Benefits of Becoming a Barber
There are some careers that just never seem to go out of style. And one of the oldest careers out there, is one that is actually all about creating style – barbering. Yes, the barber profession has been with us for thousands of years. If you’re curious about why one of the world’s oldest professions has remained so popular through the ages, check out some of the benefits of becoming a barber.
Hair keeps growing
As long as hair keeps growing, barbers keep cutting, shaving, and trimming! That means job security. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry is growing at a much faster than average rate with a projected 119,800 jobs being added by 2030.*
Ability to Travel
Wherever there is hair, you’ll find a barber there! There’s nothing to keep a barber from going whichever the way the wind blows. Your skills are in your two hands and your trusty tools, making mobility a breeze.
Freedom and flexibility
Not only can you take your skills on the road, but you can also choose to work when you want. Morning person? Schedule your clients in the morning. Night owl? You get it. Barbers have more flexibility to decide what kind of schedule suits their lifestyle.
The power to transform
Barbers have the power to transform a really bad hair day into something magical with a few snips of their shears. And let’s face it, it feels great to make someone else look and feel great. Not to mention, you get to let your inner creative run wild.
Your time is your money
Barbers earn when they work. Since you have more control over when and how much you work, you’ll get to have more control over how much you earn. Need a little extra cash? Book yourself more appointments!
When people find a barber they trust, they tend to stick to them like glue. Barbers often form life-long friendships with their clients.
No two days are the same
The barber shop is like the perfect blend of knowing what to expect and never really knowing what to expect. One day could be filled with all your regulars and the next, people from all walks of life.
Another benefit to becoming a barber is that most training programs are pretty quick to complete compared to a traditional education. You can get in, get trained and get to work changing the world, one shave and a haircut at a time.
If you’d like to learn more about barbering, check out the Barbering Program at Continental School of Beauty. Located on our Rochester campus, Continental’s Barbering Program is preparing the next generation of talented craftsman we call barbers. Contact us today to learn more.
*Source Bureau of Labor Statistics