Setting The Standard Barbering & Natural Hair Academy

STS is committed to helping you obtain the skills you need to follow your dreams.

Learn From Industry Professionals

At Setting the Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy, we are committed to giving our future professionals, not only training in hair artistry, but also provide students with a well rounded lifestyle education. This part of our program provides life skills to enhance personal development, business building, financial, and management skills. These skills will help you succeed through school, prepare you for the state board exam and employment in your professional Barber Stylist career.

Our Programs

Programs Designed For Your Life & Goals

At our academy, we offer a range of programs designed to suit the needs of every student. Whether you are just starting out in your barbering career or looking to advance your skills, we have a program that is right for you. Enroll in one of our programs today and take the first step towards a successful career in the exciting world of barbering!

Barbering Course

Our program covers everything from the basics of cutting and styling to advanced techniques and even business management. Our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way, providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

Instructor Course

Our program covers everything from the basics of teaching and instructional design to advanced techniques for engaging and motivating students. Our expert instructors will guide you every step of the way, providing you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful barber instructor.

Cosmetology to Barber Course

In our Cosmetology to Barber Course cosmetologists can learn the skills and techniques they need to transition into the exciting world of barbering.

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What Alumni Say About Us

“To the future entrepreneurs and creatives. When you choose to say YES to Setting the Standard, when you choose to say YES to YOU. YOUR journey will begin. Through the wilderness of the unknown Ms. Terri will challenge your WHY. She will challenge the way you think but at the same time will guide you to a more confident you, if and only if, you choose to push pass the excuses. Setting the Standard will give a chance to truly see yourself in the present and allow you to write out your vision for the future. I’ve been a barber for 6 years now and it has allowed me to travel across this nation, given me multiple oportunities and has allowed me to connect with people of all cultures. If you say YES, give it your all and embrace this 1500 hour process you will not regret it. Thank you so much Ms. Terri. May God continue to increase you.”

– Tiffany Gray

“My experience at Setting the Standard, has been a great one. When you join the academy, you join a family of individuals with so much life and different aspirations in the barber field. I have had many opportunities to learn and experience every side of the barber life and meet some incredible people. I personally would encourage anybody to join and get the experience of a lifetime. Thank you for everything you taught me with not only hair but spirtually. So proud of your new place and to say I was a student at Setting the Standard. Love you and your family.”

– Rebecca Lonadier

“Setting the Standard not only prepared me for working in the salon but it did show me how to market and build my brand, how to retain clients and we were also given life skills to be effective stylists for our clients. As a new parent then, sacrifice was a huge thing for me but I knew that I wanted this and I knew that it would be an effective tool for the future of my family and my children. Ms. Terri and her team are extremely joyful people to work with. They really push you to levels you didn’t even know you were able to reach and she is also there to show us all of the areas we can explore in our field. So yes, I do recommend Setting the Standard for all of your barbering studies.”

– Marquita Jackson

“I went to Setting the Standard 6 years ago and it’s been a nice journey in the barber world and Terri has the qualifications to get you exactly where you need to be in this industry if you choose to put forth the effort. I’d like to take the time to thank her for all opportunities and windows that she has opened up for me. I’m the owner of “Fresh 2 Def Barber Shop and all things are made possible through Setting the Standard. Thank you.”

– Byron Allen

Your Future Starts Here

Join our group of passionate students towards a career in the hair industry as a Barber Stylist. We have day and evening classes to accommodate your busy schedule.