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July 30, 2018

Are You Ready for Barbering?

barber giving a handsome man a straight razor shave

Barbering has been around for years.

This career has undergone a transformation through the times, but one thing remains the same. It is still a highly-sought after profession that allows the entrepreneurial and creative people of the world to thrive.

Want to learn more about barbering? Contact us today to schedule a tour and start your enrollment process.

Will You Make the Cut?

Are you passionate? A self-starter? Outgoing? Creative? Hands-on? Ready to change your life? Barbering might be the perfect career for you! That career starts with an education. Here’s how to begin the process.

  • Inquire
  • Take a Tour
  • Enroll
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
  • Pursue Your Dream

handsome red head male model with a perfectly groomed face

1. Inquire

To begin your barbering career, you’ve got to start with an education. To become a licensed barber, it is required by law to attend an accredited school that can provide you with the training you need to prepare for the state board exam. Don’t worry, we’ve done this before.

We’ve Got History

With our rich 30-year history, it should come as no surprise that Xenon Academy was one of the first beauty schools in the country to implement a barbering program. In fact, we have worked with some of the top men’s care brands to create the program that is still used in many schools today.

Since that first dive into the world of barbering, many things have changed. More than just hot towel shaves and the perfect straight-razor cut, barbering has a focus on styles and trends that have led us to our current barber course partner: Pivot Point.

To get in touch and learn more about enrolling at our school, it’s best to contact us. Here are a few things you can learn when you get in touch:

  • When you can come in for a tour.
  • What our program consists of.
  • How long it will take to complete the program.
  • How much the program will cost.
  • Funding options.
  • About our culture.

What’s in Our Barber Course?

While many of the same techniques of cosmetology are taught and offered in the barber course, barbering steers away from many chemical process and instead focuses on men’s care and hair health in addition to straight razor shaves and facial grooming. We value using high-quality products to help our students as they learn which is why our curriculum is taught with Reuzel and Redken Brew.

You can receive an education that includes learning how to perform a straight razor shave that many barbering students are looking for, plus you can learn many of the following skills:

  • Hair Design
  • Beard Design
  • Beard Care
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Nail Care and Design
  • Business Management

2. Take a Tour

Your next step is to take a tour. Why? Because this is the best way for you to get to know us and for us get to know you. You can take a look at our facility, meet our instructors, and even sit down and talk about financial aid (which we offer to those who qualify). This 45 minute, one-on-one meeting is your opportunity to ask the hard-hitting questions and get straight answers. We’re not here to pressure you to sign on the dotted line. We want to make sure that we’re a good fit for each other. We have pride in what we do and so do you.

What to Bring to a Tour

You’re going to learn a lot. Get ready to take notes.

  • Something to take notes with.
  • Questions.
  • A supporter.
  • Picture I.D.


Eager to get started? We don’t blame you. This is your future we’re talking about. It starts with our application process.

The Application Process

We limit the number of enrollments in each class. You’ll need to schedule and complete an assessment prior to starting. In addition to the assessment, the following items are needed to process your admission application:

  • Copy of your High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of your Birth Certificate/Verification
  • Photo ID/Photo
  • Administrative Fee

Funding Your Future

Once that’s done, we’ll need to talk funding. Your future is an investment. We offer a variety of options to those who qualify.

  • Cash
  • No Interest Payments
  • Grants
  • Student/Parental Loans
  • Veterans Administration Benefits

barber giving a client a haircut using clippers in a barbershop in black and white

4. Work Hard, Play Hard

We don’t believe in taking the easy route. Prepare to be challenged and inspired during your time here at Xenon Academy. The hard work you put in during your time here will teach you valuable lessons as you grow professionally. While we value the time you put on the grind, we know that everyone deserves to play hard, too. That’s why we offer students the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun events.

Stepping It Up

The Xenon Academy way of life requires dedication. Dedication to the craft, your work, and most importantly, yourself.

5. Pursue Your Dream

Once you’ve completed your training with us, you may be eligible to sit for the Nebraska state board exam. This is where your skills are put to the test. If you successfully pass, you’ll be on your way to become a practicing barber.

Now’s the time for you to pursue your dream. Barbering can help a variety of careers flourish:

Jobs For Barbers

  • Barber
  • Barbershop Owner
  • Freelancing Barber
  • Product Specialist
  • Platform Artist
  • Social Media Influencer

These careers don’t even make the full list. Your future can be as big as you dream it to be.

Now That You’re Ready, What Next?

There are so many trends and skills for you to master in barbering! Are you ready to be on the ground floor of this growing trend?

If you have more questions, or if you are ready to get started, contact us. We are ready to help you not only envision yourself reaching your dream but to make it a reality.

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