Barber Technologist

Barber Technologist

Are you looking for a career with great flexibility, growth and income? Become your own boss with a Barber Technologist technical diploma from Gateway. As a barber, you’ll use your creativity and people skills to improve the lives and confidence of those in your community. This hands-on, two-semester program develops your haircutting, shaving and professional sanitation techniques to fully equip you for a fulfilling career in the hair industry.

  • Gain one-on-one training with highly skilled instructors. Use high-quality equipment to develop skills in beard design, haircuts, color and texture services. 
  • Learn hands-on by working on real clients in the Kenosha Campus Studio or The Cut Powered by Andis in Burlington and The View on 5 Salon & Spa in Racine, as well as attending professional events such as America’s Beauty Show in Chicago. 
  • Become a licensed barber. This program prepares you to pass your State Barber License exam upon receiving your technical diploma, so you can begin your career right away after graduation. 
  • Begin your career in just one year. The Barber Technologist diploma can be completed in just two semesters, with flexible courses offered five days a week from 8:10 a.m.- 4:50 p.m. every day.
  • Choose your perfect job. With a Barber Technologist technical diploma, you could work as a barber, sales representative, manager or platform artist. With additional certification you can become a Barber Instructor.  
Program Credits



Burlington Center, Kenosha Campus, Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $4,453
Books & Supplies: $1,939

Start Dates

Fall, Spring

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Barber, Stylist, Master Barber

Barber Technologist Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.