No I went to a real barbers college not a cosmetology school. It took me a couple of years because I did part time for the first year and in the second year I incurred two of three life-threatening illnesses which really slowed me down for a while.
Here in Illinois a cosmetologist is not allowed to shave with a razor but she is allowed to call her self a barber even when she is not and there’s absolutely no enforcement. To be legal a cosmetologist needs to go back to Barber School for $500 in order to become a certified barber in Illinois.
But all these franchise deals like Floyd’s 99 barbershop don’t have any barbers in them at all they’re just a bunch of beauticians!