21 Feb Meet Female Barber, Zindia
Meet our former barbering student, Zindia. She is among the growing number of females entering the barbering industry. While barbering was once considered a male dominated insustry, thanks to Zindia and other female barbers, the landscape of barbering world is changing. Female barbers are able to bring a new perspective and add some diversity to this growing field (2020). As the demand for men’s grooming services continues to increase now is a great time to be a barber.
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We wanted to speak to Zindia (@moni_kutz2) and reflect on her experience in the barbering program at The Institute of Beauty and Wellness.
What inspired you to go to Barbering School?
I tried cutting my brother’s hair and noticed that I was pretty good at it, so I decided to go to school. I enrolled in the program right after I graduated high school.
Why did you choose to attend The Institute of Beauty and Wellness?
My sister’s best friend attended IBW and referred me to the program. I actually was a model for her while she was in the program and was able to see the school first-hand. I liked the environment and the individual attention she received from the instructors.
What was your favorite opportunity or event you participated in during your time at IBW?
I would have to say attending the Midwest Barber Competition on behalf of the school. It was held in Milwaukee on July 15. I did a baseline demo with other barbering students and was the only female student in my group. I was nervous at first but so happy that I participated. It was a big accomplishment.
What is the one thing you learned in your program that you absolutely love?
Putting hair on the floor 🙂
What are your career goals?
Hopefully in about 6-8 years I would like to have my own barbershop.
What one piece of advice would you give to other students thinking about attending barbering school?
School is a commitment so make sure you are really serious about doing a program. Spend time researching schools and make sure you find one that is right for you. Personally, I liked IBW because of all the one-on-one time you get with instructors and I like that we also learn professional and retail skills.
What is your favorite AVEDA product? Any tips on how to use it?
My favorite product is AVEDA Thickening Paste. I use it on my hair! To apply, use a dime size amount, manipulate with palms and apply as desired.
If you are considering a career in barbering we would love to speak with you! We offer convenient schedule and financial aid is available to those who qualify.