About Us

Who we are

History & Ownership

Setting the Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy began its’ first barbering class on August 24, 2009. Owned and operated by, Terri Pugh. It is located at 711 Texas St, Shreveport, Louisiana.

Terri Pugh is a graduate of Lamert Park Cosmetology School in Los Angeles, California and also Louisiana Technical College Barber Program. She has been an active Cosmetologist, Barber stylist and instructor for over 20 years. She has also been an educator for Mc Bribe Laboratories (Design Essentials), AROSCI (Revlon), and ARUM (Farouk). She strives to teach the latest techniques of the field to all students. She is the Office Administrator and Director of Education at Setting the Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy.

Learning Skills is Just the Beginning

Our educators are trained to draw out the artist in you, and then prepare you to compete in the real world. Rather than concentrate only on the basic training needed to pass state licensing board exams, we provide students with a well-rounded lifestyle education. Our experienced staff is specially trained to help students explore all their creative and professional possibilities.

Our talented educators provide students with extensive hands-on and classroom training in design, cutting, coloring, multicultural techniques, make-up, the science of bone structure and facial shape adaptability for our barbering program. We also train students in attitude, salesmanship and personal appearance. Here at Setting the Standard, we prepare you for the state board exam and much, much, more Success is when preparation meets opportunity. Enroll now and prepare for your new career!

What’s Holding You Back?

Prospective employers recognize our commitment to quality and reputation for innovation and excellence. Everyone here at STS is committed to helping you obtain the skills you need to follow your dreams.

The Power of Success!

Preparedness from a strong foundation in skill development combined with a career opportunity in an industry that will continue to thrive. That’s the promise of Setting the Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy!

Proper preparedness can only come from state-of-the-art information technology presented by solid instruction in a positive learning environment. This approach gives STS Future Professionals the advantage.

What We Offer

  • You Will Learn in a fun and exciting environment
  • We give you the skills you need to succeed

Licensing & Accreditation

Setting The Standard Barbering and Natural Hair Academy is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Barber Examiners:

4626 Jamestown Avenue, Suite 1
P.O. Box 14029
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898-4029
Phone: (225) 925-1701
Fax: (225) 925-1703

A copy of the license can be viewed at the Academy