Barber
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$52,360/ year*
Estimated Salary
$52,360
  /  year *
Estimated Salary
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Becoming a Barber in South Dakota

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..."barbershop" or a "barber's". Barbershops are also places of social interaction and public discourse.
Compare to a teacher who only makes
$40,000/yr in South Dakota

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.

Barber Reviews
(104)

Zak G.
5+ Years of Experience
There is not better feeling that giving someone their best self, and helping them feel their most confident. The pay and control over when you work is great too. Pay attention...barber school and never stop learning! This a craft and you need to master it.
Tyler L.
3+ Years of Experience
Getting to come into the shop everyday is the best part of this job. You don't just build a career, you build a tribe. Never slip on attention to...and you will go far.
Michael S.
10+ Years of Experience
Being a barber you don't just build a business, you build a group of close friends and you help those friends feel great about themselves. It's a great lifestyle trade...my own hours is key for my life.

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