Information you should know before you apply to a barber school.
Before you can become a licensed barber in the state of Texas, you must first complete approximately 1500 hours of training. For this, you must first fill out and submit a Barber Student Permit Application to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. When you receive your permit, you can then enroll in a barber training program. Enter your ZIP below to see colleges and come to an informed decision about where you’d like to study in TX to become a professional barber.
Your training will require courses such as hair weaving, state barber laws/rules, facial treatments, wig servicing, head/neck/face structure, barber science, and more. Upon graduation, your school will submit notification of your completion to the Texas state licensing exam vendor which is used for barber licensing exams. After meeting all of the necessary eligibility requirements, you will receive a PSI eligibility postcard telling you how to both register for and schedule all of your exams.
Prior to registering, you will need to read the Texas Barber Candidate Information Bulletin (pdf). Afterward, you will be able to register for and take both the written and practical state barber exam.
The written exam is computer-based and costs $55 (as of 2016-2017) to schedule. It takes approximately 100 minutes to complete and tests your knowledge on various topics, such as hair coloring, shampooing/conditioning, hair cutting/styling, and more. The practical exam costs $78 to schedule and takes around 180 minutes to complete. This requires you to bring your own supplies, mannequin, and model, and it also tests your ability to perform barbering skills such as blow drying, shampooing, hair shaping, and more. When you pass both of these exams, your scores will be reported to the Texas State Board of Barber Examiners.
From there, you will need to contact the state Department of Licensing and Regulation to obtain your license application. This must then be returned with a $55 fee. Your license must also be renewed every two years. You will receive a renewal packet in the mail for this.
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Frazier’s Barber College – Houston
Gloria’s Barber College – San Antonio
Graham’s Barber College – Dallas
Hair Doctors #2 – Ft. Worth
Hair Expressions Barber School – Corpus Christi
Healthy Hair Academy – Dallas
360 Degrees Beauty Academy – Houston
Acres Home College of Barber Design – Houston
Advanced Barber College II – McAllen
Alamo City Barber College – San Antonio
Central Texas Barber College – Harker Heights
De professional Barber College – Houston
El Pipo Barber College – El Paso
Jays Barber Academy – Houston
Jay’s Technical Institute – Beaumont
Lubbock Hair Academy – Lubbock
Metro Barber School Inc. – Harlingen
Mid Cities Barber College – Grand Prairie
Master Barbers Institute – Dallas
Modern Barber College – Houston
R & E Cosmetology – Baytown
RS Institute Barber College – Houston
Oak Cliff Barber College – Dallas
Sol Barber Academy – Dallas
Southeast Barber College – Ft. Worth
Texas Barber Colleges and Hairstyling Schools – Houston
Texas Barber Institute – Longview
Trade School Barber Inc. – Beaumont
TX state board
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Barbering in the US – Schools by State
Barber Instruction Schools in Canada
Advanced Barber College – Weslaco
Buckner Barber College – Dallas
Dallas Barber and Stylist College – Arlington, Fort Worth
Franklin Barber School – Houston
K & G 5 Star Barber College – Texas City
Kalibur Barber College – Grand Prairie
MJ’s Barber Academy – Dallas
Mesa Barber School – Houston
Mei Barber School – Brownsville, Donna
Neecee’s Barber College – Abilene
OG’s School of Hair – Killeen
Roffler School of Hair Design – Austin
Ron King Academy – Austin
South Texas Barber College – Corpus Christi
South Post Oak Barber College – Houston
Trend Barber College – Houston
Did we miss any Texas barbering schools? Please contact us to let us know.