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In less than a year you will be trained in the basic hands on skills, safety requirements and judgements, professional work habits, business building skills, and professional attitudes necessary to obtain licensure and for competency in job entry-level positions in Cosmetology or a related career field.

Woman Hair Stylist

Barber Course Description:

The State of Illinois requires 1500 hours of training which takes approximately eleven and a half (11 1/2) months, or 47 weeks, to complete. These hours are broken up into three different skill levels: Freshman, Intermediate, and Senior level. All work is monitored by a licensed instructor. The skills learned throughout the program will prepare students to take the State Board Exam and to obtain an entry-level position.

Barber 500-Hour Course: 

The 500-hour barber course is for licensed cosmetologists or licensed cosmetology teachers seeking licensure as a barber. The State of Illinois requires 500 hours of training which takes approximately five (5) months, or 16 weeks, to complete on a full-time schedule to complete. The skills learned throughout the program will prepare students to take the State Board Exam and obtain an entry-level position.


Barber Instructor 1000:


The Barber wishing to obtain the Instructor license will need to take 1000 hours of training which takes approximately seven (7) months, or 32 weeks to complete. The course is designed to teach the methods and principles of teaching. Upon completion students will be prepared to take the State Board Exam to acquire the Instructor license.

2024 Course Start Dates

08 January     08 July

12 February   16 September 

18 March        22 October

22 April          02 December

03 June

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What Does a Barber Do?


A barber provides hair cutting, hair styling and hair care services primarily to  men, though some women may choose a barber over a salon if they want a short cut or a basic trim. 


Barbers also may fit hairpieces, provide facials, trim beards and mustaches, and offer facial and head shaving. Depending on the state in which they work, some barbers are licensed to bleach, color, and highlight hair and to offer permanent-wave services.


Barbers normally work from a barber shop, but they might also work in salons, spas, hotels or resorts.

Objectives in Barber Training:
 

Business Technique
Project Professionalism
Communicate Effectively
Project a positive attitude

A sense of personal integrity

and self-confidence 
Perform The Analytical Skills

tTo Advise Clients
Perform the skills in the areas of

hair care services, skin, makeup,

and nail care. 

Career Opportunities:


Barbers have the flexibility of choosing where they work, their hours, and more, depending on where their career takes them. Potential careers for Barbers include:

Natural Stylist
Hairstylist 
​Instructor
Salon Management
Entertainment
Sales and Marketing
Fashion and Advertising Business
Endless Opportunities

Must Have For Enrollment

 

16 years of age

Copy:

High School Diploma

GED Certificate

Home School Certificate

 

Driver’s License

State ID

Social Security Card

 

Two Letters of Recommendation

Essay:

“Why would like to join the program and pursue a career in this industry and I see myself in five years…”

Be The Exception

Tution Cost

Tuition – Barber

[Full 1500 Hour Course]

$100       Registration Fee

$300       Uniforms

$2000     Book and Kit Fee  

$12,800   Tuition

$15,200   Total

Tuition – Barber

[Full 500 Hour Course]

$100    Registration Fee

$300    Uniforms

$300    Book and Kit Fee

$3,900 Tuition

$4600  Total

CONTACT

Q: How do I schedule a tour of Reflections Academy of Beauty?
A: You can schedule a tour of Reflections Academy of Beauty by calling or emailing. 217-425-9117

 

Q: What courses are offered at Reflections Academy of Beauty?
A: Reflections Academy of Beauty offers a variety of courses ranging from beginner to advanced, including cosmetology, makeup artistry, hair styling and more. For information on our courses, please visit Student Training in Esthetics, Cosmetology, Barber and an Instructor.

Q: Are there any prerequisites for enrolling at Reflections Academy of Beauty?
A: Yes, all students must have a high school diploma or equivalent in order to enroll at Reflections Academy of Beauty. 

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