Barbering Diploma

Learn the skills necessary to be a professional and successful barber

  • Longmont or Greeley Campuses
  • Program based on qualified transferable hours or credits
  • 1,500 clock hours (10 classes)
  • 13 months

Find Out More!

Do you have a steady hand, an eye for hair design, and would like to help others look their best? If so, perhaps you should consider a career as a professional barber.

As grooming trends have changed, the demand for skilled barbers is on the increase. Modern barbers need a variety of skills to be successful. As a professional barber, you will need to use your creativity and customer service skills to deliver the perfect cut, shave or trim to ensure your clients feel their best — making them more likely to become return customers.

At IBMC College, you’ll receive hands-on training in everything from precision haircutting, color and texture to skincare, shaving and grooming, plus the personal and business skills you need to build a career.

In any given day, barbers typically do the following:

  • Inspect and analyze hair, skin, and scalp to recommend treatment
  • Discuss hairstyle options
  • Wash, color, lighten, and condition hair
  • Cut, dry, and style hair
  • Beard and mustache trimming
  • Clean and disinfect all tools and work areas
Are you already a Licensed Cosmetologist or Hairstylist?

Click on the button below to find how your credits or hours can transfer toward this Barbering program.

Transferring Hours

What to Expect as a Student

At IBMC College School of Cosmetology, student success is a top priority. Every step of the way is student-focused, from the time you apply to your graduation. You will receive individualized instruction from skilled educators in hairstyling, shaving, skincare, and barbershop and business management.

Individuals gain valuable experience in the beauty field, both through lecture classes and hands-on practice by working on models and guests in the Student Beauty Services Clinic. Students will also build a strong foundation in safety and hygiene, professional work habits, product knowledge and business fundamentals — all designed to prepare you for the State Board Examination.

Have questions?

Give us a call today: 800-495-2669

Request Info   Schedule a Tour   Sit In On A Class

Hands-on Experience & Career Opportunities

Hands-On Experience

IBMC College Barbering students gain real-world experience by perfecting their skills in the on-campus Student Beauty Services Clinics with supervision by licensed educators. Students will interact with clients to master hands-on practical skills and perform services for a variety of hair and skin types. In addition, students will develop positive and professional readiness for barbershop success.

Career Opportunities

Barbers work in a variety of settings. Many of our graduates go on to become barbers, spa workers, and/or barbershop owners.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of Barbers is projected to grow faster than the average of all occupations through 2026 — adding more than 85,000 jobs across the United States.

Colorado is among the top 5 states with highest employment of barbers.**

Licensed Barbers can work in careers such as:

  • Barbers
  • Spa or salon worker
  • Barber Apprentice
  • Barbershop Manager/Director
  • Barbershop Owner/Operator
  • Hairdresser
  • Master Barber
  • Men’s Hairstylist
  • Vocational education teacher (after some experience in the field)


*IBMC College’s Barbering Diploma program may be completed in as little as 13 months.
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Barbers, Hairstylists and Cosmetologists

“Attending IBMC College helped me get ahead in life and has helped me achieve one of my dreams.”

Corina Castandeda, IBMC Cosmetology Graduate

Program Details

  • Treatment of Hair & Scalp
  • Haircutting
  • Shaving
  • Management, Ethics, Interpersonal Skills and Salesmanship
  • Download Full Course List
Program Kit* includes:
  • Premium Kit with upgrades
  • Tote
  • Personalized name badge
Locations & Schedules:

IBMC College’s Barbering diploma program is offered during the day at the Longmont and Greeley campuses in northern Colorado — making it easy for you to fit your education goals into your schedule and lifestyle.

Plus, as part of our commitment to accelerated training, we offer class starts for our Barbering program multiple times a year — because when you are ready to change your life, there is no reason to wait.

Tuition and Fees:

The full tuition cost depends on the program you choose, military status, and financial aid you may qualify for. Get the details on your specific program and personal needs.

*Program kit is not included in your tuition. IBMC College’s Barbering diploma’s Program Kit is required to buy and costs $850.

Concerned about staying safe during COVID?

What to expect at IBMC College Campuses

With all the concerns regarding safety due to the COVID-19 health crisis, you may wonder what we’re doing to make sure our students, staff, and faculty are protected.

Request Info