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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Barbering?

Barbering is about much more than cutting hair. It’s about helping people look their best, be more confident, and feel comfortable and safe in the chair. At WWCC, you’ll learn from supportive teachers who want to see you succeed. And you’ll get hundreds of hours of hands-on practice at WWCC’s own College Style Salon. By the time you’ve finished the program, you’ll be ready to pass the tests for your Washington State Barbering License. And you’ll have the confidence to start a rewarding career as a barber.

Careers in Barbering

People Will Always Care About Their Hair

If you love being around people and helping them look their best, barbering can be a great career choice. With flexible hours, the ability to work from anywhere and the chance to be your own boss, it’s a perfect fit for creative, self-motivated people. And, like hair, the need for qualified barbers just keeps growing. It could be a stable source of income for years to come.

Certificates & Degrees in Barbering

With less than a year of intensive training, you could be on the job, cutting hair in a barber shop, salon or your own business.

Barbering Program Details

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some

WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

College Style Salon

Appointments and walk-ins welcome.

Debit and credit card payment is preferred, but cash is accepted.

 509.527.HAIR (4247) Building J

Fall, Winter, and Spring Hours
Monday – Thursday 11:15 AM to 3:15 PM
Friday 8:45 AM to 12:45 PM

*All Chemical Services start at listed price and go up based on the amount of product used

**Prices listed for 1 ounce of color or lightener; every additional 1/2 ounce is $4 more

Payments accepted: Cash, Checks, Visa, American Express, Master card and Discover.
No refunds for services, and refunds for retail go through the business office.

The Cosmetology program provides the theory and practical application necessary to obtain a Washington State Cosmetologist License or a Washington State Cosmetology Instructor License. The primary objective of the program is to prepare students for employment in all areas of beauty culture. Instruction and practice in the cosmetology course include training for shampooing, scalp and hair analysis, haircutting and trimming, trimming and removal of facial hair, thermal styling, wet and dry styling, skin care, temporary removal of superfluous hair, first aid, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, hair coloring, bleaching, rinses, manicuring, pedicuring, and the styling of artificial hair. The Cosmetology curriculum is guided by the Washington State Cosmetology license requirements and reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

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