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Lakeland: (863) 682-4247 Tampa: (813) 654-4529

July 5, 2018

When a woman needs a fresh hairstyle or an updated color, she heads to the salon where she enjoys a luxurious experience with her favorite hairstylist. A man, however, is more likely to go to the local barber for a haircut, a beard trim, and a great conversation with the guys.

The barbershop is more than just a place where men go for a quick cut and style. It’s a gathering place where the barber himself is often the center of the community. Have you ever thought that you might like to be a part of this camaraderie and community? 

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to switch careers, the first step to becoming a barber is to receive proper training and education. That’s where Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy comes in.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to become a barber.

Enroll In A Barbering Program

At Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy, we offer a 1200-hour barbering program that can prepare you for success in the industry. The average student completes the program within 10 to 14 months. Our program includes hands-on training, classroom instruction, and practical experience to help you develop the skills you need to become a skilled and knowledgeable barber. 

In our program, you can expect to learn:

  • Hairstyling
  • Hair shaping
  • Hair coloring
  • Texture services
  • Scalp and hair conditioning
  • Shaves
  • Mustache and beard trims
  • Hairpieces
  • Effective communication skills
  • And more!

During the program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors who are passionate about the industry. You’ll also have access to the latest tools and techniques to help you develop your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest trends.

Pass The Exam

Once you’ve completed the required hours of training and practice, it’s time to take the licensing exam. Our instructors will work with you to help you prepare for the exam, covering everything from the basics of haircutting to the latest trends and techniques. 

You can expect to be tested on the following:

  • Safety, Sanitation, and Sterilization (30%)
  • Florida Barber Laws and Rules (25%)
  • Hair Cutting and Hair Styling (15%)
  • Chemical Procedures (10%)
  • Hair Structure and Chemistry (10%)
  • Shaving, Beard, and Mustache Trimming (5%)
  • Shampooing (5%)

Start Your Career

After you’ve passed the exam and obtained your license, it’s time to start your career as a barber. You can choose to work in a variety of settings, including salons, barbershops, and spas. You can also choose to start your own business and become your own boss.

As a barber, you may be responsible for:

  • Shaping hair into a desired style.
  • Providing facial treatments in order to properly maintain facial hair.
  • Sterilize and maintain the equipment needed to perform job responsibilities, such as razors, scissors, and clippers.
  • Maintain the barber shop facility by sweeping and cleaning.
  • Massage the head, neck, shoulders, and scalp to complete the experience.
  • Conduct financial transactions and manage the books for the shop.

What Are The Florida Requirements for Barbers?

In Florida, a barber must be at least 16 years old and have completed 1,200 educational hours at a barber school in the state in order to take the licensing exam. In addition, all applicants must complete a 2-hour HIV/AIDS course for barbers. The course must be completed within two years of taking the exam.

Begin Your Career Today!

At Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy, we understand that every student is unique, and we strive to provide a personalized learning experience that caters to their individual needs and goals. Our instructors are passionate about the industry and are dedicated to helping our students succeed. 

In addition to our barbering program, we also offer a wide range of other beauty programs, including cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, massage therapy, and more. Whether you’re interested in one program or want to explore multiple options, Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy has something for everyone.

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re passionate about hair styling, grooming, and helping people look their best, a career in barbering may be the perfect fit for you. Contact us today to learn more about our barbering program and start your journey toward a career in the beauty industry.

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985 E. Memorial Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: (863) 682 – HAIR
or (863) 682 – 4247

4951 East Adamo Drive,
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 654-4529