Barber schools generally hold classes during the day but for some this is not an option. Did you know that it is also possible to do the training part-time at night or on weekends? Yes, barber evening classes are a potential solution for those who work, or are otherwise engaged during the day.
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- Sanitation and safety
- Equipment overview
- Different Haircut styles
- Scissor/shear techniques
- Electric Clipper methodology
- Shaving the neck safely and properly
- Combing/brush techniques
Usually advanced techniques such as straight razor shaving are studied on the job. Barber colleges do touch upon it, but most not in a comprehensive way that leaves you confident and professional in your abilities.
For example, Imperial Barber Training Center in Ontario, Canada offers a five-week course with 8 hours/week over two weekday nights/week. Ontario doesn’t have a separate certification process for barbers (though it is in the works we understand!) so this training alone can be sufficient to start your career in that province.
In fact, since Imperial has several barbershops there’s a chance that graduates of their program can be employed with them and continue their education on the job.
Though Imperial only has shops and training in Canada it is likely possible to study at schools near you if you live in the States.
In summary, night courses are a great way to get a taste of the barber’s work. In some cases you can even complete the training part-time on weekends or evenings. It is important to know that not all schools will offer anything but full-time 9-5 training so you may have to move to another area to train p/t. However that would kind of defeat the purpose wouldn’t it? Best of luck in your barbering career!