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Barbers Hairdressers and Cosmetologists


What Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmetologists Do

Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists provide haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other beauty services. Nearly half were self-employed in 2014.


How to Become a Barber, Hairdresser, or Cosmetologist
All states require barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists to be licensed. To qualify for a license, candidates are required to graduate from a state-approved barber or cosmetology program and then pass a state exam for licensure.


Pay - Job Outlook
The median hourly wage for barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists was $11.40 in May 2015. Employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 10 percent by 2024.


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