A barber instructor is someone who has been well-trained and well skilled in the fine art of holding a straight razored blade and properly dressing someone else’s head with it. A barber instructor is a barber instructor because they have been licensed, that is, they have passed their class A exam in a barbing school because they have been considered someone who has thoroughly learned the practice of barbering, hair cutting, and styling. A barber instructor’s job entails teaching this fine art in private, vocational or community colleges. It also includes preparing and teaching the material of a syllabus, mentoring and testing students, and grading students’ work and exams. And lastly, to guide the students, monitor and offer protective measures when they’re working with chemicals.
Wanting to be a barber instructor is a good thing. The question is, do you have what it takes? It’s not only enough to have a passion for it; you have to be able to put in the work for it. So, how exactly do you get started?
1. Go to school
Nothing comes from simply wishing it to be a reality. You want to become a barber instructor, and you have no experience or training in the field, you have to attend a barber school. Choose a school whose rating is higher. That means they have more trained and experience barbers, and that is precisely what you’re looking for. You can easily find this schools through online searches, or by asking some of the renowned barbers in your area.
2. Time to start
After finishing at the barber school, your next thought would be to look for a barber instructor job, correct? Thank the heavens for social media. You can scout for ‘barber instructor vacancies’ online. A place like ChoiceBarber.com could probably help you out. It is a site that provides barbershop owners, both licensed and non-licensed job boards.
3. Invest In your Craft
So you are finished with barber school, passed your state boards exams and all, collected your barber license too. You might even have a barber instructor job, and have connections. But never forget, one never stops learning. If you’re content with where you are, which almost always means, you have stopped investing in your craft, then that means your skills will reduce. You might be at 100% before, but failure to invest in your craft will move you down to 80% or perhaps even more.
Branch out and learn different techniques on men, women, and children hairstyles. The goal should be creating the “ultimate client experience while improving your skills.” NOTE, investing in yourself is the only way to grow.