Barbering Schools in Mississippi

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Art of Hair Academy – Accredited

4630 Clinton Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39209

C N K Barber College – Accredited

701 South Gloster
Tupelo, MS 38801

Chris Beauty College – Accredited

1265 Pass Road
Gulfport, MS 39501

Dynasty College of Cosmetology & Barberology – Accredited

449 North Front Street
Tupelo, MS 38804

Fosters Cosmetology College – Accredited

1813 City Avenue North
Ripley, MS 38663

Hinds Community College - Raymond

501 East Main Street
Raymond, MS 39154

Hinds Community College - Utica – Accredited

34175 Highway 18 East
Utica, MS 39175

Mississippi Barber Academy – Accredited

5420 I-55 Frontage Road North
Jackson, MS 39211

Pearl River Community College - Poplarville – Accredited

101 Highway 11 North
Poplarville, MS 39470

Traxler's School of Hair – Accredited

2845 Suncrest Drive
Jackson, MS 39212

Trendsetters Barber College

1415 Country Club Drive
Jackson, MS 39209

Upper Kutz Barber & Style College – Accredited

813 Highway 1 South
Greenville, MS 38701
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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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Cost of Barbering School Across MS

Metro Average Tuition
Jackson $15,750
Columbus / Tupelo / West Point $13,200
Biloxi / Gulfport $11,750

Comparing Program Costs in MS

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $17,340 - $24,805
Lowest range: $9,875 - $17,340
Average: $15,670
Barbering School Costs
Highest range: $14,875 - $18,000
Lowest range: $11,750 - $14,875
Average: $14,113

How to Become a Barber in Mississippi

Mississippi Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education 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 Mississippi is $37,363 ($17.96/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 7% job increase for barbers between 2018-2028 nationally.

Who says that barbering has to be a "man's world'? Don't tell that to Sondra Clark of Mendenhall, who was commended for her work in the profession of barbering while she was Executive Director of the Mississippi Board of Barber Examiners. She helped expand school options from 6 to 30 programs in the state. Plus, she helped institute prison programs that gave skills to people who were looking to walk a new path in life. No matter what your route towards a barber school education looks like, we recommend checking into all of your options before making any decision.

Our experience helping millions of students find cosmetology school programs in all 50 states + D.C. has taught us a lot. Namely, that students need to learn about their state's requirements, average program length, and example course topics before doing anything else. Fortunately, we have all that info and more laid out for you to scan quickly below. Once you're ready to view your options, check out our list of schools or use the search box above to get the skinny on barber schools right here in ol' Miss.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

In Mississippi, you must complete 1,500 hours of training to become a licensed barber. After completing your training at an accredited barber school, you can apply to take your exams. The initial licensing fee is $50. The testing fees in Mississippi are $183. Barbering requires both a written exam and a practical exam. Passing both of these tests is the final hurdle to an initial barbering license.

Education Details

When you compare Mississippi barbering programs, you should seek learning outcomes across the spectrum of this skillset. Men's styles are more complicated that ever, which gives you more variety in your role. However, this means that you will want to learn such skills as: hair and scalp treatments, permanent waving, anatomy, as well as shop management skills.

Curriculum of barbering courses might cover:

  • Hair coloring
  • Entrepreneurship
  • State barbering laws
  • Permanent waving

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Licenses are renewed every 2 years in Mississippi. Continuing education is not required for most beauty licenses in Mississippi.

Mississippi Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in Mississippi

Contact the Mississippi State Board of Barbering

Mississippi Board of Barber Examiners

Barbers in Mississippi conduct themselves with a firm code of honor and style. This is buttressed by a dedicated amount of resources available to those looking to take up hair care as a trade.

Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology
Mississippi State Department Of Health
Mississippi Candidate Testing Information


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