Information on our curriculum and requirements


Click on the link below to apply for our current scholarship opportunity. 
Application deadline is August 25th. 
Email completed application to [email protected]
or mail to:
Barber Styling Institute 
3433 Simpson Ferry Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011



- Men's Haircutting and Styling
- Shaving, Honing, and Stropping
- Men's Facials
- Women's Haircutting and Styling
- Chemical Services
- Properties and Disorders of the Skin and Scalp
- Anatomy and Physiology Infection
- Control and Safe Work Practices
- Barbershop Management
- State Barber Law
- State Board Preparation

Total minimum hours of credit requirement - 1,250 hrs.

Financing Options ​​
Students are encouraged to take advantage of various payment programs. B.S.I. offers various student loans at a low 4% interest rate.  B.S.I. is also a recognized institution of learning and qualifies for O.V.R. and ​Veteran's Benefits.

Barbers Styling Institute is either affiliated, accredited or carries the approval of the following organizations:
Approved for Veterans
The Pennsylvania Barber Board
The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Barber Examiners


B.S.I. Requirements
To qualify for admission to BSI, an enrolling student must meet the following requirements:

- An interview and acceptance by the school.

- Student must be at least 16 years of age or older.

- Prospective students must have obtained a minimum of an eighth grade education or a GED certificate.

- Students may start school on any Tuesday, providing an open position is available.

- The Student Enrollment Agreement must be signed prior to starting date.

State Requirements​​​
Upon graduation, application is made to the PA State Board of Barber Examiners to take the required certification exam.  A theory and practical examination is given by the state. After successful completion of the examination, a student is licensed to practice in any registered barbershop or salon in the State of Pennsylvania.  Advice is available if a student wishes to apply for licensing in other states.

Upgrade from Cosmetologist To Barber License​
If a licensed cosmetologist wishes to become a licensed barber, he or she shall have successfully completed the 1,250 hour cosmetology training course or shall possess a current license as a cosmetologist.  
The cosmetologist will be given 555 hours of credit for subjects previously covered in the cosmetology training course towards the 1,250 hour barbering program.  A cosmetologist will then need to complete 695 hours and pass both the theory and practical portions of the barber exam in order to become a licensed barber.

Previous Training
​Barber Styling Institute will accept hours approved by the Pennsylvania State Barber Board for credit toward completion of the required 1,250 hours of instruction.  A potential student interesting in transferring to B.S.I will need to take a placement exam prior to entry into the barbering program.