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How Can A Hairstylist Become A Barber?

How Can A Hairstylist Become A Barber

Can you be a barber with a cosmetology license?

A cosmetology license is not the same as having a barber license. Cosmetologists are not able to offer the same services as a barber. It is possible to hold both a cosmetic license and barbering license at the same time. This is a common practice so that individuals are able to offer their clients both cosmetology and barbering services.


What is barbering crossover?

Barbering crossover is an educational program that allows a licensed cosmetologist to cross over into barbering without having to spend as much time working on their education as someone without a cosmetology license. At Quality Barber College in Houston we offer a Cosmetology Crossover to Class A Barber course for our students. This course requires 300 clock hours and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. For full-time students this course can be completed in 8 weeks, and 15 weeks for students who are enrolled part-time.


What is the Cosmetology to Barber Crossover Program?

The Cosmetology to Barber Crossover Program consists of 300 hours of instruction. The course includes a combination of theory classes, practical mannequin work, and actual hands on clientele practice. The program will ensure that basic skills to more advanced skills are gained as individuals proceed through the course. The course also ensures that students are also prepared for the State Board licensing applications and evaluations.


Can a cosmetologist shave their clients?

A cosmetologist can cut hair, including facial hair; however, they are not legally allowed to shave using a razor. This includes safety razors, such as the ones we use to shave at home.


Can a cosmetologist use a straight razor?

A straight razor is a long blade set in a handle that folds open and closed. Straight razors were invented in 17th-century England and were the primary tool for manual (as opposed to electric) shaving until the rise of the “safety razor” in the mid 20thcentury. However, recently straight razors have been making a big comeback, and for good reason. They offer many benefits and advantages, including a closer shave. A cosmetologist cannot use a straight razor without first obtaining a barber’s license.


If you are a cosmetologist that is interested in expanding your horizons and becoming a barber Quality Barber College can help you! Our team is here to help you gain the knowledge and expertise you need to have a successful career as a barber!


Quality Education. Quality Results. 

At Quality Barber College we understand the importance of your time, money, and energy. This is why strive for quality in all that we do. We work closely with our students to ensure they are fully prepared for their state licensing exams, in order to become a licensed barber after completing their course at our Houston barber school. Our state of the art facility sets the tone for the quality of education you receive with us. When you step into our college you will see the amount of effort we put into ensuring our students are successful once they graduate. Contact us today to learn more about how you can become a barber in Houston!


Quality Barber College in Houston, TX

Quality Barber College has built a state of the art facility that stands out from any other barber school in the area, setting the tone for the quality education we provide. We chose our location to make commuting easy for students throughout the Greater Houston area. Our staff offers hands-on training to ensure every student gains the skills and knowledge they need to pass their state licensing exam and become a successful barber in Texas. We offer a variety of courses for part-time and full-time students including Class A Barber classes, cosmetology to barber crossover classes, barber instructor classes, and refresher courses for those looking to sharpen their skill set. Quality Barber College proudly accepts students from all over the Greater Houston area including Alief, Fondren Houston, Hiram Clarke Houston, Meyerland, Missouri City, Pearland, Reliant/NRG, South Post Oak, Southwest Houston, Sugar Land, and other surrounding areas.  If you are looking for a quality education without compromise, contact us today.


Quality Barber College
1263 S Main Street
Houston, TX 77035
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