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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.

Jane Greer

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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

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

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

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.

Programs : Hair Design, Barbering, Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

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

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

Anaheim: 663 N. Euclid Street Anaheim, CA 92801

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

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

West Covina: 118 Plaza Drive West Covina, CA 91790

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

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

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

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

East Hartford: 1000 Main Street East Hartford, CT 06108

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

Layton: 575 North Main Street Layton, UT 84041

Ogden: 3721 So. 250 West Ogden, UT 84405

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

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

Torrington: 33 East Main Street Torrington, CT 06790

Sacramento: 5522 Garfield Ave. Sacramento, CA 95841

Northampton: 58 & 76 Pleasant Street Northampton, MA 01060

Napa: 2110 Main St. Napa, CA 94559

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

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

Hamden: 1245 Dixwell Avenue #8 Hamden, CT 06514

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

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

Manhattan: 512 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan, KS 66502

Huntington Beach: 19022 Brookhurst Street Huntington Beach, CA 92646

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

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

Redding: 1560 Market Street Redding, CA 96001

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

Visalia: 2335 S. Mooney Blvd Visalia, CA 93277

Enfield: 624 Enfield Street Enfield Plaza Enfield, CT 06082

Murrieta: 39493 Los Alamos Rd. Murrieta, CA 92563

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

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

Overland Park: 10324 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212

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

Whittier: 6538 Greenleaf Ave. Whittier, CA 90601

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

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

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

Niantic: 63 Pennsylvania Ave Niantic, CT 06357

Topeka: 3602 SW Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66611

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

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

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

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

Bakersfield: 3737 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

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

Hayward: 22641 Main Street Hayward, CA 94541

Fairfield: 675 Kings Hwy Fairfield, CT 06825

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

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

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

Concord: 1849 Willow Pass Rd. Concord, CA 94520

Reseda: 18442 Sherman Way Reseda, CA 91335

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

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

Programs : Barbering, Tattoo Artistry, Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Albany: 855 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206

With Miller-Motte you can expect the focus to be on you, the student, and your career. We are committed to Changing Futures, Changing Lives, and it all starts with you. You can rely on challenging programs, interesting curriculum, and educators with industry experience preparing you for your new future.

Programs : Cosmetology - Certificate, Cosmetology - Diploma, and more..

Campus Locations :

Clarksville: 1820 Business Park Drive Clarksville, TN 37040

Augusta: 621 NW Frontage Rd. Augusta, GA 30907

North Charleston: 8085 Rivers Avenue Suite E North Charleston, SC 29418

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : Diploma in Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

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

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Clovis: 731 W. Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612

Bakersfield: 2822 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

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..

Campus Locations :

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

DeLand: 1199 South Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720

Take your career to the next step with IntelliTec College.

Programs : Cosmetologist (Pueblo), and more..

Campus Locations :

Pueblo: 3673 Parker Boulevard Suite 250 Pueblo, CO 81008

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

Programs : Cosmetology (50-Week Day Program), Cosmetology (Night Program), Cosmetology (60-Week Night Program), and more..

Campus Locations :

Saint Joseph: 3131 Frederick Ave. Saint Joseph, MO 64506

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

Joplin: 809 Illinois Avenue Joplin, MO 64801

Saint Charles: 3550 West Clay Street Saint Charles, MO 63301

Fairview Heights: 110 Commerce Lane Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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

Programs : Cosmetology, and more..

Campus Locations :

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

Bordentown: 610 Route 206 Bordentown, NJ 08505

Malden: 347 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148

Boston: 30 West Street Boston, MA 02111

Pittsburgh: 4768 McKnight Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Greensboro: 1312 Bridford Parkway Suite 105 Greensboro, NC 27407

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

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

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

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

Memphis: 568 Colonial Road Memphis, TN 38117

Bangor: 639 Broadway Bangor, ME 04401

Manitowoc: 1034 South 18th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

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

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

Midlothian: 10807 Hull Street Road Midlothian, VA 23112

Littleton: 8996 W Bowles Ave Littleton, CO 80123

Elizabethtown: 554 Westport Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Astoria: 38-15 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103

Portage: 6091 Constitution Boulevard Portage, MI 49024

Phoenix: 2727 W Glendale Ave Phoenix, AZ 85051

Warwick: 1276 Bald Hill Rd Warwick, RI 02886

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

Louisville: 151 Chenoweth Lane Louisville, KY 40207

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

Waterville: 251 Kennedy Memorial Drive Waterville, ME 04901

Matthews: 11032 East Independence Boulevard Matthews, NC 28105

Lisle: 2709 Maple Avenue Lisle, IL 60532

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

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

Denver: 441 Wadsworth Blvd Denver, CO 80226

Providence: 151 Broadway Providence, RI 02903

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

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

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

Williamsport: 1808 E. Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701

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

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

Portland: 319 Marginal Way Portland, ME 04101

Tucson: 3030 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716

Brooklyn: 2384 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11214

Flagstaff: 1790 E Rt 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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

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

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

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

Bloomington: 9749 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420

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

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

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

Hyannis: 259 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601

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

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

Indianapolis: 3810 East Southport Road Indianapolis, IN 46237

Philadelphia: Knights Rd Shop Ctr, 4026 Woodhaven Rd Philadelphia, PA 19154

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

Caribou: 30 Skyway Drive Caribou, ME 04736

Florence: 7285 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042

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

Saint Paul: 1905 Suburban Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55119

Prescott: 410 W Goodwin St Prescott, AZ 86303

Moosic: 3370 Birney Avenue Moosic, PA 18507

Savannah: 7400 Abercorn Street Suite 901 Savannah, GA 31406

Harrisburg: 3941 Jonestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17109

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

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

Framingham: 624 Worchester Road Framingham, MA 01702

Cincinnati: 8419 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45239

Lowell: 231 Central Street Lowell, MA 01852

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

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

Aurora: 16800 E Mississippi Ave Aurora, CO 80017

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

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

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

Chandler: 2978 N Alma School Rd Chandler, AZ 85224

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

Warminster: 435 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

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

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

Whitehall: 1634 Macarthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052

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

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