Barbering is a profession that draws individuals from all walks of life. We are not born barbers. Some of us find that we have innate raw talent, but in order to become a professional there are two things that any aspiring barber must do. He or she must hone the craft, and then become licensed by the state in order to work in a shop. It is our goal at ABI to provide the services that will give our prospective barbers a leg up on the competition through the educational experience and the licensure obtained after completing the barbering course.
But how do individuals decide to become barbers? There are many factors involved; including the type of lifestyle they want to live outside of work, what they want their work to mean to both their clients and themselves, and how their past experiences/circumstances have led them to the point that they decide that this is the right career path for them. But, as is often the case in choosing a career path, there can be roadblocks along the way. For a number of our students, ACCES-VR Program has removed those roadblocks, and, consequently, a number of those students have gone on to have successful careers as barbers, shop-owners, and instructors. Others, who currently attend the school, have found placement prior to graduation, and some are even currently working as they complete their barbering courses.