Barbering Schools in Maryland

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Award Beauty School – Accredited

26 East Antietam Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Barbering

8660 Pulaski Highway
Baltimore, MD 21237

(443) 969-4474
Barbering, Cosmetology

29 Greenmeadow Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

(443) 275-2038
Barbering, Cosmetology, Nail Technology

8435 Old Annapolis Road
New Carrollton, MD 20784

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering
Hair Academy II – Accredited

3705 Branch Avenue
Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering

8736 Arliss Street
Silver Spring, MD 20901

(301) 588-3570
Barbering, Cosmetology

7351 Assateague Drive Suite 370 Suite 370
Jessup, MD 20794

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics

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Academy Of Professional Barber-Stylists – Accredited

2401 Blueridge Avenue Suite 102
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Bladensburg Barber School – Accredited

4810 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg, MD 20710

The Temple – Accredited

22 West Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
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You must attend a school that meets any licensure requirements as defined by your state. Most states require that you graduate from an accredited or state-approved school.

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How to Become a Barber in Maryland

Maryland Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,200 education hours or 2,250 apprentice hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for barbers in Maryland is $60,080 ($28.89/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 7% job increase between 2016–2026 for barbers nationally.

If you''re serious about becoming a barber in Maryland, you probably already know the impact a barber shop can have on its community. Christopher's Grooming Lounge in Northeast D.C. is a perfect example of barbers making a life or death difference for their clients. The barbers offer more than hair and relationship advice; they participate in a public health program that informs the community about health issues they may be overlooking. This program was set up by the University of Maryland to help minorities with access to things like colon cancer screenings and healthcare education.

Before you can make an impact in your community and become their preferred choice for haircuts and relaxing shaves, you need to complete training. Keep reading to learn about barber school programs and licensing in your area. To see your cosmetology school options that offer barbering, just scroll up to look at a current school list. If you're ready to be the barber that the men in your community trust, then it's time to get on it.

State License Requirements

1,200 Education Hours OR 2,250 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

Maryland has high standards for aspiring barbers. Before you can apply for a barbering license, you must go through at least 1,200 hours of training at an approved barbering school. You can also do a 2,250-hour apprenticeship. The original licensing fee in Maryland is $50.

Education Details

Barbering in Maryland can be a complex skillset to acquire. It's a lot more than simple men's cuts and a warm shave. When you compare programs, you should look for courses that offer learning outcomes associated with coloring, anatomy, chemistry, tools and equipment, as well as topics in Maryland state laws for sanitation and safety.

Maryland barbering courses may cover the following topics:

  • Chemistry
  • Hair coloring
  • Facial massage
  • Skin, scalp and hair disorders

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

If you are going to work as a barber in Maryland, you will need to renew your license every two years by the license expiration date. The fee to renew is currently $50 — with an additional $50 late fee if you do not pay on time. For many barbers, owning a shop is the big dream — which will cost you $200 to renew — if that dream comes true. You can renew your license online, through this handy portal. In Maryland, you can also up-level and become a master barber, which requires at least 15 months of experience as a licensed barber.

Maryland Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in Maryland

Contact the Maryland State Board of Barbering

Maryland Department of Labor

You can contact the board if you have additional questions about obtaining a Maryland state cosmetology license.

Many enjoy the work of some of the best professional barber stylists in Maryland. These individuals have honed their craft and kept the hair care industry thriving in the state. To pursue these goals, it is mandatory for potential barbers to access the information by these groups.


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