The barbering profession has experienced a boom in the last decade as men developed a renewed appreciation for being cared for by professionals who understand their specific hair and skin care needs. These needs include a traditional shave with hot lather, haircuts, hair coloring, basic manicures and permanent waving.
Individuals interested in learning how to become a barber must first attend a specialized barber school such as the Jolie Academy in NJ or PA. Here, students learn under the expert instruction of professional barbers who are passionate about the industry and about training the next generations of professionals through creative, hands-on training.
As a student at the Jolie Academy in PA or NJ, you will learn how to become a barber through comprehensive coursework in:
- Honing and stropping
- Haircutting and styling
- Shampooing and scalp massage
- Hair coloring
- Permanent waving
- Sanitation and hygiene
- Laws and regulations
Preparing for the State Licensing Exam
A major objective of both the Jolie Academy in NJ and the Jolie Academy in PA, is making sure students are well prepared for the state licensing exam – the final step students must take in their journey towards working as a professional barber. This two-part exam consists of both a written and hands-on component and is designed to test each applicant’s knowledge of fundamental barbering principals along with their technical skills. To make sure students are as well prepared for this exam as possible, the Jolie Academy in PA and NJ ensure that each student gets ample hands-on practice, particularly in the student clinic – a real-world salon and barbershop where students can develop their skills, gain confidence and work on their communication skills. Both the Jolie Academy in NJ and PA have student clinics which utilize the same professional tools and products that students will use in their careers.