How Barbering Students are Becoming Their Own Bosses

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Does the idea of becoming a barber appeal to you? Barbers use shears, scissors, razors and clippers to cut men’s and women’s hair. There are a number of advantages to entering this profession. One of the things we frequently hear from our students is that they’re excited to become their own bosses. Read more to learn about how barbering empowers people professionally.

They Set Their Own Hours

When you’re your own boss, you decide when you work. It’s not up to someone else. Do you want weekends off? It’s your choice!

Barbers also understand that they need to work enough hours to make a living. However, if they’d rather work in the evenings or in the mornings, they have the freedom to make that decision.

They Set Their Prices

As their own bosses, barbers control pricing decisions. If they believe their services are worth more, that’s how much they’ll charge.

Barbers can also decide when to offer promotions or discounts on their services. Those deals can attract customers.

They Decide Where to Work

When you’re a barber, the world is your oyster. You’re not limited to one particular geographic location. Barbering is a highly transferable skill.

Men and women need barbers, so anywhere you go, you’ll have customers. And if you provide excellent customer service and are good at being a barber, your reputation will precede you.

They Decide What to Wear

The only real required part of a barber’s uniform is his or her jacket or smock. However, they have the freedom to choose what kind of jacket they want to wear.

Barbers can also wear whatever they like under the jacket, so they tend to wear comfortable clothes. Also, they go for comfy footwear, because they do a lot of standing.

They Choose Their Equipment

Is there a brand of shaving cream which makes you sneeze? Perhaps you prefer a particular variety of aftershave.

As your own boss, you make those choices. If you’ve realized you’re getting an allergic reaction to a particular product, you can replace it with something else comparable. It’s your business, and it’s up to you.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Barber?

Does barbering sound like something you’d be interested in? If yes, we at Evergreen School can help you achieve your dreams of becoming a barber. Our cosmetology program teaches and supports the fundamentals of successful barbering.   Whether you want to work as a barber or own your own barber shop we will provide you with the education necessary to guarantee your success in the beauty industry.

Contact us today to learn more about the program or to schedule a tour of the campus.

Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

Happy Evergreen Beauty College Students


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Adam Axford
Adam Axford
4 years ago

Excellent article. This is article has made some very clear points. Barbering has so much scope right now and in the future also.