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About Us

Hinton Barber & Beauty College: Learning in Style

The Hinton Barber and Beauty College (HBBC) mission is to provide high quality training that will educate students in Barber and Cosmetology fundamentals, professionalism and excellent business ethics. Nestled in small-town Vallejo, at HBBC you can take a breath and rest your mind away from the congestion of the big city. Vallejo is just 20 minutes away from Oakland, Berkeley, and other major Bay Area cities.

Gerald D. Hinton, President of Hinton Barber and Beauty College (HBBC), and Vallejo Native has served and continues to serve the community. After being in the hair industry since 1994, Hinton recognized the extreme need for well trained and licensed Cosmetologists and Barbers. Hinton is dedicated to service and is compelled to train Cosmetologists and Barbers in shop/salon styles, trends, shop/salon management, maintenance, and customer service.

HBBC is an accredited school by the NACCAS. Read more about NACCAS »

Who We Are

Administration

Gerald Hinton

President
Gerald Hinton

Gerald has been a licensed barber and shop owner for over 20 years. His love for teaching, mentoring and business led him to establish the Hinton Barber and Beauty College years ago. Providing a high quality-learning environment is the objective Gerald has set for HINTON. Preparing students for a progressive future in the Cosmetology and Barbering field is key. Setting a high standard for professionalism and customer service.

Solita Santos

Director
Solita Santos

With over 14+ years in Private Post-Secondary Education she over sees the day-to-day operations of our campuses. She is dedicated to contributing to the success and growth of not only HBBC, but to our employees and students. ``Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it takes to accomplish. The time will pass anyway.`` - H. Jackson Brown

Delores Gromaldo

Office Manager
Delores Gromaldo

A Napa Valley Native with experience in Administration and Customer Service. Hinton's Office Manager, who enjoys the excitement of being apart of her students' success and motivation.

Cosmetology Department

RaShea Nash

Cosmetology Instructor/Dean
RaShea Nash

RaShea Nash is from Denver, Colorado and a former graduate of Hinton's Cosmetology Program. Since moving to California 2 years ago RaShea has been a cosmetology apprentice, completed her Cosmetology Program and received her license, as well as a Master Educator Program at Hinton. RaShea has a passion for all areas of cosmetology and will always greet you with a warm smile. ``I hope to inspire every student that I come into contact with, and help them develop their passion for the industry``

Kimbe Abernathy

Cosmetology Instructor
Kimbe Abernathy

K. Abernathy better known as Kimbe an entrepreneur, business owner, director, educator, currently serving CEO of a small personal appearance company, and presently Dean of Education/Cosmetology at HINTON. “Excited to be a part of the HINTON education team, preparing the students for graduation, and professional licensure. Turning their journey into a career that produces massive growth in the industry of cosmetology.``

Barber Department

Alvin Bell

Dean of Education/Barbering
Alvin Bell

Alvin Bell (AB) is a Vallejo native who is also a former graduate of the barbering program. He is a military veteran with a background in customer service and business. “I hope to educate the students on the discipline it takes to finish this course as well as the discipline it takes to be your own boss.” AB is a self proclaimed Swiss army knife capable of providing any service a client needs from start to finish.

Tevin Hinton

Barber Instructor
Tevin Hinton

Tevin Hinton, raised in the barbershop since birth, in a family where hair styling has been the way. He has been a natural in the field. Barbering is his first love, with expertise in all types of hair. A design extraordinaire, who brings modern methods and techniques to the school. “I hope to inspire others to reach their goals of becoming a barber and through professionalism”