~ Townsend Barber Institute ~

Promoting Education And Excellence, Shaping Self Sufficient People, While Grooming & Shaping Our Communities

Townsend Barber Institute

Dr. Townsend is passionate about preserving the one of a kind prestige of old school barbershops; providing training that includes: Haircutting, Razor Shaves, Hot Steam Towels, Facials & competitive sports talk, in a social atmosphere. While offering new school haircuts, styles & techniques, for both men & boys.

Townsend barber institute uses the latest in technology, including: pc / mac training (mindtap) provided by milady, each student has access to a laptop during the course to assist in your success. Coming soon: training in women's hairstyling & hair coloring.


TBI is on minnesota's eligible training provider list (ETPL). 

Need help with tuition funding? Contact deed today ​to find your local workforce center ​and to see if you qualify for assistance.​


We offer new school haircuts, styles & techniques, for both men & boys.

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What our clients say

What some recent clients say about their experience with Townsend Barber Institute

Jon McCullough

 Haircut with a smile: Love the service and the friendly atmosphere, and got a great looking haircut! I have found my new place to get a great looking style. 

Jon McCullough

Amanda Rose DeCora

This was our 2nd visit here. They are amazing! They keep my hubby looking so handsome! Thanks guys!!!! 

Amanda Rose DeCora

Tasha Frelix

My 3 yr old got his hair cut by "D" he did a great job and I felt very comfortable while waiting and the customer service was great

Tasha Frelix

Townsend Barber Institute is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners. It is also licensed as a private career school with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 136A.821 to 136A.832. Licensure is not an endorsement of the institute. Credits earned at the institute may not transfer to all other institutions.

Contact Information

Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners 

2829 University Avenue SE, #425

Minneapolis, MN 55414

(651) 201-2820 Fax (612) 617-2248

Hearing/Speech Relay (800) 627-3529


Minnesota Office of Higher Education

1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350

St. Paul, MN 55108

(651) 642-0567 Fax (651) 642-0675


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