Success Barber School
8101 Polo Club Drive
Merrillville, IN 46410
About Our School
Success Schools LLC was established in 2003 to provide state of the art training for men and women in the art of barbering. We teach classic barbering techniques including straight razor shaves.The staff draws from their collective 100 years of experience to provide the finest training in barbering in the state of Indiana. This is the founder's second barber school.
We will accept Pell Grants, G.I. Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation Grants, and student loans. We have financial aid to those who qualify.
Housing is available within walking distance to our school.
Our mission is to train men and women in the art of barbering and to provide them with the tools necessary to locate as well as retain a job in the barber industry in order to enjoy practicing the art.
Success Schools LLC. Barber program is uniquely fortunate in that all three faculty members are also owners of the school. Each member of the faculty has been trained by an outside source to bring together the best of all training. Each staff member schedules their hours at the school as the need arises; we do not have full and part time status. Indiana State Rules and Regulations require that there be one instructor for each 10 students. Success Schools far surpasses the rule with either two or three instructors present for 20 students or less.
The facility is housed in a 2000 square feet commercial strip mall located on busy route 30 in Merrillville, Indiana, offering easy access to major highways and bus transportation. Our 1000 square foot clinic features modern state of the art barber shop equipment in bright surroundings consisting of 20 barber chairs, back bar units for 40 students and a separate shampoo area with 4 European style shampoo units. Students enjoy a brisk diversified client base on which to practice their art.
The separate private classroom boasts a warm comfortable setting for adult learning. Students learn at an easy pace through the use of video and DVD as well as various methods of teaching. We rely heavily upon the lecture method of teaching with constant feedback and weekly testing for evaluation. We use overheads, white boards, and blackboards. Demonstrations can be preformed in the classroom or on the clinic floor.
The Indiana Barber Program
The program is state licensed and requires the equivelant of 9 or 10 months of full time attendance and 18 months of part time. The school is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 9:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. We offer day and evening classes. Full time is 40 hours per week and part time is 20 hours per week.
The typical day at the barber school begins with a theory class using a text, workbook and examination review book. The remainder of the day is a clinic time whereby we cut, color, and perm hair, we shave with a straight razor, do facials and scalp conditioning treatments, and manicures. We have an excellent client base which benefits our students in that they get practice in giving services. We also have demonstrations throughout the day to better acquaint our students with the proper procedure on services.
Students begin the interview process 60 days before graduation and state testing. Barbers are in demand across the state of Indiana, we offer free placement service and free continuing education after licensing. Success Schools works closely with barbers in the field to teach the skills owners seek in new barbers.
Classes begin the first Tuesday of each month.
Thanks again for your interest. Because we are a small vocational school our classes frequently fill up, to secure your space come to the school and make an application for enrollment immediately. We require you visit the school prior to making application to enroll.
"Where Barbers Send Their Sons and Daughters"
Financial Aid Available to Those Who Qualify