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Hair Design Schools Help Keep You Stylin'

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 Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2008--Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists May 04, 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Workers Jul 19, 2009

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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
  • Pensacola: 4081 East Olive Road Suite B Pensacola, FL 32514
  • Windsor Mill: 6901 Security Blvd. Windsor Mill, MD 21244

The International School of Health, Beauty and Technology
The vision of International School of Health, Beauty & Technology (ISHBT) in Florida is to be a leader in the field of health, beauty & technology education, focused on the success and satisfaction of students throughout their careers. The instructors at our school are professionally trained and they dedicate their efforts to each and every student. Helpful guidance on career orientation and job prospects are given to our students at every step. We strive hard for your success. ISHBT offers educational programs in Cosmetology, Skincare, Nails, and Health programs such as Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant (online), Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy, Fitness & Personal Training (New Online) and Technology programs such Secure Wireless & Internet, Business Enterpreneurship at our brand new Lauderhill Campus (see the tour). We also have English as Second Language for local and foreign students (I-20 student visas available upon request & approval). All of our programs provide formal hands-on training in building a solid educational foundation, obtaining a lucrative employment in field of your choice, and managing your own successful career.
Barbering, Cosmetology, and more.
  • Fort Lauderdale: 5950 W. Oakland Park Blvd. #300 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33313

Sunstate Academy
Launch your career as a professional stylist or manicurist at Sunstate Academy.
Cosmetology, Barber-Styling Cosmetology Combination, Full Specialty and more.
  • Fort Myers: 2040 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33907
  • Clearwater: 2525 Drew Street Clearwater, FL 33765

Miller-Motte College
Start the next chapter of your life with an Associate or Bachelor degree from Miller-Motte College Online Division.
Natural Hair Care Specialist - Certificate, Barbering - Certificate, Cosmetology - Certificate and more.
  • Wilmington: 5000 Market St Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Fayetteville: 3725 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, NC 28311
  • Raleigh: 3901 Capital Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27604
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Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
Diploma in Cosmetology, and more.
  • Houston: 11310 Greens Crossing Houston, TX 77041
  • Baton Rouge: 1900 N. Lobdell Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • Mobile: 828 Downtowner Loop West Mobile, AL 36609
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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.
  • Miami: 8200 SW 117 Avenue Miami, FL 33183
  • Boynton Beach: 1703 N. Congress Avenue Boynton Beach, FL 33426
  • Fort Lauderdale: 3383 N State Road 7 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319

Virginia College
Set your career in motion at Virginia College Online.
Certificate in Cosmetology, DIP_Cosmetology, and more.
  • Biloxi: 920 Cedar Lake Rd. Biloxi, MS 39532
  • Montgomery: 6200 Atlanta Hwy. Montgomery, AL 36117
  • Richmond: 7200 Midlothian Tpke. Richmond, VA 23225
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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.
  • Macon: Rivergate Center 175 Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. Macon, GA 31210
  • North Charleston: 8085 Rivers Avenue Suite E North Charleston, SC 29418
  • Roanoke: 4444 Electric Road, SW Roanoke, VA 24018
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Austin's School of Spa Technology
Get your career started with training from Austin's School of Spa Technology.
Barbering, Cosmetology, Make Up Artistry and more.
  • Albany: 855 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206

Empire Beauty Schools
Prepare for an exciting cosmetology career today at Empire Beauty Schools.
Cosmetology, and more.
  • Savannah: 7400 Abercorn Street Suite 901 Savannah, GA 31406
  • Arlington Heights: Arlington Plaza, 264 West Rand Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004
  • Phoenix: 2727 W Glendale Ave Phoenix, AZ 85051
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