We Have 3 Different Programs for All Experience Levels

  • Craft

    Apprentice

    Students at BCBA become well-rounded barbers that create lasting relationships with clients through quality and excellence. Upon completion of the BCBA program, you will:
    • Pass the State Board examinations, both written and practical.
    • Understand how to maximize your license and establish yourself as a professional within 13 weeks of the program
    • Learn an array of fundamental business practices.
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    Upcoming Class Dates

    A year from now, you'll wish
    you started today.

    May 18, 2020
    (Tue/Thu/Sat Schedule)
    July 13, 2020
    (Mon/Wed/Fri Schedule)
    October 15, 2020
    (Tue/Thu/Sat Schedule)

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  • Blade

    Apprentice

    This program guides currently Licensed Cosmetologists the ability to increase the quality of services you can provide with a Class A Barbers' License. Our 300-hour program guides you through the proper technique for:
    • facials
    • straight razor shaves
    • neck shaves and more
    With a Class A Barbers' License, you can expect to increase profits and accessibility to a more diverse clientele allowing you to build your client base and your business.
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    Upcoming Class Dates

    A year from now, you'll wish
    you started today.


    May 18, 2020

    (Tue/Thu/Sat Schedule)
    July 13, 2020
    (Mon/Wed/Fri Schedule)
    October 15, 2020
    (Tue/Thu/Sat Schedule)

    I'm Interested
  • Master

    Apprentice

    Experience the fulfillment of giving back! The educator course has little to do with the actual craft of barbering, though you will definitely upgrade your skill level. This 500 hour program is more about the act of facilitating learning for others.
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    Upcoming Class Dates

    A year from now, you'll wish
    you started today.

    May 18, 2020
    (Tue/Thu/Sat Schedule)
    July 13, 2020
    (Mon/Wed/Fri Schedule)

    October 15, 2020
    (Tue/Thu/Sat Schedule)

    I'm Interested

What to Expect as a Blade Craft Apprentice

There are 2 different tracks for each term:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

The first 13 weeks are comprised by classroom lecture. After completion of the classroom term, students will work on the shop floor with real Blade Craft clients under the supervision of a blade Master Instructor.

A typical schedule may look something like this:

Sample A: Monday & Wednesday from 9:30am - 8:00 pm ; Friday from 8:30am - 2:00pm OR 1:30pm - 7:00pm

Sample B: Tuesday & Thursday from 9:30am - 8:00 pm ; Saturday from 9:30am - 3:00pm

The first 13 weeks of class will establish a foundation of practical & theoretical barber education. Students will then work on the shop floor with real Blade Craft clients under the supervision of a Blade Master Instructor.

The Apprentice Gear

We believe you dress for the job you want, not the job you have. At Blade Craft tuition covers more than just your course curriculum. Every student gets a Barber’s kit filled with the highest quality tools that will last long after graduation day.

Custom Barber Smock

Each student will get a custom tailored white
Barber’s smock fitted specifically for the student.

Handcrafted Leather Bag

Made to take a beating, this American-made artisan leather case from Satchel and Page will hold all of your gear for years to come.

STRAIGHT RAZOR

We love the Feather weighted straight razor, and include it in all of our Barber’s kits. It has a good feel in the hand, sharp blades and one of the easiest razor disposal methods around.

OTHER HARDWARE

We believe practicing with the best tools makes you the best you can be. We include Etaro student shears and Andis GTX Outliners clippers in every apprentice kit because we believe these are the best tools to learn with on a daily basis.

TEXTBOOK

We use the Milady Standard Barbering textbook. It’s the leading resource in barbering education, providing students with the foundational principles and techniques needed to be a successful barber. And Blade Craft just happens to be featured in it.

BLADE CRAFT UNIFORM

Last but not least, the toolkit comes with 2 Blade Craft T-shirts from Lewellyn’s Print Shop located right here in Deep Ellum.