Obtaining Master Barber License in New York State / NYC Barber License Requirements


Obtaining Master Barber License in New York State / NYC Barber License Requirements

In order to provide barber services in New York individuals mast obtain master barber license.  License is needed for nay of the following services: cutting hair, styling, shampoo, massages face and sculpts, applying skin and hair conditioners, shave face or die hair.  Providing hair cutting services or operating business without license is subject to rather big fines.

In order to obtain barber license in NYS you need to:

  1. Complete 15 Week Program (510 Hours Course)
  2. Complete HIV / Contiguous Diseases Course (3 Hour Course)
  3. Pass practical exam (conducted by New York State)
  4. Pass Health/Physical Certification

Once you complete all parts on the list you will be granted license to provide barber services in NYS. This means you can work as a barber at salon, open your own business or rent a chair from salon. Note, you cannot rent a chair for a salon to provide barber services unless you have a license!

Tribeca Barber School will teach you all you need to know about barber profession and you will get plenty of hands on practice in giving haircuts. You will be doing real haircuts to real people as result you will have enough experience to do your job and pass practical barber exam.  When you sign up for barber classes at our Manhattan facility you will cover both required courses and we will also do all paperwork required to schedule practical exam. All you need to do is come and learn the trade.

To sign up for classes you will need:

  1. Social Security Number
  2. Photo ID
  3. High School Diploma  or GED (or pass Scholastical Level Exam)

Scholastical Level Exam – we will give you special exam that you need to score in order to be able to be admitted to school without HS Diploma or GED. Most students pass this exam without any trouble.






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