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Board of Barber Examiners

Individual License Requirements

 

 

Master Barber Requirements

 

A barber performs one or any combination of practices listed for payment, directly or indirectly, or without payment for the public generally: shaving or trimming beards, cutting, or styling the hair, giving facial and scalp massages or treatments with oils, creams, lotions or other preparations either by hand or mechanical appliances; singeing, curling, shampooing, coloring, bleaching or straightening the hair, or applying hair tonics; cutting fitting, measuring and forming head caps for wigs or hair pieces; hair weaving (excluding medical or surgical procedures); applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays or lotions to scalp, face, neck or other parts of the body; or manicuring and nail care. (A technician's license is available that permits a limited number of the above practices.)

 

Licensing Requirements

Be at least seventeen years of age, not owing any money to the barbering school, and satisfying education and examination requirements.

Educational Requirements

Tenth-grade education or equivalent and satisfactory completion of fifteen hundred (1,500) hours in a registered barber school. 750 hours of approved training in a registered school of cosmetology can count towards the 1,500 required hours in the registered barber school if a Tennessee Cosmetology License is valid.

Renewal Requirements

(Renewal required every two years)

Application and Fees

Contact Licensing Board for information on application, registration, examination, renewal, or fees.

 


 

Barber Technician Requirements

 

Applies tints or dyes to the hair, shampoos hair, manicures nails, applies cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays or lotions to scalp, face, neck or other parts of the body.

 

Licensing Requirements

Be at least seventeen years of age, not owe any money to a barbering school, and meet education and examination requirements.

Educational Requirements

A tenth grade education and satisfactory completion of a course in a registered barber school or college of not less than 340 hours of continuous instruction of not more than 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week.

Renewal Requirements

Renewal required every two years.

Application and Fees

Contact Licensing Board for information on application, registration, examination, renewal, or fees

 


 

Barber Instructor Requirements

 

A registered master barber certified by the board as a barber instructor.

 

Prospective

No barber school or college may operate without the presence of a registered barber instructor. A barber school must have at least one registered barber instructor or barber instructor assistant for every 15 students enrolled, and must have one licensed barber instructor for each barber instructor assistant.

Certification Requirements

Hold a valid certificate of registration as a master barber, having been duly registered as a master barber for a period of at least three years and/or having completed a 450 hour instructor training program at a board certified barber school, and meets the education, continuing education, and examination requirements.

Educational Requirements

Completion of twelfth grade in an accredited school or equivalent.

Examination Requirements

Successful completion of an examination prescribed by the board.

Continuing Education

Attendance in a barber instructor training program of at least sixteen (16) hours duration approved by the board every two years. You will receive announcements of these seminars. They are held yearly, one in each Grand Division

Renewal Requirements

Renewal required every two years.

Application and Fees

Contact Licensing Board for information on application, registration, examination, renewal, or fees.

 


 

Barber Instructor Assistant Requirements

 

A registered master barber certified by the board as a barber instructor assistant. Employment as a barber instructor assistant is limited to three years.

 

Prospective

Every barber school must have one licensed barber instructor for each barber instructor assistant.

Certification Requirements

Hold a valid certificate of registration as a master barber and meets the education and examination requirements.

Educational Requirements

Completion of tenth grade in an accredited school or equivalent, and current enrollment in a four hundred fifty-hour instructor training program at a board-certified barber school.

Application and Fees

Contact Licensing Board for information on application, registration, examination, renewal, or fees.