Savannah Tech Expands Barbering Beginning Fall 2012

#1304 | July 19, 2012

“Train to Be A Cut Above The Rest”

 SAVANNAH – The popular evening-only Barbering program at Savannah Technical College will expand this fall to include a day program at its Savannah campus.

     Now, students have the option to choose the day or evening program paths to begin this fall with their cohorts. “We are pleased to offer more options for our barbering students,” said STC’s Lead Barbering Instructor Joycelin Primus. “The demand for our graduates is strong in Coastal Georgia.”

     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. 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 like the one at Savannah Technical College.

     Savannah Technical College’s Master Barber/Stylist program gives students the skills and confidence to excel as a professional barber. Students approach the state licensing examinations backed by hands-on, industry-relevant experience and make a seamless transition from training to the professional world. They learn the classic skills, newest techniques and hands-on experience needed to be a world-class barber, as well as the business skills and management preparation to launch a successful career.

     For more information about the STC’s Master Barber/Stylist program, please contact Primus at 912.443.5879 or


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Amy Shaffer, APR

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

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