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Career Area: Human Services
Apprenticeship
Program Number: 50-502-0
Credit Program
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Prerequisites

The requirements for beginning an apprenticeship are not the same as enrolling in a typical diploma or degree program. Please see below for the specific steps necessary:

  • Entry requirements vary by employer. High school diploma or equivalent is recommended.
  • Applicants apply directly to a licensed, full service salon. The salon must be in business for at least one year.
  • Applications are available from the local Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards representative or the Department of Regulation and Licensing.
  • Applicants apply directly to a licensed, full service salon. The salon must be in business for at least one year.

Barber Apprentice Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this apprenticeship:

Barber
Cosmetologist
Stylist

Average Median Wage

$20399

Description

Barber apprentices train in a licensed salon under a licensed professional, learning the skills of cutting, styling, coloring, permanent waving or straightening hair. In addition, cosmetologists give manicures, pedicures, scalp and facial treatments; provide make-up analysis; and clean and style wigs and hairpieces. Continually changing fashion trends affect hairstyles and techniques, requiring successful professionals to stay up to date in creating a total look for contemporary men, women, and children.

Details and Requirements

  • 2-year training program
  • 3,712 hours on-the-job training
  • 288 hours paid related instruction
  • The theory training in the classroom focuses on the chemistry involved with each subject, along with proper sanitation and safety procedures.
  • After completing the program, apprentices must pass the state test to be licensed as a practitioner.

Wisconsin Technical College Barber Apprentice Programs