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Our philosophy

Consider being part of an exciting field of endeavor, where your artistic ability and professionalism will bring high rewards. There have been many changes over the years, and today’s approach is highly technical and scientifically sound. The public’s constant desire for something new enables the stylist’s artistic abilities and creativity to fully express themselves. 

The greatest strength of our program is our highly advanced technique in stylized haircutting. As a barber stylist you will be licensed to apply all the chemical products available for coloration, straightening and curling of hair. We train you on various methods, so that you will be very versatile.

Our history

First Established as Hawaii Barber School in the early 40’s, the school was incorporated in 1956 as Honolulu Barber School, LTD., and then renamed to do business as Hawaii Institute of Hair Design in 1976, offering courses in Barber Styling, Cosmetology and Advanced Hair Design. Although the school has been relocated several times, it has trained, graduated and placed students for more than 50 years by a family dedicated to the propagation of new workers for the industry. 

The school has developed a fast paced educational program which prepares confident salon and shop-ready graduates. To graduate salon-ready, students receive lots of hands on practice, which is available in the school’s busy practical clinic.


The School is owned by Honolulu Barber School, Ltd.
Margaret Williams
Leo Williams
Vice President

Hawaii Institute of Hair Design is a hairstyling school that has been training students in the art of hairstyling for more than 50 years. The school is located in the heart of downtown Honolulu in order to provide as many live patrons for student practice as possible. Through a personal tour of the school, one can observe the careful supervision and modern instruction given by the school faculty. Whether it’s men’s or women’s hair designing, the profession is one with many opportunities. There is a lot of public interest in health, grooming, and individualized styling in both men’s and women’s hair designs. This creates an increasing demand and opportunity for well-trained, versatile professionals who understand the science and the art of our industry. 

Through advanced techniques, progressive teaching methods, well-equipped facilities, and our qualified faculty, you will receive the proper foundation for an exciting career. Your training begins with two months of intensive introductory theory and practical classes, continues thru the rest of the program with short review and advancement classes and with ample supervised practice in our busy practical clinic center. After training, most graduates easily step into professional positions and many are successful operating their own shops. Make their past your future through training and a diploma from Hawaii Institute of Hair Design, the only school of its kind in Hawaii.

Our Staffs

Leo G. Williams
Director of Education
Barbering & Hairstyling
Margaret Williams
Roy Fujiwara
Barbering & Hairstyling
Alison Williams
Information Specialist
Deby Paned
Barbering & Hairstyling
Zairrah Geyrozaga
Financial Aid Administrator
Chris Koyanagi
Barbering & Hairstyling
Kaua Beamer
Admissions Director
Margaret Williams
Barbering & Hairstyling
Alohalyn Espejo
Registrar/Office Associate

Barber & Hairstyling