MOLER BARBER COLLEGE is service oriented. Our goal is to provide a public service by graduating self sustaining students into their new careers as Barbers. Our training system is step by step and your progress is tailored to your individual learning ability. No two persons learn the same way and therefore, it is necessary to give personal and individualized instruction. Our aim is to aid the student in learning responsibility, promptness, service, community interest, integrity and help them gain the self-confidence they will need to begin new career.
A. HISTORY OF MOLER BARBER COLLEGE
Moler Barber Colleges have been in operation for over a century. The college was established by A. B. Moler, who opened the first barber college in the nation in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893. With the success of his barber college in Chicago, Moler turned his attention out west. The National Barber School had been established just before the turn of the century at 218 "J" Street, in Sacramento, California. Mr. Moler purchased the National Barber College in 1910, renaming it Moler Barber College. He then established his system of training barbers here in California. Moler Barber College has been continuously operated in the City of Sacramento since 1910 and since 1917 in Fresno.
Mr. Moler eventually sold the college to the family of Henry H. Haight. Haight was Governor of California from 1867 to 1871. The Haight family operated the schools until 1932, at which time James A. Murray, Sr. purchased them. Murray already owned and operated the Moler Barber Colleges.. Moler Barber College of Fresno and Sacramento is owned by James Knauss (retired as executive of the Barber Board) since 1987. Keno Modica now operates the schools and James Knauss has retired to Mexico.