New Barbering Program at CA Cosmetology School

Thanks to growing interest in men’s hair techniques, a cosmetology school in South Gate, California is opening a new program for the community.

The school of barbering will open on March 20th at the International Academy of Cosmetology on Tweedy Blvd to teach cosmetology students about barbering skills.

According to a report by the Tweedy Times, the school created the program due to interest in a special hair cut worn by many of the LA Lakers basketball team members known as the clipper cut.

The cosmetology school’s program consists of 1500 credit hours of class time and concentrates on short haircuts using clippers instead of barbering shears or scissors. The cosmetology school has primarily focused on cosmetology; barbering is a different type of styling that is taught, but not in great detail, in most schools. The cosmetology program is 100 hours longer than the barbering program.

The tuition for the cosmetology is also slightly more expensive than the barbering program.

The report also points out that cosmetology and barbering isn’t always an easy market to get into. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts a significant rise in the number of opportunities in this field in the next decade, but location matters. Graduates of cosmetology schools, even for those who graduate from a specialty program like barbering, may still find it necessary to relocate in order to find work.

There are plenty of options for cosmetology school graduates and barbering specialists, as well. If salon work is not the only viable option, graduates can consider entering a complimentary industry to help open some more possible paths to success.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, about 45% of barbers and cosmetologists are independent, self employed entrepreneurs. The rest work in salons and industry related establishments such as spas and resort salons.

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