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Career and Education Opportunities for Barbers in Irving, Texas

Barbers can find both educational opportunities and jobs in the Irving, Texas area. There are currently 4,200 working barbers in Texas; this should grow by 3% to about 4,310 working barbers in the state 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.

A person working as a barber can expect to earn about $8 per hour or $17,540 per year on average in Texas and about $11 per hour or $24,050 yearly on average in the U.S. as a whole. 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.

The Irving area is home to eighty-three schools of higher education, including thirteen within twenty-five miles of Irving where you can get a degree as a barber. The most common level of education for barbers is a post-secondary certificate. 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 Irving 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.

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.

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.

Ogle School of Hair Design - Hurst, TX

Ogle School of Hair Design, 720b Arcadia, Hurst, TX 76053. Ogle School of Hair Design is a small school located in Hurst, Texas. It is a private for-profit school with primarily less-than 2-year programs and has 163 students. Ogle School of Hair Design has a less than one year program in Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor.

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: Irving, Texas

Irving, Texas
Irving, Texas photo by Ansem27

Irving is located in Dallas County, Texas. It has a population of over 201,358, which has grown by 5.1% in the past ten years. The cost of living index in Irving, 91, is below the national average. New single-family homes in Irving cost $273,600 on average, which is far greater than the state average. In 2008, four hundred fifty-seven new homes were built in Irving, down from seven hundred ninety-five the previous year.

The three big industries for women in Irving are finance and insurance, educational services, and health care. For men, it is construction, professional, scientific, and technical services, and accommodation and food services. The average travel time to work is about 24 minutes. More than 30.0% of Irving residents have a bachelor's degree, which is higher than the state average. The percentage of residents with a graduate degree, 10.2%, is higher than the state average.

The unemployment rate in Irving is 7.8%, which is less than Texas's average of 8.1%.

The percentage of Irving residents that are affiliated with a religious congregation, 55.1%, is more than the national average but less than the state average. African Baptist Church of Irving, Plymouth Park Church and Chapel of the Bells Church are all churches located in Irving. The largest religious groups are the Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention and the United Methodist Church.

Irving is home to the Dallas Gun Club and the Trinity Valley Marketplace as well as Senter Park and Revere Park. Shopping centers in the area include Irving Shopping Center, Plymouth Park Shopping Center and MacArthur Park Shopping Center. Visitors to Irving can choose from American Hospitality Services Corporation, Best Western DFW Airport and Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas for temporary stays in the area.