Barber Styling: How It’s Different Than Cosmetology

At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Cedar Falls, we offer a program called barber styling. This program is designed to teach students the skills and techniques taught in cosmetology school with a few twists. You may not know what the difference between cosmetology and barber styling is, but in reality, these two programs are actually much more similar than you might expect!

What Can I Learn in a Barber Styling Program?

In our innovative barber styling program at TSPA Cedar Falls, students are taught theory and foundation classes like:

  • The History of Beauty
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Law, Ethics, and Service
  • Anatomy and Chemistry
  • The Science of Hair Structure

As with a cosmetology program, in a barber styling program you can also learn to master practical skills in addition to receiving a foundational knowledge of beauty. These skills include:

  • Haircutting
  • Hair coloring
  • Hair texture services
  • Nail care
  • Makeup application
  • Guest services
  • Marketing skills and growing a personal brand
  • Business management skills
  • Product knowledge
  • Beard trimming and shaving techniques

What Can I Learn in a Cosmetology Program?

We don’t offer cosmetology at TSPA Cedar Falls but a typical cosmetology program will usually cover the following concepts:

  • Hair cutting
  • Hair coloring
  • Hair texture services
  • Nail care
  • Pedicuring
  • Makeup application
  • Guest services
  • Marketing skills and growing a personal brand
  • Business management skills
  • Product knowledge

Master Specific Skills

You probably noticed that we don’t offer pedicuring like cosmetology programs usually do. However, we do provide education in men’s shaving techniques. Many men still love receiving a good old-fashioned straight razor shave. With a barber styling education, you can learn how to become a master of this specialized skill. It’s a great skill to add to your service menu and your male clients will thank you for the extra-close shave!

Find Your Future in Barber Styling

Now that you’ve learned the ins and outs of barber styling, get more information about our program! Call TSPA Cedar Falls today to speak with an admissions representative. We’d love to answer any of your questions and help you set up a tour. Let us help you on the way to a career in the exciting world of beauty!