Barbering Schools in New Hampshire

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Empire Beauty Schools - Hooksett – Accredited

1328 Hooksett Road
Hooksett, NH 03106

Empire Beauty Schools - Somersworth – Accredited

465 High Street
Somersworth, NH 03878

The Barber Academy - Salem

326 South Broadway
Salem, NH 03079
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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 New Hampshire

New Hampshire Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 800 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 New Hampshire is $45,595 ($21.92/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 13% job increase between 2016-2026 for barbers. This is higher than the expected national growth of 7%.

If you're interested in working with men and meeting their unique cosmetology needs, you may be well-suited to a career in barbering.

Barbers are trained to maintain facial hair, provide men with a wide range of hair styles, and make men look well-groomed.

State License Requirements

800 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

The New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Aesthetics licenses barbers and regulates their careers. To be eligible for licensure as a barber, you must complete a training program that lasts at least 800 hours. If you want to become a master barber, a training program of no fewer than 1,500 hours is required.

Education Details

Your training program should cover a variety of skills and areas of knowledge. Prior to actually working with clients and learning barbering techniques, you must know how to work safely. Instructors cover the proper way to maintain high hygiene standards and minimize the risk of infection. You will also learn how to cut hair, how to trim and shave facial hair, and how to keep clients coming back to your chair.

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

License renewal in New Hampshire happens every two years in the licensee's birth month. You must have submitted your renewal application by the last day of your birth month. The cost to renew a beauty practitioner's license is $40. Though continuing education is not required for most other beauty practitioners' licenses, cosmetology CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

New Hampshire Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in New Hampshire

Barber shops are rapidly increasing in popularity around the United States, leading to a natural increase in demand for skilled barbers. Between 2016 and 2026, CareerOneStop predicts a 13% increase in barbering jobs in New Hampshire. The salaries reported by barbers vary quite a bit. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a barber is $45,595 per year.

Contact the New Hampshire State Board of Barbering

New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification

Even though continuing education may not be a required part of maintaining your license, you may still wish to take advantage of local training events for the sake of your career, which you can find through the Board's website. For those residing in New Hampshire, becoming a barber has gotten to be a good deal more promising. This is mainly due to the popularity of more modern shops and the professionals who staff them. The state has a dedicated base of information and guidelines for those interested.

New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics
New Hampshire Barber Testing Portal
Study Guide For New Hampshire State Barber Law

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