The Educational Programs at The American College of Hairstyling prepare students for a career in hairstyling or barbering and are based on the three tenets of the educational focus:
- Maximum exposure to cutting hair on real clients, not mannequins. This serves to provide them with an advantage over graduates from other schools with less real world experience.
- Personal instruction with small groups of students, where the student to instructor ratio is approximately 9 to 1.
- Emphasis on haircutting and styling skills. Almost 75% of the term is dedicated to developing cutting and styling techniques.
All of the school’s educational programs prepare the graduate for the Iowa State Barbering Exam. They differ in length and content based on prior experience and educational goals.