To become a barber, there are certain skills you should have. First, you should have your high school diploma or GED. In addition to either, most states require a barber to have completed a program in a state licensed barber school. You can also complete a barber program at a cosmetology school that offers a barbering program. Most full-time barbering programs are about nine months long. Some schools offer an associate degree after completion of the program. After completion of a program, some employers will give you simple jobs as a way to show them your work ethics, skills, and abilities before offering more complicated work. As a barber continues their job, some employers require more training to learn new techniques to what a specific salon requires their barbers to know.
A barber typically provides hair care service for men, but a barber does not have to be exclusive to male clients only. Other services a barber performs for their clients are scalp treatments and hot shaving services, such as trimming and shaving beards. Some barbers offer shampoo and hairstyling as well. If a barber is licensed for other cosmetology work, they may offer other services such as nail care. Outside of their clientele work, a barber keeps the shop or work area clean and neat, making sure all cut hair is swept up from the floor and all work supplies are neatly arranged between clients.
Most barbers work in a salon or beauty shop. However, barbers can work in various types of settings. Other settings barbers can be employed at are spas, hotels, and resorts. These barbers usually make an hourly wage plus tips. Other barbers are self-employed to have a more flexible schedule, make commission, and to be their own boss. Unfortunately, self-employed barbers are not offered health insurance or other benefits like through the possibility of working for someone else. They must purchase private insurance if health insurance is desired and foot their own benefits, such as vacations.
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Hairstylists are almost always in demand for cutting and styling men's and women’s hair. As a stylist, you of course will be responsible for cutting and styling hair. You may often be asked to color, bleach, highlight or lowlight your customers’ tresses. You could also be called upon to curl or straighten their hair. Sometimes [...]
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