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Barber 1,000-Hour Certificate Program

barber 1000 hour program

About Our Barber Program

Simi Institute's 1,000-Hour Barber Certificate Program teaches the fundamentals of men's hair dressing, skin care, and shaving. Students will complete a series of courses in hairstyling, hair cutting, hair coloring, permanent waving, chemical straightening, men's facials, men's manicures, shaving, and facial hair design. Students will also learn basic business and salon management skills as well as the basics of men's hair replacement. All of our students are provided with a course schedule that allows them to efficiently complete all operations and hour requirements set forth by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Advanced students will perform a variety of hair, skin, and shaving services in our full-service, on-site salon.

To complete the Barber 1,000 Hour Certificate program, new students must complete 3 course levels, a minimum of 1,000 hours and all required practical operations.*

*Subject to change per California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology Training Requirements

Prerequisite: Related Science (Health & Safety)

Summer 2024

The $55 fee for the Related Science Health & Safety prerequisite is included in Level 1 core class tuition.

Related Science Health & Safety is a REQUIRED week-long, self-paced online course that must be successfully completed prior to beginning any core class (Barber, Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Manicurist). We now offer an optional in-person tutorial session on the first day of class that covers the basics of navigating Google Classroom. 


Related Science (Health & Safety) Dates: July 29 - August 3

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: Self-paced

Location: ONLINE ONLY, plus additional assignments to be completed at home

Core Class Dates: August 5 - October 5

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Room: 407 / 408



Dates: August 5 - October 5

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Room: 407 / 408



Dates: August 5 - October 5

Days: Monday - Friday

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Room: Salon



Course Fees

Level 1: $1,905 (includes $55 fee for Related Science prerequisite course)

Level 2: $1,850

Level 3: $1,850

Start Dates

  • January 9, 2024
  • March 11, 2024
  • May 28, 2024
  • August 5, 2024
  • October 7, 2024

Kit & Supplies Pick-Up Event

Kit pick-up is always held the first day of the session.

Students are required to pick up kits and supplies in Room 108 at the time assigned to their level. 

Please Note: No additional pick-up dates will be scheduled. Failure to retrieve your kit could result in non-participation for the term.


Carmen Beck

805.579.6200 ext. 1610