There are many barber schools located throughout the state of New York. These schools can provide you with the training and education you need to start your career as a barber.
Becoming a barber can be a rewarding and exciting career. You will have the opportunity to work with people of all ages and from all walks of life. As a barber, you will be able to help people look and feel their best.
Barber Schools in New York
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|50||barber schools in New Jersey||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Columbia Barber Shop||3066 Broadway, New York, NY 10027||3066 Broadway||New York||NY||10027||R26Q+GG New York||https://columbia-shop-nyc.keeq.io||(212) 222-9060||41||-74||3.7||158 reviews||13||11||31||9:30AM to 7PM|
|283||barber schools in Connecticut||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Austin Kyle Barber Studio Inc.||358 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601||358 Main St||Poughkeepsie||NY||12601||P32F+XX Poughkeepsie, New York||(347) 828-6070||42||-74||9AM to 7PM|
|429||barber schools near Yonkers NY||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Beyond Barber Academy||121 Westchester Square, Bronx, NY 10461||121 Westchester Square||Bronx||NY||10461||R5R5+48 Bronx, New York||https://beyondbarberacademy.nyc||(718) 319-9000||40.84||-73.84||40.8403111-73.8417473||Barber school||4.50||36 reviews||30||1||1||1||3||Wednesday, 8AM to 7:30PM; Thursday, 8AM to 7:30PM; Friday, 8AM to 7:30PM; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 8AM to 7:30PM; Tuesday, 8AM to 7:30PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 8AM||8AM to 7:30PM||8AM to 7:30PM||8AM to 7:30PM||8AM to 7:30PM||8AM to 7:30PM||Closed||Closed|
|666||barber schools in New Jersey||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Made Man Barber Shop||170 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011||170 W 23rd St||New York||NY||10011||P2V3+GR New York||https://mademanbarber.com||(917) 639-3902||41||-74||4.7||1,653 reviews||33||18||81||8AM to 8PM|
|876||nail tech schools near Rochester NY||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||Barber, Nail Tech||Sharp Edgez Barber Institute||398 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14615||398 W Ridge Rd||Rochester||NY||14615||6927+23 Rochester, New York||https://sharpedgezbarberinstitute.com||(585) 482-2808||43.20||-77.64||43.20002-77.6373394||Technical school||4.80||33 reviews||29||2||1||1||0||Thursday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM; Friday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM; Tuesday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM; Wednesday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 9:30AM||9:30AM to 4:30PM||9:30AM to 4:30PM||9:30AM to 4:30PM||9:30AM to 4:30PM||9:30AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed|
|994||barber schools in New York||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Il Figaro Barbershop||48 East End Ave, New York, NY 10028||48 East End Ave||New York||NY||10028||Q3C3+V6 New York||https://ilfigaro2.com||(917) 388-3006||41||-74||4.9||50 reviews||0||0||10AM to 8PM|
|1,040||barber schools in Vermont||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Nate's Barbershop||103 Boulevard, Hudson Falls, NY 12839||103 Boulevard||Hudson Falls||NY||12839||8C73+HG Hudson Falls, New York||https://instagram.com||(518) 307-5850||43||-74||4.8||160 reviews||3||0||5||9AM to 5PM|
|1,206||barber schools in New York||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Beard Barberia Cut & Shave||483 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211||483 Lorimer St||Brooklyn||NY||11211||P362+H9 New York||https://beardbarberia.com||(718) 427-4523||41||-74||4.4||181 reviews||2||2||24||10AM to 7PM||$$|
|1,293||barber schools near Buffalo NY||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||Barber||Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Center||389 Virginia St, Buffalo, NY 14201||389 Virginia St||Buffalo||NY||14201||V4WC+MX Buffalo, New York||https://upskill.org||(716) 888-7088||42.90||-78.88||42.8966983-78.8775997||Adult education school||4.60||29 reviews||25||1||0||2||1||Wednesday, 7:30AM to 8:30PM; Thursday, 7:30AM to 4PM; Friday, 7:30AM to 4PM; Saturday, Open 24 hours; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 7:30AM to 4PM; Tuesday, 7:30AM to 8:30PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 7:30AM||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 8:30PM||7:30AM to 8:30PM||7:30AM to 4PM||7:30AM to 4PM||Open 24 hours||Closed|
|1,400||barber schools near Yonkers NY||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||American Barber Institute||48 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018||48 W 39th St||New York||NY||10018||Q228+W5 New York||https://abi.edu||(212) 290-2289||40.75||-73.98||40.7523474-73.9845471||Barber school||4.30||171 reviews||125||18||5||5||18||Wednesday, 8AM to 8PM; Thursday, 8AM to 8PM; Friday, 8AM to 8PM; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 8AM to 8PM; Tuesday, 8AM to 8PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 8AM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||8AM to 8PM||Closed||Closed|
|1,712||nail tech schools near Yonkers NY||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||Barber, Nail Tech||Westchester Barber Academy||168 E 3rd St, Mt Vernon, NY 10550||168 E 3rd St||Mt Vernon||NY||10550||W55C+7J Mt Vernon, New York||https://westchesterbarberacademy.org||(914) 664-4960||40.91||-73.83||40.908222-73.8284374||Beauty school||4.90||61 reviews||59||1||0||0||1||Thursday, 9AM to 8PM; Friday, 9AM to 8PM; Saturday, 9AM to 8PM; Sunday, Closed; Monday, Closed; Tuesday, 9AM to 8PM; Wednesday, 9AM to 8PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 9AM||Closed||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||9AM to 8PM||Closed|
|1,812||barber schools in New York||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||FrankieVagas classycutz Barber Shop||337 New Lots Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11207||337 New Lots Ave||Brooklyn||NY||11207||M464+H5 New York||41||-74||4.6||81 reviews||5||0||3||10AM to 8PM||$$|
|1,813||barber schools in New York||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Barbers Society Soho ???????? Barberia Italiana‚≠êÔ∏è‚≠êÔ∏è‚≠êÔ∏è‚≠êÔ∏è‚≠êÔ∏è||192 6th, 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013||192 6th, 6th Ave||New York||NY||10013||PXGW+GJ New York||https://barberssociety.com||(646) 484-5451||41||-74||4.7||133 reviews||1||0||9||11AM to 8PM|
|2,056||barber schools near Buffalo NY||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Il Mulino - Barber Academy||465 Washington St, Buffalo, NY 14203||465 Washington St||Buffalo||NY||14203||V4PH+M3 Buffalo, New York||https://weareilmulino.com||(716) 954-2981||42.89||-78.87||42.8867416-78.8723226||Barber school||Wednesday, 10AM to 7PM; Thursday, 10AM to 7PM; Friday, 9AM to 7PM; Saturday, 8AM to 4PM; Sunday, Closed; Monday, Closed; Tuesday, 10AM to 7PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 10AM||Closed||10AM to 7PM||10AM to 7PM||10AM to 7PM||9AM to 7PM||8AM to 4PM||Closed|
|2,271||nail tech schools near Buffalo NY||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||Barber, Nail Tech||Sharp Edgez Barber Institute||2844 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217||2844 Delaware Ave||Buffalo||NY||14217||X46H+MX Buffalo, New York||https://sharpedgez.com||(716) 873-3343||42.96||-78.87||42.9616622-78.8700256||Trade school||3.80||25 reviews||12||6||1||1||5||Thursday, 9AM to 4:30PM; Friday, 9AM to 4:30PM; Saturday, Closed; Sunday, Closed; Monday, 9AM to 4:30PM; Tuesday, 9AM to 4:30PM; Wednesday, 9AM to 4:30PM. Hide open hours for the week||Closed ‚ãÖ Opens 9AM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||9AM to 4:30PM||Closed||Closed|
|2,351||cosmetology schools near Yonkers NY||1||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||Barber, Cosmetology, Esthetician||Tribeca Barber & Beauty School, LLC||95-16 63rd Rd, Queens, NY 11374||95-16 63rd Rd||Queens||NY||11374||P4JQ+6F New York||https://tribecabeautyschool.com||(718) 489-9720||40.73||-73.86||40.730566-73.861315||Barber school||4.50||417 reviews||336||33||7||10||31||Wednesday, 9AM to 7PM; Thursday, 9AM to 7PM; Friday, 9AM to 7PM; Saturday, 10:30AM to 6PM; Sunday, 10:30AM to 6PM; Monday, 9AM to 7PM; Tuesday, 9AM to 7PM. Hide open hours for the week||Open ‚ãÖ Closes 7PM||9AM to 7PM||9AM to 7PM||9AM to 7PM||9AM to 7PM||9AM to 7PM||10:30AM to 6PM||10:30AM to 6PM|
|2,410||barber schools in New York||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Ace Of Fades Barber Shop||128 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011||128 8th Ave||New York||NY||10011||PXRX+GG New York||https://aceoffadesbarbershop.org||(718) 570-2239||41||-74||4.9||102 reviews||1||0||1||9:30AM to 7PM|
|2,418||barber schools in New York||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Universal Barber Shop||2868 Broadway, New York, NY 10025||2868 Broadway||New York||NY||10025||R24M+2M New York||https://business.site||(212) 222-0081||41||-74||4.4||66 reviews||1||0||10||9AM to 6:30PM|
|2,423||barber schools in New York||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Barber||Level Two Barber Shop||1388 2nd Ave #1, New York, NY 10021||1388 2nd Ave #1||New York||NY||10021||Q29R+8J New York||https://leveltwobarbershop.com||(212) 734-7777||41||-74||4.8||128 reviews||2||1||3||9AM to 7PM|
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Schools in This Area:
State Requirements for Barber Licensing in New York
A barber must complete four phases in New York to be licensed. The following are the things you must accomplish:
- Enroll in a barber school or an apprenticeship program
- Complete the required hours of training at a barber school or two years of experience as a barber apprentice
- Pass the New York barber exams
- Renew your license once every four years
How Much Do New York Barber Programs Cost?
Because the curriculum for barber schools can be varied, tuition can range from $5,000 to $15,000 for a barbering program.
Required Skills and Classes
There are two paths to becoming a barber in New York – by attending an accredited barber school or through an apprenticeship program.
Before enrolling in a barber school, you should be sure that you are able to meet the following basic requirements:
- Are at least 17 years old
- Have completed a physical 30 days before submitting your barber license application
- Have proof of completing at least the 10th grade of high school
New York is unlike other states in that there are not specific hour requirements for barber schools set by the Board. Instead, each school sets their own required hours and topics of study. Each school’s curriculum needs to be approved by the Board for them to be an accredited New York barber school.
Most schools provide a minimum of 288 hours of training, and most focus on topics related to
- Haircuts and hair styling
- Shear cutting techniques
- Clipper cutting
- Straight razor shaving
- Facial massaging
- Sterilization and sanitation
- Disorders related to skin, hair and the scalp
- Barbershop management
- New York barber rules and regulations
Barber school applicants will need to complete a class regarding “the transmission of contagious diseases and the proper methods of sanitation and sterilization”. Your barber school will likely be able to assist with providing the class through their program, or they will provide instructions for signing up for the class.
An alternative path toward licensure is to work as a registered Barber Apprentice for two (2) years in New York. You must submit a Barber Apprentice Application to start and work under the direct supervision of a licensed barber during that time period. You will need to download and fill out a barber apprentice time record form throughout the apprenticeship and have your supervising barber sign for hours worked for each week.
You do not need to take and pass the New York barber exam through apprenticeship, however you do need to complete a one-time course regarding “the transmission of contagious diseases and the proper methods of sanitation and sterilization to be employed in barber shops”. You must provide proof that you completed the course in your barber license application.
State Licensing Exams
The New York barber exam consists of a practical examination. There is no written barber exam in New York. Applicants are required to pay a $15 practical exam fee when scheduling their exam. Applicants must also bring a form of a government-issued ID to the exam location.
Candidates have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete five procedures and barbering services on a mannequin:
- Professional Appearance, Preparation of Work Area & Client Preparation – 10 minutes
- Hair Cutting Techniques – 30 minutes
- Shaving – Facial Hair (15 minutes
- Facial Massage – 10 minutes
- Clean Up of Work Area – 5 minutes
Upon passing the practical exam, you will be issued a barber license in the mail. Information for your license, such as your license number, can also be looked up online.
The practical exam can be taken at the following locations across the state of New York:
Potter Career & Technical Center
705 Potter Road, Room 208
West Seneca, NY 14224
Barber & Beauty Institute of New York
266 Greenwich Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Westchester Barber Academy
206 S. Fulton Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Tribeca Barber & Beauty School
95-16 63rd Road
Rego Park, NY 11374
New Creations Unisex Shop
647 Jefferson Avenue (corner of Columbia)
Rochester, NY 14611
Paul Mitchell The School Schenectady
411 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
How Much Do Barbers Get Paid in New York?
According to the BLS, barbers in New York make $35,920 per year or $17.27 an hour.
Continuing Education Requirements
Barbers in New York are not required to complete continuing education for license renewal. Many barber schools and colleges offer continuing education classes, which are beneficial for brushing up on barbering skills as well as new rules and regulations related to barbers in New York.
How Do I Renew My New York Barber License?
Barbers are required to renew their licenses once every four years. You can refer to your license’s expiration date on the license. Renewals can be completed as early as three months before the expiration date. There is a $40 license renewal fee that must be paid online.
Barbers can apply for licensure through reciprocity with the Board. Individuals from Pennsylvania, New Mexico, or Maine are eligible to provide certification of licensure as a means for obtaining a barber license in New York. Previous residents of other states will need to provide other documents which may include a course certificate, transcript with curriculum from the barber school, 3 years of work experience, and 2 experience statements. New York has different requirements for each state, so contact the Board for specific information that you will need to provide.
Contact Information for Licensing Board
The NYS Department of State Division of Licensing Services for Barbers can be contacted with the following information:
Phone: (518) 474-4429
Address: PO Box 22001, Albany NY 12201-2001