Man in chair getting his hair cut at a barber shop

About the Career

On the cutting-edge of style, the barbering industry offers many opportunities for individuals to take control of their career and set their own goals. Delve into the wonderful world of barbering, and take your career options to new heights.

Barbers provide the following services:

  • Recommend different hair styles that best fits the client
  • Haircutting, washing, coloring, texturizing, men’s basic manicuring and facials
  • Professional shave
  • Straight razor techniques

About the Program

The barbering program trains students in hands-on barbering skills and examines business and industry trends. This is a 1000 clock hour course to prepare students for the Texas Class A Barber Exam.

Students will prepare for all areas of the barbering profession, including the Texas Law and Rules of Barbering, haircutting, hairstyling, the professional shave, chemical texturizing, coloring and manicures.

Industry-trained COM instructors will guide students in the classroom and lab.

Why the COM Barbering Program?

Third Lowest Tuition

College of the Mainland has the third lowest college tuition in the State of Texas. It's very affordable.

A Promising Start

The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship allows students to earn an associate degree or complete a workforce training certificate program with no tuition or fees. Local qualifying high school students are eligible to take advantage of this life-changing opportunity.

High Quality Education

The barbering and cosmetology staff at COM take great pride in delivering a high-quality, stimulating and professional education to our students that will ensure they are prepared for their chosen career path.

Convenient Location

Located in the heart of Texas City, our main campus is only minutes away for our friends and neighbors in Hitchcock, Santa Fe, Kemah, League City and Friendswood.

The COM Advantage

Our experience and reputation has created employment pathways and opportunities for our students in the local, state and national workplace.

Barbering Certificate Courses

Certificate Study Plan

Visit our online Academic Catalog or obtain a print copy of COM Catalog from the Office of Admissions and Records for detailed course descriptions and class prerequisites the Barbering Certificate.