June 10, 2021

5 Benefits of Being a Barber

Man sitting in front of barber shop, smiling

Do you love working with people? Would you like a career that lets you be creative? If these appeal to you, a future in barbering could be your perfect fit! There are so many perks to being a barber. You get to interact with exciting people and use your creativity to help them look their best.

If any of these perks are appealing to you, keep reading. We at Pivot Point Academy have listed some of the best perks of being a barber. This is just a taste of all the benefits you could enjoy as a future barber. Check out these five perks to see if being a barber is your dream job!

Barber checking clients hair with mirror and ringlight

Meeting New People

If you are someone who enjoys talking to new people and making them feel comfortable, being a barber could be right up your alley. As a barber, you will be the one meeting new people every day. People who are trusting you to help them create the look of their dreams. It’s important to have people skills to help you break the ice and build a connection with your clients. That way, a new client is more likely to become a regular client.

In our barber program, we help you hone those skills even more. After you develop your technical skills, you can work with guests* on our clinic floor. This lets you do more than practice your barbering skills. You can also learn how to greet clients, make them feel relaxed, and build a connection.

Tapping Into Your Creativity

Are you someone who does not want to work a 9 to 5 job? Do you want a career that lets you be creative and do new things? Barbering allows you to use your creativity every day.

Each client has a different style. This means you will be creating many different cuts, shaves, and styles throughout the day. Being creative helps you to keep up with the imagination of your clients and the changing styles.

Speaking of styles, men’s hairstyles are always changing. Just look at the popular styles of today and compare them to styles from 20 years ago! As a barber, your creativity can help you keep up with emerging trends. Your skills will always be growing. You don’t have to worry about your creativity becoming stagnant.

Job Satisfaction

Everyone wants a rewarding career. A career that makes them feel fulfilled instead of miserable. Fortunately, many barbers are enjoying this rewarding career.

According to Owl Guru, over 50% of barbers are satisfied with their jobs. Over half of barbers love working with new people, learning new trends, and tapping into their creativity.

A big reason so many barbers are satisfied with their jobs is that they have a passion for what they do. In Pivot Point’s barber program, we want to help you tap into that passion and build the skills you need to succeed. When you do what you love, you rarely work a day in your life.

Barber pole and brush

Diverse Career Opportunities

Just because you’re a barber, that doesn’t mean you have to work in a barbershop. The career options you could have as a barber are virtually limitless. Just as styles keep changing, so do the opportunities you could have with your barbering skills. Here are just a few of the different career paths you can choose from.

  • Traveling Barber
  • Social Media Influencer
  • Self-Employed Barber
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Barbershop Stylist
  • Shop Manager/ Owner
  • Educator

Many of these career opportunities allow you to create your schedule, be your own boss, and harness your creativity. Prepare for success in any of these career paths with an accredited, hands-on barber program.

Barber shaving the back of clients head

Serving the Community

If you don’t want a job behind a desk, it’s likely you also want a career that helps make a difference. A career that can uplift others and bring joy to their lives.

As a barber, you can do more than change your life. You can make a difference in the lives of others! According to Owl Guru, 60% of barbers find their job meaningful and use it as a way to make other people’s lives better. From making a client smile or volunteering your services for a non-profit organization, there are so many ways your barbering skills could brighten the lives of others.

If you’re motivated to spend time helping others look and feel their best, a barbering career could be great for you!

Get Started With Pivot Point Academy

Would you like to enjoy any of these perks in your own career? Reach out to our admissions team at Pivot Point Academy. Our knowledgeable team will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the barbering curriculum, financial aid*, career opportunities, and more. We are excited to help you start your journey into this rewarding industry.

Want to see what our talented barbering students are up to? Check us out on Facebook and Instagram to see some amazing student work!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

*All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.