Information you should know before you apply to a barber school.

The Famous Las Vegas sign. Photo by Thomas Wolf, [CC BY-SA 3.0 de], via Wikimedia Commons

Nevada’s tourist industry coupled with it’s entertainment scene make for a great situation for barbers. Every tourist wants to look his or her best when hitting the casino. And every casino and hotel worker needs to keep on top of good grooming, so there is a good demand for all beauty professions in the state. Find out how you can get licensed and start a barber career in NV.

If you are interested, but not sure about it yet, you can get a taste with free online barbering classes.

How Long Is A Nevada Barber Training Program & What Will You Learn?

You’ll spend 1,500 hours in your program which will be a mix of theory and practice (but mostly practice). In NY there is no set amount of hours for a course, and in some other states more than 2,000 hours are required so Nevada falls somewhere in the middle. Find the closest school to you by using our app below:

Theory/book learning classes will feature topics like anatomy, chemicals, state laws, customer service principles and so on. Practical lessons will involve things you’d expect like cutting and styling hair, shaving, and sanitation, but also topics you might not expect like implement maintenance, facials and wigs.

Nevada Barber Schools Listings

Nevada Barber College – 1401 North Decatur Boulevard, Suite 8, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Nevada’s First Barber School – 1401 North Decatur Boulevard Suite 8 & 9, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Masterpiece Barber College – 3510 East Bonanza Road Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89110

Paul Mitchell – 9490 South Eastern Avenue Ste 100, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Your NV Barber’s Licensing Procedure

Even after you’ve finished your classes and graduated, you’ll still need to go through the licensing procedure.

The first thing you’ll need to do is apply for your apprentice barber license. This will allow you to study under a master barber for eighteen months to fully prepare you to be an independent professional. To get the apprentice license you’ll need to do two exams: one on theory and one to demonstrate you’re competence with different procedures.

After you’ve done your 18 months of apprenticeship you are then considered ready for your next set of exams to get your full license. That’s right you need to take exams to become and apprentice and further exams after your apprenticeship in order to become a fully licensed barber.

All in all when you add it up your training will take 2.5 years at a minimum. Bonus though… you will get paid while apprenticing.


Like most states you will need to renew your license every two years. This is simple to do and requires only that you apply and pay a fee. The state board doesn’t require you to take any extra classes before renewal but it is always good to keep up-to-date by acquiring new skills.

Nevada Barber Jobs

So you’ve finished school and you have your license, now to get working! You may be able to get work at the place where you did your training or you might decide to open your own shop. Whether or not you are an entrepreneur is largely a matter of temperament. Fortunately there is a choice!

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