Although online barber courses are available, a barber can't obtain a license through only online training, as of June 2015. Because barbering is a hands-on skill, those training to be barbers typically complete their coursework on school campuses.
Depending on the state, hybrid or online courses can count for barbering license renewals or completion of continued education requirements. Topics often covered in online barber courses include barbering laws, safety, proper sanitation practices and the business aspects of barbering, such as marketing and financing.
Online barbering courses can provide information on haircutting techniques and the latest styles. These courses can supplement hands-on training and help a barber appeal to a larger clientèle.