Becoming a Barber
To become a barber in Minnesota, you will need to attend a Board-approved barber school.
Minnesota Statute 154.07 Subdivision 1 defines the requirements and course of study: "...No barber school shall be approved by the Board unless it requires, as a prerequisite to admission, ten grades of an approved school or its equivalent, as determined by an examination conducted by the Commissioner of Education, which shall issue a certificate that the student has passed the required examination, and unless it requires, as a prerequisite to graduation, a course of instruction of at least 1,500 hours, of not more than ten hours in any one working day. The course of instruction must include the following subjects: scientific fundamentals for barbering; hygiene; practical study of the hair, skin, muscles, and nerves; structure of the head, face, and neck; elementary chemistry relating to sterilization and antiseptics; diseases of the skin, hair, and glands; massaging and manipulating the muscles of the face and neck; hair cutting; shaving; trimming the beard; bleaching, tinting and dyeing the hair; and the chemical straightening of hair."
If you are a cosmetologist interested in becoming a barber: In Minnesota, there is no credit given between cosmetology and barber training; therefore, a cosmetologist must complete 1500 hours of barber school to become a barber, and a barber must complete 1550 hours of cosmetology school to become a cosmetologist.
There are five public barber schools available in Minnesota and they are located in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.
Minnesota School of Barbering
3615 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
For Information 612-722-1996
Moler Barber School
785 53rd Ave. NE, Fridley, MN 55432
For Information 763-710-9093
Moler Barber School of St. Paul
990 Payne Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55130
For information 651-200-4691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Moler Barber School of Minnesota
4801 Central Avenue, Suite 100, Columbia Heights, MN 55443
For Information 612-964-1172
Townsend Barber Institute
694 County Road B West, Roseville, MN 55113
For Information 651-330-9098