How long until I can call myself a Barber?
Our Crossover Program is, per the state of MO, 45 hours; 5 hours of Barbering History, and 40 hours of Shaving education and hands-on Shaving practice. As we know most cosmos are ALREADY working and quite busy, we help you discover a schedule that will work for you! Most students can complete the program in as little 1-3 weeks.
Im already a menswork pro. Why add Barbering to my licensure?
First off, GOOD FOR YOU!! Then clearly you already understand that barbering is a great way to build your clientele with loyal, often-visiting, well-tipping folks. However, being able to offer straight razor shaving allows you to bring a new set of relaxing, mid-to-high dollar, sought-after services to your guests, making you even more versatile and indispensable as a stylist.
Do I get a kit?
You sure do! Here at SCBC, we want to make sure you have the additional tools you need to accompany your additional licensure. You will receive an SCBC tshirt, a Barbering history book, a shiny, new, interchangeable-blade straight razor, 100 premium disposable blades, a foil shaver (aka balding shaver, box shaver… basically an awesome tool known by many names), styptic powder, and pre-shave powder. Yea, we set you up.
45 hours doesn't seem like a long time. How will I know I'm ready?
Don’t worry, we have you covered! After completing your 5 hours of education in Barbering History, we allow you to open up your education schedule to AS MANY GUESTS AS YOU CAN MUSTER! We require 10 straight razor shaves to be completed upon your graduation, but you are welcome to bring as many guests as you need to feel comfortable. Any guest you bring into SCBC as a shave model will receive their shaving service FREE OF CHARGE! Oh, and that State Board Practical Test?! We have you covered there, too. A full discussion of exactly what is expected of you, how to perform the specific services and sanitation steps required, and how to pack your kit will all be covered in-depth.