Where Can I Learn Barbering?

You can become a professional barber by following one out of four different courses/options. Here are the top four ways:

  1. A private course (can take you anywhere from 1-3 months)

These can be anywhere from 6-12 weeks. You should invest a significant sum of money, but you will end up with a lot of knowledge and your skill set level will be high. You can pay your courses in installment payments (usually) and you can expect to work with hair-dressers and professionals at your own pace.

  1. A barber/hairdressing school

Some schools in London will provide you with 150 models for real-life haircuts. This way, you will develop as a barber. The school itself works in smaller groups and it provides an amazing 1:1 training experience. You can expect to finish this school in 3-4 years.

  1. Apprenticeship (2 to 3 years)

An apprenticeship is for people who are 16-18 years old. You will need to find a barbershop that is willing to take an apprentice and they should train you once a week. You will spend your first 6 to 12 months washing towels, sweeping floors, shampooing hair, and doing smaller tasks. Although it is a slower-paced program, you do not have to pay for it.

  1. College

You can go to college and spend around 1-2 years while mastering your skills. Your college education will cost a lot less than private training, but it is quite time-consuming + there are not a lot of colleges to choose from.

CPBA offers free employment advice and guidance to their barbering learners. They also offer free   barbering courses and work placement

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