*to those who qualify

You Can Create the Perfect Shave

The classic barbershop experience is back, and you can pursue a future in creating that experience, providing everything from haircuts and fun colors to close shaves and fades. Looking for a new career? Learn how to provide barbering services your clients will love at American Barber and Beauty Academy in Pennsylvania.

Get in touch with our team to see if an education at American Barber and Beauty Academy is the right option for you.

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Tuition and Fees (2023 pricing)

Application: $50
Kit and books: $1,200
Tuition: $20,287.50

Total: $21,537.50


Honing and stropping
Shaving with a straight razor
Haircutting and hairstyling
Shampoo and scalp massages
Perms and relaxers
Hair coloring
Sanitation and sterilization
Business skills
And more!

Class Schedules

Day Schedule
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Evening Schedule
Monday – Thursday
1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Potential Careers

Platform artist
Barbershop manager
Barbershop owner

Get the Full Barbering Experience

Our mission is to help future barbers get the skills they need to succeed in the barbering profession. You can learn a wide variety of skills, ranging from haircuts and close shaves to the business side of the industry, including how to provide good customer service that makes your guests want to come back.

Already a licensed cosmetologist? Add valuable barbering skills to your services list with our barber crossover program. Get in touch with our admissions team to learn more.

Man cutting hair in a barbershop.

Day or Evening Classes Available

It is possible to work by day and attend barbering classes at night. With classes starting frequently, it’s possible to find a time that works best for you to pursue a future as a barber.

Financial Aid Available to Those Who Qualify

Money shouldn’t hold you back from finding your dream career. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Plus, there may be scholarships you can apply for, too! Our school is eligible for veterans benefits under the G.I. Bill®. Take advantage of everything we have to offer.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Get an Education in Business

You can succeed as a professional barber! We noticed other beauty schools not equipping students with the skills they needed to get clients and market their skills. That’s why we created our program to focus on both the technical skills and the business mindset you need to work in a barbershop or to even open your own.

As part of an education at American Barber and Beauty Academy, we prepare future barbers with resume-building skills, interviewing tips, access to local job listings in the Reading area, and more.

Take the Next Steps

If you’ve decided that the barbering industry is for you, you can get started by talking to our admissions department to schedule a tour. On the tour, we can walk you through the admissions process, how to get started, and any questions you have about our program.