5 Reasons You Should Become a Barber

Looking for a career change? It’s never been a better time to become a barber. More men are looking into grooming services, and the demand for barbers is growing! Switching careers or starting a career can be overwhelming, but we hope the following reasons will help you decide what’s right for you. 

Social Environment 

Are you extroverted? Are you relational and like to expand your social circle? Barbering could be a great career option for you! Each day that you walk into work, you will have the opportunity to form relationships with clients. Barbershops are historically known as places for men to go hangout and socialize while getting a haircut. 

A Creative Space 

While you will have clients who want a simple cut, you may also have clients who want a trendy and unique look. No two clients will be the same! If you consider yourself creative and are always up to date on the latest trends, you’ll never get bored. 

An Active Lifestyle

If you hate sitting and are always on the go, barbering gives you the opportunity to stay active. You won’t be sitting at a desk five days a week. As a barber, you’ll be washing, cutting, and styling hair, which means you’ll be standing, walking, and using your upper-body. While it’s not as rigorous as the gym, barbering keeps you moving and combats the sedentary lifestyle of so many jobs. 

Unique Career Opportunities 

The most common work setting for a barber is a barbershop, but did you know that many other industries need barbers? If you’re interested in media, check out the television or film industry. Creative types will love expressing their style in these different settings. Other opportunities include the music industry, social media, editorial, and even positions in retail. 


So have we convinced you to make a change? Does barbering sound like it might be right for you? If you’re ready to explore your options, check out our Barber program at Clary Sage College. We’d love to help you get on your way to a new career!