You can go for barbering programs at private schools, public community college and vocational institutes. A full-time barbering student usually takes six months to one year to complete the course of study. If you want to attend part time you may go to school for two or more years.
Requirements to enroll in barber school
Barber training programs is open for prospective students having a high school diploma or a GED prior to enrollment. Before you enroll check with the state in which you plan to enroll and also with the school itself to be sure. Keep a look on the state license requirements to find out your state's requirements to become a barber.
Barber schools teach the basics of cutting and styling hair, including coloring. Barbers also learn necessary infection control procedures. Beginning students practice on dummies or each other, and then they appoint the real clients. Many schools provide the basic learning of the basic tools – scissors, clippers, razors etc. Many barbers own their own shop, and thus they need to learn how to manage small business.
Job options for barbers after graduation
Students graduated from barber colleges are employed in some salons or open up their own barber shop. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics proposed that employment of barbers would grow by 7 percent from 2010-2020. Many barbering schools have placement services that help new graduates find jobs. The states with the highest employment levels for this occupation are New York, New Jersey, California and Indiana.
A good barbering school will help you cultivate your strengths in your skills.