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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, and more..

Campus Locations :

Erie: 5757 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Programs : Cosmetology, and more..

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

Bakersfield: 2822 F Street Bakersfield, CA 93301

Clovis: 731 W. Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

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

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Jacksonville: 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

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

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

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

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Tampa: 2410 E. Busch Boulevard Tampa, FL 33612

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

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Memphis: 568 Colonial Road Memphis, TN 38117

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

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

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

Philadelphia: 1522 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Warwick: 1276 Bald Hill Rd Warwick, RI 02886

Pittsburgh: 4768 McKnight Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Aurora: 16800 E Mississippi Ave Aurora, CO 80017

Williamsport: 1808 E. Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701

Providence: 151 Broadway Providence, RI 02903

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

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

Hyannis: 259 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601

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

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

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

Louisville: 1049 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40204

Caribou: 30 Skyway Drive Caribou, ME 04736

Flagstaff: 1790 E Rt 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Littleton: 8996 W Bowles Ave Littleton, CO 80123

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

Chandler: 2978 N Alma School Rd Chandler, AZ 85224

Phoenix: 12827 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85032

Brooklyn: 2384 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11214

Midlothian: 10807 Hull Street Road Midlothian, VA 23112

Denver: 3811 E 120th Ave Denver, CO 80233

Malden: 347 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148

Florence: 7285 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042

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

Warminster: 435 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

Bordentown: 610 Route 206 Bordentown, NJ 08505

Waterville: 251 Kennedy Memorial Drive Waterville, ME 04901

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

Peekskill: 19 Bank St. Peekskill Peekskill, NY 10566

Savannah: 7400 Abercorn Street Suite 901 Savannah, GA 31406

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

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

Bloomington: 9749 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420

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

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

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

Whitehall: 1634 Macarthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052

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

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

Greensboro: 1312 Bridford Parkway Suite 105 Greensboro, NC 27407

Astoria: 38-15 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103

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

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

Framingham: 624 Worchester Road Framingham, MA 01702

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

Indianapolis: 5750 A Crawfordsville Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46224

Boston: 30 West Street Boston, MA 02111

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grand Rapids: 455 Standale Plaza NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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

Lowell: 231 Central Street Lowell, MA 01852

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

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

Tucson: 3030 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716

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

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

Elizabethtown: 554 Westport Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Bangor: 639 Broadway Bangor, ME 04401

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

Portage: 6091 Constitution Boulevard Portage, MI 49024

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

Matthews: 11032 East Independence Boulevard Matthews, NC 28105

Portland: 319 Marginal Way Portland, ME 04101

Harrisburg: 3941 Jonestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17109

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

Manitowoc: 1034 South 18th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

Moosic: 3370 Birney Avenue Moosic, PA 18507

Prescott: 410 W Goodwin St Prescott, AZ 86303

Cincinnati: 8419 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45239

Lisle: 2709 Maple Avenue Lisle, IL 60532

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

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

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

Programs : Cosmetology (Night Program), Cosmetology, and more..

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

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

Fairview Heights: 110 Commerce Lane Fairview Heights, IL 62208

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Greeley: 2863 35th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634

Longmont: 2315 N. Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

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

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Alexandria: 1505 Metro Drive Alexandria, LA 71301

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Albany: 855 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206

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