The popularity of barbershops has been on the rise in recent years, and the barbers are starting to feel the pinch as well.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of barber businesses grew by 17 percent in 2016, but the number actually shrank by 11 percent in the first quarter of 2017.
In addition, the total number of people working in the industry fell from 1.8 million in 2011 to 1.7 million in 2017.
Barber shops were among the fastest-growing sectors in the United States in 2016.
Barbershops are also the fastest growing industries in Texas, with an average of 8.1 percent growth in the last five years.
There are now more than 70,000 barbers in Texas.
Barbershop jobs in Texas are typically found in the city of Houston, with the largest number of employees in the Dallas area, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.