Thinking About Becoming a Barber? Here’s How to Pursue a Barbering Career
So, you’re thinking of becoming a barber? The barber-customer relationship is a special one. You learn what haircut style they like and familiarize yourself with the conversation they’re interested in having. When the haircut is complete, you’ll have a loyal, retainer customer who returns to you in a few weeks. Being a barber can be gratifying because you’re truly learning a craft while in school and you will continue to learn by watching your peers and other barbers in the barbershop.
It’s easy to romanticize the idea of a barbershop. It’s a home away from home where you build camaraderie with other barbers and clients. And if you’re not the type of person who enjoys sitting in front of a computer all day, the role of a barber is suitable since it takes a lot of physical stamina to stand six to eight hours per day.
You’re catering to people in the service industry, so there are golden rules to live up to. As a barber, there are some unspoken rules, but it’s a more relaxed environment.
Barbering truly can be a fulfilling career and transitioning from one career to barbering is easier than you might think.
How To Become a Barber
The path to becoming a barber is relatively linear. All states require barbers to be licensed; therefore, you need to go to school. The first step to becoming a barber is enrolling in a barbering program.
At Evergreen Beauty College, our barbering program allows you to focus on design and cutting. You’ll learn traditional razor cutting, manipulation of shears, and more contemporary trendy cuts and fades. Once you’ve learned advanced techniques and gained the approval of the instructors, you get to practice on real clients on the campus clinic floor.
What’s unique about Evergreen Beauty College’s Barbering Program is that we foster our students’ growth and encourage building client relationships while in school. Normally, other schools might frown upon students giving clients their business cards on campus, but Evergreen supports students in developing client relationships.
You can complete online assignments at your convenience. Our philosophy is that we want students to feel unintimidated, learn the material, and not feel pressured to complete tasks by an arbitrary deadline. Students are only in class four hours per day. We don’t demand long, arduous hours out of our students. Students are expected to be in class for 8 to 10 hours a day at other campuses.
The instructors help students aspiring to be a barber prepare for their written exams. The material is reviewed extensively, and if students have any questions, our instructors have answers.
Evergreen Beauty College provides grants and financial aid for students who qualify.
One former student served in the United States Army for 15 years, and Evergreen Beauty College Admissions helped him transition careers by working with his post 911 G.I. Bill benefits.
Another student developed client relationships while in school and started working at a barbershop upon graduation. He now has regular clients and is a homeowner with security and a steady business.
“I had such a great experience at Evergreen Beauty College. I have learned about hair and customer service, and retail skills. Fresh out of school, I have made my living doing what I love at Rudy’s barbershop. I highly recommend EBC to anyone who wants to pursue their dream in the beauty industry.”
– LONG T.
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