Becoming a Confident Barber and Styling Professional

JT’s Cuts Academy’s Barber program was created to arm you with technical skills, industry knowledge and real client experience to become an elite style professional with confidence and competence.

Our Barber Program is taught by a team of instructors. When you enroll in this program, you not only get a barbering kit with professional grade tools, you also get a backpack and the JT’s Cuts Academy uniform to feel sharp and ready for school.

A combination of lecture hours, practicing on mannequins and then hands on client services is what makes up the Barber Program. You’ll be able to learn theory in the classroom and then practice what you learned on actual clients in our barbershop floor. We’re proud to offer one-on-one coaching to build up your presence behind the chair.

Barber Program:
1200 Clocked Hours

The objective of this program is to prepare students for the State of Florida Barber’s Board Examination and become a Florida Licensed Barber, as well as to provide the necessary knowledge; skills and practice to assist them start a successful career in this field.

The Barber program will provide students with the knowledge and expertise necessary to work in a barbershop salon. This comprehensive program will provide its participants the proper training in all necessary areas.

Required Texts: Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering Textbook and workbook.

The Restricted Barber Program:
1200 Clocked Hours

The objective of this program is to prepare students for the State of Florida Barber’s Restricted Board Examination to become a Florida Licensed Restricted Barber, as well as to provide the necessary knowledge; skills and practice to assist them start a successful career. 

The Restricted Barber program concentrates its curriculum in men’s haircutting and shaving, beard and mustache trimming. The Restricted Barber curriculum does not include instruction in chemical services. Students interested in learning about chemical services (permanent waiving, coloring and bleaching, hair relaxing and curling) are encouraged to enroll in the Barber Program instead, also offered at our institution.

This comprehensive program provides its participants the proper training in all necessary areas to become a successful barber working at barbershops and beauty salons.

Courses for the Restricted Barber Program will include all listed below except Chemical Services BAR-006.

Course Descriptions

Florida Laws and Rules

[ BAR-001 Clock Hours: 150 ]
Learn the regulations of the state to work for compensation in a licensed barbershop. In this course, we will review the spread of infectious disease including HIV and AIDS. Students will learn to identify Florida Barber Stylist licensing laws, Florida board rules and understand the role of inspectors. This is a preparatory class for passing the state board exams.

Safety, Sanitation and Sterilization

[ BAR-002 Total Clock Hours: 325 ] Understanding methods of decontamination, state safety standards, and professional standards of cleanliness in the workplace will be discussed. Students will learn to identify safe and unsafe working conditions, waste disposal, and emergency procedures.

Hair Structure and Chemistry

[ BAR-003 Total Clock Hours: 50 ] Students will define the difference between organic and inorganic chemistry. Bodily organs and systems will be reviewed. Students will demonstrate an understanding of body and hair structure and how they function.

Hair Cutting and Hair Styles

[ BAR-004 Total Clock Hours: 200 ] Hair cutting techniques in this course include freehand, shear over comb, clipper over comb, and style cuts including blow drying. Classic and modern techniques of cutting will be explored such as taper cuts, fades, flat tops and standard cuts. Techniques will be practiced on mannequins and paying customers with supervision. All tools are provided for in school and home work.


[ BAR-005 Total Clock Hours: 75 ] The proper techniques of shampoo application and rinsing will be practiced on mannequins and then clients with instructor supervision. Selection of shampoo products based on client’s needs will be learned.

Mustache and Beard Shaving

[ BAR-007 Clock Hours: 50 ]
There are fourteen standard positions and strokes that will be practiced. A multitude of classic and modern shaving techniques will be covered including straight blade shaves. Students will learn techniques such as softening of beard and applications of massage creams and tonics.

Chemical Services

[ BAR-006 Clock Hours: 50 ] Note: This course is offered in the Barber Program only.

Students will learn how to handle and safely apply chemical products under instructor supervision for services that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hair Relaxing
  • Introduction to Coloring
  • Classifications of Hair Coloring
  • Highlights
  • Perms
  • Permanent Waving
  • Bleaching
  • Hair Curling/straightening

Students will practice the application of chemical services, including but not limited to, permanent waving, coloring or bleaching, hair relaxing and curling on mannequins and customers under the supervision of an instructor. Students will learn all phases of permanent waving and relaxing techniques, including customer consultation on rod sizes and perm selection. Topics also covered in this course include an introduction to coloring, classifications of hair coloring, preparation and application of permanent, semi-permanent rinses and bleaches. Students will also learn cleansing with a suitable shampoo and massaging with hands or electrical appliance, which includes electric steamer, infrared lamp, ultra violet lamp, and thermal lamp.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a job after graduation?2019-04-22T11:34:40-04:00

As a part of our program, we train each student for job placement opportunities including interview practice and portfolio presentations.

What comes in the student tool kit?2019-04-24T11:36:10-04:00

Mannequin with stand, hot tools such as a blow dryer, scissors kit, including thinning shears, shaving razor with blades & all-purpose combs, JT’S Cuts Academy duffle bag, JT’S Cuts Academy Uniform (top & bottom), brushes, clippers with guards, outliner, hair cutting cape and clips.

Do you teach hair styling?2019-04-18T14:58:01-04:00

Yes! As a part of the barbering license, we teach how to style men’s, women’s and children’s hair. Example techniques include blow drying, curling, coloring and much more.

Do you teach shaving techniques?2019-04-13T12:59:32-04:00

Yes! We teach the 14 positions and strokes of beard shaving. We also teach classic and modern techniques including straight blade.

What type of training does each program include?2019-06-05T08:12:58-04:00

The full Barber Program includes but isn’t limited to: cuts, color, highlights, perms, waving, relaxing, facials, beard shaving, and styling for men, women, and children. The Restricted Barber Program includes all of the above except for chemical services (BAR-006). See Program Page for more details.

What is included in my tuition?2019-04-18T14:59:16-04:00

All training and exam hours by skilled instructors at our school, full or part time, a complete barbering and styling tool kit including backpack, mannequin and uniform, and access to our facility to practice hands-on on real clients.

What makes you different from other schools in the area?2019-04-18T15:00:46-04:00

We don’t just practice on mannequins and friends. We have live clientele daily that offer real-world training supervised by an experienced instructor. In addition, we offer challenging trivia style learning, unique styles of training and state of the art interactive software.

If I miss a class can I make them up?2019-05-07T07:11:32-04:00

Yes. We offer flexible scheduling, making up the hours is available with prior approval, we understand how busy life can be.

Do you have financial assistance options?2019-06-05T08:14:06-04:00

Yes, coming soon! Stay tuned for our income driven payment plan. Feel free to call and find out more: 954-440-0470

What is the cost of the program?2020-03-12T20:02:39-04:00

Full program tuition: $5,800.00

Includes: All Class Materials, Lectures and Exam Prep, Hands on Training, State Board Exams, State Appointment Setup Fee, Continued Education Fees

Enrollment: Down Payment $500, plus first week of tuition

Total program cost: $6,300.00


Restricted program tuition: $5,300.00

Enrollment: $500, plus first week of tuition

Total program cost: $5800.00

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