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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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Fortis Institute
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
Barbering, Cosmetology Arts and Sciences, Cosmetology and more.
  • 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

Marinello Schools of Beauty
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
  • Portland: 2540 NE MLK Jr. Blvd Portland, OR 97212
  • Reno: 5093 S. McCarran Blvd. Reno, NV 89502
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Sunstate Academy
Launch your career as a professional stylist or manicurist at Sunstate Academy.
Cosmetology, Barber-Styling Cosmetology Combination, and more.
  • Fort Myers: 2040 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907
  • Clearwater: 2525 Drew Street Clearwater, FL 33765

Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
Diploma in Cosmetology, and more.
  • Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77067
  • Memphis: 2710 Nonconnah Blvd. Memphis, TN 38132
  • Baton Rouge: 1900 N. Lobdell Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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Florida Career College
Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.
Cosmetology - DIP, and more.
  • West Palm Beach: 6058 Okeechobee Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33417
  • Miami: 8200 SW 117 Avenue Miami, FL 33183
  • Fort Lauderdale: 3383 N State Road 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319

Miller-Motte Technical College
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.
Cosmetology - Certificate, Cosmetology - Diploma, and more.
  • Conway: 2451 Highway 501 East Conway, SC 29526
  • North Charleston: 8085 Rivers Avenue Suite E North Charleston, SC 29418
  • Chattanooga: 6020 Shallowford Road Suite 100 Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Virginia College
Set your career in motion at Virginia College Online.
Certificate in Cosmetology, DIP_Cosmetology, and more.
  • Jacksonville: 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207
  • Montgomery: 6200 Atlanta Hwy. Montgomery, AL 36117
  • Columbia: 7201 Notch Road, Suite 1000, Columbia, SC 29223
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Austin's School of Spa Technology
Get your career started with training from Austin's School of Spa Technology.
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  • Albany: 855 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206

Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy
Prepare for a rewarding cosmetology career at Jolie Hair and Beauty Academy.
Barbering, Cosmetology, and more.
  • Northfield: 801 Tilton Road Northfield, NJ 08225
  • Hazleton: 1057A North Church Street Hazleton, PA 18202
  • Blackwood: 5200 Route 42 Blackwood, NJ 08012
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Empire Beauty Schools
Prepare for an exciting cosmetology career today at Empire Beauty Schools.
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  • Greensboro: 1312 Bridford Parkway Suite 105 Greensboro, NC 27407
  • Matthews: 11032 East Independence Boulevard Matthews, NC 28105
  • Indianapolis: 3810 East Southport Road Indianapolis, IN 46237
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