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9 week programs/ full time

Open enrollment

tuition: $ 7,553.00

Educational Objectives
Instructional Methods
Grading Procedures
Job Opportunity
Tools and Equipment


Montana Barber Institute's primary mission for this 9-week program is to train the student in the 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 license. 

  • 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 the 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.

7. Combine the knowledge and training obtain to give every student a fair and equal opportunity to be successful in the field of beauty and barbering.

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 to 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



Montana Barber Institute primary mission of the 2 months curriculum to prepare a licensed Cosmetologist for the Texas Department of Licensing and  Regulations examination for the registered Class A Barber License will consist of 300 hours to include the following:


25 hours of theory, consisting of: 

· History of Barbering                                                                                       1 hour

· Barber Laws and Rules Review                                                                      1 hour


· Implements, Honing and Stropping                                                            5 hours

· Shaving                                                                                                          5 hours

· Men’s Haircutting and tapering                                                                  5 hours

· Beard and Mustache Trimming and Design                                                 1 hour

· Hair color Review                                                                                            1 hour

· Permanent Waving and Relaxing Review                                                      1 hour

· Manicuring and Nail Care Review                                                                 1 hour

· Facial Treatments and Skin Care Review                                                      1 hour

· Anatomy and Physiology Review                                                                   1 hour

· Shampooing and Conditioning Review                                                         1 hour

· Styling / Blow-dry                                                                              1 hour 

275 hours of instruction in practical work, consisting of:                            

  • Men’s Haircutting and tapering                                          165 hours

  •  Permanent Waving and Relaxing                                            5  hours

  • Hair Coloring                                                                           5  hours

  •   Facial Treatments                                                                    5  hours

  • Shaving, Mustache, and Beard Trimming                               85 hours

  •  Shampooing and Conditioning and Blow-Dry Styling             5 hours

  •  Manicuring                                                                                5 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 five 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 1-2 times within the 9 weeks 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              Failure

                                     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              Failure

                                     49 - 0                  I               Incomplete

One (1) written test is given at the end of each chapter to determine academic progress, and at least two (2) comprehensive practical tests are given during the course 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 Assignment

Practical grading procedures will be handed out for each program.


Job Opportunities

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

· Salon Owner

· Independent Barber

· Barber/Beauty supply store associate

· Barber/Beauty supply distributor

· Product Developer

· Product Representative/Consultant

Tool 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.  Statement of acknowledgment for Media Device


  • Milady’s Standard Barbering Textbook

    • Textbook​

      • ISBN-13: 9781305100558​

      • List Price: $149.95 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. A student may take their tools home yet in the event they do so, no adjustments are to be made to the electrical tools.

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