Get the Skills to Be a Barber & Hair Design Professional

Student in the Barbering Program giving a client a haircut
Barber/Hair Design students train hands-on and provide high-quality men’s and women’s hair styling services.

Barbering/Hair Design Training Program in Portland, OR

Classic barbering is enjoying a strong revival across the country right now, and individuals are always looking for skilled hair stylists to help them look their best.

If you’re passionate about hair and are looking to get the all-around skills to be a sought-after men’s and women’s hair designer, you owe it to yourself to check out the Barbering Program from Beau Monde Academy.

Become a Skilled Barber

The Barbering Program from Beau Monde Academy provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to become a highly qualified styling professional, without spending years in school.

This program combines classic barbering with accelerated hair design training. Graduates enter the field as well-rounded hair styling professionals. Through guidance by experienced industry professionals you’ll be equipped with the skills, techniques and knowledge it takes to turn your passion and drive into a rewarding career.

You’ll Learn:

  • Ladies and Mens Sculpture
  • Theory of Design
  • Up-dos
  • Styles
    and More!


Is a Career as a Barber Right For You? Take the Beau Monde Academy “Barber Career Training Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Training Readiness score now.


Walking into Beau Monde Academy for the first time, I instantly felt the creative, passionate and energy in the students, and the staff. I was brought in to show Sebastian cutting and styling for one of their annual events. The students and staff were excited to soak in everything, to elevate their craft, and push themselves past their creative limits. The staff at Beau Monde Academy is incredibly talented, which is extremely important to growing our young talent into the next generation of hairdressers.
Oliver Shortall, Signature Studio Artist, The Studio LA, in his studio.
Oliver Shortall, Signature Studio Artist, The Studio LA

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Hairstyling is a people business. In addition to technical skills, as a student in this program you’ll benefit from Beau Monde Academy’s Salon Success Program, which provides the skills and self-assurance to maintain and build a successful clientele.

The Only Accredited Competency Cosmetology College in America That Offers Federal Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify!

A great advantage to choosing Beau Monde Academy as your school is that we are a Competency-Based school. This means that when you have demonstrated mastery in a skill, you move on to the next module; your training is individual so you take only as long as you need to excel.

 Competency (estimated hours/weeks)  Traditional Clock Hour Program
 Barbering  675 hours  20 weeks  786 hours


Beyond Replication to Artistry

Beau Monde Academy students learn their craft through the world renowned Pivot Point International method. Pivot Point’s educational philosophy is based on the belief that hair design is an art form, with hair as the medium.

Beau Monde Academy is proud to provide an education that allows you to become a Professional Designer. You’ll have the skills to see, think and create as a designer rather than simply duplicating a haircut.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates of this program are prepared for a wide variety of exciting beauty industry careers, including:

  • Salon Owner
  • Salon Coordinator
  • Barber
  • Fashion Show Stylist
  • Beauty Care Magazine Writer
  • Tradeshow Exhibitor
  • Beauty Care Product Distributor
  • Beauty School Instructor
  • Hairstylist
  • Salon Sales Consultant
  • Photo and Movie Stylist
  • Beauty Product Designer
  • Beauty School Owner
  • Platform Artist

Graduates are also eligible for state licensure.

Hands-On Experience in a Real Salon

You don’t learn to style hair just from reading textbooks – you learn it on the salon floor. As a student in this program you’ll have the opportunity to work with real clients in our on-campus salon.

Under the guidance of experienced cosmetology educators you’ll provide clients with the same types of services offered in high-end salons and barber shops.

You’ll enter the professional world with confidence, fully prepared to build your client base, after gaining so much direct, real-world experience before you graduate.

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

This training is about more than a certificate to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a career you love. Beau Monde Academy is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Career Services professionals are happy to offer support and help you pursue employment opportunities.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

Is Barbering/Hair Design Right for You? Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in the beauty industry, and exploring whether Barbering and Hair Design is right for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.

To speak to a friendly and knowledgeable Beau Monde Academy Admissions Representative, give us a call at 503.252.1638.

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