The Licensed Barber Stylist
In the 1950’s, barely anyone was licensed to cut hair. Now, we know better. What do we know? Hair cutting comes with risk. There has been more research on hair diseases since the 50’s. We also know about blood borne diseases. Now, anyone touching another person’s hair needs to know them, as required by all 50 states. And for good reason.
Furthermore, salons and barbershops offer REGULATED chemical treatments now. A barber stylist needs to know those regulations so as not to harm their client. Licensure is there to protect both client and stylist.
The best part?
The average salary for a barber stylist in the United States is a whopping $42,470 per year!
With those kinds of numbers, why NOT spend about a year obtaining a barbering license? With a license, you can just hear the doors of opportunity opening. You now have a list of services your license gives you full liberty to perform. Think about what kind of a barber stylist you want to become and there is likely a licensing option available to you locally.
Tip: Do you want to be a hair braider only? Cut only? Check if a local school is offering a basic barbering license course. It likely won’t include chemical services such as hair coloring, however, most schools offer both options. Want to go past hair and learn makeup and nails, for example? Cosmetology license is what you want to look for.