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Admission policy

Entrance is open to career-minded people who, in the opinion of the school staff, would be able to obtain and utilize the skills taught for employment. Candidates are screened and tested to determine their capabilities, career potential and desire to complete the course and work in the field.
The school admits, as regular students, persons with a High School Diploma, GED Certificate, or official high school graduation transcripts. Foreign diplomas must be translated and certified to be equivalent to a USA diploma.
Our efforts are directed toward training and providing knowledgeable and well prepared entry level Barber Stylists for all types of hair styling shops.


To prepare students for employment as entry level professional hairstylists, having studied, practiced and demonstrated enough services to be reasonably skillful in haircutting, styling, blow drying, perming, coloring, straightening, shampooing, facials, braids, up-dos, and hair and scalp treatments (non-medical), to prepare students for the Hawaii State Board Barber Examination, having practiced and demonstrated the requirements of the Board and to instill continuous learning to prepare students for basic shop management having practiced and demonstrated management responsibilities. The school does not offer secondary courses with other objectives.

Compliance with state rules and regulations

The Honolulu Barber School Ltd., dba Hawaii Institute of Hair Design, will comply with the licensing regulations promulgated by the Hawaii State Department of Education. The school will maintain permanent records covering the work accomplished by each student so that compliance with applicable standards of instruction and the approved training program can be readily determined.
All Board of Health and Barber regulations will be complied with. The school has signed a Statement of Assurance agreeing to take necessary measures to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We are an Equal Opportunity School and do not discriminate on race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual preference, or gender identity.
Enrollment is open to career minded people who hope to enter the hairstyling field. The basic requirements for enrollment are:
Tuition cost
Almost anyone can afford to attend school! Inquire about federal grants and loans for tuition assistance. TO INQUIRE ABOUT FEDERAL GRANTS AND LOANS CALL (808) 533-6596. FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY.

Approved for veteran training

The Hawaii Institute of Hair Design is approved for Veteran training under the GI Bill® for the 1500-hour Barber Styling Program. The school assumes that responsibility for supervising each veteran and evaluating his/her accomplishments. If the progress or conduct of any veteran-trainee is not satisfactory and there is doubt as to the desirability of his/her continuance as a trainee, or if his/her attendance does not conform to the program minimum standards, the school will terminate the veteran’s training immediately. The last date of actual attendance will be reported to the Veterans Administration on the date of termination. Refer to for questions on veteran’s training and policies. “GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about educational benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

Any individual who provides a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, shall be permitted to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides the certificate of eligibility, provided that the individual submits the certificate of eligibility no later than the first day of the Course, submits a written request to use such entitlement, provides additional information necessary to the proper certification of enrollment by the School, such as all documents required of all students to qualify for enrollment, and ending on the earlier of the date on which payment from VA is made to the School or 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following receipt of the certificate of eligibility. The individual shall be responsible for payment to the School any amount owed to the School for any education/fees/tools not covered by the VA education benefit disbursement. The School does not require that any covered individual borrow additional funds to meet his/her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33. The School will not impose any penalty, late fees, deny access to classes, library, or any institutional facilities because of delayed VA payment.