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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

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Campus Locations :

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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

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Albany: 855 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

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

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

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Jacksonville: 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207

Macon: 1901 Paul Walsh Dr. Macon, GA 31206

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

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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

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.

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

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Greeley: 2863 35th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634

Longmont: 2315 N. Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

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

Flagstaff: 1790 E Rt 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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

Warwick: 1276 Bald Hill Rd Warwick, RI 02886

Warminster: 435 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

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

Bloomington: 9749 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420

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

Phoenix: 12827 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85032

Pittsburgh: 4768 McKnight Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Waterville: 251 Kennedy Memorial Drive Waterville, ME 04901

Manitowoc: 1034 South 18th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

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

Boston: 30 West Street Boston, MA 02111

Aurora: 16800 E Mississippi Ave Aurora, CO 80017

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

Memphis: 568 Colonial Road Memphis, TN 38117

Denver: 3811 E 120th Ave Denver, CO 80233

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

Louisville: 5314 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40291

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

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

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

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

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

Williamsport: 1808 E. Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701

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

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

Moosic: 3370 Birney Avenue Moosic, PA 18507

Caribou: 30 Skyway Drive Caribou, ME 04736

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

Midlothian: 10807 Hull Street Road Midlothian, VA 23112

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

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

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

Lisle: 2709 Maple Avenue Lisle, IL 60532

Hyannis: 259 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601

Whitehall: 1634 Macarthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052

Harrisburg: 3941 Jonestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17109

Peekskill: 19 Bank St. Peekskill Peekskill, NY 10566

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

Lowell: 231 Central Street Lowell, MA 01852

Littleton: 8996 W Bowles Ave Littleton, CO 80123

Indianapolis: 5750 A Crawfordsville Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46224

Greensboro: 1312 Bridford Parkway Suite 105 Greensboro, NC 27407

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

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

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

Brooklyn: 2384 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11214

Tucson: 3030 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716

Bordentown: 610 Route 206 Bordentown, NJ 08505

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

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

Prescott: 410 W Goodwin St Prescott, AZ 86303

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

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

Florence: 7285 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042

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

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

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

Savannah: 7400 Abercorn Street Suite 901 Savannah, GA 31406

Portage: 6091 Constitution Boulevard Portage, MI 49024

Cincinnati: 8419 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45239

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

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

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

Portland: 319 Marginal Way Portland, ME 04101

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

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

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

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

Chandler: 2978 N Alma School Rd Chandler, AZ 85224

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

Providence: 151 Broadway Providence, RI 02903

Elizabethtown: 554 Westport Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701

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

Matthews: 11032 East Independence Boulevard Matthews, NC 28105

Framingham: 624 Worchester Road Framingham, MA 01702

Malden: 347 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148

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

Bangor: 639 Broadway Bangor, ME 04401

Astoria: 38-15 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103

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Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

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

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

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

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Miami-Jacobs Career College (MJCC) can help get you from here to a new career!

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Springboro: 875 West Central Avenue Springboro, OH 45066

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

Layton: 575 North Main Street Layton, UT 84041

West Covina: 118 Plaza Drive West Covina, CA 91790

East Hartford: 1000 Main Street East Hartford, CT 06108

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

Ogden: 3721 So. 250 West Ogden, UT 84405

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

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

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

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

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

Anaheim: 663 N. Euclid Street Anaheim, CA 92801

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

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

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

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

Torrington: 33 East Main Street Torrington, CT 06790

Reseda: 18442 Sherman Way Reseda, CA 91335

Huntington Beach: 19022 Brookhurst Street Huntington Beach, CA 92646

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

Manhattan: 512 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan, KS 66502

Concord: 1849 Willow Pass Rd. Concord, CA 94520

Overland Park: 10324 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212

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

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

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

Hayward: 22641 Main Street Hayward, CA 94541

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

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

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

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

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

Napa: 2110 Main St. Napa, CA 94559

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

Bakersfield: 3737 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Sacramento: 5522 Garfield Ave. Sacramento, CA 95841

Redding: 1560 Market Street Redding, CA 96001

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

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

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

Niantic: 63 Pennsylvania Ave Niantic, CT 06357

Whittier: 6538 Greenleaf Ave. Whittier, CA 90601

Murrieta: 39493 Los Alamos Rd. Murrieta, CA 92563

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

Enfield: 624 Enfield Street Enfield Plaza Enfield, CT 06082

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

Topeka: 3602 SW Topeka Blvd Topeka, KS 66611

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

Northampton: 58 & 76 Pleasant Street Northampton, MA 01060

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

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

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

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

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

Hamden: 1245 Dixwell Avenue #8 Hamden, CT 06514

Fairfield: 675 Kings Hwy Fairfield, CT 06825

Visalia: 2335 S. Mooney Blvd Visalia, CA 93277

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Campus Locations :

Alexandria: 1505 Metro Drive Alexandria, LA 71301

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