On a daily basis, Barbers Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments. They Cut and trim hair according to clients’ instructions or current hairstyles, using clippers, combs, hand-held blow driers, and scissors.
1 of the main responsibilities as A Barber is to Drape and pin protective cloths around customers’ shoulders.
Some may also Question patrons regarding desired services and haircut styles.
In a normal work day, another thing that Barbers do is they Clean work stations and sweep floors.
In addition to that, they Record services provided on cashiers’ tickets or receive payment from customers..
A typical day for A Barber look like this:
Clean tools or equipment.
Trim client hair.
We asked some Barbers a few questions to find out what else does their work day look like. Here is what we found.
Do you have telephone conversations everyday in this job?
90% said yes
Do you have to use email everyday in this job?
0% said yes
How important is it to work in a team in this job?
8% said very important
Do you have group discussions everyday in this job?
77% said yes
Do you have to meet strict deadlines everyday in this job?
25% said yes
Do you talk or work with customers everyday in this job?
32% said yes
Do you have to deal with angry customers everyday in this job?
6% said yes
Do you have to make decisions everyday in this job?
55% said yes
Besides the “typical day” things that Barbers do, they Order supplies. They might also Provide face, neck, and scalp massages.
A typical week or month for them might include:
Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
Administer therapeutic massages.
40 hours per week
Regular (Set schedule and routine)
In a typical work week as A Barber, you can expect to work 40 hours per week.
Do Barbers work in an office-style work environment?
Once a week
Once a month
Once a year
Do Barbers work in a warehouse-style work environment?
You will like this career if you are someone who likes work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the careers require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
You also like starting up and carrying out projects. They like leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
They provide beauty services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling hair, and massaging and treating scalp. May apply makeup, dress wigs, perform hair removal, and provide nail and skin care services.