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Career and Education Opportunities for Barbers in Grand Prairie, Texas

Many educational and employment opportunities exist for barbers in the Grand Prairie, Texas area. Currently, 4,200 people work as barbers in Texas. This is expected to grow by 3% to 4,310 people by 2016. This is not quite as good as the national trend for barbers, which sees this job pool growing by about 11.6% over the next eight years. Barbers generally provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

Income for barbers is about $8 hourly or $17,540 annually on average in Texas. Nationally, their income is about $11 per hour or $24,050 yearly. Compared with people working in the overall category of Personal Care, people working as barbers in Texas earn less. They earn less than people working in the overall category of Personal Care nationally.

There are seventy-four schools of higher education in the Grand Prairie area, including twelve within twenty-five miles of Grand Prairie where you can get a degree to start your career as a barber. Given that the most common education level for barbers is a post-secondary certificate, you can expect to spend a short time studying 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 Grand Prairie include:

  • Assistant Hairstylist. Shampoo and rinse customers' hair.
  • 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

Ronny J's Barber Styling - Dallas, TX

Ronny J's Barber Styling, 443 Bruton Terrace Center, Dallas, TX 75227. Ronny J's Barber Styling is a small school located in Dallas, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 90 students. Ronny J's Barber Styling has 2 areas of study related to Barber. They are:

  • Barbering/Barber, one to two year which graduated 45 students in 2008.
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor, less than one year which graduated 4 students in 2008.

State Beauty Academy - Duncanville, TX

State Beauty Academy, 663 Oriole Blvd, Duncanville, TX 75116. State Beauty Academy is a small school located in Duncanville, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 49 students. State Beauty Academy has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor which graduated two students in 2008.

Cosmetology Career Center LLC - Carrollton, TX

Cosmetology Career Center LLC, 2389 A Midway Road, Carrollton, TX 75006. Cosmetology Career Center LLC is a small school located in Carrollton, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 72 students. Cosmetology Career Center LLC has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor which graduated eight students in 2008.

MJ's Beauty Academy Inc - Dallas, TX

MJ's Beauty Academy Inc, 3939 S Polk Ste 505, Dallas, TX 75224. MJ's Beauty Academy Inc is a small school located in Dallas, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 43 students. MJ's Beauty Academy Inc has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor which graduated four students in 2008.

Dallas Barber & Stylist College - Dallas, TX

Dallas Barber & Stylist College, 9357 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX 75243. Dallas Barber & Stylist College is a small college located in Dallas, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 103 students. Dallas Barber & Stylist College has 3 areas of study related to Barber. They are:

  • Barbering/Barber, one to two year which graduated 57 students in 2008.
  • Hair Styling/Stylist and Hair Design, one to two year.
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor, one to two year which graduated 1 student in 2008.

Velma B's Beauty Academy - Dallas, TX

Velma B's Beauty Academy, 1511 S Ewing Ave., Dallas, TX 75216. Velma B's Beauty Academy is a small school located in Dallas, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 59 students. Velma B's Beauty Academy has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor which graduated three students in 2008.

Neilson Beauty College - Dallas, TX

Neilson Beauty College, 416 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208. Neilson Beauty College is a small college located in Dallas, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs. Neilson Beauty College has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.

Metroplex Beauty School - Mesquite, TX

Metroplex Beauty School, 519 N Galloway, Mesquite, TX 75149-3405. Metroplex Beauty School is a small school located in Mesquite, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 90 students. Metroplex Beauty School has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor which graduated one student in 2008.

Jones Beauty College - Dallas, TX

Jones Beauty College, 10909 Webb Chapel Rd, Dallas, TX 75229-3734. Jones Beauty College is a small college located in Dallas, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 160 students. Jones Beauty College has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor which graduated two students in 2008.

International Beauty College - Irving, TX

International Beauty College, 2716 W. Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75061-4235. International Beauty College is a small college located in Irving, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 25 students. International Beauty College has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor which graduated three students in 2008.

Ogle School of Hair Design - Dallas, TX

Ogle School of Hair Design, 6333 E Mockingbird Ln Ste 201, Dallas, TX 75214. Ogle School of Hair Design is a small school located in Dallas, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 287 students. Ogle School of Hair Design has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.

Mid-Cities Barber College - Grand Prairie, TX

Mid-Cities Barber College, 2345 SW 3rd St, Suite 101, Grand Prairie, TX 75051-4892. Mid-Cities Barber College is a small college located in Grand Prairie, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 30 students. Mid-Cities Barber College has 2 areas of study related to Barber. They are:

  • Barbering/Barber, less than one year which graduated 41 students in 2008.
  • Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor, less than one year which graduated 1 student in 2008.

LICENSES

BARBER

Licensing agency: State Board of Barber Examiners
Address: 333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-110, Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 305-8475
Website: State Board of Barber Examiners

LOCATION INFORMATION: Grand Prairie, Texas

Grand Prairie, Texas
Grand Prairie, Texas photo by Lothar1976

Grand Prairie is situated in Dallas County, Texas. It has a population of over 160,641, which has grown by 26.1% over the last ten years. The cost of living index in Grand Prairie, 90, is well below the national average. New single-family homes in Grand Prairie are priced at $174,200 on average, which is near the state average. In 2008, five hundred forty-four new homes were built in Grand Prairie, down from 1,058 the previous year.

The top three industries for women in Grand Prairie are educational services, health care, and finance and insurance. For men, it is construction, transportation equipment, and professional, scientific, and technical services. The average commute to work is about 27 minutes. More than 19.3% of Grand Prairie residents have a bachelor's degree, which is lower than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 5.0%, is lower than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Grand Prairie is 8.7%, which is greater than Texas's average of 8.1%.

The percentage of Grand Prairie residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 55.1%, is more than the national average but less than the state average. Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, Celestial Church of Christ and Saint Andrew Church are some of the churches located in Grand Prairie. The largest religious groups are the Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention and the United Methodist Church.

Grand Prairie is home to Kennedy Middle School Football Stadium and Hendrix Park. Visitors to Grand Prairie can choose from Blue Sky Hospitality, Amerisuites and Comfort Inn for temporary stays in the area.