Is Barber School Right For You?
Have you always been curious about this field but just aren't sure if its a right fit for you? Read over these questions below and if you answer yes to them it may be time for you to get started!
Are you a people person? Do you enjoy getting to know new people? Do people enjoy talking to you? This is a client centered industry. Your clients are your business, the experience you give them is everything. Clients can spend several hours at the shop and they are going to remember if they had a good time or not.
Do you love freedom? Do you love travelling? Barbers have several opportunities to travel for hair shows, networking and on site work for clients. Do you like having control over your schedule? Being a barber gives you the opportunity to choose when you work and for how long which so few jobs today offer. You set appointments so if you want a vacation or to take some time off for the holidays it is completely in your control. Just remember that your time is your money.
Do you hate doing the same thing everyday? Do you get bored doing the same things day in and day out? Then this is the perfect career for you! Every day is different, you have different clients and different services every week. Even returning clients may want you to do something completely different to their hair.
Are you a creative person? Do you love creating things with your hands? Barbers are artists and their clients' hair is their canvas. You have the opportunity to create your clients dream hair and do services they did not believe were possible. You can do one of a kind color or cut that no one has done before.
Do you want to be your own boss? Do you want to make your own choices? Most salons and barbershops hire barbers as ‘independent contractors’ which means you are your own boss. You also have the opportunity to open your own shop one day and design the space however you want and work with people that have similar mindsets and goals as you.
Do you hate the traditional 9-5? Office jobs aren’t for everyone. Some people need to be active and working with their hands to be happy in their job and that is exactly what this career calls for. You’re not sitting all day staring at a screen, you are on your feet moving around the whole work day. You set your own schedule, not a morning person? Do you love the opportunity to put in overtime when you choose? You have the control!
If you feel these fit what you want out of a career give us a call or fill out a form through our website and we can talk about getting you started!