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Careers for Barbers

Career Options for Barbers

Are you a barber looking for a unique career in the industry? Do you want to stand out from the competition and become an expert in a specialized field? If so, then you’re in luck! There are many barber training and career opportunities available that you may not have known existed. In this blog post, we will explore five of the most unique careers in barbering. Read on to learn more!

Freelance Barber

A freelance barber is someone who provides their services to clients, typically on an as-needed basis. The ordinary duties of a freelance barber can include professional haircuts and styling services, facial hair grooming, skin care treatments, scalp massages, beard trimming, and more. One of the major benefits of becoming a freelance barber is the ability to set your own hours and take on clients when it’s most convenient for you. You can choose the types of services you want to offer, the prices you charge, and where you want to work, giving you the freedom to make your business successful – your way. 

Session Stylist

A session stylist is a barber who works on special projects like photoshoots, runway shows, or other fashion-related events. This type of work requires skill in cutting hair, styling, coloring, and other techniques. A session stylist usually has extensive experience with a wide range of styling tools and products and works closely with makeup artists, wardrobe stylists, and other industry professionals. Working as a session stylist can allow barbers to showcase their skills to an international audience, and can be a lucrative career choice that often involves traveling to different cities or even countries. It’s safe to say this barber career path is always going to be an interesting one.  

Barber Educator

A barber educator is a professional instructor who teaches the latest techniques, products, and trends in barbering. As a barber educator, you’ll be creating lesson plans, delivering lectures, providing hands-on demonstrations, leading discussions, and providing assessments. Barber educators typically work in a variety of places, such as barber schools, cosmetology schools, barber shops, and other educational institutions. Working as a barber educator offers many benefits, including the chance to gain recognition as an expert in the field, and the opportunity to share your knowledge with others. It’s also a great way to network with others in the industry and build relationships with like-minded professionals.

Brand Ambassador

A brand ambassador barber is a barber who promotes a specific brand of grooming products or services. This is a great way for barbers to get their name out and increase their client base. Brand ambassador barbers can work in many different places, including beauty salons, department stores, and online through social media platforms. 

Brand ambassador barbers are tasked with representing the brand they are promoting in a positive way. This could include talking to people about the benefits of the product, demonstrating how to use it, or even providing styling advice. Brand ambassadors often work on commission, so they may have an incentive to promote the product or service in order to make more money. 

Barber Shop Owner

If you’ve got an entrepreneurial spirit and a head for business, choosing to open your own barber shop could be a great option. What better way to control your own future than by being your own boss? 

One of the best things about becoming a barber, is that your skills go with you no matter what career path you choose within the industry. You can try out a variety of different roles to see which works for your life and future goals. If you’re ready to take the next step towards your future in the barbering industry, check out the barbering program at the Continental School of Beauty, Rochester campus. Continental is making dreams come true one shave and haircut at a time! Contact us today by submitting our online form to learn more.  

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