November 4, 2022

Benefits of Becoming a Barber

Have you ever thought about becoming a barber? If you love styling hair, then applying for our barbering program could be a perfect fit for you! The barbering industry is continuing to grow and is expected to grow 11% in the next 10 years!

They say “if you love your job, you’ll never have to work another day in your life”. And we know many barbers would agree with this statement! While working in an industry you’re passionate about is amazing, there are also so many benefits that come with being a barber!

You Can Be Your Own Boss

Being a barber is a good life. Barbering offers you a schedule that’s outside of the typical 9-5 work week. If you love having the option of a flexible schedule, then this could be the right career for you! Being a barber means you get to control your schedule. Clients come to you for a service so they will have to work around the schedule you set for yourself.

Express Your Creativity

Barbers don’t just cut hair, they create a personalized look for their clients. While some clients will want a simple haircut, others will want a more intricate hairstyle. Every client will be different in their needs so you’ll be performing different skills daily. From hair cutting to facial shaving, there’s no limit to your creativity and what you can do. Every day is different when it comes to barbering and as you play with your creativity, you’ll tap into a new side of yourself!

Help Others Feel Their Best

One of the best parts of the beauty industry is having the chance to give people a hairstyle they love. Nothing feels better than helping others feel their best! For many people, getting a great haircut can turn their entire day around. You’re making a difference in people’s lives and it’s a great reward!

Meeting New People

Not many jobs offer the opportunity to interact with different types of people everyday. If you are someone who enjoys meeting and talking to new people, being a barber could be perfect for you. You’ll hear interesting stories and get to chat with new people daily. Many barbers even become good friends with their clients. You’ll form a close relationship with the people you work with and it will leave a lasting impression on you.

About our Program

At Raphael’s School of Beauty Culture, we want to make sure our students feel heard and valued as they continue their education at our school. We’ve been in the business for 50 years and aim to provide our students with modern education. Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping our students gain the skills and confidence they’ll need to be successful after graduation. Since barbering is a hands-on field, we believe that’s how it should be taught. As a student at our school, you can work with real clients in our student salon.

Our barbering program is 1800 hours, which can be completed in as little as 13 months! Classes run Tuesday – Friday, with these two options to choose from:

  • 9:00 am – 4:30 pm: Complete in as little as 14.5 months
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Complete in as little as 13 months

Talk to an admissions representative to figure out the schedule that works best for you!

Here are a few skills you can learn in our program:

  • Clipper Cutting
  • Clipper Designs
  • Tapering
  • Facial Shaving
  • Scalp Treatments
  • Shampoo Treatments
  • Style / Trend Cuts
  • Styling
  • Shop Duties & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Bacteriology

Career Opportunities

When people think of a barber, most think of someone working in a barbershop. While there are many barbers who thrive in a barbershop, that isn’t your only option. Here are just a few career opportunities you could choose from:

  • Men’s Hairstylist
  • Shop Owner
  • Barber Instructor
  • Brand Marketer
  • And more!

Get Started on Your Journey

Are you ready for all the amazing opportunities that could come from being a barber? It’s an exciting step to take in your beauty journey and we’re here to help. Finding the right barber school is important as you embark on your new journey. Contact us with any questions you may have and a member of our staff will be happy to help. We can’t wait to meet you!