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379 Atwood Ave. Cranston, RI 02920 / (401) 228-6889

Formerly Aveda Institute of Rhode Island


Barbering program (Reuzel Academy)

Develop your natural talent, express your creativity and establish a successful career in the salon and Barber Shop industry. Study in our state-of-the-art classrooms, clinic area and Reuzel, Davines & Comfort Zone retail store. We offer a learning environment that embodies a balanced view of beauty, body care and business skills.


Additionally, every student gets an iPad® with their start-up student kit.


Program components

During this course, you will study:


  • Introduction
    • History of Barbering
    • Professional Image
    • Product Knowledge
  • The Science of Barbering
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Disorders of the Skin and Hair
  • Professional Barbering
    • Men’s Haircutting and Styling
    • Shaving
    • Facial Massage and Treatments
  • Advanced Barbering
    • Women’s Haircutting and Styling
    • Hair Color and Chemical Services
  • State Board Preparation
  • Barbershop Management


Upon conclusion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the Rhode Island State licensing exam.


barbering Program Student


Barbering has been my dream job, more so now that I have been a part of the MKG barbering program. I enrolled at another school a year ago and the learning experience was slow and the instructors never gave 1 on 1 attention. Materials were at a bare minimum and the personalities were horrible from both instructors and students. But here, I'm comfortable. The instructors make the time to focus on the entire class or just one individual. I have learned so much more than I thought I was. The Techniques for every service is explained to me in a way I can understand. The environment and personalities make me want to come in to class more than anything. I'm appreciative for the chance to learn and work with excellent barbers and cosmetologists. I look forward to continuing my education with MKG and its exemplary services.


Start Dates

Full time

Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

October 16,2018

December 11,2018

February 5,2019

April 2,2019

June 4,2019

August 6,2019

October 8,2019

December 10,2019



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tuition & FEES

Registration Fee        $50



Student Kit                $3,000



Kit Sales Tax            $210



TUITION                  $14,240


TOTAL                      $17,500




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2018 © Michael K Galvin Beauty and Business Academy

379 Atwood Ave. Cranston, RI 02920 / (401) 228-6889

FAFSA School Code: 042460