Whether you’re a student or already pursuing your career as a hairdresser, , there’s no better time to think about becoming a barber. The men’s grooming business is booming and is predicted to continually grow as more people make the way they look a priority.
What does a Barber do?
In a nutshell, barbers are responsible for:
- Cutting, trimming, clippering or shaving hair
- Grooming of beards and moustaches
- Coloring or styling hair
- Shampooing and combing
- Cleaning and disinfecting the workstation and cutting equipment
- Handling scalp treatments
- Offer styling advice/consultations
…and much more.
Why become a Barber?
Many people consider their hairstyle a part of their defining identity, so there’s a lot of trust involved in the process! It can also be a very rewarding and fulfilling career for these reasons:
- You can have a career with a rich social life.
Barbering is, and always has been, a highly social profession. Few jobs offer the opportunity to meet and interact with such a huge variety of people who trust you to make them look and feel good. You’ll be immersed in a very unique social atmosphere — and if sitting in a cubicle for 8 hours a day doesn’t appeal to you, you’ll love your job as a barber.
- You can be your own boss.
Barbering is also one of few trades that give you an (easy) opportunity to work on your own terms, whether it’s just freelancing yourself or opening your own business. You can work with a company, rent a salon chair, or travel as you go — the options are endless! Barbershops are becoming very innovative small businesses, some including barrister coffee, or craft beer!
- You’ll always have a job.
As long as hair grows and trends change, we can guarantee your services will always be needed. Men will always need their hair cut and their beards groomed, no matter the economic situation. That said, investing in becoming a barber is investing in your long-term future security!
- You’ll be able to explore and express your creativity.
Fashion is a highly creative industry. Barbering can give you a platform to showcase and indulge your artistic side and be a trendsetter. You’ll have opportunities to experiment, putting both your imagination and skill to the test and make a name for yourself.
- You’ll never be bored.
Popular culture and fashion trends are always changing. Combine that with people’s personal preferences, and you get a whole mix of new, unique challenges that you will have fun tackling. No day is the same, and you’ll find each packed with excitement.
- There’s potential to earn a good salary.
Once you’re an established barber, there are huge opportunities for you to earn more than your average 9-5. With hard work and determination, you can find a long and rewarding career doing what you love!
- It’s never too late to start.
The best part of barbering is that there’s no limit to how you can get there — even if you’ve already got a job, you can start when you want to. As long as you are 15 years of age and completed Year 10 (or equivalent), you can get started on courses and quickly jump into your dream career path right away!
The Bottom Line
Thinking of becoming a Barber? Kickstart your career with us! At Demi International, we offer a fully accredited course for Certificate III in Barbering. Call us to find out more.