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How to Become a Hair Styling Specialist

A great barber does more than just cut hair! You’ll become a confidante to your clients and a valuable team player. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you can even open your own barbershop. Interested in training to become a licensed barber? We can help you find top barbering schools in your area that offer affordable training.

Barbering school will provide the hands-on training you need to excel at hair cutting and grooming. You will also learn how to develop your creativity and fine tune your business skills. You’re probably thinking how long is the program and how much is it going to cost me? Most barbering programs can be completed in 10 – 15 months. Program fees range from $10,000 - $15,000. There may be more affordable options in your area.

Some programs include your student kit which contains all the necessary tools like scissors and hair care supplies in the program cost. There are also barbering schools that charge additional fees for their student kit. Keep this in mind and be sure to add all costs when deciding which barbering school is most affordable.

Obtaining a state license is also required to work as a barber. While state requirements vary, most share the following commonalities: (1) Barbers must have a high school diploma or GED, (2) Barbers must have completed training in a state approved barbering school, and (3) Barbers must pass the state licensing exam.

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