PBSC Introduces Barbering Program

A new barbering program is about to get underway on Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus, and the timing couldn’t be better. With many licensed barbers nearing retirement age, and millennial males clamoring for the latest hair and beard styles, the demand for new barbers is growing fast.

PBSC’s barbering program launches Aug. 23, and space is still available in the evening program. Those interested are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, July 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the TEC Building Patio on the Belle Glade campus, located at 1977 College Drive. Prospective students can also visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/trades-bg or call (561) 993-1175.

“We are so excited to bring this new opportunity to the Glades,” said Dr. Gloria McAllister, program director for postsecondary adult vocational certificate programs on the Belle Glade campus. “There will be many job opportunities for our barbering graduates to work in existing businesses or to start their own shops.”

In the 20-month program, students gain expertise in hair cutting and styling, beard and mustache trimming, shaving and skin care services, and hair coloring and chemical processes, as well as barbershop management.

Program graduates are eligible to apply for their Florida Barber License and sit for the required licensing exam. Upon passing the exam, graduates will become licensed barbers, qualified to perform all barbering services in Florida.