Barbering/Barber

Barbers handle the grooming needs of men, women and children. The majority of barbers do not have a college degree; barbers typically complete their training via a certified barber or cosmetology school. These can span 6 months to 2 years, depending on the specialization and school. The requirements for these institutions are a high school diploma or GED. In some circumstances, military vocational training can also pass for licensing.

Training programs offer either a diploma, a certificate or a degree. Total number of training hours can range from 1500-1800 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction. Students will learn about sanitation, scalp issues, hair loss, color, styling and beard grooming. Depending on the school there’s usually a course or two on running a barber shop as well as help on where to get financial aid to start a barbering business.

Most states require the future barber to pass a state exam. The exam contains a mix of written and oral questions. It covers everything from hair cutting to color to safety techniques. There’s also a portion of the exam that requires cutting and styling a live model. The current median salary of a barber according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is $26,270.

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Matching Barbering/Barber Colleges

Central Carolina Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,576 average out-state tuition; $2,432 average in-state tuition

Rend Lake College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,000 average out-state tuition; $5,250 average in-state tuition

Northern New Mexico College

Four or more years; Public; $12,114 average out-state tuition; $3,260 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Barbering/Barber Majors

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Helen of Troy Beauty Scholarship

Professional Beauty Association

$7,000 July 31, 2021 See Details
 

Helen of Troy Beauty Scholarship

Professional Beauty Association

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$7,000

deadline

July 31, 2021
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"Art of Haircutting" Scholarship

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation

Up to $5,000 August 31, 2021 See Details
 

"Art of Haircutting" Scholarship

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation

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Up to $5,000

deadline

August 31, 2021
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Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship

Horatio Alger Association

Up to $2,500 Varies See Details
 

Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship

Horatio Alger Association

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Up to $2,500

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Beauty School Scholarship

Beauty Schools Marketing Group

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Beauty School Scholarship

Beauty Schools Marketing Group

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$2,500

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Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Sven Peterson Memorial Scholarship - UCSD

University of California, San Diego

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$2,000

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Future Leader Scholarship - MCC

Marshalltown Community College

$1,000 Varies See Details
 

Future Leader Scholarship - MCC

Marshalltown Community College

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$1,000

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Christopher Ryan Ritchie Memorial Scholarship

Grayson College

$1,000 August 31, 2021 See Details
 

Christopher Ryan Ritchie Memorial Scholarship

Grayson College

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$1,000

deadline

August 31, 2021
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Rosy Rewards Scholarship

Rosy Salon Software

$500 August 15, 2021 See Details
 

Rosy Rewards Scholarship

Rosy Salon Software

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$500

deadline

August 15, 2021
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Certification Scholarship Program

Ohio County Community Foundation

Up to $300 December 27, 2021 See Details
 

Certification Scholarship Program

Ohio County Community Foundation

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Up to $300

deadline

December 27, 2021
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Mitchell Metal Products Scholarship

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

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Mitchell Metal Products Scholarship

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

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