American Barber Institute - School of Barbering and Cosmetology

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252 West 29th Street, New York, N.Y., 10001, phone: (212) 290-2289, fax: (212) 290-2318
 
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288 Hour Barbering Program


The 288 Hour Barbering Program classically trains students in Haircutting and a broad range of the latest styles for men and women, Clipper Cutting and Shears-over-comb Techniques, Shampooing, Facial Massage, Shaving, Shop Management, Ethics, Preparation for State Board Exam, State Law, Proper Methods of Sterilization, Sanitation, Hygiene, and Common Skin Disorders, Preparation for Job Interviews and Licensing.

TOTAL COST AND METHOD OF PAYMENT:

The total cost of the course, including a non-refundable registration fee and tuition is $2,000.00. The student will be responsible for the purchase of barbering tools, uniform and textbook prior to the start of classes. Complete Student Tool Kits can be purchased directly from A.B.I. A list of acceptable equipment/tools and textbook will be provided.

A.B.I also offers students a Tuition Payment Plan option that allows students to pay in small increments while they attend class. Upon registration, students  will pay a $500.00 down payment. They will then pay $150.00 each week for the next ten weeks to pay off their balance.

 TUITION PAYMENT PLAN:

 

TOTAL COST OF 288 BARBERING PROGRAM $2000.00
TUITION DOWN PAYMENT $400.00
REGISTRATION FEE $100.00
10 WEEKLY PAYMENTS $150.00
EQUIPMENT, BOOKS AND UNIFORMS (CAN BE PURCHASED FROM A.B.I.) $500.00

 

288 Hour Barbering Program Schedule:

288 HOUR BARBERING PROGRAM BREAKDOWN:
Schedule: Morning session:
Mon. - Fri. from 8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. (6.0 hrs of instruction + 30 minute meal break) for approximately 2 and a half months..

Afternoon session:
Mon. - Fri. from 2:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (4.5 hrs of instruction no meal break).
Saturday from 9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. (7.5 hrs. of instruction + 30 minute meal break) for approximately 2 and a half months.

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
1.Social Security Card
2. High School Diploma (HSD) or General Equivalency Diploma (GED):
- If you don't have an HSD or GED you can not enroll at ABI
- If you have a HSD from a foreign country, you have to submit notarized translation and copy of the original
- If you changed your maiden name, you have to submit copy of Marriage Certificate.
3. Proof of address
4. Photo Identification



 
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3 Hours Transmission of Contagious Diseases Program


All new applicants who wish to apply with the State of New York as a Barber Operator or a Barber Apprentice and all individuals who wish to renew an existing Barber Operator License or Barber Apprentice License must complete a program of study on the "transmission of contagious diseases and the proper methods of sanitation and sterilization to be employed in barber shops".

AmountPayment upon registrationTotal tuition cost/payment
Student Pays $59.95 $59.95

To obtain the course send us a money order, personal check, or bank check for $59.95 made out to "AMERICAN BARBER INSTITUTE, Inc" along with a letter in the following format:

 

Dear Administrators

Please send me the Transmission of Contagious Diseases correspondence program. I have included a (please choose one: personal check, bank check, or money order) and I have listed my contact information below.

My contact information:

  • First name, Last name
  • Full Address
  • Phone Number(s)

*Also needed are copies of a Legal Picture ID and a copy of your Social Security Card

(Legal Picture ID includes Drivers License, Military ID, Non-Drivers ID, or Passport)

 

Send the letter along with your payment and photocopies to:

Attn: American Barber Institute
252 West 29th Street
New York, N.Y., 10001
Phone: (212) 290-2289
Fax: (212) 290-2318

 

After we have received your payment  and information we will then mail you the Transmission of Contagious Diseases Program Package. The package will include a program booklet, an exam based on the program booklet, and an enrollment agreement.

You will be expected to read and study the program booklet before taking the examination.

Upon completion of the exam make sure that both the exam and the enrollment agreement are completely filled out.  Once they have been completely filled out, mail them back to us.

When we receive the enrollment agreement and the exam back from you, we will grade the exam and upon passing it will mail you two certificates of completion, one for the state (mailed with your apprentice or master barber application), the other for your records.