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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.

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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

Your rewarding career in Health Care, Technology, or Programming begins at Florida Technical College.

Programs : Advanced Hair Styling and Design - Diploma, Barbering - Diploma, Cosmetology - Diploma, and more..

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Kissimmee: 3831 West Vine Street, Suite 50 Kissimmee, FL 34741

DeLand: 1199 South Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : Diploma in Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77067

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

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

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

A career to support yourself starts with a supportive, experienced faculty. IBMC delivers a wide range of professional life changing opportunities to promote personal, social, and career development.

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Campus Locations :

Greeley: 5400 11th Street, Suite D Greeley, CO 80634

Cheyenne: 3425 Dell Range Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82009

Longmont: 2315 N. Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

Fort Collins: 3842 S. Mason Street Fort Collins, CO 80525

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

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..

Campus Locations :

Chattanooga: 721 Eastgate Loop Chattanooga, TN 37411

Charleston: 6185 Rivers Ave. Charleston, SC 29406

Montgomery: 6200 Atlanta Hwy. Montgomery, AL 36117

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

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

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

Columbus: 5601 Veterans Pkwy. Columbus, GA 31904

Huntsville: 2021 Drake Ave. SW Huntsville, AL 35801

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

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Biloxi: 920 Cedar Lake Rd. Biloxi, MS 39532

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

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

Philadelphia: 1522 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

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

Prescott: 410 W Goodwin St Prescott, AZ 86303

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

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

Brooklyn: 2384 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11214

Portland: 319 Marginal Way Portland, ME 04101

Flagstaff: 1790 E Rt 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Portage: 6091 Constitution Boulevard Portage, MI 49024

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

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

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

Bordentown: 610 Route 206 Bordentown, NJ 08505

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

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

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

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

Florence: 7285 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042

Midlothian: 10807 Hull Street Road Midlothian, VA 23112

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

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

Warminster: 435 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

Chandler: 2978 N Alma School Rd Chandler, AZ 85224

Waterville: 251 Kennedy Memorial Drive Waterville, ME 04901

Phoenix: 12827 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85032

Boston: 30 West Street Boston, MA 02111

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

Framingham: 624 Worchester Road Framingham, MA 01702

Aurora: 16800 E Mississippi Ave Aurora, CO 80017

Louisville: 151 Chenoweth Lane Louisville, KY 40207

Matthews: 11032 East Independence Boulevard Matthews, NC 28105

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

Cincinnati: 8419 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45239

Whitehall: 1634 Macarthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052

Manitowoc: 1034 South 18th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

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

Hyannis: 259 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601

Tucson: 3030 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716

Memphis: 568 Colonial Road Memphis, TN 38117

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

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

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

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

Saint Paul: 1905 Suburban Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55119

Lowell: 231 Central Street Lowell, MA 01852

Denver: 3811 E 120th Ave Denver, CO 80233

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

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

Williamsport: 1808 E. Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701

Lisle: 2709 Maple Avenue Lisle, IL 60532

Bangor: 639 Broadway Bangor, ME 04401

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

Indianapolis: 3810 East Southport Road Indianapolis, IN 46237

Caribou: 30 Skyway Drive Caribou, ME 04736

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

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

Greensboro: 1312 Bridford Parkway Suite 105 Greensboro, NC 27407

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

Warwick: 1276 Bald Hill Rd Warwick, RI 02886

Moosic: 3370 Birney Avenue Moosic, PA 18507

Providence: 151 Broadway Providence, RI 02903

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

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

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

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

Elizabethtown: 554 Westport Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701

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

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

Pittsburgh: 4768 McKnight Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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

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

Bloomington: 9749 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420

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

Savannah: 7400 Abercorn Street Suite 901 Savannah, GA 31406

Harrisburg: 3941 Jonestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17109

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

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

Littleton: 8996 W Bowles Ave Littleton, CO 80123

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

Astoria: 38-15 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103

Malden: 347 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148

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

Programs : Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Kansas City: 8955 E. 38th Terrace Kansas City, MO 64129

Fairview Heights: 110 Commerce Lane Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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

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Campus Locations :

Albany: 855 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206

If you've ever imagined yourself working in the fast-paced beauty industry, Marinello Schools of Beauty has a program to get your foot in the door. Whether you choose cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology or makeup artistry, Marinello will help you turn your passion for beauty into a career. Marinello Schools of Beauty makes every student's success a top priority. Our schools are designed to simulate a working salon environment to provide students with real-life experience and a practical, hands-on education. Each campus is equipped with the latest visual and teaching aids, including the modern professional beauty equipment used in America's top salons.

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Campus Locations :

Reno: 5093 S. McCarran Blvd. Reno, NV 89502

Portland: 2540 NE MLK Jr. Blvd Portland, OR 97212

Las Vegas: 5001 E. Bonanza, Ste.110 Las Vegas, NV 89110

Castro Valley: 2806 Castro Valley Blvd. Castro Valley, CA 94546

San Diego: 7550 Miramar Rd. Ste.400 San Diego, CA 92126

San Mateo: 159 2nd Avenue San Mateo, CA 94401

Ogden: 3721 So. 250 West Ogden, UT 84405

Anaheim: 663 N. Euclid Street Anaheim, CA 92801

Los Angeles: 241 S. Soto St. # 101 Los Angeles, CA 90023

West Covina: 118 Plaza Drive West Covina, CA 91790

Layton: 575 North Main Street Layton, UT 84041

Chico: 2525 Dominic Drive, Suite E Chico, CA 95928

Hemet: 2627 W Florida Ave # 100 Hemet, CA 92545

East Hartford: 1000 Main Street East Hartford, CT 06108

Provo: 2230 N. University Pkwy #4B Provo, UT 84604

San Bernardino: 721 W. 2nd St., Ste. E San Bernardino, CA 92410

Paramount: 8527 Alondra Blvd. #129 Paramount, CA 90723

Seaside: 1760 Fremont Blvd., Suite F2 Seaside, CA 93955

Manhattan: 512 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan, KS 66502

Torrington: 33 East Main Street Torrington, CT 06790

El Cajon: 841 Arnele Ave. El Cajon, CA 92020

Ontario: 940 N. Mountain Ave. Ontario, CA 91762

Hayward: 22641 Main Street Hayward, CA 94541

Fairfield: 675 Kings Hwy Fairfield, CT 06825

Reseda: 18442 Sherman Way Reseda, CA 91335

Huntington Beach: 19022 Brookhurst Street Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Willimantic: 1320 Main St. Tyler Square Willimantic, CT 06226

Stockton: 445 Weber Ste. #223 Stockton, CA 95203

Moreno Valley: 24741 Alessandro Blvd. Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Lawrence: 1601 West 23rd Street 512 Poyntz Avenue Lawrence, KS 66046

Fresno: 3117 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 108 Fresno, CA 93711

Northampton: 58 & 76 Pleasant Street Northampton, MA 01060

Victorville: 14311 Bear Valley Road Suite 101 Victorville, CA 92392

Meriden: 1231 E. Main St. Meriden, CT 06450

Bakersfield: 3737 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Hamden: 1245 Dixwell Avenue #8 Hamden, CT 06514

Lake Forest: 23635 El Toro Rd. Ste. K Lake Forest, CA 92630

Whittier: 6538 Greenleaf Ave. Whittier, CA 90601

Napa: 2110 Main St. Napa, CA 94559

Palmdale: 641 W. Palmdale Blvd. Suite A, B, C Palmdale, CA 93551

Wichita: 1675 S. Rock Road Suite 101 Wichita, KS 67207

Sacramento: 5522 Garfield Ave. Sacramento, CA 95841

Niantic: 63 Pennsylvania Ave Niantic, CT 06357

Enfield: 624 Enfield Street Enfield Plaza Enfield, CT 06082

Henderson: 4451 E. Sunset Rd. #16 Henderson, NV 89014

Inglewood: 240 S. Market St. Inglewood, CA 90301

Cathedral City: 35871 Date Palm Dr. Cathedral City, CA 92234

Redding: 1560 Market Street Redding, CA 96001

Bell Gardens: 4210 E Gage Ave Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Santa Clara: 955 Monroe Ste. Santa Clara, CA 95050

San Rafael: 854 Fourth St. San Rafael, CA 94901

Overland Park: 10324 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212

Murrieta: 39493 Los Alamos Rd. Murrieta, CA 92563

San Francisco: 1035 Market Street, Suite 100 San Francisco, CA 94103

Concord: 1849 Willow Pass Rd. Concord, CA 94520

Lomita: 2418 Lomita Blvd. Ste. B Lomita, CA 90717

Topeka: 3602 SW Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66611

Simi Valley: Mountain Gate Plaza Shopping Center 1125 E. Los Angeles Avenue Simi Valley, CA 93065

Visalia: 2335 S. Mooney Blvd Visalia, CA 93277

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