Barbering Schools in Tennessee

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222 East Unaka Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 926-9095
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

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Bakers Barber and Cosmetology College – Accredited

3983 Brainerd Road
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Barbers University School – Accredited

2826 Coleman Road
Memphis, TN 38128

Crown Cutz Academy – Accredited

809 North Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601

Fayetteville College of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

201 West College Street
Fayetteville, TN 37334

Genesis Career College – Accredited

30 Rachel Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

Global Beauty and Barber Institute – Accredited

907 Rivergate Parkway
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Gould's Academy – Accredited

8000 U.S. Highway 64
Bartlett, TN 38133

Gould's Academy – Accredited

1203 Ridgeway Road
Memphis, TN 38119

Hairspital Master Barber College

1287 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116

Last Minute Cuts School of Barbering and Cosmetology – Accredited

2195 South Third Street
Memphis, TN 38109

Master's Barber & Styling College – Accredited

14665 D Lebanon Road
Old Hickory, TN 37138

Mr Wayne's School of Unisex Hair Design – Accredited

170 South Willow Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

8380 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919

Queen City College – Accredited

1594 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Clarksville, TN 37042

Students 2 Masters Barber College – Accredited

1750 Frayser Boulevard
Memphis, TN 38127

Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Accredited

1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Accredited

550 Alabama Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105

Tennessee School of Beauty of Knoxville Inc – Accredited

4704 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921

The Master Academy of Barbering – Accredited

4700 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921

Urban Beauty Barber Institute – Accredited

3250 Coleman Road
Memphis, TN 38128

Vibe Barber College – Accredited

880 Thomas Street Memphis
Memphis, TN 38107
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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 Tennessee

Tennessee Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every 2 years.
  • 16 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for barbers in Tennessee is $48,750 ($23.44/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.

Tennessee is one of many states proving that barber shops with cool concepts are making a comeback, and in some ways, are better than ever. The prime example is John's Barber Shop, located inside an airplane that's been parked on the side of US Highway 25 West since the 1930's. Originally constructed as a gas station to draw tourists, the plane lives on — along with the style and class of the barbering profession. Fortunately, there are many top-notch barber schools in Tennessee for you to consider. So, what's your next step, you ask? Easy.

We recommend taking a quick look at the information below. We have laid out the facts and stats in an easy-to-read, organized way. We'll help you figure out the required hours and other license requirements. From there, you can scroll through the school listings at the top of this page. No matter what, you can be ready to train as quickly as possible and make your own mark in the Tennessee barber community.

State License Requirements

1500 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

Education Details

Tennessee barbering students should look at the course curriculum right off the bat, when comparing schools. Today's barbers require a pretty big tool belt to apply the latest men's styles. No longer are coloring, permanent waving, and facial massage just components of women's hair design experiences. To compete as a master barber in today's world of men's styles, look for a program that includes a complete set of skills, and the requirements for state licensure.

Common Tennessee barbering courses should cover:

  • Mustache and beard design
  • Hair and scalp treatments
  • Safety and sanitation
  • Shop management

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

16 Hours

Continuing education required

In the state of Tennessee, you will need to renew your barber license every two years. This must be done by the last date of the month you were originally licensed in. You’ll pay an $80 fee and submit your application for renewal to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. As a barber in Tennessee, you'll have to meet the continuing education requirements of 16 hours before you renew your license. You should always keep an eye out for events and workshops, or additional courses that focus on enhancing critical master barber skills.

Tennessee Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in Tennessee

Contact the Tennessee State Board of Barbering

Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners

Tennessee boasts a vibrant barbering industry, and it is expected to grow in size and impact over the next six years by local estimates. With that in mind, those looking to become barbering professionals utilize the following information.

Tennessee Master Barber Candidate Exam Information
Tennessee Barber Exam Portal


How to Become a Barber in Your State