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Overview

Barbers shampoo, cut, trim, and style hair and shave, trim, and shape beards. While barbers are formally trained to perform other services such as coloring and perming hair, most barbers in barbershops do not offer these services. Barbers may also call themselves barber-stylists, and a few may even refer to themselves as tonsorial artists, an old-fashioned term that is derived from a Latin word meaning "to shear." There are approximately 14,140 barbers in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Hands On

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Barber Shop Owner

Barber

Apprentice or Trainee

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