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What does a barber do?

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A barber cuts hair and shaves and trims beards and mustaches. Barbers are similar to cosmetologists or beauticians, but they typically specialize in men's hair.

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What does a barber do?
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Barbers must have barber's licenses to practice their trade, according to HowStuffWorks. Most barbers attend school to learn their skills, but some learn the job through an apprenticeship. A test is typically required before the final license is granted. Requirements vary by state but usually include a written test with safety and skill information and a practical test in which the barber demonstrates his skill. A fee is required for the test and for the license. Periodic follow-up training is recommended.


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