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A Quicker Commute for North Denver Area Students

If you live in the north Denver area and are interested in becoming a barber, there is no shortage of options for your education. There are several reputable barbering colleges throughout the state—including several in Denver. But for the sake of and your valuable free time, you may want to consider other options for Barbering school, like IBMC College in Longmont.

Comparing Commutes

Colorado’s population boom in the last decade has led to great opportunity in the growth of the barbering industry. But ironically, it has also made commuting to barbering school more difficult. If you live in Thornton, Northglenn, Westminster or Broomfield, you already know the struggle of getting into central Denver via Interstate 25.

Rush hour can take what was once a 30-minute commute into Denver and easily turn it into an hour. This is especially true if you’re traveling into the city in the morning and back out to the suburbs in the afternoon. Accidents, road work, and sporting events can further exacerbate the daily grind of I-25 and throw an irritating unpredictability into your daily schedule.

Meanwhile, you may have noticed that northbound traffic is a breeze in the morning. Commuters are able to reach north-of-Denver towns like Longmont without much hassle. Because they’re moving in the opposite direction of most people, these daily drivers are likely to spend much less time in the car every day.

We Did the Math

While it may not seem like much, an extra 30 minutes per day can wear on you over the course of your 13-month barbering education. Commuting 5 days a week, that’s an additional 130 hours in the car over the course of 13 months. Those hours spent in the car could be spent with family or friends, getting household chores done, or just hitting the snooze button a few more times.

Why Go to Longmont for Barber School?

Aside from the quick commute and free parking, there are some great perks to attending Barbering school at IBMC College in Longmont.

For one, plenty of hands-on instruction in smaller classes. For a detail-oriented career like Barbering, this personal attention is crucial during the learning process. And with experienced instructors, the IBMC College campus in Longmont competes easily with any north Denver Barber school.

The city of Longmont is also a great place to get your foot in the door of the Barbering industry. Sure, Denver is bigger, but Longmont is booming. In fact, it was named the fastest growing city in the country in 2019. If you’re looking for somewhere to plant your roots after graduation and get some experience or open your own shop, it’s as good a place as any. You can even get a taste of working in the community as you complete your 1500 clock hours in the college’s Student Beauty Services Clinic.

Why IBMC College?

The truth is that Barbering programs across the state of Colorado will all have similar programs in terms of length and difficulty. Graduating from any college will allow you to pursue your Barbering goals. But aside from smaller classes that offer more one-on-one attention, IBMC College does offer a few distinct advantages as a school.

Strong Community Ties

IBMC College works with area employers to maintain a solid understanding of what they’re looking for in Barbering graduates. That means you’ll be up-to-date on modern styling trends, and well-verse in valuable secondary skills like marketing and management.

Exceptional Career Services

Another benefit to being in sync with the local community is being able to find great open positions. IBMC College’s Career Services team helps current students and graduates connect with hiring employers, prepare for interviews, and even draft resumes.

Family Atmosphere

For many students, IBMC college is a home away from home.  Spending a little over a year with a group of like-minded peers and caring instructors can bring out those warm and fuzzy feelings at graduation time. Student Barbers often proudly bring their family in to give them a clean new cut and introduce them to their new college friends.

If you’re ready to begin your Barbering education, we encourage you to explore your options and find the best college for you. But if you’re like most people—who can’t stand spending hours commuting in the car every week—consider IBMC College in Longmont. To learn more about the Barbering program and schedule a campus tour, give us a call at 800-495-2669.

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