People who wish to specialize in facial hair along with cutting and styling men's hair should consider attending barber school. Your services will geared towards men with the occasional short hair cut for a woman. Certification for becoming a barber is completed on average in 9 to 12 months. You start with the basics, theory, and safety and sanitation, then later move onto more advanced techniques of shaving, hair coloring and cutting as you progress through the barbering program.
Once you have finished your schooling then you will be able to work as a professional once you have passed your licensing exam. States vary on the number of hours you need to have before crossing this line. Also, keep in mind that some states only allow barbers to handle razors and shaving. If you wish to open a full service barber shop in a state with these restrictions, then attending a barber school over a cosmetology school might be the best choice for you.