Beauty, Cosmetology & Massage
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Hairstyling and Barbering

If you're interested in making people feel and look their best, a Hairstyling and Barbering degree or certificate may be just the look you're going for.

Types of Degrees

Hairstyling and Barbering students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years) or certificate program at a technical college, community college, or online school. When searching for schools in the Hairstyling and Barbering field, it's important to find a school that prepares you for the state licensing exam, which Barbers and Hairstylists must complete before working in the industry. Associate degrees are common in this field and require students to take some general coursework in addition to their Barber and Hairstyling courses.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Hairstyling and Barbering Degree Or Certification

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Hairstyling and Barbering include:

  • Barber
  • Hairstylist
  • Cosmetologists
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a Barbers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists was $26,270 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.