“The barber is the best friend of a man in his time of need.” –Victor Hugo
As a society, we have a love-hate relationship with hair. We take care of it, but then we shave it off and it’s gone. We want to be different, but we go to the same old places to get a haircut. We are always looking for a new style, but we still go to the same barber for five years. Why does this happen? Well, maybe it is because many people approach barbering as a career. They see it as a job, not an art. But ask any barber and they will tell you there is something magical about barbering. It’s more than just a haircut. It’s a social activity, a form of relaxation, and an unstoppable way to motivate.
We all need something to look forward to.
Barbering is the perfect way to get away from your daily troubles. When you are sitting in a barber chair, there is no stress or worry. You’re just enjoying yourself and having fun with friends. Barbering is a craft. It’s not something you can learn from watching videos on YouTube or reading a book. You have to get your hands dirty and practice over and over again. And you will have to consider the following life situations:
Your barber will be your best friend on and off the job.
Barbering is a very social job. You will be surrounded by people all day long, and many of them will become your friends. If you don’t have any friends before becoming a barber, you will most likely make some within the first few weeks.
When you are a barber you are part artist, part therapist, and part coach.
Your customers will tell you all their problems, and you must be an active listener. This is a great way to learn what makes people tick. You will be the center of attention for many hours a day. Barbering is one of those jobs where you are constantly in the spotlight. People will watch everything you do and say, so it’s important to be professional at all times. If you have any bad habits like chewing gum with your mouth open or picking your nose when no one is looking, they will be noticed and talked about around town!
You will get to know your customers on a personal level and they will trust you enough to confide in you. After a while, you will start seeing people who come in just for conversation instead of haircuts.
You get paid to be creative, answer unique questions in unique ways, and listen to stories.
This is the most fun part of being a barber. You get to be creative and have people ask you questions about life. This will help you develop your communication skills and learn how to respond appropriately in different situations.
In a good year, you can triple your income with a good work ethic and a great attitude.
The more people you meet, the better chance you have at finding a new clientele. If you’re a great barber and can deliver quality service, people will come back to you and tell their friends about it.
It’s more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to meet new people and make lifelong friends who will support and encourage you all through the years.
It’s important to know what you want out of life. If it’s not barbering, then don’t let yourself get stuck in a career that you hate. The more passion and energy you put into your work, the greater your chances of success. Make sure that every client leaves happy, satisfied, and with a smile on their face (and not just because they got a free beer).
Some barbers become inspired artists who continue to evolve and become better at what they do.
They take pride in their work and seek to improve each day. Some barbers become educators, sharing their knowledge with others and inspiring them to reach new heights. Others become entrepreneurs, opening up their own shops or even franchises. Whatever path you choose, it’s important to keep learning as much as possible about haircutting, styling, and grooming so that you can offer the best service possible.
Get into this business for the benefits that come from being a barber. It’s a great way to make money, but it’s also a great way to help people. The best barbers are those who take pride in their work and want to do their best for every customer who walks through the door.