3 Things You Can Do With Your Barber Certification

Earning your barber certification isn’t just about cutting hair. In fact, it opens up a variety of career paths and business opportunities, especially if you’re willing to get creative.

Have you dreamed of traveling, starting your own business, or becoming a teacher? If so, you’re on the right page. Keep reading to learn about three exciting directions you might move in after earning your barber’s license.

Start a Business

Since the start of the pandemic, global entrepreneurship and startups have skyrocketed! Are you missing out on the trend?

Once you’ve become a certified barber, you’re free to open your shop. You can also rent a chair in an existing salon or barbershop if you aren’t ready to take the plunge into managing a location.

The best part of becoming your boss as a barber? You’ll get to pick your clients!

If you don’t want to work in a busy shop that accepts walk-ins, consider a more boutique setting. You can also look for niche work. For example, haircuts and styling are always required for TV and film.

Go Mobile

These days, we expect absolutely everything to be available by delivery, and haircuts are no exception! One of the more interesting career options for licensed barbers is mobile \barbering with service where your clients want it.

Some businesses use a barbering vehicle, like a van or cart. Others offer high-end services within the homes and offices of distinguished and discerning clients.

While mobile barbershops often operate on a local level, you don’t have to set your sights on something in your hometown – unless you want to. People all over the world need good haircuts! In fact, the mobile barbering trend started in the UK before moving west to the US.

Traveling barbers are also needed when bands go on tour, to accompany celebrities at various engagements, and at most major events.

Become a Barber Instructor

If you’re looking for steady work and a career path that will help improve the lives of others, why not learn to teach?

Becoming a barber instructor does require additional certification – either the introductory Barber Instructor 500 Programor the more advanced Barber Instructor 750 Program. But, once you’ve completed your education, you’ll be set on a track with nearly guaranteed work. And, you’ll be helping new students just like yourself move into an exciting field full of opportunity.

It’s true that teaching isn’t for everyone – but we aren’t talking about math and science here. Barber instructors follow a curriculum based on job placement and success for their students – not boring classroom lectures!

Earning Your Barber Certification

Now that you know a bit about the different career paths you can follow once you’ve earned your barber certification, you’re probably excited to get the process started.

Contact our admissions department to enroll, or call (214) 273-1898 to make an appointment. Signing up is easy, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.