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One Mom's Moxie: Be Your Own Boss - Become a Barber!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Be Your Own Boss - Become a Barber!

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If you are finding that your career options are limited because you do not have the time or the money that it takes to attend college, there are still plenty of other solid careers to choose from. For example, the barbering profession is something you might want to look into. Barbers are always sought after, so you will most likely not be looking for work very long once you finish barber school and receive your barber's license. Here are some of the reasons why becoming a barber is a good career choice.

1. There is a very flexible schedule

In many cases, barbers create their own schedule, so they always have plenty of time for the things that matter most to them. If you get a job working for a chain of barber shops, you may have to work a set schedule. However, if you go into business for yourself, you will be able to set your own hours. If you work at a smaller barber shop, you will be able to create a favorable schedule for yourself.

2. Work in the TV, film or fashion industries

If you always look at the celebrities in the tabloids, there is a chance that you can work with some of them yourself. Whenever a celebrity does a professional photo shoot, he or she will need someone to make sure their hair looks great. While it will take you a while to land a prestigious job like this, the possibility exists. Just get as much experience as you can and take photos of your work so you can build your portfolio. In order to break into the show business side of barbering and hair styling, it would also help you to market yourself. Make a website and show examples of the various hair styles that you are capable of creating. This is a great way to advertise your talents. With any luck, someone in the show business industry will notice your work and contact you.

3. Open your own barber shop

It is the dream of many people to be their own boss and go into business for themselves. If you become a barber, this dream can become a reality. If you decide to open your own barber shop, you will be able to make your own schedule and only work when you want to. This is the type of professional freedom that few people have.