Imagine following the Dallas Cowboys around the country as their personal barbers, ensuring the team looks their best before every game (CBS_DFW.com, 2017). To be sure, barbering and barber schools are enjoying a renaissance nationwide. Here in Dallas, a new wave of graduates is combining tradition with modern amenities. Classic cuts and straight-razor shaves mixed with local microbrewed ales and alternative music might seem odd. But based on their popularity, locals enjoy these customized, distinctly male barbering experiences.
Finding the right Barber School
Men’s hairstyles run the gamut among the 7.1 million residents of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex (Wikipedia, 2017). That’s great news if you’re considering enrolling in a Dallas barber school. Your education will introduce you to the tools and techniques you’ll need to provide customized, responsive grooming for every client who (eventually) sits down in your barber chair. If you’re interested in men’s grooming but not sure how to become a barber, read on!
To get you started, we’ve compiled a helpful list of Dallas barber schools below. The schools you request information from will answer questions like “Is there a barber school near me?” and “How long will it take me to earn my license?” After you’ve reviewed materials, we recommend requesting a barber school campus tour. A quick visit is the best way to get an unfiltered look at the overall barber college experience and choose the one that’s right for you.
Don’t be surprised if your tour opens your eyes to new possibilities: You may see students learning techniques you hadn’t thought of but want to research further. Be respectful of your visitor status, but ask questions too; the students you observe traveled a path similar to yours to get where they are. Not only will they empathize with you, they may also give you really good tips for choosing your barber college.
Becoming a Barber in Dallas
Once you’ve completed your training and earned your license, you’ll earn on average $29,110 annually as a Dallas-Fort Worth-area barber (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017). With projected demand for barbers growing at 10 percent through 2024, you may have opportunities to boost those wages once you’re established. Not everyone can be personal barbers to the Cowboys, but there are plenty of other teams in town, am I right?
Ready to explore some local barbershops? These businesses all offer a slightly different take on modern barbering:
Dallas offers endless ways to enjoy your downtime. Professional sports games, big-name concerts, frontier-themed museums and amusement park thrills … whatever you’re interested in, America’s fourth-largest metro probably has a Texas-sized version of it. Ready to put down roots in Texas? If your style radar is in tune with Dallas’ swagger, local men will welcome your licensed, professional help maintaining their urban cowboy vibe.