Start a Career in Barbering

Start a Career in Barbering

Have you ever considered becoming a Barber? Perhaps you know someone who you think would make a great Barber, If so then you should certainly send them this blog. Whether you are a school leaver or looking for a career change, choosing a career in Barbering could be the best thing you ever do. Firstly being a Barber is a great job due to the hands on nature of the job. You do not need to have any academic qualifications from school and if you feel you have more creative abilities then barbering could be for you. The career paths are plentiful and the opportunities may go beyond your expectations.

What Can I Expect From This Industry?

Now I could just sugarcoat every inch of the industry and tell you how great it is, but I think it is important to also be honest about the realities for anyone considering stepping into the industry. Being a Barber requires a lot of hard work. You may have to be on your feet for long hours and work weekends and it will take time to build a busy clientele. Despite the sometimes demanding nature of the job you will very rarely find a barber that does not enjoy their job. Being able to wear the clothes you choose and express yourself in the work you do can feel like you are not just doing a ‘job’ but being paid to do something you enjoy.

I Feel like I Should Have Become a Barber Years Ago

Many people are now choosing to change their careers. Are you in a job that you do not enjoy? Maybe Barbering has crossed your mind in the past. It is never too late to leap into the industry and at MENSPIRE Academy our Beginners course can teach you the fundamental principles of cutting hair in as little as 12 weeks. With hair always growing and more men becoming conscious of their appearance, the industry has grown more and more in recent years meaning that shop owners are constantly on the hunt for good barbers. With ample job opportunities available, getting a job secured after training will take no time.

Jumping Ship Feels Like a Risk

If you are worried about making back that initial investment in your education then fear not. The truth is there is a lot of potential to earn good money. The more experience you gain and the bigger the clientele you build, the more money you can make. Cutting hair can be very kind to your bank balance and with opportunities to run your own business the future is in your hands.

The World Really Is Your Oyster

The need for haircuts is a need that spans the entire globe meaning that once you have the skills, you can take your clippers anywhere in the world. You can travel, work and make money wherever you desire.

Make a Difference

The most enjoyable part of Barbering is simply giving people good haircuts and making them look and feel great. You will meet people everyday from all walks of life. Many of the people that sit in your chair can become not just clients but long term friends. You can positively change the way someone feels through a haircut, This is often the most rewarding part of the job.

Career Paths & Opportunities

In recent years the Barbering/ Men’s Hairdressing industry has evolved a huge amount. Due to the rise of social media many barbers have taken to platforms such as Instagram to share their work and build their portfolios. This has grown the industry and really created a community. The standards in Hair Education have improved making the opportunities available greater than ever before. From opportunities in business such as owning your own shop/shops to creative roles as a platform artist or educator, the career paths that are available to you are endless.

Choose Barbering Now

If you think you have what is takes then start your journey now. If you are in a job that you don’t enjoy then don’t delay choose barbering now. If you are a school leaver there is no better start to life in the world of work. And if you know someone that you think has the attributes required then send them this blog.

Thanks for reading. If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to send me an email.

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