Originally Posted by Flame
Sign, I miss my old 5 months un-cut hairdo...
Always a salon btw, unless I need a short fade for business, then a barber, since most women have no idea what to do with clippers.
Depending what state you are in that is more a function of training than of women themselves. In states such as Arizona, there are separate cosmetology and barber licenses and separate examinations, curricula, boards et.c.
Cosmetologists spend more time "prepping" hair, processing it with chemicals, "up-dos", curling irons. Barbers spend more time with clippers, straight-razors, more of a "mechanical" approach than a "chemical" approach if you like
. In California on the other hand, both licenses are rolled in to one. Depends on the company/salon, also - some places hire only one specialty or the other.
Anyhow, in many cases more it seems women than men go for the cosmetology license. When my wife was at school, there were certainly more men than women (she trained as a barber). I am biased of course but I think it takes more skill to be a good barber than a good cosmetologist