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Welcome to the American Barber Academy

The American Barber Academy, is located in Arlington Virginia, just minutes from downtown Washington DC & the Pentagon. Our Academy is the premier destination in Barbering & Barber-Stylist education in the Washington DC metro. Our Students gain hands on training in a multi-cultural environment that is second to none and graduate with the skills necessary to cut all hair textures & styles.

The Academy was established, to create & educate new American Barbers in both modern & traditional, multi-cultural men's hair cutting techniques..

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Service

Barbering

1,500 hrs.
Tuition $10,000

Service

Cosmetology

1,500 hrs.
Tuition $13,000

Service

Crossover

500 hrs.
Tuition: $3,300

Service

Nails/Wax

150 hrs./350 hrs.
Tuition: $1,500/$3,500

Service

Makeup

225 hrs./600 hrs.
Tuition: $3,500/$6,000
(plus MUA kit & book fee)

Service

Advanced

Hot Towel / Shave 8 hrs.
Tuition: $200

 

 

Commitment to Excellence

  • "The American Barber Academy is a modern, cutting edge school. We use both traditional & digital textbooks, online workbooks & digital portfolios with www.bloom.com to create a modern education in the lost art of barbering. The Academy is proud to have its own in-house professional photography studio which allows our students to create amazing professional portfolios before they graduate and network with local area photographers."

    Kristen Kelly - Founder
  • Testimonials

    "The American Barber Academy is conveniently located walking distance between Clarendon & Courthouse Metros, on Route 50, with free parking for students and customers."

    Brandt - Curriculum Editor

TextBooks

The American Barber Academy teaches Business Training Fundamentals and Milady Professional Barbering & Cosmetology Arts & Sciences. All students receive a premium education in business and vocational skills needed to succeed in todays changing economy.

 

 

   

All services are performed by students and supervised by licensed instructors.

The Team

 

  • Kristen Kelly

    Owner/Founder

    Kristen is a specialist in Men's Grooming and specializes in Straight Edge Shaves and making men look good. She has worked in Barbershops on Capital Hill and K Street -- her specialty is the DC Lobbyist, Lawyer Haircut and the "Lumber Jack Mountain Man beard".

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  • Brandt

    Curriculum Editor

    Brandt is the American Barber Academy's Curriculum & Lesson Plan Coordinator. He helps to insures the accuracy and conformance of all teaching materials. He holds a Teaching Degree from Duke University.

  • Ed

    Business Fundamentals Instructor

    Ed has a broad background in business management and administration. He brings valuable experience to the American Barber Academy gained from several years of running a successful business.

  • Areina

    Licensed Cosmetologist, Master Educator, Color Specialist

    Areina, if you are looking for an exceptional hair stylist Areina is it. She has had a passion for hair and beauty all her life. Areina knowledge of color and artistic flair along with her mastery of technical precision will make you look better than your best. Areina has been a licensed cosmetologist/instructor for 23 years in Virginia, Florida and New York.

  • Cary

    Barber Instructor

    Cary comes from a family of barbers. His family has owned and operated Majestic Barbershop in the Green Valley for over 60 years. Cary himself has been a Master Barber for the past 23 years. He specializes in tight fades and multi-cultural men;s haircuts. He is the go to man for urban men's cutting techniques.

  • Kaila

    Creative Director & Instructor

    Kaila's talents are many, her work in the beauty industry is well known. She is an expert extensionist, colorist, and accomplished stylist. Kaila's work whether it is color application, formal up-dos', classic men's styles, creative hair designs or makeup has led her to be published over 30 times in worldwide magazines and books.

  • Brian

    Master Barber Instructor

    Brian, is a Master Barber in MD, DC & VA. He owns Whites Barber Co. in Laurel, Maryland & is the Master Barber with The Art of Shaving in Washington DC. Brian enjoys teaching: barber professionalism, customer service & wet shaving.

  • Jarod

    Master Barber Instructor

    Jarod is a Master Barber working on Capital Hill, he specializes in the ultimate Gentleman's Haircut and Shave. Jarod has a degree in Business and holds a DC Master Barbers license & VA Barber Instructor License.

Advanced Education Courses

Straight Edge Shave & Hot Luxury Shave Class - $200

This course is designed to teach the advanced student the proper techniques used in wet shaving with a straight edge razor. The class touches on shave sanitation, blade disposal, hot towel treatments, proper lather application and shave, beard and mustache consultations. One Day Course, taught on Mondays.

Traditional & Conservative Men's Cutting Class - $200

This course focuses on the scissor-over-comb cutting techniques used in traditional and conservative mens' haircutting. Vintage and Retro Men's cuts are more popular then ever !! Come and learn Retro Men's hair cutting with the American Barber Creative Team. One Day Course, taught on Mondays.

Modern & Contemporary Men's Cutting Class - $200

Modern Men want modern haircuts. This advanced course teaches men's razor cutting, short hair texture cutting, twist cutting and modern reverse cutting techniques. Are you looking to stretch your cutting imagination? Then this class is for you. One Day Course, taught on Mondays.

The Ultimate Fade Class - $200

This class is all about tight lines, the perfect shape up and skin fades. Lines will make or break a haircut. Need to practice your fading technique or want to learn to give a skin tight fade? We are the Masters of the Fade. One day Course, taught on Mondays.

DC Barbers License Renewal Class - $200

(6 CE's credits) This course is specifically designed for renewing your Washington DC Barbers License. The DC Board of Barbers now requires all DC Barbers seeking to renew their license to take (6 CE's) to renew their Washington DC Barbers License. Our course contains (2 hours) in health & safety and (4 hours) in modern and contemporary Mens' Haircutting Techniques taught by our American Barber Creative Team. This course is approved by the DC Board of Barbers for continuing education credits and is worth 6 Continuing Education Credits as required for renewing Washington DC Barbers Licenses.

Academy Tuition

Tuition & Kit Fees

PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE INSTITUTION

COSMETOLOGY LICENSE - Full Time - 1,500 hours / 44 to 64 weeks (35 hours per week).
Part Time - 1,500 hours / 75 weeks to 112.5 weeks (20 hours per week).

BARBER STYLING LICENSE - Full Time 1,500 hours / 44 to 64 weeks (35 hours per week).
Part Time - 1,500 hours / 75 weeks to 112.5 weeks (20 hours per week).

BARBER CROSSOVER - Full Time 500 hours / 18 weeks (30 hours per week)
Part Time - 500 hours / 25 weeks (20 hours per week)

NAIL TECHNOLOGY LICENSE - Full Time 150 hours / 4 to 5 weeks (35 hours per week)
Part Time - 150 hours / 6 to 8 weeks (20 hours per week)
(350 hour Nail course, as required by DC Board also available for those students wanting a DC nail license)

WAX TECHNOLOGY LICENSE - Full Time 115 hours / 5 to 6 weeks (20 hours per week)
Part Time - 115 hours / 6 to 8 weeks (15 hours per week)

MAKEUP ARTIST CERTIFICATE - 6 to 12 weeks (225 hours), 10 - 20 weeks (400 hours)
Flexible schedule, Certificate course.

SALON & BARBERSHOP FRONT DESK CERTIFICATION - 150 hours / 6 to 9 weeks
Flexible schedule, Certificate course. Millennium Salon Software trained.

COURSE TUITION

COSMETOLOGY - $13,000
($8.67 per hour x 1500 hrs)
TEXTBOOK FEE - $1,125
BASIC KIT - $500
PREMIUM KIT - $700
DURATION 1,500 HOURS, 44 TO 64 WEEKS

BARBER STYLING - $10,000
($6.67 per hour x 1500 hrs)
TEXTBOOK FEE - $880
BASIC KIT - $400
PREMIUM KIT - $600
DURATION 1,500 HOURS, 44 TO 64 WEEKS

BARBER CROSSOVER - $3,300
($6.60 per hour x 500 hrs)
KIT - $500
DURATION 500 HOURS, 20 TO 30 WEEKS

NAIL TECHNOLOGY - $1,500 (150 HRS) - $3,500 (350 HRS)
($10 per hour x 150 or 350 hrs)
DURATION 150 HOURS, 4 TO 8 WEEKS
TEXTBOOK FEE - $160
BASIC NAIL KIT, $250
DURATION 350 HOURS, 14 TO 17 WEEKS
PREMIUM NAIL KIT, $400

WAX TECHNOLOGY - $1,000
KIT $250
DURATION 115 HOURS, 4 TO 8 WEEKS

MAKEUP ARTIST - $3,375 (225 HRS) - $6,000 (400 HRS)
($15 per hour x 225 or 400 hrs)
BASIC KIT $500
PREMIUM KIT (MAC Cosmetics) $1,000
TEXTBOOK FEE - $70
DURATION 225 HOURS, 6 TO 12 WEEKS
DURATION 400 HOURS 10 TO 20 WEEKS

SALON & BARBERSHOP FRONT DESK CERTIFICATION - $1500
KIT $100
DURATION 150 HOURS / 6 TO 9 WEEKS

OTHER FEES

Registration Fee: $100.00 Student Insurance Fee: $45 Digital Portfolio Fee (12 months): $80

Each student must pay the registration fee, student insurance fee, digital portfolio fee, textbook fee, kit fee and first month's tuition before admittance to the American Barber Academy. Flexible Tuition Payment Plans Available.

PAYMENTS METHODS

Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Cashier's Check, Money Order, (No Personal Checks)

All services are performed by students and supervised by licensed instructors.

Academy Application / Contact Us

The American Barber Academy is now enrolling students for Summer and Fall 2014 Classes. Do you want to start or change careers? Do you want to make additional income? Start your new career as a Professional Barber, Cosmetologist, Nail Technician, Makeup Artist or Salon/Barbershop Receptionist today.

We would love to hear from you!

The American Barber Academy

Disclaimer:
The applicant agrees to encourage students and staff to walk, bike, and use public transportation by providing information at the technical school and its website regarding public transit and other alternatives to driving. The applicant agrees to submit a copy of the materials used to provide this information to the Zoning Administrator upon application for a certificate of occupancy.