Barbers

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About the Job

Provide barbering services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves.

It is also Called

  • Barber
  • Barber Apprentice
  • Barber Instructor
  • Barber Shop Operator
  • Barber Stylist
  • Cosmetologist
  • Hair Cutter
  • Hairdresser
  • Hair Stylist
  • Master Barber
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What They Do

  • Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments.
  • Cut and trim hair according to clients' instructions or current hairstyles, using clippers, combs, hand-held blow driers, and scissors.
  • Drape and pin protective cloths around customers' shoulders.
  • Question patrons regarding desired services and haircut styles.
  • Clean work stations and sweep floors.
  • Record services provided on cashiers' tickets or receive payment from customers.
  • Keep card files on clientele, recording notes of work done, products used and fees charged after each visit.
  • Perform clerical and administrative duties such as keeping records, paying bills, and hiring and supervising personnel.
  • Order supplies.
  • Shape and trim beards and moustaches, using scissors.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: REC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $29,610 with most people making between $18,880 and $48,750

Outlook

0.05%
avg. annual growth

During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 2,100 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 2,110 employed in 2020.

This occupation will have about 1 openings due to growth and about 38 replacement openings for approximately 39 total annual openings.

Work Keys

This occupation requires a Bronze certificate

Skill Level
Applied Mathematics3
Observation3
Locating Information3
Reading for Information3