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Career and Education Opportunities for Barbers in Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

There are many career and education opportunities for barbers in the Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee area. There are currently 400 jobs for barbers in Tennessee and this is projected to shrink by 7% to 370 jobs by 2016. This is not quite as good as the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for barbers are expected to grow by about 11.6%. In general, barbers provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

The average wage in the general category of Personal Care jobs is $12 per hour or $24,132 per year in Tennessee, and an average of $12 per hour or $24,156 per year nationwide.

There are three schools within twenty-five miles of Nashville-Davidson where you can study to be a barber, among fifty schools of higher education total in the Nashville-Davidson area. Barbers usually hold a post-secondary certificate, so it will take a short time to learn to be a barber if you already have a high school diploma.

CAREER DESCRIPTION: Barber

In general, barbers provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

Barbers clean and sterilize scissors, combs and other instruments. They also cut and trim hair in line with patrons' instructions and/or current hairstyles, using clippers, combs, hand-held blow driers, and scissors. Equally important, barbers have to question customers regarding desired services and haircut styles. They are often called upon to clean work stations and sweep floors. They are expected to drape and pin protective cloths around customers' shoulders. Finally, barbers shape and trim beards and moustaches, using scissors.

Every day, barbers are expected to be able to control objects and devices with precise control. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.

It is important for barbers to order supplies. They are often called upon to keep card files on clientele, recording notes of work done, products used and fees charged after each visit. They also apply lather; and shave beards, or neck and temple hair contours, using razors. They are sometimes expected to recommend and sell lotions, tonics, or other cosmetic supplies. Somewhat less frequently, barbers are also expected to keep card files on clientele, recording notes of work done, products used and fees charged after each visit.

And finally, they sometimes have to clean work stations and sweep floors.

Like many other jobs, barbers must be reliable and be thorough and dependable.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Nashville-Davidson include:

  • Hairdresser. Provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May also apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.
  • Makeup Artist. Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
  • Manicurist. Clean and shape customers' fingernails and toenails. May polish or decorate nails.
  • Skin Care Specialist. Provide skin care treatments to face and body to enhance an individual's appearance.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES: Barber Training

Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville - Antioch, TN

Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville, 5510 Crossings Circle, Antioch, TN 37013. Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville is a small school located in Antioch, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 281 students. Paul Mitchell the School-Nashville has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.

Genesis Career College of Lebanon - Lebanon, TN

Genesis Career College of Lebanon, 223 N Cumberland Street, Lebanon, TN 37087. Genesis Career College of Lebanon is a small college located in Lebanon, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 358 students. Genesis Career College of Lebanon has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor which graduated eight students in 2008.

International Barber & Style College - Nashville, TN

International Barber & Style College, 3744 Annex Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209. International Barber & Style College is a small college located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 106 students. International Barber & Style College has 2 areas of study related to Barber. They are:

  • Barbering/Barber, less than one year which graduated 38 students in 2008.
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor, less than one year and one to two year which graduated zero and forty-one students respectively in 2008.

LICENSES

BARBER INSTRUCTOR

Licensing agency: Barber Examiners Board
Address: Division of Regulatory Boards, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Davy Crockett Tower 1st Floor, 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-1148

Phone: (615) 741-2294
Website: Barber Examiners Board Division of Regulatory Boards Department of Commerce and Insurance

BARBER INSTRUCTOR ASSISTANT

Licensing agency: Barber Examiners Board
Address: Division of Regulatory Boards, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Davy Crockett Tower 1st Floor, 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-1148

Phone: (615) 741-2294
Website: Barber Examiners Board Division of Regulatory Boards Department of Commerce and Insurance

BARBER TECHNICIAN

Licensing agency: Barber Examiners Board
Address: Division of Regulatory Boards, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Davy Crockett Tower 1st Floor, 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-1148

Phone: (615) 741-2294
Website: Barber Examiners Board Division of Regulatory Boards Department of Commerce and Insurance

MASTER BARBER

Licensing agency: Barber Examiners Board
Address: Division of Regulatory Boards, Department of Commerce and Insurance, Davy Crockett Tower 1st Floor, 500 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243-1148

Phone: (615) 741-2294
Website: Barber Examiners Board Division of Regulatory Boards Department of Commerce and Insurance

LOCATION INFORMATION: Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee

Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee
Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee photo by Kaldari

Nashville-Davidson is located in Williamson County, Tennessee. It has a population of over 596,462, which has grown by 9.3% over the last ten years. The cost of living index in Nashville-Davidson, 86, is well below the national average. New single-family homes in Nashville-Davidson are priced at $196,100 on average, which is well above the state average. In 2008, 1,483 new homes were constructed in Nashville-Davidson, down from 3,070 the previous year.

The three big industries for women in Nashville-Davidson are health care, educational services, and accommodation and food services. For men, it is construction, health care, and professional, scientific, and technical services. The average travel time to work is about 23 minutes. More than 29.7% of Nashville-Davidson residents have a bachelor's degree, which is higher than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 10.0%, is higher than the state average.

The percentage of Nashville-Davidson residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 55.2%, is more than both the national and state average. The most common religious groups are the Southern Baptist Convention, the Catholic Church and the United Methodist Church.