Why Study Barbering?

Oct 04 2019

Row of barbers cutting hair

The barber industry continues to grow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry is expected to grow 8% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than average. To help meet demand, Douglas J Aveda Institute in East Lansing will begin offering a barbering program in late 2019. Check out some reasons why studying barbering might be the right move for you.

1. Barbering Keeps You On Your Feet

Barbering is an exciting option for those who crave variety and like to be on the move. Becoming a barber is more than an office job and no two days are the same as you help guests achieve the perfect look. You can expect to work in a fast-paced environment where you meet a variety of people and work with a team to continue to improve your skills.


2. You Can Keep Up With the Latest Trends

The barbering industry is unique because it combines tried-and-true methods with the latest techniques and skills in men’s grooming. Men’s grooming has always been a thing but with the recent emergence of so many men’s grooming influencers and kit subscriptions, it is more front and center than ever! Barbers can bring their own sense of style in knowledge to help their guests stay on top of the best products and get the results they want.

Barber cutting hair

3. You Can Learn Business Skills

Barbers aren’t necessarily confined to the salon or spa. While you can work in a salon with the right education, many barbering programs, like the one at the Douglas J Aveda Institute, teach the business side of beauty, making it possible to take control of your future. The following are just a few jobs you could land as a barber:

Barbershop stylists
Barbershop owners
Barber instructor
Men’s stylist

Once you master your craft, you can choose the option that is most appealing to you.

4. You Can Help Others

Just like any hairstylist, your guests trust you to keep their look sharp. Once you create a great experience for your guests, you can expect them to want to come to you again and again. Barbers have the unique education to create that relaxing experience of a close-shave. They also can teach guests to choose the right products to take home and maintain their look until the next reservation.

Client getting shave from barber

5. You Are Detail-Oriented

If you’ve ever been to a barber that’s provided the perfect cut, you know that having each hair in place helps create new-found confidence. You can be the person your guests trust to provide the perfect cut every time. Short hair is not as simple as using clippers. It takes skill and precision to create the right style for each unique guest.

Barbers are detail oriented

Is Barbering Right for You?

Have you ever thought about a future in barbering? Consider checking out the barbering program at Douglas J Aveda Institute in East Lansing! Our program is backed by the Aveda brand and methods, taught by highly experienced, passionate professionals that can provide you with the right skills.

Want a Little More Info About Beauty School?

Beauty school is more than just makeup and skincare. It’s also barbering! Here are a few things you should know about beauty school. If you want to take the next steps, we can help with that too. You can read more about how to apply to beauty school and get info about scheduling a tour.