The barbers of 2018 are among some of the luckiest barbers in time! With all the changes in the fashion & surgical industry came an evolution in the barbering world. The men's grooming industry is the fastest growing industry in the world, and is estimated to reach $26 BILLION by 2020. This has barbers, landlords, and brokers lined up with their thinking caps on in attempts to get their cut. Between 1992 -2012, barbershops were closing for various reasons left and right causing a 23% drop in the number of professional shops open. 2013 is when it all turned around.. there was a BOOM in the field. In that year alone, there was a 10% increase in the number of barber shops and licensed barbers. Now, there are a number of ways for the ambitious mind to advance in the industry, and its obvious that this is definitely an exciting time to be a barber! Whether you're cutting or selling products, the grooming industry is where its at!