New Port Richey (727) 848-8415 Brooksville (352) 364-8502

Get a Barbering Education at Bene’s Academy

Our barber stylist program features a dynamic course catalog to prepare students for their future in a cutting-edge industry. This comprehensive barber training not only covers the foundational skills of hair cutting, beard trimming, styling, and product application, but fully qualifies students for mastery of chemical services.

Through a blend of practical skill-building and classroom work, you can learn both technique and excellence to gain entry into the world of professional barbering.

See What Our Students Have To Say

I went through the massage therapy program. Loved the teachers there, everyone is so friendly and you really feel welcomed. I still love going there for the services because the students are amazing at what they do

Marie B.

Marie B.

Exceptional teachers and staff. Ms.Tanya is the absolute best instructor that you will ever get the chance to learn from. She’s recognized for her Dermatologica’s Top Teacher Appreciation Award as well. The opportunities here and endless. Very grateful to be part of the Benes Family.

Starr R.

Starr R.

I graduated Benes career academy from 2 courses n got 2 licenses n plan to go back for more but i need to tell you guys about miss Stephanie’s tutoring program it was amazing she did a crash refresher tutoring session for me just days before my state board n i passed on my first try i most definitely recommend that Benes students take advantage of this tutoring it’s a gift i swear

Melissa S.

Melissa S.

…the vibe at the school is very nice, we treat each other as one big family. Mrs. Tanya and Miss Tiffany!! are amazing at what they do! I have learned a lot from them. Their passion and dedication is beyond words! Thank you for getting me through this skin care course, I honestly would have never did it with out your help and support! Thank you so much once again!

Magy A.

Magy A.

Meet Florida’s Barbering Requirements and More

Our program runs for 1,200 hours, giving our students the time and supportive space they need to practice for their state exam as they work toward obtaining a barber license.

During the first few weeks of barbering class at our campus, you can gain a foundation in barbering theory and learn hair school basics. The theory portion of our barbering program consists of a weekly chapter review on a rotating schedule, guest lecturers and educators, lively discussion groups, written and reading assignments, debates on the latest trends and topics, and much more.

Alongside our classroom curriculum, students can expect to perform barbering services under the guidance of experienced instructors. Take advantage of hands-on, step-by-step practical skill work alongside demonstrations. The curriculum is enhanced with lab work, field trips, and clinic time to refine the fundamentals of barbering.

Something else unique about Bene’s Career Academy, is that we champion diversity within the barbering industry. Our students work with and study a variety of hair types and textures. Learn techniques for cutting different styles to give your practice the chic, polished edge clients seek.

By the end of your program, you can gain an understanding of the principles of chemical reactions and treatments for different hair types to deliver the best possible results. You can stay on top of trending styles and learn the techniques barbers across the globe are using. As you grow your experience in barbering education, your potential grows alongside you.

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Key Questions

What’s the Difference Between Our Barber Stylist and Restricted Barber Program?

The restricted barber program focuses on barber practices and state law related to the profession. In addition to classroom theory, restricted barber students can expect to perform specific barber services. Unlike the barber stylist program, the restricted barber program is coimpleted in only 600 hours. However, there are no chemical services learned as part of our restricted barber program.

How Long Does It Take To Graduate?

Our students have busy lives with different scheduling needs. That’s why we offer multiple schedules to choose from at our Barber Stylist program. We strive to accommodate the diverse needs of our students, whether you’re looking for a full-time program or a part-time option that fits around your work or family commitments. Our flexible scheduling options allow you to customize your education to best suit your lifestyle and goals.

The general schedule is:

Full time days* – 30 hours per week for 40 weeks
Part time days* – 18 hours per week for 66.66 weeks
*Day schedules are only offered on the Brooksville campus

Full time nights – 25 hours per week for 48 weeks
Part time nights – 15 hours per week for 80 weeks

Full time Schedules:
​Monday -Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Monday -Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

Part Time Schedules:
M-T-W 9:00 am-3:00 pm or M-Th-F 9:00 am-3:00 pm
M-T-W 5:00 pm-10:00 pm or M-Th-F 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

What Career Opportunities Are There?

There are many opportunities in the barber and beauty industry. Depending on what your passion is, some potential career options include:

  • Salon Owner
  • Salon Coordinator
  • Barber
  • Fashion Show Stylist
  • Beauty Care Magazine Writer
  • Tradeshow Exhibitor
  • Beauty Care Product Distributor
  • Hairstylist
  • Salon Sales Consultant
  • Photo and Movie Stylist
  • Beauty Product Designer
  • Beauty School Owner
  • Platform Artist
  • Beauty School Instructor

Barber Stylist Enrollment Process

Barbering can be a path that allows freedom and flexibility. There are many avenues for future career paths; barbershop owner, master barber, product educator, and platform artist to name a few. Many students begin as an entry-level barber and go on to develop their business rapport within the hair and style community. It all starts at barbering school.

Fill out the form to schedule your tour! During the tour, you can have the opportunity to check out our barbering stations and ask questions. Next, we’ll set up your one-on-one admissions counselor meeting to assist in the enrollment process. We will walk you through financial aid and your course schedule as you begin your student experience at Bene’s Career Academy. We’d love to have you as part of our barbering community!

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Partners & Accreditation

New Port Richey

7027 US Hw 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652


Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday:
*Appointments Recommended*


698 S Broad Street
Brooksville, FL 34601


Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday:
*Appointments Recommended*