Barbering Schools in Texas

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2015 East Riverside Drive Building 6
Austin, TX 78741

(512) 982-0725
Cosmetology, Barbering

8620 Burnet Road Suite 300
Austin, TX 78757

(512) 968-2835
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry

500 East Ben White Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704

(512) 968-2835
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology
Collectiv Academy – Accredited

6757 Arapaho Road Suite 777
Dallas, TX 75248

(469) 522-3226
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering

6804 Ingram Road
San Antonio, TX 78238

(210) 244-4604
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

1580 George Dieter Drive Suite 207
El Paso, TX 79936

(915) 213-0470
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

605 Southwest Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78238

(210) 922-5900
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

907 Highway 80
San Marcos, TX 78666

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Technology

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360 Degrees Beauty & Barber College

10638 FM 1960 Road West
Houston, TX 77070

717 Barber Academy – Accredited

307 Main Street Unit 135
Frisco, TX 75034

A & M Barber Academy – Accredited

434 East Church Street
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

A&M Barber Academy – Accredited

2801 Hemphill Street Suite 107
Fort Worth, TX 76110

AAction Barber and Styling College – Accredited

4460 West Walnut Street 124A
Garland, TX 75042

Academy of Barbers – Accredited

1421 Lee Trevino Drive d-7
El Paso, TX 79936

Acres Home College of Barber Design

2306 Ferguson Way
Houston, TX 77088

Advanced Barber College and Hair Design – Accredited

2818 South International
Weslaco, TX 78596

Affordable Barber Academy – Accredited

3241 South 1st Street
Abilene, TX 79605

Alamo City Barber College – Accredited

8910 Bandera Road Suite 209
San Antonio, TX 78250

All Around Barber School – Accredited

1420 Wells Branch Parkway 110,
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Alliance Barber Academy – Accredited

4202 Ruben M Torres Boulevard Suite B1 & B2
Brownsville, TX 78526

Americas High School – Accredited

12101 Pellicano Drive
El Paso, TX 79936

Angleton Independent School District – Accredited

1900 North Downing Road
Angleton, TX 77515

Ann Gee's Barber Academy

4310 West Illinois 220
Midland, TX 79703

Arcenio's Barber Academy – Accredited

14215 Coit Suite 126
Dallas, TX 75254

ASAPP Barber College – Accredited

5212 Wedgmont Circle North
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Barber Academy of Texarkana – Accredited

4115 North Kings Highway Suite 109
Texarkana, TX 75503

Barber Builders Training Academy – Accredited

150 West Kingsley Road Suite 518
Garland, TX 75041

Barber Institute of Texas - Lewisville – Accredited

2325 South Stemmons Freeway 404
Lewisville, TX 75067

Barber Institute of Texas - Longview – Accredited

2430 South High Street Suite B4
Longview, TX 75602

Barber Life Academy – Accredited

9526 North Sam Houston Parkway East Suite 3112
Humble, TX 77396

Barbers Trade School – Accredited

665 Orleans Street
Beaumont, TX 77701

Bella Cosmetology and Barber College – Accredited

5015 A Wesley Street
Greenville, TX 75402

Berkner High School Pathways – Accredited

400 South Greenville Avenue
Richardson, TX 75081

Bevelle Barber School – Accredited

2015 East Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78741

Bill R Johnson Career & Tech Education Center – Accredited

4500 Longhorn Trail
Crowley, TX 76036

Blade Craft Barber Academy

2719 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226

Bladesmith Barber College – Accredited

1100 Dallas Drive Suite 116
Denton, TX 76205

Blanco's Flawless Barber School – Accredited

1235 South Josey Lane 670
Carrollton, TX 75006

Blessed Hands Barber Cosmetology College

11101 Leopard Street Suite 5
Corpus Christi, TX 78410

Brighton Barber Institute – Accredited

133 West Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054

Bronx Barber College

1360 Lee Trevino Drive
El Paso, TX 79936

Buckner Barber School – Accredited

1515 South Buckner Boulevard 147
Dallas, TX 75217

C F Barber Academy – Accredited

900 Bugg Lane Suite 115
San Marcos, TX 78666

C.A. Barber & Cosmetology School

403 East Davis Street
Conroe, TX 77301

Central Texas Barber College

3602 Watercrest Road
Killeen, TX 76549

Champion Beauty College – Accredited

3920 Cypress Creek Parkway
Houston, TX 77068

Champions Barber and Beauty Academy

3336 Garden Drive
Waco, TX 76706

Chic Academy of Nails and Cosmetology – Accredited

111 North 23rd Street Suite 120 - 130
McAllen, TX 78501

Chop It Up Barber College – Accredited

6051 FM 3009 Suite 233B
Schertz, TX 78154

College of the Mainland

1200 Amburn Road
Texas City, TX 77591

Crossroads Barber Academy – Accredited

102 East Trinity Street
Victoria, TX 77901

Cut & Shave Barber College

1139 Gembler Road
San Antonio, TX 78219

Cut Artistry Institute

4505 Highway 6 North Suite 200 A
Houston, TX 77084

Cutz Above Barber College – Accredited

8800 Broadway Suite 250
San Antonio, TX 78217


111 Ramble Lane Suite 104
Austin, TX 78745

Dallas Barber & Stylist College - Arlington – Accredited

5504 Matlock Road
Arlington, TX 76018

Dallas Barber & Stylist College - Carrollton – Accredited

2240 Marsh Lane
Carrollton, TX 75006

Dallas Barber & Stylist College - Dallas – Accredited

9357 Forest Lane
Dallas, TX 75243

Dallas Blends Barber Academy

965 West Centerville Road
Dallas, TX 75227

Dallas Lash Academy – Accredited

3259 West Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, TX 75237

Dapper Barber - Garland – Accredited

2334 West Buckingham Road 350
Garland, TX 75042

Dapper Barber - Plano – Accredited

8240 Preston Road
Plano, TX 75024

Dapper G Barber College

807 South General McMullen Drive
San Antonio, TX 78227

Deleon Barber College – Accredited

106 Conference Drive
Bastrop, TX 78602

Deluxe Barber College – Accredited

1212 West Parmer Lane Suite F
Austin, TX 78727

Deluxe Barber College - San Antonio – Accredited

12636 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, TX 78217

Diamonds Cosmetology College – Accredited

3321 Loy Lake Road
Sherman, TX 75090

Dooney's Barber And Beauty Academy – Accredited

4333 Gannon Lane 115
Dallas, TX 75237

Elegance Barber & Styling Academy

9490 Webb Chapel Road
Dallas, TX 75220

Elevation Barber College

4412 Rittiman Road
San Antonio, TX 78218

Empire Academy

609 Main Street
Friona, TX 79035

Enlightened Barber Academy

1006 South 10th Street Suite 4
McAllen, TX 78501

Enrichment Barber College

11220 Perrin Beitel Suite 100
San Antonio, TX 78217

Epic Barber College – Accredited

13018 Woodforest Boulevard Suite J
Houston, TX 77015

Erma's Beauty School – Accredited

877 TX-21 Suite 200
Cedar Creek, TX 78612

Exclusiv Barber & Beauty Academy – Accredited

713 West Southwest Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701

Exclusiv Barber and Beauty Academy of Marshall – Accredited

401 West Pinecrest Drive
Marshall, TX 75670

Expert Barber Beauty Academy

1000 West Rosemeade Parkway Suite 110
Carrollton, TX 75007

Eyes on Me Advanced Barber College - Kerrville

223 Ear Garrett Street
Kerrville, TX 78028

Eyes on Me Advanced Barber College - San Antonio – Accredited

1599 Bandera Road
San Antonio, TX 78228

Eyes on Me Advanced Barber College - San Marcos

242 North LBJ Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

Fade Fellas Barber School – Accredited

2760 Trinity Mills Road Suite 113
Carrollton, TX 75006

Fademasterz Barber Academy – Accredited

2702 Exchange
Temple, TX 76504

Fadez Barber School – Accredited

1972 East Grant Street
Roma, TX 78584

Finetta Barber And Beauty Academy

1808 G Brothers Boulevard
College Station, TX 77845

Finetta Beauty And Barber Academy – Accredited

120 West 3rd
Hearne, TX 77859

First Class Barber College – Accredited

103 U.S. Highway 175 West
Eustace, TX 75124

Five Star Elite Fades Barber College – Accredited

10920 Will Clayton Parkway Suite F-920
Humble, TX 77396

Frank Phillips College – Accredited

1301 West Roosevelt Street
Borger, TX 79007

Franklin Institute - North Houston

4745 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77084

Franklin Institute - South Houston

13320 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77045

Franklin Institute - Texas City

8030 FM 1765 Suite A110
Texas City, TX 77591

G.A. Nails Beauty Academy – Accredited

3301 North Ware Road
McAllen, TX 78501

Game Changers Barber Academy – Accredited

7224 Blanco Road
San Antonio, TX 78216

Gloria's Barber College

6812 Bandera Road Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78238

Goldstar Barber Academy – Accredited

1859 Briarcrest Drive
Bryan, TX 77802

Graham's Barber College – Accredited

3016 AL Lipscomb Way
Dallas, TX 75215

Gulf Coast Barber College - League City – Accredited

100 Perkins Avenue Suite G
League City, TX 77573

Gulf Coast Barber College - Texas City – Accredited

1536 Texas Avenue
Texas City, TX 77590

H.E.B Barber Academy – Accredited

760 East Pipeline Road B
Hurst, TX 76053

Hair Expressions Barber School – Accredited

4027 Ayers Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78416

Headlines Barber College – Accredited

1304 North County Road West
Odessa, TX 79763

Houston Barber School - Antoine – Accredited

5377 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77091

Houston Barber School - Houston – Accredited

313 Rankin Road Suite G
Houston, TX 77073

Houston Barber School - Humble – Accredited

7715 FM -1960 Bypass West
Humble, TX 77338

Houston Barber School - Southwest – Accredited

9525-B Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Denton – Accredited

2215 South Loop 288
Denton, TX 76021

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - El Paso – Accredited

750 Sunland Park Drive
El Paso, TX 79912

I.T.S. Academy Of Beauty - Fort Worth – Accredited

1802 Green Oaks Road
Fort Worth, TX 76132

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Hurst – Accredited

1101 Melbourne Road Suite B-5A
Hurst, TX 76053

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Irving

2426 Irving Mall B-5C
Irving, TX 75062

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Mesquite – Accredited

1900 Oates Drive 175
Mesquite, TX 75150

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Plano – Accredited

3033 West Parker Road 205
Plano, TX 75023

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Wichita Falls – Accredited

3111 Midwestern Parkway Suite 110
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Illumination Barber School – Accredited

12260 Gulf Freeway Suite A-17
Houston, TX 77034

Image Academy Cos Esthetician Barber – Accredited

14520 Memorial Drive 82
Houston, TX 77079

Immaculate Cut Barber Institute – Accredited

5517 McPherson Road Suite 24
Laredo, TX 78041

IMPACT Barber Academy Austin

5339 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756

Institute Cosmetology African Braiding

432 West Parker Road
Houston, TX 77091

Instituto de Belleza y Arte

505 South 12th Street
McAllen, TX 78501

Interstate Barber Stylist School

3415 North 19th Street
Waco, TX 76708

Jackson Barber College – Accredited

4600 Bellfort Street
Houston, TX 77051

Jay's Technical Institute – Accredited

7765 9th Avenue Suite M
Port Arthur, TX 77642

Jay's Technical Institute - Houston – Accredited

11910 Fondren Meadow
Houston, TX 77071

Jean Percy School Of Barbering – Accredited

11123 McCracken Circle Unit C
Cypress, TX 77429

JustinTime Barber College – Accredited

1625 US-77 BUS
San Benito, TX 78586

Kalibur Barber College – Accredited

1801 West Polo Road 122
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Kings-Kuts Barber & Hair Styling School – Accredited

413 School Street
Garland, TX 75042

Km Beauty Institute

2045 Forest Lane Suite 170
Garland, TX 75042

Latin America Beauty School

5839 Bissonnet Street
Bellaire, TX 77401

Latinos Barber School – Accredited

12302 John F Kennedy Boulevard Suite E
Houston, TX 77039

Legend's Barber College – Accredited

1815 West Frank Avenue
Lufkin, TX 75904

Madison Barber Stylist School - Tyler – Accredited

1737A Troup Highway
Tyler, TX 75701

Madison Barber Stylist School - Waco – Accredited

1843 North 25th Street
Waco, TX 76707

MarqBlendz Barber Academy – Accredited

212 South Main Street
Irving, TX 75060

Master Barbers Institute – Accredited

622 West Jefferson
Dallas, TX 75208

Mastering The Business Barber Academy – Accredited

3901 West Arkansas Lane Suite 117
Arlington, TX 76016

Mei Barber School – Accredited

205 East Elizabeth Street
Brownsville, TX 78520

Meraki Institute Of Beauty And Wellness

1200 West Polk Avenue Suite L-N
Pharr, TX 78577

Mesa Barber College

8523 Mesa Drive
Houston, TX 77028

Michael's Barber & Hair Stylist Academy – Accredited

2413 West Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062

Mid Cities Barber College – Accredited

2345 Southwest 3rd Street 101
Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Mike's Barber School – Accredited

1202 East University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539

Mission Beauty Institute – Accredited

1123 East 9th Street
Mission, TX 78572

Modern Barber & Beauty Institute

425 Northpoint Crossing Drive Suite 500
College Station, TX 77840

Modern Barber College

2401 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77002

Modern Barbering Academy – Accredited

2509 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

Modern Image Institute Barber & Stylist – Accredited

1300 East Beltline Road 200
Richardson, TX 75081

Montana Barber Institute – Accredited

1920 North Zaragoza Suites 101 - 103
El Paso, TX 79938

Mystros Barber Academy – Accredited

2420 Cartwright Road
Missouri City, TX 77489

Mystros Barber Academy - Houston – Accredited

1434 Cypress Creek Parkway
Houston, TX 77090

Natural Images Beauty College – Accredited

236 Old Angleton Road
Clute, TX 77531

NeeCee's Barber College – Accredited

1813 Industrial Boulevard
Abilene, TX 79602

New Image Beauty and Barber School – Accredited

502 US-77 Frontage Road
Harlingen, TX 78550

New Image Institute Of Cosmetology

3102 North Raul Longoria Road
San Juan, TX 78589

Next Top Barber Academy – Accredited

5203 Bob Bullock Loop Suite 340
Laredo, TX 78041

North Central Texas College

1525 West California Street
Gainesville, TX 76240

Northwest Educational Center - Copperfield Campus – Accredited

6521 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77084

Northwest Educational Center - Northwest Campus – Accredited

2910 Antoine Drive B-100
Houston, TX 77092

OG's School of Hair Design

2501 South Ws Young Drive
Killeen, TX 76542

Papito Blessedhands Barber Academy – Accredited

1809 West Berry Street
Fort Worth, TX 76110

Paul Mitchell The School Arlington – Accredited

309 Curtis Mathes Way Suite 101
Arlington, TX 76018

Paul Mitchell The School Austin – Accredited

9503 Research Boulevard Building 3 Suite 310
Austin, TX 78759

Paul Mitchell The School San Antonio – Accredited

18402 U.S. Highway 281 Suite 124
San Antonio, TX 78259

Pearland Barber College – Accredited

3631 South Main Street Suite 105
Pearland, TX 77581

Permian Basin Barber College – Accredited

911 North Grandview Avenue
Odessa, TX 79761

Premier Barber School – Accredited

8795 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77088

Prestige Barber College - Odessa – Accredited

818 Maple Avenue
Odessa, TX 79761

Pro Fades Barber Academy – Accredited

8074 Ferguson Road
Dallas, TX 75228

Prospect Barber Institute – Accredited

2601 Gus Thomasson Road 300
Mesquite, TX 75150

Quality Barber College – Accredited

12363 Main Street
Houston, TX 77035

R & E Cosmetology School

808 Park Street
Baytown, TX 77520

R&C Beauty College – Accredited

15635 Vision Drive 101
Pflugerville, TX 78660

Razor's School Of Barber Design – Accredited

18446 Highway 105 West Suite C
Montgomery, TX 77356

Renew Barber Academy – Accredited

2650 Midway Road Suite 238
Carrollton, TX 75006

RGV Barber School – Accredited

691 East Business 77 Suite A
San Benito, TX 78586

Ridges Barber College – Accredited

20220 FM 529
Cypress, TX 77433

Ridica Cosmetology & Barber School – Accredited

7820 FM 1960 Suite 201
Humble, TX 77346

Rio Men Barber School – Accredited

5000 North 23rd Street Suite E
Mcallen, TX 78504

RIVA Institute of Cosmetology

110 East Agostadero Street
Weslaco, TX 78596

Riverside Barber & Beauty Institute – Accredited

707 North Riverside Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76111

San Jacinto Community College - North Campus

5800 Uvalde Road
Houston, TX 77049

San Jacinto Community College - South Campus – Accredited

13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089

Sinclair's Career Cosmetology School

2200 FM 157 North Suite 222
Mansfield, TX 76063

Sol Barber & Ink Academy – Accredited

531 Jefferson Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75208

South Post Oak Barber College – Accredited

14217 South Post Oak Road
Houston, TX 77045

South Texas Barber College – Accredited

3917 Ayers
Corpus Christi, TX 78415

Southeast Texas Career Institute – Accredited

975 Highway 327 East
Silsbee, TX 77656

Southwest Barber Institute

4000 Dyer Street Suite D
El Paso, TX 79930

State Barber School

1030 West Arkansas Lane Suite 306
Arlington, TX 76013

T.C.P. Beauty and Barber College

6220 Westpark Drive Suite 310
Houston, TX 77057

Texan's Barber School – Accredited

4600 South Medford Drive
Lufkin, TX 75901

Texarkana College

2500 North Robison Road
Texarkana, TX 75599

Texas Barber College - Ferguson Road – Accredited

9888 Ferguson Road
Dallas, TX 75228

Texas Barber College - Freeway – Accredited

4473 North Freeway
Houston, TX 77022

Texas Barber College - Gessner Road – Accredited

8201 South Gessner Road Suite A
Houston, TX 77036

Texas Barber College - Lancaster Road – Accredited

5148 Lancaster Road
Dallas, TX 75241

Texas Barber University – Accredited

23128 FM 1314 F
Porter, TX 77365

Texas Fadez Barber College – Accredited

1210 South Main Street
Duncanville, TX 75137

The 903 School Of Barbering – Accredited

213 North Travis Street
Sherman, TX 75090

The Barber Education Academy – Accredited

1505 Calle del Norte #230
Laredo, TX 78041

The Barbers Realm Barber Academy – Accredited

1925 East Belt Line Road
Carrollton, TX 75006

The Hair Academy – Accredited

4555 East University Boulevard B7
Odessa, TX 79762

The Hook Up Barber University – Accredited

402 North Conway Avenue
Mission, TX 78572

The L.A.B. Legends Academy Of Barbering – Accredited

2401 West Kiest Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75233

The Men Barber School

1925 Rutland Drive Suite E
Austin, TX 78758

The Professional Cosmetology Academy – Accredited

1407 Calle del Norte Suite 116
Laredo, TX 78041

The Studio Institute Of Beauty & Barber

636 North Broadway Street Suite A
Elsa, TX 78543

Tonsore Master Academy

6856 Ingram Road
San Antonio, TX 78238

Tonsorial Arts Barber College – Accredited

2831 New Boston Road
Texarkana, TX 75501

Top of the line Barber School – Accredited

5806 Walzem Road
San Antonio, TX 78218

Trend Barber College - Northwest Campus – Accredited

14806 Ella Boulevard
Houston, TX 77090

Trend Barber College - Southwest Campus – Accredited

8250 West Bellfort
Houston, TX 77071

Trendsetters Barber & Beauty College – Accredited

9120 Perrin Beitel road
San Antonio, TX 78217

Trendz Barber Academy – Accredited

3602 Slide Road Suite 28B
Lubbock, TX 79414

Trimsetters Barber Academy – Accredited

2715 Traders Road Suite G
Greenville, TX 75402

Tru Elevation Barber & Beauty Academy – Accredited

1585 Clarksville Street
Paris, TX 75460

Trucco Beauty Institute – Accredited

11385 James Watt Drive Suite B 44053
El Paso, TX 79936

Universal Barbering of Houston – Accredited

12344 Gulf Freeway C3
Houston, TX 77034

Uptown Barbers Institute – Accredited

2305 South State Highway 121 140
Lewisville, TX 75067

Vernon College - Vernon

4400 College Drive
Vernon, TX 76102

Vernon College - Wichita Falls – Accredited

4105 Maplewood Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Versatile Barber & Beauty Academy – Accredited

2505 Lake Road Suite 1
Huntsville, TX 77340

Victoria Beauty College – Accredited

1508 North Laurent
Victoria, TX 77901

VIP Kings Barber College – Accredited

5747 Westcreek Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Visionz Barber Academy – Accredited

2823 Civic Circle Drive
Amarillo, TX 79109

Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy - Amarillo – Accredited

2520 Paramount Boulevard
Amarillo, TX 79109

Wade Gordon Hairdressing Academy - Lubbock – Accredited

7615-B University Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79423

Weatherford College – Accredited

225 College Park Drive
Weatherford, TX 76086

West Texas Barber Academy – Accredited

1915 19th Street
Lubbock, TX 79401

Wichita Falls Barber Academy – Accredited

3101 Grant Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76308

Williams Barber College – Accredited

520 South WW White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

Wymaster Barber & Beauty College – Accredited

5424 Rufe Snow Drive Suite 402
North Richland, TX 76180

Yahweh Beauty Academy – Accredited

431 North 38th Street
Killeen, TX 76543
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.

Barbering Schools Near Me

Cost of Barbering School Across TX

Metro Average Tuition
El Paso / Las Cruces $14,800
Dallas $13,685
Houston $12,696
Tyler / Longview / Lufkin / Nacogdoches $12,595
Austin $10,902
San Antonio $10,271
Victoria $9,750
Harlingen / Weslaco / Brownsville / McAllen $9,288
Laredo $8,850
Abilene / Sweetwater $8,434
Corpus Christi $8,300
Amarillo $7,600
Beaumont / Port Arthur $7,300
Waco / Temple / Bryan $6,500

Comparing Program Costs in TX

Cosmetology School Costs
Highest range: $11,320 - $20,475
Lowest range: $2,165 - $11,320
Average: $13,367
Barbering School Costs
Highest range: $12,595 - $23,025
Lowest range: $2,165 - $12,595
Average: $11,854

How to Become a Barber in Texas

Texas Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,000 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 Texas is $37,330.
  • There is a predicted 25% job increase between 2020–2030 for barbers.

To become a barber in Texas, you must complete a Texas barber program, pass written and practical exams, and pass a criminal background check.

All barbers in Texas must be licensed to practice. There are several barbering licenses, including the Class A Barber license, which is the most comprehensive. To be eligible for this license, you must:

  • Be at least 16
  • Complete 1,000 training hours
  • Pass the Class A Barber written and practical exams
  • Submit a completed application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Submit to a criminal background check

All Texas barber license applicants must undergo a criminal background check. But, having a criminal record doesn't automatically exclude you from licensure.

State law allows students to find out if they're likely to be rejected due to their criminal history before going for licensure. This can protect them from wasting time and money trying to gain a license they are unlikely to get.

What to Expect from a Barber Program in Texas

1,000 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

Barber programs in Texas include 1,000 hours of training for a Class A license over at least six months. You can expect to learn about hair cutting, dyeing, styling, massage, hair removal, and more.

Texas Class A barber programs must include the following areas:

Basics (150 hours):

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Bacteriology, sterilization, and sanitation
  • Barber history
  • Barber implements, tools, equipment, and theory
  • Chemistry (hair coloring, chemical waving, and relaxing)
  • Skin, scalp, hair, and nail disorders
  • Safety, first aid, and sanitation

Practice (750 hours):

  • Chemistry (hair coloring, chemical waving, and relaxing)
  • Face and neck massage and treatments
  • Facial hair removal
  • Hair and scalp treatments and massage
  • Hair cutting
  • Hair styling
  • Hair weaving, extensions, and wigs
  • Manicuring
  • Mustaches and beards
  • Razor techniques, safety, first aid, and sanitation
  • Safety, first aid, and sanitation
  • Shaving

Business (100 hours):

  • Barbershop management
  • Customer service
  • Hygiene and good grooming
  • Professional ethics and image
  • Safety, sanitation, related practices, and theory
  • Texas barber laws and rules

If you've already got your cosmetology license, you can train to be a barber via a crossover program. Crossover licenses require just 300 training hours, though you must still pass the state practical and written exams.

Trainee barbers in Texas can also obtain a maximum of 50 training hours through field trips.

Schools must be licensed and work to maintain that license over time. They're inspected by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)'s Field Operations Division. The inspectors ensure the school meets size, equipment, staff, code, and other requirements.

Can I Apprentice as a Barber in Texas?

No, it's not possible to gain your barber's license in Texas via apprenticeship. Instead, you must complete 1,000 training hours on a state-approved Texas barber program.

Texas Barber Licensing Requirements

To gain your Texas Class A barber's license, you must complete 1,000 training hours and pass written and practical exams. Both are administered by PSI Services LLC, and you have to complete the written exam first.

Once you've completed the required training hours (see below), you receive a postcard from TDLR with information on contacting PSI and scheduling your written exam. You can arrange your exam via the internet, telephone, or mail. After passing the written test, you have five years to pass the practical test, which you can take as many times as you need.

If you're enrolled in a 1,000-hour high school barber program, you can take your written exam after completing 900 hours. However, if you're in a post-secondary 1,000-hour program, you must wait until you finish all 1,000 hours before taking the exam.

Written Examination

The written exam can be taken online or in one of PSI's 22 testing centers around Texas. It costs $55, which is non-refundable and non-transferable. The tests are in English by default, but they may be available in Spanish or Vietnamese for no additional cost if you request this when you schedule your exam.

If taking the exam at a PSI center, arrive 30 minutes before your test time and bring a government-issued photo ID. If you're taking the exam online, you can log on up to 30 minutes before your scheduled exam time. The exam is closed-book.

The written exam consists of 85 scored items and eight non-scored items, and you have 90 minutes to complete it. It covers a variety of topics, split into the following areas:

  • Chemical texture services: 12%
  • Hair and scalp care: 4.5%
  • Hair coloring: 10%
  • Hair cutting and styling: 14%
  • Licensing and regulation: 8%
  • Nail and skin care: 4.5%
  • Sanitation, disinfection, sterilization, and safety: 29.5%
  • Shaving: 17.5%

You need at least a 70% score to pass. Your score is displayed on-screen when you finish the test, and a report is emailed to you. If you fail, the email includes a report discussing your strengths and weaknesses.

Practical Examination

You can schedule your practical exam after passing the written one. The practical takes place at one of PSI's testing centers and costs $76. You have three hours and 29 minutes to complete the test and need a score of at least 70% to pass.

The test is split into the following areas:

  • Pre-exam set up and disinfection: 10 minutes
  • Manicure: 22 minutes
  • Professional shave: 42 minutes
  • Blood exposure incident: 12 minutes
  • Facial: 17 minutes
  • Hair cutting: 37 minutes
  • Blow drying and thermal curling: 22 minutes
  • Chemical application preparation: 10 minutes
  • Permanent wave: 17 minutes
  • Single process color retouch: 10 minutes
  • End of exam disinfection: 10 minutes

Just as with the written exam, you receive your score report instantly.

ADA Accommodations

All PSI exam centers are equipped to provide additional accommodations to meet candidate needs. Students with disabilities can request accommodations by filling out a request form when scheduling their exams.

Texas Barber License Reciprocity

If you already have a barber's license in another state, you might be able to transfer it to Texas via reciprocity. The state you trained in must have equivalent educational and exam requirements to Texas. Licensees from certain states must also fulfill a work experience requirement, as listed below:

  • California (licensed before 01/01/2022): one year
  • California (licensed after 01/01/2022): two years
  • Connecticut: one year
  • Florida: two years
  • Hawaii: one year
  • Idaho: one year
  • Illinois: one year
  • New Hampshire: one year
  • New Jersey (Cosmetologist-Hairstylist): one year
  • New York: three years
  • Rhode Island: one year
  • South Carolina: two years
  • South Carolina (Master Hair Care): one year

To apply for a Texas barber license with out-of-state training and experience, you must:

  • Submit a reciprocity barber license application
  • Pay an application fee of $110
  • Include a copy of your current and active barber license
  • Include a letter of certification, in a sealed envelope, from your home state
  • Include an official transcript of hours, in a sealed envelope, from your school

Additionally, active duty military, veterans, and spouses are eligible for help transferring their licenses to Texas.

Barber License Renewal in Texas

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

You need to renew your Texas barber's license every two years, but there are no continuing education requirements to fulfill. It costs $55 to renew your license.

Once your license expires, you have 18 months to renew it, and you can't work as a barber during that time. If your license has been expired for 18 months to three years, submit a "Request to Executive Director for Expired License Renewal" form with a required renewal fee.

If more than three years have passed, your license is void, and you have to apply for a new one. In Texas, the Attorney General can also refuse to renew your license for failure to pay child support.

Barber Salary and Projected Job Growth in Texas


Average yearly salary for barbering in Texas

The average (mean) salary for barbers in Texas is $37,330 per year or $17.95 per hour. Wages range from around $23,800 to $60,000 or more.

Texas has the third-highest employment rate for barbers nationwide. The outlook continues to be good, with growth of 25% predicted between 2020-2030, much higher than the 8% predicted nationally.

The highest-paying metro areas for barbers in Texas are Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, with a median salary of $33,770, and Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, with a median wage of $27,110.

Contact the Texas State Board of Barbering

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations

Resources for Barbers in Texas

TDLR Facebook Page
Get up-to-date news and more from the official State Facebook page for licensing and regulations.

Pro Barber Association
This group aims to support barbers throughout Texas to build wealth, preserve health, and invest in the future.

Allied Beauty and Barber Association of Texas
This group gives a voice to licensed beauty and barbering professionals, students, and beauty associates in Texas.


How to Become a Barber in Your State

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