About Us

A+ Barber School Est. 2020

What sets A+ Barber School apart from other barber schools is the team’s wealth of experience—Dave’s since 2002 of barbering combined along with director Tonya Collier and Bridgette Rodriguez, well-known instructors in the area.

On top of teaching hair cutting and styling techniques, they teach interpersonal customer service skills and how to manage cash money. In addition, they emphasize the importance of punctuality, adhering to Christian values, and remaining substance-free. They also cover IRAs and retirement planning for a self-employed person.

“It’s 10 percent cutting hair and 90 percent how to do life as a barber and be successful at it,” says Dave.

Envisioning the barber school being a ministry much like ABS.

“Everything we do is to glorify God,” says Dave, who has been involved in prison ministry for nine years.

In short, Dave wants to be a positive influence to his students by exhibiting Christian morals and offering regular devotionals and prayers.

“It’s not a Bible college. It’s a barber college, but there is scripture on the walls!” says Dave Collins. “We want to teach folks how to be successful in the business but with their morals intact.”


Dave Collins

I started cutting hair at age 13. I made the decision to enroll into Barber School at age 22 and obtain the license to practice professionally. I then worked in a barber shop for 3 years before opening my own shop in February of 2007. After being a shop owner for 12 years and hiring several new graduates from the institutions in the area, I decided it was time for a facility that prepared students for the real world of barbering! I wasn’t given proper guidance, so I accepted the calling on my life to become the person I wish I had when transitioning from the school to the shop, to anyone that needed it!

Tonya Collier

Campus Director
I have been a licensed Cosmetologist since 2010. I worked at a local salon while going back to school in 2011 for my Instructor’s license. When I became licensed in 2012, I worked at a corporate beauty school, where I taught for almost 7 years. I learned a lot about the administrative side and enjoyed being an active Assistant Director. In 2019, I took a position as a Campus Director at another cosmetology school. When A+ Barber School was in its beginning stages, I helped Dave and became a Campus Director for his Barber School. My favorite part is watching the students grow so much in a short time and seeing them graduate as licensed, confident Barbers. My purpose is to help individuals reach their personal and professional goals.

Bridgette Rodriguez

Master Educator
My passion for hair began in High School. Upon graduating high school in 1996 I became a licensed Cosmetologist. After working behind the chair for 20 years my passion shifted to Education. I became a licensed Instructor in 2016. I worked at a local Beauty School almost 5 years when God led me to attend A+ Barber School. I then received my license as a Barber in 2020 and started working at A+ Barber School. Every day is an adventure. The beauty culture is always changing and growing. I am thankful to teach and to learn new things every day.


At A+ Barber School there is ample parking for both students and patrons in a well-lit parking lot located in front of our building. The theory classrooms will be supplied with whiteboards, visual aids, educational charts, and seating for at least 20 students.  The clinic floor has 20 stations, shampoo area, and a waiting area with vending machines to accommodate patrons comfortably utilizing skills the students have learned under the supervision of Licensed Instructors.  Lockers are supplied for each enrolled student which are in both theory classrooms. The students and Instructors have separate break areas to use on their designated break and lunch times. A media center is available to each student that will include a video and audio library, updated reference books, technical magazines and current hairstyle magazines. 

Licensing and Curriculum

Licensing information can be obtained by contacting:
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Milady Standard Barbering, Sixth Edition
Milady Master Educator, Third Edition
20 Channel Center Street
Boston, MA 02210

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to raise the standards of education and professionalism within our beloved industry of Barbering”

I took my kids in today and the students and staff were great with them.

– Jessica Sammons –

hands down best Barberschool in the city of Indianapolis

– Barber Dustman –