Barbering Schools in Pennsylvania

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1522 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cosmetology, Barbering

2302 North 5th Street Highway
Reading, PA 19605

Cosmetology, Barbering

799 West Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

Cosmetology, Barbering

215 West Main Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

Cosmetology, Barbering
The Beauty Institute – Accredited

9902 East Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Cosmetology, Cosmetology Teacher Training, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Barbering

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American Barber Academy – Accredited

110 Morgantown Road
Reading, PA 19611

Barber and Beauty Academy of Pennsylvania

3849 -C Union Deposit Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Barber School of N.E.P.A

535 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509

Barber School of Pittsburgh – Accredited

5056 William Penn Highway
Monroeville, PA 15146

Barber School of Pittsburgh – Accredited

143 Steuben Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Barber Styling Institute

3433 Simpson Ferry Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

Champ's Barber School – Accredited

54 West King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Champions School of Barbering – Accredited

304 South High Street Suite 2
West Chester, PA 19382

Community College of Allegheny County

800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Cutting Edge Barber Academy – Accredited

114 West Orange Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Final Touch Barber Academy

925 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Fountain of Youth Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

108 Scharberry Lane
Mars, PA 16046

Indiana County Technology Center

441 Hamill Road
Indiana, PA 15701

Lehigh Valley Barber School – Accredited

1517B Irene Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Lehigh Valley Barber School – Accredited

114 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Merge Barber School – Accredited

431 West Tilghman Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Metro Barber Academy – Accredited

207 Valley Road
Summerdale, PA 17903

Metropolitan Barber Academy

207 Valley Road
Enola, PA 17025

North Hills Beauty Academy Inc – Accredited

813 West View Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15229

Premier Barber Institute – Accredited

573 East Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Professional Barber Institute

8862 Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Reading Barber Institute – Accredited

810 Oley Street Space E
Reading, PA 19604

South Hills Beauty Academy Inc – Accredited

3269 West Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Success Barber Academy

560 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360

The Beauty Institute – Accredited

50 East Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002

World A Cuts Barber Institute – Accredited

121 North George Street
York, PA 17401
Accredited School

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 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,250 education hours or 2,000 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 Pennsylvania is $27,130 ($13.04/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 9% job increase between 2016–2026 for barbers. This is higher than the expected national growth of 7%.

Barbers in Pennsylvania come from all types of backgrounds and do their part to support their communities. If you want to check out barber school options in this state, you're in luck. There are plenty of PA schools for barber college training. If you've been keeping up with the latest news, you might have heard about Martin's Barber School in Huntingdon, which flourished thanks to a need for barbers in the area. Joe Martin, the owner, even helps students connect with jobs when they're done. And this is just one of your options for training.

So, how do you decide your next move? That's where we come in. See that search box up top? Or those school listings listed below? Those make it simple for you to narrow your options. We have connections with barber schools in every state, including yours. Over the years, we have helped students move in the right direction and choose the right cosmetology school with barbering programs. Below, you'll find some quick information that can help you determine if you should contact schools right away.

State License Requirements

1,250 Education Hours OR 2,000 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

Education Details

To become a master barber in Pennsylvania, you should compare the courses and learning outcomes of as many programs as possible. Many of today's top training programs include skills that used to be strictly associated with women's hair design. However, you can benefit in your career if you learn such skills as: coloring, hair relaxing, shaving, scalp treatments, and other advanced topics.

Pennsylvania barbering courses include:

  • Mustache and beard styles
  • State laws and regulations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Permanent waving

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

It’s the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners who will manage your barber license renewal process in this state. Barber licenses are renewed every two years in this state, and come with a $109 fee. The last date to renew is April 30th in even-numbered years. Even though you won’t have to complete hours for continuing education, you should seek ways to network with other professionals, and take workshops and courses to keep make sure you keep up with the latest skills, and understand changing regulations.

Pennsylvania Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in Pennsylvania

Contact the Pennsylvania State Board of Barbering

Pennsylvania State Board of Barber Examiners

Pennsylvania stands out as one of the top states for those in barbering whether they’re independent or aligned with a shop. Eager individuals can begin their own barbering journey with the help of these following resources.

Pennsylvania State Board Of Barber Examiners
Pennsylvania Barber Code Guide
Pennsylvania Barber Candidate Handbook


How to Become a Barber in Your State