Barbers provide hair styling and beauty services, such as cutting, trimming, shampooing, and styling hair, trimming beards, or giving shaves. Barbers mostly work in a barbershop or salon. Physical stamina is important, because workers are on their feet for most of their shift. Many work part time, and nearly half are self-employed. All states require barbers to be licensed, with the exception of shampooers. To qualify for a license, candidates must graduate from a state-approved barbering program.
With Savannah Tech’s master barber/stylist program, students approach the state licensing examinations backed by hands-on, industry-relevant experience and will make a seamless transition from training to the professional world. Students in barbering learn classic skills and new techniques and get hands-on experience, as well as business skills and management preparation. These occupational programs are open to high school students in 10-12th grade.
Savannah Technical College offers a diploma and certificates (TCCs) in Barbering.
Barbering student and U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran Darrell Sanders, Jr. was named the 2023 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner for Savannah Technical College.
Barbering student Miller Castillo was named the 2022 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL) winner for Savannah Technical College.
Barbering instructor Joycelin Primus was named runner-up for the TCSG Rick Perkins Instructor 2021 state competition. She was also named Savannah Tech’s 2021 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year.