WHY PURSUE A CAREER IN BARBERING?
As time goes by it’s a popular trend that more and more people by the mass are pursuing a career within the barbering industry . You see instagram full of people of both young and old ages taking interest and starting out building there name on a social media platform , some of these people may have just came off a course or some may just be picking up their tools up for the first time .
This begs to ask the question(s) why pursue a job in this industry ? What’s your reason for starting in the first place ? Is this something you’re passionate about or is this something your pursuing based on image or lifestyle or is it for money ? You need to be honest with yourself and make sure you’re taking this craft up for the right reasons , because it isn’t an easy job …. just because instagram portrays something a certain way doesn’t mean that’s the way it actually is . Everyone in this industry has their good days , their great days & their bad days . Even the very best of them believe it or not , so appreciate the good days , be grateful for the great days & learn , regroup and come back stronger from the bad ones .
Although this industry can provide countless opportunities also for anyone ; whether it’s travel , upskilling , creative aspects , educational based work & owning your own shop/salon . What you can achieve is endless really , but that’s only with the right attitude and reasoning toward the craft itself . There’s no such thing becoming an overnight success here , nobody goes from zero to hero from one week to the next . Like everything it’s a process and it takes time . I feel as if that’s the part that nobody likes to hear don’t you think? Take myself for example . If someone asked me one year ago where I would be this day one year in the future , I would’ve said I really don’t know … but I’m proud to say I am where I am now with who I’m with now … you ask why? Because of having faith in the process that was time and trusting my ability .
This day one year ago I was coming up on leaving my previous job as a meat factory employee to go jump into the unknown and pursue my career and most importantly my passion from a young enough age . I gained interest in cutting hair when my aunt started cutting my hair in her shop as 12/13 year old back home and I always loved how I felt after it , I felt nice after the haircut , as a shy teen with low self esteem I had a little spring in my step walking out of that shop . I always appreciated art and cutting hair in its own right is an art . It just fascinated me . Manipulating one shape and mounding it into something else . What’s not to love ? I wanted a career in this craft because , I just loved the idea of cutting hair and making a new friend in the process . I wanted to make my name within the Industry known one day for the right reasons . I want to inspire others both young & old to try this beautiful craft of ours . It’s an art in itself and everything that comes with it .
I understand the beginning is scary , it’s the unknown . Us as human beings don’t like the thought or feeling of the unknown …. you don’t know whatsup t’s on the other side of it . It’s ok to be scared but if this what you’re passionate about and what you want what is there to lose ? It’s a step in the right direction right ? You’re one step closer to achieving what you want right? So I’ll leave you with the question.
Why not go all in if this is what you want ….?
INTERESTED IN BARBERING COURSES?
Our academy courses include live demonstrations, practical sessions, diagram training theory and philosophy with written exams and lectures. At Menspire Academy, we pride oursevles on running the best courses for existing and aspiring barbers in Dublin. Ranging from 1 day fundamental courses, to 6 month full-time programmes we have a course for barbers of all levels and experience. For more information on our courses, check out the details below and download our course curiculum to get a full breakdown on what we offer our students!