New Updates!

CLOSED due to the hazardous air quality. We will reopen on Weds., Sept. 23rd.  

Be Safe!

Prospective students: Enrollment is closed at this time due to these unprecedented times. This means we are not currently holding interest interview inquires until we have a solid date for the new cohort start.  We anticipate beginning the next cohort in the late fall. Request program info below to join our email list for notifications. See FAQ's below.

Community Clients: We are now open to serve the public. The students are extremely excited to get back to hands-on learning and we look forward to your community support! Important changes:

1. Face masks must be worn inside the school

2. No cash transactions-only credit and debit cards please

3. We are now open M-F offering grooming services


The Highest Standard in Barbering | A School For Champions

Champions Barbering Institute 

Champions Barbering Institute, Inc. (CBI) is educating students in Portland and the surrounding areas. We are committed to providing high quality education, within small class sizes, helping students learn new techniques, develop new skills, and open doors to a new and rewarding future. Grow your skillset with us and expand your mind all at the same time. Get in touch with us today to learn more.


The Barber Legacy

We are the champion for the craft!

Our new program is 1140 hours completed in 10 months! The state of Oregon's new minimum requirements went down to 160 haircuts in 786 hours. We will continue to exceed the minimum requirements because, over the past 3 years, we have witnessed our students develop their greatness because they have invested in quality education! We look forward to YOU joining our winning team! #begreat



Due to these unprecedented times we want to provide easy access to your questions, as we are not currently open for prospective student tours. The next best thing to do to get a good idea of our learning environment request program information to learn more about our "Be Great" school culture.

What is the cost of your program?

Pre-COVID our all-inclusive, one-on-one approach, and highly focused program was $16,500. Which included a very comprehensive barber kit, textbook, digital curriculum, and a Chromebook.

Our program is changing thanks to COVID. We will shift all theory instruction to a digital platform, that is self-led. Students will be responsible to meet curriculum objections by a specific deadline to remain on track and in alignment with the structure of the course for successful completion. 

This means there will be a decrease in the cost of the program, which will be released once we open for enrollment. 

Do you except FASFA?

No, we are not a federally funded school. CBI students are highly committed to creating their desired future by making it a priority to create and stick to a savings plan to pay of their higher education investment within two years, mostly interest-free.

We are not particular about where your funding comes from, we will accept any viable form of payment. There are scholarships you can apply for, worksource funding, and/or personal loans to save even more if you pay in full. 

When is the next class?

Due to the unprecedented times, we are not safely able to bring in new students onto the campus. We are currently at our maximum occupancy capacity. 

We, anticipant, having a new class beginning in the late fall. Once this date is set in stone, we will open up for virtual interest interview inquires. We will send out notifications via email, request program info below to be certain you are notified. 

Our next cohort of students will be up to 8 students. 

When can I enroll?

Enrollment will begin about 30 days prior to the first day of class. Our preparation suggestions are as follows:

1. Start saving so that you have funds set aside for this investment. 

2. Be certain that you can fully and successfully commit to online digital learning for the theory portion of the class. 

3. Request program info to ensure we have your email address for the announcement of open enrollment, see button below. 


Building Better Barbers

It's What We Do!

It's a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.

We are excited to see the great success of our students as we invest in each one as an individual. If you value education, small class sizes and the authentic culture of BARBERING! This is the career school for YOU!

Your future, it's your hands...the time to pursue your passion is now!


The Way We See It

The CBI Difference

Our mission is to educate an elite level of skilled barbers equipping them with the proper knowledge and techniques that will assure a prosperous future in the artful trade of barbering and business management.

We continually strive to create a program that is engaging and responsive for every student in a holistic and supportive environment. Experience the CBI difference by visiting our campus today!


Are you ready to THRIVE in a CAREER you are PASSIONATE about! A career with an impactful legacy and a stable future?

Client getting trendy cut in barbershop

Barbering is more than a haircut; it's about building relationships; one haircut at a time!

The best way to predict the future is to create it!  Join the CBI team and #BEGREAT with us! 

Enrollment is currently closed due to these unprecedented times. We are at our maximum occupancy capacity, during this COVID era.  

We are committed to your educational investment, that is the reason our class sizes are small. Invest in your BEST and watch great things happen!

We anticipate a class beginning in the late fall, the enrollment process will open a minimum one month before the class start date. We will send out notifications via email. We are focused on transitioning our current students into the functional world of COVID, prior to bringing in a new cohort of students on campus. Thank you for understanding. 


About Us

Inspirational Learning

CBI seeks to foster the development of our students throughout their entire education. Our teaching community is made up of a group of talented and creative professionals, who are passionate about creating the best Barber School in Portland. Champions Barbering Institute, Inc. offers the tools and support necessary for our students to reach their full potential. Experience the CBI difference by visiting our campus today!


Services We Offer

Learn With Us

5 Star Service // Learning on Display

Student Barbershop
$10 Haircuts + $12 Shaves

Quality Cuts & More at Prices You Can't Beat!
Walk In's Welcome  // Call to Schedule // Book Online


Extended Summer Hours

CBI Student Barbershop Hours

Mon: 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Tue: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Wed: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Thu: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Fri: 10:30pm - 2:30pm
Closed on Saturday


School Hours

Monday - Friday



CBI News

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Passing The Torch

April 19, 2018

"A School for Champions! 
At Champions Barbering Institute, students will learn how to cut everything from a "mid bald fade" to a "hair tattoo." Lane wanted to make sure he wasn't only teaching students the technical skills — they also learn the history of barbering, all the way back to Queen Nefertiti's hair cuts, and the business knowledge necessary to open their own shop."

Building Better Barbers

March 10, 2017

"I felt like I was re-training people," said Lane, the owner of Champions Barbershop. "They were coming owing money, and I was having to teach them." Click the button for the full article.


Introducing BU

Reflection is where the global pandemic lead us.

Now, we are on a mission of self-empowerment through the journey of self-mastery. Join us if you are ready to say YES to living life on your own terms, break away from all the systems holding us back.

Arise champion to the power within, by Cultivating YOUR unique Greatness with us!

Arise with,

The Lanes




424 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211, USA



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