Find a school by entering your ZIP further down this page or simply keep reading. If you’ve already decided to be a barber, there are a lot of barber schools to choose from in Florida. The tuition costs vary widely too! Some community colleges and private schools charge less than $4,000 all included, while others are upwards of $18,000!

See our table further down this page comparing a few technical colleges and private academies…

miami area has many barber schools
South Beach, Miami

With Florida’s beaches, attractions and year-round tropical climate residents try hard to stay put in their beautiful state and tourists flock to its coastline every year. Florida is a perfect place to take your barber training with plenty of institutes and excellent after-school recreation opportunities.

Take a look at our tools page to see what kind of stuff you’ll need to be a barber student. Not long ago all that was required was a pair of shears — scissors to some — or even a just a sharp knife (which could also be used for another barber’s task not long ago: surgery). Nowadays the list of a professional barber’s implements is quite long.

  • Shears
  • Clippers
  • A razor – preferably a straight razor
  • Capes
  • Barbicide
  • The venerable barber’s chair
  • … and so on

Florida requires 1,200 hours of training to become a certified barber. Enter your ZIP below to see what schools are available and come to an informed decision about where you’d like to train to become a licensed FL barber.


There are a number of criteria to be met before you get official certification to be a barber in Florida.

Florida Barber License

Licensing requirements are similar to other states such as California. The state’s regulating agency  controls what you need to do. Obviously you’ll need to complete schooling as mentioned above, but what do you do after you’ve graduated? The answer: do a couple of more exams to satisfy the board that you are a capable.

Once that is done, then and only then, will they issue you your license. The license you get will depend on whether you are qualified to perform chemical services or not. If yes then you will get a full barber’s license. If no, then you will get a restricted barber’s license.

Florida Barber License Renewal

Every other year you will need to renew your certification. To do so will require a fee, as well as some continuing education.

The CE consists of infection control. You’ve already learned it as part of your standardized barber’s training at school, but it is important enough that FL requires you to do a refresher every time you relicense.

Barber Jobs In FL

Once you have your license in hand you’ll find there are many career opportunities. Salaries can vary a lot depending on where you work in-state so don’t be in a rush to commit to one work place and keep you eyes open for different work situations.

You can get an idea of what’s out there by looking at employment websites online.

Some Barber Schools in Florida compared, including tuition

NameAddressCosts: Tuition + Fees
Shear Excellence Hair Academy3663 W. Waters Ave., Tampa$13,800
Pensacola State College1000 College Boulevard,
Pensacola, Florida
$4,250 all included for in-state students
Artistic Nails & Beauty985 East Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL$17,750 all included
Easy Barber School5108 West Colonial Dr.,
Orlando, FL
$4,300 all included
International Hair And Barber Academy7025 Beracasa Way #206,
Boca Raton, FL
Tuition & fees: $12,700
Books and supplies extra
Florida Technical CollegeThere are several Florida campuses$17,400 inc. books and supplies

Other Florida schools for nail technicians, estheticians, cosmetologists and makeup artists.


map of florida to help locate barber academies
Some School Websites:
academyofcareertraining.com
aibschool.com
artistic.edu
bsa.edu
benes.edu
celebrity.edu
daytonacollege.edu
ftccollege.edu
fpbeauty.com
hi.edu
internationalhairandbarberacademy.edu
cosmetologyinst.com
pensacolastate.edu
shearexcellhairacademy.org
summitsalonacademytampa.com
sunstate.edu

Did we miss any training institutes of barbers in Florida in Orlando, Jacksonville and so on? Please contact us to let us know.