Barbering techniques


The various techniques used for cutting and grooming male hairstyles and beards, such as shaping, graduating, and blending.

Alternative labels

barber techniques
barbering methods
barber technique
barbering approaches
barbering procedures
barbering technique

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Barbering techniques is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Barber: Barbers cut, trim, taper and style men’s hair. They also remove facial hair by shaving the specific area. Barbers use tools such as scissors, clippers, razors and combs. They may offer additional services like shampooing, styling, coloring and performing scalp massages.

Optional knowledge

Barbering techniques is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Hairdressing vocational teacher: Hairdressing vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, hairdressing, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master. Hairdressing vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of hairdressing through assignments, tests and examinations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022