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The demand for personal appearance workers, including skilled hairstylists and barbers, is growing. If you're like many barbers and hairstylists (sometimes known as hairdressers), you've enjoyed working with other people's hair since childhood. Training at a hair design school will help you develop that interest and learn skills and current hair style trends and techniques that will enable you to enjoy a satisfying career.

All states require those engaged in hairstyling and barbering to graduate from a state-licensed hair design school. Training and classes at a licensed school not only help you learn specific, high-demand skills but can also lead to a certificate, diploma, or associate degree.

Stay on the Cutting Edge with Hair Design Training

Between 2006 and 2016, the number of hairstyling jobs should increase slightly more than the average of all jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In 2006, there were about 617,000 hairstylists and 60,000 barbers. By 2016, BLS expects the number of hairstylists to rise by 12 percent, adding 77,000 new jobs. Only about 600 barbers (one percent) will be added during the same period.

Nearly half of all hairstylists and barbers--46 percent--are self-employed. Mean hourly earnings in 2008 for salaried hairstylists were $12.82. For barbers, the figure was $12.79.

Because all U.S. barbers and hairstylists are required to graduate from a state-licensed hair design school and then pass an exam, your first step is to start looking for courses at a school near you or in a part of the country you'd like to live in. Full-time programs usually last nine months and may be part of an associate degree in cosmetology. Other courses and classes may help you earn a certificate or diploma or become expert in a specific, in-demand skill that can land you a great hairstyling job.

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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008--Barbers May 04, 2009 http://www.bls.gov http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes395011.htm Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008--Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists May 04, 2009 http://www.bls.gov http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes395012.htm Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Workers Jul 19, 2009 http://www.bls.gov

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At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs : Barbering, Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

Windsor Mill: 6901 Security Blvd. Windsor Mill, MD 21244

Pensacola: 4081 East Olive Road Suite B Pensacola, FL 32514

Start the next chapter of your life with an Associate or Bachelor degree from Miller-Motte College Online Division.

Programs : Barbering - Certificate, Cosmetology - Certificate, Esthetics Technology - Certificate, and more..

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Fayetteville: 3725 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC 28311

Jacksonville: 1291-A Hargett St. Jacksonville, NC 28540

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : Diploma in Cosmetology, and more..

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Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Baton Rouge: 1900 N. Lobdell Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Houston: 3110 Hayes Rd. Suite 380 Houston, TX 77082

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Cosmetology, and more..

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Clovis: 731 W. Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612

San Antonio: Ingram Park Mall - 6151 N.W. Loop 410, Ste. 201 San Antonio, TX 78238

Bakersfield: 2822 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

Programs : Certificate in Cosmetology, DIP_Cosmetology, and more..

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Biloxi: 920 Cedar Lake Rd. Biloxi, MS 39532

Augusta: 2807 Wylds Road Extension, Suite B, Augusta, GA 30909

Tulsa: 5124 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa, OK 74105

Baton Rouge: 9501 Cortana Pl. Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Chattanooga: 721 Eastgate Loop Chattanooga, TN 37411

Spartanburg: 8150 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29301

Jackson: 4795 I-55 N. Jackson, MS 39206

Columbia: 7201 Notch Road, Suite 1000, Columbia, SC 29223

Greenville: 78 Global Dr., Ste. 200 Greenville, SC 29607

Montgomery: 6200 Atlanta Hwy. Montgomery, AL 36117

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Prepare for an exciting cosmetology career today at Empire Beauty Schools.

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Malden: 347 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148

New York: 22 West 34th Street New York, NY 10001

Denver: 3811 E 120th Ave Denver, CO 80233

Portland: 319 Marginal Way Portland, ME 04101

Morrow: Southlake Pavilion II, 1958 Mt. Zion Rd. Ste. 205 Morrow, GA 30260

Manitowoc: 1034 South 18th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

Indianapolis: 3810 East Southport Road Indianapolis, IN 46237

Cincinnati: 8419 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45239

Bloomington: 9749 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420

Waterville: 251 Kennedy Memorial Drive Waterville, ME 04901

Caribou: 30 Skyway Drive Caribou, ME 04736

Louisville: 151 Chenoweth Lane Louisville, KY 40207

Eden Prairie: 964 Prairie Center Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Cherry Hill: Plaza Cherry Hill, 2100 State Hwy #38 Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Clementon: Commerce Plz ll, 1305 Blackwood-Clementon Rd Clementon, NJ 08021

Lawrenceville: 1455 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite 105 Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Grand Rapids: 1735 4 Mile Road NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Warminster: 435 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

Elizabethtown: 554 Westport Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701

West Palm Beach: Cross County Plaza, 4258 Okeechobee Blvd., (Inters West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Harrisburg: 3941 Jonestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17109

Wyncote: Cedarbrook Plaza, 1000 Easton Road Wyncote, PA 19095

Shamokin Dam: 30 Baldwin Boulevard, Suite 50 Shamokin Dam, PA 17876

Savannah: 7400 Abercorn Street Suite 901 Savannah, GA 31406

Chandler: 2978 N Alma School Rd Chandler, AZ 85224

Hanover: Clearview Shop Ctr, 1000 Carlisle Street, S4 Hanover, PA 17331

York: Kingston Sq. Shop Ctr., 2592 Eastern Blvd York, PA 17402

Glen Burnie: 6320 Ritchie Highway, Suite F Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Framingham: 624 Worchester Road Framingham, MA 01702

Reading: 2302 N. 5th Street Highway Reading, PA 19605

Minneapolis: University IV Shopping Center 8205 University Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55432

Lancaster: Wheatland Shop Ctr., 1801 Columbia Ave. Lancaster, PA 17603

Kennesaw: Town Ctr Plz, 425 Ernest-Barrett Pkwy, S H-2 Kennesaw, GA 30144

Whitehall: 1634 Macarthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052

Tucson: 3030 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716

Atlanta: Briarcliff Village, 2190 Henderson Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30345

Henrico: 9049 West Broad Street, #3 Henrico, VA 23294

West Mifflin: Century Sq. Mall, 2394 Mountainview Drive West Mifflin, PA 15122

Williamsport: 1808 E. Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701

Warwick: 1276 Bald Hill Rd Warwick, RI 02886

Monroeville: 320 Mall Boulevard, The Plaza Monroeville, PA 15146

Philadelphia: 1522 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Greensboro: 1312 Bridford Parkway Suite 105 Greensboro, NC 27407

Avondale: 9945 W. McDowell Rd (Gateway Shopping Center) Avondale, AZ 85323

Aurora: 16800 E Mississippi Ave Aurora, CO 80017

Boston: 30 West Street Boston, MA 02111

Pittsburgh: 4768 McKnight Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Arlington Heights: Arlington Plaza, 264 West Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Littleton: 8996 W Bowles Ave Littleton, CO 80123

Portage: 6091 Constitution Boulevard Portage, MI 49024

Lebanon: Cedar Crest Sq. 1776 Quentin Rd. Lebanon, PA 17042

Brooklyn: 2384 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11214

Pottsville: 396 Pottsville-St. Clair Highway Pottsville, PA 17901

Brentwood: 7106 Moores Lane, Ste A Brentwood, TN 37027

Concord: Shops @ Kings Grant-10075 Weddington Rd Concord, NC 28027

Buffalo: Walden Place, 2190 Walden Avenue Buffalo, NY 14225

Hanover Park: 1167 East Lake Street Hanover Park, IL 60133

Exton: 454 W. Lincoln Hwy, Festival at Exton Exton, PA 19341

Providence: 151 Broadway Providence, RI 02903

Astoria: 38-15 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103

State College: 206 W. Hamilton Avenue State College, PA 16801

Green Bay: 2575 West Mason Street Green Bay, WI 54304

Moosic: 3370 Birney Avenue Moosic, PA 18507

Phoenix: 2727 W Glendale Ave Phoenix, AZ 85051

Lisle: 2709 Maple Avenue Lisle, IL 60532

Hyannis: 259 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601

Flagstaff: 1790 E Rt 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Florence: 7285 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042

Saint Paul: 1905 Suburban Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55119

Owings Mills: 9616 Reisterstown Road, Suite 105 Owings Mills, MD 21117

Springfield: Springfield Shopping Center, 799 West Sproul Rd Springfield, PA 19064

Matthews: 11032 East Independence Boulevard Matthews, NC 28105

Rochester: Elmridge Center, 340 Elmridge Center Drive Rochester, NY 14626

Paramus: Neptune Plaza, 332 Route 4 East Paramus, NJ 07652

Memphis: 568 Colonial Road Memphis, TN 38117

Fort Lauderdale: Boulevard Shoppes, 4806 N. University Drive Fort Lauderdale, FL 33351

Prescott: 410 W Goodwin St Prescott, AZ 86303

Bordentown: 610 Route 206 Bordentown, NJ 08505

Charlotte: Tower Place Festival 8700 Pineville-Matthews Road Charlotte, NC 28226

Lowell: 231 Central Street Lowell, MA 01852

Midlothian: 10807 Hull Street Road Midlothian, VA 23112

Bangor: 639 Broadway Bangor, ME 04401

Get your career started with training from Austin's School of Spa Technology.

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Albany: 855 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206

Prepare for a rewarding cosmetology career at Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy.

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Northfield: 801 Tilton Road Northfield, NJ 08225

Hazleton: 1057A North Church Street Hazleton, PA 18202

Wilkes Barre: 125 North Wilkes-Barre Blvd. Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Blackwood: 5200 Route 42 Blackwood, NJ 08012

Ludlow: 44 Sewall Street Ludlow, MA 01056

  Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Programs : Cosmetology, and more..

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Fairview Heights: 110 Commerce Lane Fairview Heights, IL 62208

If you are looking for a multi-faceted and dynamic education in the beauty industry then look no further. The Studio Academy of Beauty is focused on your career.

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Chandler: 610 N. Alma School Rd., # 38 Chandler, AZ 85224

Phoenix: 8046 N. 19th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85021

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