Recently I’ve noticed some confusion regarding barbering training vs. cosmetology training. A few transfer students who have completed their cosmetology programs have come to Evergreen seeking training in barbering and I thought I’d clear up some of the confusion about these programs.
Cosmetology is a broad term, encompassing the practices of barbering, hairstyling, and hairdressing. Specifically, barbering has been known as the practice of cutting and shaving a man’s hair, including his facial hair. To perform these services barbers receive training on how to use clippers, shears, and razors as well as how to perform a straight razor shave, whereas, cosmetology maintains a stronger focus on coloring, styling, and cutting. In reality, the difference between a barber’s licenses and a cosmetology license is that both cut, style, and manipulate hair but only cosmetology allows any chemical application to hair. Therefore, cosmetology schools will train all students on “barbering” skills, but if you are looking for deeper knowledge in training in clippers, razors, shaving and concentration on male services, not all cosmetology schools will provide the skills necessary for these services.
While Evergreen Beauty College used to have a separate barbering training program, the updated cosmetology program at Evergreen includes training in skills necessary for both barbering and hair styling as well as providing students with the basics in nail services and esthetics. This compound training helps create more versatile beauticians with more service opportunities opened to them using both barbering and styling techniques. This allows graduates to have strong skills in male services as well as the opportunity to provide additional services in the realm of chemicals such as hair color and relaxers.
Along with compound service training Evergreen students also gain access to an understanding of the business side of the beauty industry through the Nuts and Bolts’ business training program. The Nuts and Bolts program’s 4 part system gives future beauticians powerful tools to help them in managing, optimizing, and gaining confidence in the business side of the beauty industry. This program also helps future entrepreneurs successfully open their own spas or salons just like over 200 Evergreen Beauty College graduates have already done.
Whether it’s your goal to focus on trimming, shaving, cutting, styling, or coloring, the cosmetology program at Evergreen Beauty College will help you be successful by providing you with a double dose of education!