Working as a barber is a rewarding way to help men look and feel great. It also means forming a connection with clients. Oklahoma offers programs at top barber schools that can help you prepare — either p/t or f/t — for an exciting and rewarding career learning the art and science of being a professional barber. If this sounds like the right fit for you, we can help you reach your goals.

Education Requirements

The biggest step beginning your new career is to find the right program. To become a licensed barber, you will need to register at barber college and complete a program that is at least 1500 hours long. They’ll cover courses like chemistry, safety, and skin and facial treatments, as well as the cutting and styling of hair and the use of barber tools. There will also be courses covering Oklahoma state laws and rules as pertaining to barbers and shop owners. You may also choose to go the apprenticeship route and work 3000 hours in a licensed barber shop or salon, under a supervisor. Find the school closest to you using our app:

Getting Your OK Barber License

Once you have completed your coursework, you will need to register for your exams by submitting your exam fees and registration application. There are two exams, one written, and one practical. Once you have passed both, and have submitted your licensing application, you can get your initial license.

List of Some Barber Schools in Oklahoma

Anthony David’s Hair Academy – 5916 NW 38th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73122

The Hair Arts Institute – 15001 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Tulsa Tech – 3850 North Peoria Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74106

Hello Gorgeous Barbers – 2207 West 6th Avenue, Stillwater, OK 74074

Spencer Barber School – 8421 NE 34th Place, Spencer, OK 73084

JB’s Hair Design & Barber College – 6008 South Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Licensed Already But From Another State?

If you are licensed as a barber in another state or country, you may be eligible for transfer, provided your home states requirements are equal or greater than Oklahoma’s barber license requirements.


Your current barber license must also be in good standing, and you will need to pay a fee and submit a transfer license application to the Oklahoma state board.

License Renewal

All Oklahoma barber licenses must be renewed annually by the final date of your birth month. You are not required to take any continuing education hours, but if your renewal is more than two months late, you will be required to pay additional fees.

Barber Jobs in OK

So you’ve finished your education, and you’ve gotten licensed as a barber. Where do you go next for your career? Oklahoma is home to many great barber shops, especially throughout Tulsa and Oklahoma City. If you’re not sure where to begin, try an Oklahoma job bank like okjobmatch.com to help you find what you’re looking for.

You can also open your own shop if you have an entrepreneurial spirit. It is more work but you also control your own salary and hours.

Some School Websites:
clarysagecollege.com
hairartsinstitute.com
thehaircafecollege.com
duncanbrothersschool.com
tulsatech.edu
ihdbarbercollege.com
jbsbarbercollege.org

Did we miss any barber colleges in Oklahoma? Please contact us to let us know.