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”Our Mission is to train potentially the finest barbers in America!”

Do you want to begin a rewarding and fulfilling career? No matter what your age or background, Michigan Barber School, Inc. can train you to be a professional Barber/Stylist. You will receive the best tonsorial instruction and support available from experienced teachers and staff. Visit the FAQ page for the Application process and to answer other general questions you may have about our program.



 Michigan State Board of Barber Examiners requires each student to complete at least 2000 clock hours of instruction and maintain a passing grade before a diploma is awarded.  It takes 14-18 months to complete the program, attending on the SCHEDULE HOURS OF TRAINING that we have to offer.  The course consists of 250 hours of theory and 1,750 hours of practical instruction.  The following is a list of the skills and knowledge you will receive from our Barber/Styling curriculum:





History and Fundamentals of Barbering

Origin, custom, and traditions: Glacial Age to modern times.


Hygiene & Ethics

Personal grooming and hygiene: Professional ethics and attitude.



Identifying and defining different types of bacteria.


Sanitation and Sterilization

Methods of Sanitation and Sterilization: First Aid and public sanitation.


Implements, Tools & Equipment

Proper use of primary and secondary implements, optional equipment proper care

and maintenance.


Disorders of the Hair, Scalp & Skin

Definitions and identification of types of diseases in relation to the Hair, Scalp & Skin


Hair & Scalp Treatments

Methodology in relation to shampoos, conditioners and how it affects the hair

and scalp.


Barber Laws & Rules for the State of Michigan

General rules, regulations and fee structure from the Department of Commerce

Barber/Styling Handbook.


Facial Massage & Treatments

Theory of facial and skin treatments; methods of facial massage therapy.


Razor Shaving, Honing & Stropping

Method and use of different implements, fundamentals and techniques in relation to

shaving, honing and stropping.



Basic fundamentals and principles of haircutting and styling men and women’s hair.



Methodology in curling iron techniques and basic fundamentals of finger waving.


Permanent Waving

Product knowledge, scalp and hair analysis, procedures and safety precautions.


Chemical Hair Relaxing

Product knowledge, scalp and hair analysis, procedures and safety precautions.


Men’s Hairpieces

Product knowledge, implements, fundamentals, and techniques.


Electricity and Light Therapy

Basic knowledge of light measurements and currents; implements and safety




Definitions and identification of types matter, compounds, and common elements;

basic principles of cosmetic chemistry.


Shop Management

Knowledge of management functions, business plans, financing, equipment

and recordkeeping.


Senior Review to prepare for State Board Exam


So put yourself on the path towards becoming a Professional Barber/Stylist and call Michigan Barber School, Inc. today to set up an appointment.Please feel free to browse through our entire site to see how we can assist in the career you've always wanted. Click on the admissions link for upcoming enrollment dates.


Michigan Barber School, Inc.

8988-90 Grand River Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48204-2244
Phone: 313-894-2300
Toll Free: 800-210-1150
Fax: 313-894-7274

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