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Why is a Career in Barbering Right for You?

There are professional occupations in the world that require a lot more trust from their patrons than others. Think about it, your doctor, your banker, your attorney… and yes, your barber, all have an important role in your life . Finding one you trust implicitly is an absolute necessity. Let’s face it, when you consider the fact that you are essentially entrusting someone with the look you show to the world every day; (not to mention someone who works with scissors and a razor oh so close to the face you show that world) the barbering profession is not just a shave and a haircut, it’s an art form. And at the same time, it is a career that allows you to make people feel good by helping them look good. There are plenty of reasons why a career in barbering is a great option, so check out some of the reasons we’ve found for joining the elite professional barbers out there keeping the rest of us freshly groomed and ready to face the world!

You’re not the boss of me – Are you one of those people who always dreamed of being their own boss? While some barbers may choose to work for a shop as an employee, most of the time, a barber is really his or her own boss. You build a client base to your schedule and liking and simply pay for your “chair” or spot in a shop.  It also gives you more control of your income, so you can work as much or little as you decide!

Take your show on the road – Love traveling and new places? It’s not unheard of for athletes, celebrities and other clients to solely trust their hair to their personal barber and, as a result, will bring them along as they travel the world.  After all, would you take the stage, the field or any other arena without feeling confident that you look your best?

It takes a village – You don’t just get a job when you’re a barber. You get a whole community filled with camaraderie and a family vibe. That sense of unity makes going to work every day feel less like work and more like a calling.

Have scissors, will travel – Let’s face it, the flexibility that comes with only needing a few essential tools and a willing patron is pretty awesome. As a barber, you can work just about anywhere. If your spouse gets transferred to Boise, Idaho, Bermuda or the Big Apple, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to finding work.

Never a dull moment – When your clients on any given day can range from the local Pastor to the local rapper, life is pretty darn interesting. Being able to meet and   interact with as wide of an audience as you choose makes for an anything but a dull existence!

Barbering is so much more than a shave and a haircut. It’s the art of creating without an eraser! And it’s a lifestyle filled with unlimited possibilities. If you’re ready to explore those possibilities, check out Continental School of Beauty’s Barbering Program. Offered at the Rochester campus, the Barbering Program at Continental is helping students get the hands-on training and skills they need to join the world of professional barbers. Contact Continental today to learn more or schedule a tour of our Rochester campus.  It’s the perfect time to make a living doing something you love!


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