Barber Job Description for 2023

Thinking on recruiting more barbers for your barbershop or are you looking for a new career and want to see what the role entails and need a barber job description?

Either way, we have put together this guide to cover off the expected roles and responsibilities for a barber. As a bonus, we have included a free barber job description template for you to download.

Barber Job Summary


We at [name] barber shop provide an authentic barbershop experience in a modern, upscale, and unpretentious environment. We promise to deliver consistent, exceptional service to clients of all ages. We are seeking full-time professional, ambitious, energetic, and experienced barbers who enjoy a team atmosphere and offer excellent service to join our growing team at our salon.

Barber Job Description


  • Welcome clients to the barber shop
  • Listen to client's requests and suggest hairstyles according to current male hairstyles trends
  • Identify hair problems and suggest what treatment is the best for it
  • Put protective cloths around customers' shoulders
  • Use tools as scissors, clippers, razors, combs, hairdryer
  • Wash, cut, trim, curl, color, or straighten and style hair with clippers, combs, scissors, and other equipment
  • Dry the hair with a hairdryer and make a final styling
  • Apply lather and shave beards, and neck and temple hair contours, using razors
  • Apply hot towels on the face to open pores
  • Shape and trim beards and mustaches with scissors
  • Give client mirror to check color/cut
  • Provide skincare and nail treatments
  • Apply solutions to hair for therapeutic or styling purposes
  • Apply cleansing or conditioning agents to client hair, scalp, or skin
  • Possible provision of face, neck, and scalp massages
  • Provide medical or cosmetic advice for clients
  • Educate clients and promote other salon services
  • Emphasize professional hair and beard products benefits and assist clients in the selection of retail products for their hair care needs
  • Consult clients and advise them of home hair and beard care needs
  • Form bonds with loyal customers and remember their hairstyle preferences
  • Maintains service quality by following standards of the barbershop

Some additional responsibilities of a barber include:

  • Clean and sterilize scissors, combs, clippers, and other instruments
  • Maintain hygiene and cleanliness in the barbershop
  • Schedule clients or cancel appointments at the clients' request
  • Receive payment from customers for services
  • Record notes of work done, products used and fees charged after each visit
  • Perform administrative duties such as hiring and supervising personnel
  • Maintain the safety of clients by applying standards of the barbershop and legal regulations
  • Anticipate inventories required for the next period
  • Proactively develop new clients

Barber job description
Barber Job Description

Barber Qualifications


  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • All state and federal-mandated active barber licenses
  • [number] years of experience as a hairstylist
  • Ability to use barber shop software, and online booking systems
  • Basic computer skills
  • Maintain and improve technical knowledge by attending educational courses, workshops, following new fashion trends etc.

Barber Skills


  • Passionate about the hairdressing industry and keen to learn from experienced barbers
  • Impeccable grooming and impressive customer service skills
  • Create the best customer experience for clients within barber shop
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with customers
  • Excellent prioritization skills and high attention to detail
  • Physical ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to multitask between different tasks, while working under pressure during busy periods


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