How Long Does it Take?

Before you can become a licensed barber in the state of Texas, you must first complete approximately 1500 hours of training at certified schools. 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.

What Will You Learn?

Your training will require courses such as hair weaving, state barber laws/rules, facial treatments, wig servicing, head/neck/face structure, barber science, tool use 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.

Written Exam

The written exam is computer-based. 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.

Practical Exam

The practical exam 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. Your license must also be renewed every two years. You will receive a renewal packet in the mail for this.

Some Texas Barber Colleges

NameAddressCostOther Programs
Advanced Barber College2818 South International Boulevard, Weslaco, 78596$10,200Manicure
Buckner Barber College1515 South Buckner Boulevard, Number 147
Dallas, 75217
Dallas Barber and Stylist College 9357 Forest Lane, Dallas, 75243$7,100Braiding Program, Manicure
K & G 5 Star Barber College618 Farm to Market 517 Road West Dickinson, 77539$18,400Cosmetology
South Texas Barber College3917 Ayers Street, Corpus Christi, 78415$10,000Manicure
Trend Barber College8250 West Bellfort
Houston, Texas 77071

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

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

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Other Texas schools for nail techs, estheticians, cosmetologists and makeup artists.

More listings below…

Barbering in the US – Schools by State

Franklin Barber School – Houston

Kalibur Barber College – Grand Prairie

Kings-Kuts Barber & Hairstyling College – Dallas

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

Preparing People Barber Styling College – Dallas

Roffler School of Hair Design – Austin

Ron King Academy – Austin

South Post Oak Barber College – Houston

Did we miss any Texas barbering schools? Please contact us to let us know.

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