How to Become a Barber

How to Become a Barber

If you’re interested in becoming a barber, Shore Beauty School can help you get the technical and business training to launch a career in the barbering industry. You’ll get hands-on training and experience in the art and craft of haircutting, styling, shaving, and other barbering and business skills that will help shape your future. Below are the key steps to become a barber:

Pursue Your Passion

Becoming a barber begins with a genuine love for the art. Embrace your passion for hairstyling, grooming, and transforming someone’s appearance. Stay updated with the latest trends, techniques, and products in the industry. Attend barbering events, follow renowned barbers on social media, and immerse yourself in the culture. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share your enthusiasm.

Get Educated

Enrolling in a reputable barbering program is the foundation of your journey. Seek accredited institutions, like Shore Beauty School, that offer comprehensive programs, covering essential skills such as haircutting, shaving, beard styling, and customer service. Learning from experienced instructors and engaging in hands-on training will equip you with the necessary skills to excel in the field.

Obtain Licensing and Certification

After completing your education, it’s important to obtain the necessary licensing and certification to legally practice as a barber. Requirements may vary depending on your location, so research the specific regulations and fulfill all the necessary criteria. This step ensures that you comply with health and safety standards, instilling confidence in your clients and positioning yourself as a professional in the industry. Upon graduation from Shore Beauty School, our students are ready to take the exams required by the New Jersey State Board of Cosmetology & Hairstyling required to qualify for a Barber License.

Gain Practical Experience

Put your skills into action by gaining practical experience. Seek apprenticeships or entry-level positions at established barber shops to refine your craft. Observe experienced barbers, ask questions, and learn from their expertise. Practice on friends and family to build your portfolio and develop your unique style. This hands-on experience will enhance your confidence and help you perfect your techniques.

At Shore, our active student clinic provides you with the opportunity to practice and build your skills while performing services on live patrons. We also encourage our students, while training in the clinic, to build a book of business that can be taken with them to a job after graduating.

Becoming a barber is a journey that requires dedication, skill development, and a commitment to constant learning. By pursuing your passion, getting educated, obtaining the necessary licensing, and gaining practical experience, you can carve a path to success in this fulfilling profession.


Come to the Shore!

Shore Beauty School can help you gain all the skills you need to become a barber. Check out our Barbering Program to learn more. Schedule a tour today, contact us, or give us a call at (609) 645-3635 and get ready to embark upon a beautiful future.