30 Jul Our Award Winning Barbering Students
Here at IBW seeking out the latest trends in beauty and grooming and creating learning opportunities for our students is the core of our mission.
Our barbering program at IBW does just that.
From the latest trends in men’s hair cutting (students start cutting on day eight) to shave techniques, skin care and hair color, barbering students immerse from our program with a well-rounded knowledge of the chair as well as the business.
Students focus on building clientele retention, business ownership and interviewing skills.
We keep the curriculum fresh by hosting global guest educator—most recently we hosted men’s cutting expert Kurt Kueffner, the former director of American Crew and the created of the Aveda Men’s Line.
On Saturday, July, 19 barbering student Alex took third place in the Midwest Barbering Competition in Milwaukee.
We asked Alex to talk about the experience and how the Aveda IBW barbering program has prepared him for success.
“I started the barbering program in October of 2014 and will be graduating October 2015. Prior to attending Aveda I had little to no experience in barbering. After 8 months of being in the program, I feel comfortable and confident with starting my career.
The instructors to name a few (Erica, Al, barbering instructors Amy, cosmetology instructors) Aveda have made my time more then worth it with their knowledge and experience. I entered my 1st barber competition on July 19th. I did a traditional cut and style and ended up taking 3rd place against professionals. I was the only student to place.
If it wasn’t for the instrustors and students help, I don’t think I would be at were I am today. So I want to say thank you to everyone at Aveda for making this happen.”
See a snapshot of his day in the images below.