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$55,000/ year*
Estimated Salary
$55,000
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Barber in Illinois

Overview

A barber is a person whose occupation is mainly to cut, dress, groom, style and shave men's and boys' hair and/or beard. A barber's place of work is known as...a "barbershop" or a "barber's". Barbershops are also places of social interaction and public discourse.
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$40,000/yr in Illinois

Tools of the Trade

Straight-Blade Scissor
Straight-Blade Scissor
 Straight Razor
Straight Razor
Hair Comb
Hair Comb
Electric Clipper
Electric Clipper
Duster Brush
Duster Brush
Barber Chair
Barber Chair
Straight-Blade Scissor
Straight-Blade Scissor
 Straight Razor
Straight Razor
Hair Comb
Hair Comb
Electric Clipper
Electric Clipper
Duster Brush
Duster Brush

What Barbers Love About Their Trade

Helping people feel great about themselves.
It's a great lifestyle.
Clients become friends.

Characteristics

Work Indoors
Not Hard on Body
Clients Become Friends
Art and a Science
Ancient Craft
Solo or Small Teams

Outlook

Entrepreneurship Potential Very High
Very low startup cost and high likelihood of success.
Demand ForecastHigh
One of the highest demand trades. Recession proof demand.
Optionality PotentialLow
This trade does not easily transition into others.