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.

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Honoring Excellence

Retired U.S. Army veteran and Barbering graduate Keith Longoria placed #2 in the U.S. (silver) for the national 2022 SkillsUSA competition. He earned gold at the Georgia SkillsUSA Post-Secondary competition.

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.

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