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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..

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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

City College of Florida is focused on providing the best in business and career education.

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Cleveland: 1605 Professional Park Drive Cleveland, TN 37312

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : Diploma in Cosmetology, and more..

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Honolulu: 1111 Bishop Street Suite 400 Honolulu, HI 96813

Nashville: 441 Donelson Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041

Cleveland: 14445 Broadway Avenue Cleveland, OH 44125

Lafayette: 303 Rue Louis XIV Lafayette, LA 70508

Columbia: 607 Bush River Road Columbia, SC 29210

Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609

Garland: 1800 Eastgate Drive Garland, TX 75041

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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Longmont: 2315 N. Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

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

Cheyenne: 3425 Dell Range Blvd. Cheyenne, WY 82009

Greeley: 2863 35th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634

Set your career in motion at Virginia College.

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

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Macon: 1901 Paul Walsh Dr. Macon, GA 31206

Birmingham: 488 Palisades Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35209

Bossier City: 2950 E. Texas St., Ste. C Bossier City, LA 71111

Savannah: 14045 Abercorn St., Ste. 1503 Savannah, GA 31419

Richmond: 7200 Midlothian Tpke. Richmond, VA 23225

Florence: 2400 David H. McLeod Blvd. Florence, SC 29501

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

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

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

Greensboro: 3740 S. Holden Rd. Greensboro, NC 27406

Jacksonville: 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207

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

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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

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.

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Clarksville: 1820 Business Park Drive Clarksville, TN 37040

Macon: Rivergate Center 175 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Macon, GA 31210

Augusta: 621 NW Frontage Rd. Augusta, GA 30907

Roanoke: 4444 Electric Road, SW Roanoke, VA 24018

Chattanooga: 6020 Shallowford Road Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN 37421

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

Conway: 2451 Highway 501 East Conway, SC 29526

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

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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

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

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

Memphis: 568 Colonial Road Memphis, TN 38117

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

Savannah: 7400 Abercorn Street Suite 901 Savannah, GA 31406

Portland: 319 Marginal Way Portland, ME 04101

Warwick: 1276 Bald Hill Rd Warwick, RI 02886

Lowell: 231 Central Street Lowell, MA 01852

Flagstaff: 1790 E Rt 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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

Warminster: 435 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

Louisville: 151 Chenoweth Lane Louisville, KY 40207

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

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

Philadelphia: 1522 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phoenix: 12827 N Tatum Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85032

Harrisburg: 3941 Jonestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17109

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

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

Denver: 441 Wadsworth Blvd Denver, CO 80226

Greensboro: 1312 Bridford Parkway Suite 105 Greensboro, NC 27407

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

Astoria: 38-15 Broadway Astoria, NY 11103

Providence: 151 Broadway Providence, RI 02903

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

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

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

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

Chandler: 2978 N Alma School Rd Chandler, AZ 85224

Matthews: 11032 East Independence Boulevard Matthews, NC 28105

Portage: 6091 Constitution Boulevard Portage, MI 49024

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

Bangor: 639 Broadway Bangor, ME 04401

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

Whitehall: 1634 Macarthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052

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

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

Framingham: 624 Worchester Road Framingham, MA 01702

Littleton: 8996 W Bowles Ave Littleton, CO 80123

Bordentown: 610 Route 206 Bordentown, NJ 08505

Saint Paul: 1905 Suburban Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55119

Elizabethtown: 554 Westport Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Florence: 7285 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042

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

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

Prescott: 410 W Goodwin St Prescott, AZ 86303

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

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

Williamsport: 1808 E. Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701

Hyannis: 259 North Street Hyannis, MA 02601

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

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

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

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

Manitowoc: 1034 South 18th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

Aurora: 16800 E Mississippi Ave Aurora, CO 80017

Waterville: 251 Kennedy Memorial Drive Waterville, ME 04901

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

Indianapolis: 3810 East Southport Road Indianapolis, IN 46237

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

Bloomington: 9749 Lyndale Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55420

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

Lisle: 2709 Maple Avenue Lisle, IL 60532

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

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

Cincinnati: 8419 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45239

Midlothian: 10807 Hull Street Road Midlothian, VA 23112

Tucson: 3030 E Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85716

Caribou: 30 Skyway Drive Caribou, ME 04736

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

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

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

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

Moosic: 3370 Birney Avenue Moosic, PA 18507

Pittsburgh: 4768 McKnight Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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

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

Peekskill: 19 Bank St. Peekskill Peekskill, NY 10566

Boston: 30 West Street Boston, MA 02111

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

Malden: 347 Pleasant Street Malden, MA 02148

Take your career to the next step with IntelliTec College.

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Pueblo: 3673 Parker Boulevard Suite 250 Pueblo, CO 81008

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