Barbershop owners in the United States are required to follow the Barber Apprenticeship Policy. This policy requires that aspiring barbers complete a certain number of hours of training before they can become licensed barbers. The policy also requires that barbershops provide fringe benefits to their employees, including transportation benefits and working condition fringe benefits.

In addition to the required fringe benefits, barbers in the United States are typically paid a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, plus tips. This wage is set by federal law and applies to all employees, including barbers. However, many barbers earn much more than this minimum wage due to the tips they receive from their clients.

Overall, the Barber Apprenticeship Policy and the required fringe benefits help to ensure that barbers in the United States receive fair treatment and compensation for their work. While the minimum wage may be low, the tips that barbers receive can make a significant difference in their overall earnings.



1. Apprentices must attend school on regular basis. Apprentices are required to attend a minimum of 120 hours per month. When a apprentice falls below minimum attendance, the following action will be taken:

Offense     Full time                   

1st             warning                      

2nd            probation                   

3rd             3-day                         

4th             dropped from the Program

2. Apprentice may  put more than 8 hours per day.

3. Student must notify the office of all absences by 9:00 a.m. Apprentice will be suspended for not calling in.

4. Apprentice must adhere to his or her own time schedule. Morning apprentice must come in at 9:00 a.m. evening students must come in at 12:00 pm Students are not allowed to set their own schedule. Mentor must approve any change.


  1. Apprentice are allowed 1 30 min  for Lunch.  Breaks must be taken before 1:30 p.m. for morning apprentice and 4:30 p.m. for evening apprentice or there will be no more breaks for that day. On Saturday breaks must be before 3:00 p.m.


  1. There will be absolutely no sleeping in the shop . Anyone found sleeping in the shop would be dismissed and suspended for one day.
  2. There is no smoking anywhere in the school.
  3. It is the apprentice responsibility to be aware of patron at their station. The receptionist will not search for any student. If a patron is left at a apprentice station unattended for more than five minutes, that student will be suspended.
  4. Only the receptionist in charge of the front desk does patron assignments. Apprentices are not allowed to choose their own patron or get any patron out of the waiting area.
  5. Apprentice will service any patron assigned to them. There will be absolutely no switching patrons for any reasons.
  6. Requests will be handled in the following matter: The apprentice will be notified of the request and receive payment at the time the patron is seated. Requests do not get special privileges over non-requests. The apprentice will serve other patrons before their request to reduce overcrowding if necessary.
  7. Any apprentice  refusing to serve a patron will be immediately suspended.
  8. Apprentice are not allowed in the offices or supply room without permission.
  9. Apprentices may not loiter around the front desk.
  10. Apprentices  may not leave the premises except during lunch.
  11. Cooperation with apprentice mentors and the receptionist in charge of the front desk is mandatory.
  12. Apprentices must clean their station completely everyday. Mirrors, chair bases, drawers, and cabinets must be cleaned and floor swept before the student is allowed to leave for a day.


  1. Apprentices are to use the their cellphones  for all incoming and outgoing calls. Limit phone call to 3 mins. A apprentice will not be called out of class or from work on a client for a telephone unless it's an emergency.
  2. Apprentice should inform callers to use the shop number.


  1. Apprentices may get their own hair done once a week during the specified times of Tuesday thru Thursday.
  2. Apprentices must get permission from the instructor and sign out on the roll sheet at the front desk before any work is done, anyone not signed out, will get up and cut if needed or will get up and go home.
  3. Only one apprentice may get their hair done at a time.
  4. Apprentice facials and manicures will be allowed if there are no patrons waiting for service, if it gets busy, the apprentices will immediately get up to serve a patron.


  1. (2) 15 min breaks and 30 minute lunch
  2. Apprentices must punch in/out and sign in/out on the roll at the front desk when on lunch break. Any apprentices not signed out are considered to be on the clock and will service any patron immediately.


1. Apprentice must wear clean smocks or t shirts and dress neatly every day.

2. Jeans or pants that have holes or patches are not permitted.

3. No sandals or open toed shoes are permitted.

4. Hose or socks are to be worn.

5. White or black smocks and black pants or skirts are to be worn on Saturday. This is the uniform for Saturday.

6. No head bands, caps, sun glasses are allowed in the class area.

7. No shorts, mini skirts, tank tops or any type of pants or jeans above the ankle.

8. No baggy pants and all pants must have a belt.

9. No headphones allowed.

10. No multicolored pants.




1. A tardy occurs when a apprentice is not in attendance at the regular scheduled time of class each day.

2. Three days of tardiness during a calendar month shall constitute one day of absence.


  1. An absence occurs when a apprentice is not in attendance on regularly scheduled class day.
  2. School holidays such as summer vacation and Christmas holidays are not considered as days of absence.
  3. It shall be considered proper grounds for dismissal when a apprentice accumulates absences in excess of five days in a calendar month. Any apprentice will be terminated if fourteen consecutive days are missed.


Apprentices are responsible for contacting their mentors regarding any make-up work because of an absence from class. All make-up work must be completed no later than two weeks after class absence.

Make-up work cannot and will not be authorized for the purpose of removing an absence.


When apprentice enroll at the school, they assume responsibility for knowing and abiding by the rules, regulation, and policies of the school.

Apprentices  at the shop exemplify the qualities of courtesy and integrity that represent the finest possible community and dress standards.

Since the barbershop intends to provide a dignified and professional environment to promote the social and educational growth of its apprentices, each apprentice is expected to exercise good taste and to be appropriately dressed and well groomed at all times.

The shop doesn't permit the use of abusive or profane language in the premises or at any shop-sponsored activity.

The barbershop doesn't permit the use and/or possession of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs/weapons in the premises or at any shop-sponsored activity.


Apprentices who violate the rules will be interviewed by the manager/director and placed on probation. The shop reserves the right to suspend or dismiss students when such action is deemed to be in the best interest of the school or its students.


This policy applies to apprentices who have been dismissed for the first time from program . Apprentices dismissed for unsatisfactory conduct will be required to have an interview with the manager and provide assurance that the violation will not re-occur. Any further violations will result in permanant dismissal.


Normally the barbershop owner will make the final determination on any disagreement or enforcement of policy. However, a apprentice who feels that there are circumstances in his situation warranting a variation from usual policies or procedures may petition a Faculty apprentice Appeals Committee. Finding will be considered by the shops  president, which will then make a final judgment.


  1. All apprentices are required to attend theory every day Tue. - Fri. 9am -10:00a.m. or 1pm - 2pm
  2. All apprentices are required to notify the shop of absence.
  3. If a apprentice is absent more than one (1) day he/she must furnish the shop with a document stating the reason for their absence.
  4. Apprentice's attendance will be closely monitored, absences is ground for termination.
  5. Friday and Saturday rules, as stated in rules of Tru Barber Apprenticeship will be enforced.
  6. If a apprentice is absent more than three (3) days in a month, he/she is subject to suspension.
  7. No apprentice is allowed to leave early on Friday and Saturday without prior approval

If a apprentice clocks in and leaves he/she will be "suspended" or possibly terminated