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The Board accomplishes the mission of promoting public health and safety in relation to the barbering profession and barbering services proved to the public by:

  • Setting standards of practice and conduct;
  • Reviewing applications in a thorough manner to ensure compliance with statutes and rules;
  • Setting educational requirements and examination standards;
  • Conducting barber examinations to assure professional standards of service are met;
  • Inspecting barber shops and schools to ensure compliance with statues and rules;
  • Responding to inquiries, complaints, and reports regarding registrations and conduct of registered barbers and unregistered practitioners;
  • Providing information and education to the public;
  • Providing clear and concise inspection reports of barber shops.

The Board's registration and inspection processes are designed to assure that barbers and barbershops meet or exceed the legislative and Board established criteria designed to protect public health and safety.


A special meeting of the  Board will be held on Monday October 12, 2015 at 8:00 am in conference room C on the 3rd floor of the University Park Plaza Building, 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN.  This meeting is intended as a working session to review Statute and Rules in preparation for the upcoming legislative session.  Board meetings are open to the public.

At the September 28, 2015 meeting the Board held a hearing regarding an application by Moler Barber School to open a new location in St. Cloud. After consideration of the application and facts shared at the hearing the Board voted unanimously to approve the application of  Moler Barber School in St. Cloud.
July 27, 2015:  The Board is pleased to welcome Ronald W. Arnold as Barber Inspector. 

As of July 1, 2015 the 10% E-Licensing Surcharge is no longer being added to licensing fees.  Fee Schedule as of July 1, 2015

Board Meetings

  • Monday January 26, 2015
  • Monday March 23, 2015
  • Monday May 18, 2015
  • Monday July 27, 2015
  • September 28, 2015
  • October 12, 2015
  • November 23, 2015

Meetings are subject to change at any time.

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