grades since the start of the program.


Written tests will be graded according to the following scale:

                                           100 – 90        A                   Excellent                                                               89 –  80        B                   Good  

                                            79 – 70         C                  Satisfactory  

                                            69 – 60         D                  Unsatisfactory

                                            59 - 50          F                  Failing     

                                            49 - 0            I                   Incomplete


Practical and clinical work will be graded as follows:

                                           100 – 90         A                  Excellent                                                               89 –  80         B                  Good  

                                            79 – 70          C                  Satisfactory  

                                            69 – 60          D                  Unsatisfactory

                                            59—50          F                  Failing     

                                            49 - 0             I                   Incomplete

One (1) written test is given at the end of each chapter to determine academic progress, and at least three (3) comprehensive practical tests are given during the program of study. If a student misses a test or fails an assignment they can be made up by making arrangements with an instructor as to the date and time. Minimal test grades for makeup work must be 80 or B.      


See Test and Assignments

                                                                                                                          Practical grading procedures will be handed out for each program.

NOTE: All students will be considered seniors when they hit 750 hours. This means the student will not have to sit in theory and will be on the floor for the remainder of the program.  

Graduation Requirements

For a student to graduate from Montana Barber Institute they are required to have paid their tuition in full or to make payment arrangements to cover their remaining balance. In addition, students must complete the following requirements:

· Class A Barber Program: completion of the 1000 program required hours of training within a minimum of a twenty six (26) week period.

· Barber Instructor Program: completion of the 750 program required hours of training within a minimum of a twenty (20) week period.

· Cosmetology Operator to Class A Barber: completion of the 300 programs required hours of training within a minimum of a nine (9) week period.

Licensing Requirements

For a student to be eligible for a state license from TDLR they must:

· Complete the required hours;

· Pass the written and practical examinations;

· Pay the required fees; and

· Have not committed an act that is a ground for denial of a license.


Certificate of Completion

Upon satisfactory completion of the requirements mentioned, a program of instruction, and fulfillment of all financial obligations to the school, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion is not a guarantee to be issued a license by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR).

 Job Opportunities 

These are a few of the job opportunities the graduate student will have once they get licensed:

· Salon owner

· Independent Barber

· Barber / Beauty supply store associate

· Barber / Beauty supply distributor

· Product Developer

· Product Representative/Consultant

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019


Program Name Class A Barber


This program is designed to be completed in 26 weeks/ 6 months.


This program will cost $[18,653] if completed within normal time.

 There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting but may have changed.

  • Milady’s Standard Barbering Textbook           $156.95

  • Tablet, Implements & Electrical Tool Kit          $756.62


Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ [0] of debt. 


  1. The program meets licensure requirements in the following States: Texas

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here:

Registered Barber Program Tools and Equipment

Each enrolled student shall acquire the tools and equipment in support of their program. Students will be issued a leased tablet that has the eBook downloaded and the Kit is to be purchased no longer than 7 days after the enrollment to be delivered to the student. A student who fails to purchase the tools required within the 7 days, will not perform any services. see Statement of acknowledgment for Media Device


  • Milady’s Standard Barbering Textbook

    • Textbook​

      • ISBN-13: 9781305100558​

      • List Price: $156.95 USD           




Montana Barber Institute provides the student with all implements and electrical tools. This is to ensure that electrical tools are used on our clients or other students, that adjustments are set accordingly to protect the clients from incurring injury during service. Students are not allowed to make any adjustments to the electrical tools. The student may take their tools home yet in the event they do so, no adjustment is to be made to the electrical tools.

Please click here to view the supply list.

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