Barbering Schools in Colorado

Browse our directory of barbering schools in Colorado, or skip ahead to learn about the state's barbering licensing requirements and job outlook.

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Avalon Institute – Accredited

2231 South Peoria Street
Aurora, CO 80014

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Makeup Artistry
IBMC College – Accredited

2863 35th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634

(970) 356-4733
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design
IBMC College – Accredited

2315 North Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

(303) 651-6819
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design

5707 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 597-1413
Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology

5125 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design

Cinco Brothers

117 East 22nd Street #1A
Greeley, CO 80631

Cuttin'up Beauty Academy – Accredited

8101 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80220

Elevate Salon Institute – Accredited

6775 West 88th Avenue
Westminster, CO 80031

Emily Griffith Technical College

1860 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203

Emily's Salon & Barbershop

200 East 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204

New Dimensions Beauty Academy – Accredited

10158 South Parker Road Unit 101
Parker, CO 80138

Paul Mitchell – Accredited

118 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Pickens Technical College – Accredited

500 Airport Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80011

Technical College of the Rockies

1765 Highway 50
Delta, CO 81416

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

4388 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

The Salon Professional Academy – Accredited

432 North Avenue Grand
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Trinidad State Junior College

1011 Main Street
Alamosa, CO 81101

Trinidad State Junior College

600 Prospect Street
Trinidad, CO 81082

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How to Become a Barber in Colorado

Colorado Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 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 Colorado is $29,980 ($14.42/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 25% job increase between 2016–2026 for barbers. This is higher than the expected national growth of 7%.

Obviously you're considering a career as a barber in Colorado — and that's why we're here-- to help you make the best decision. If you have a steady hand and an eye for men's hair design, we think you'll make an awesome barber. You'll need to look into training if you really want to provide the best style and shave services for men. And it doesn't have to be an over-whelming decision. Use our search box at the top of this page, or our list of cosmetology schools with barber training underneath this information.

If you want to join a barbering community that inspires friends to open a shop together, and even featured a shop that landed its own Discovery Channel show, let's get moving. Continue reading the information below to learn some important facts about training at barber schools in Colorado. We can help you determine how long it takes, how much it costs, and other key aspects of becoming a barber. Once you've gotten an education, you can begin providing services on the slopes, in the Denver metro, or at your own Colorado barber shop.

State License Requirements

1,500 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

Colorado licenses barbers through the Office of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure. Currently, the state requires that barbers complete a training program of at least 1,500 hours. Testing goes through PSI, and you must pass both a written test and a skills test. The written test fee is $56 and the practical skills test fee is $71. You receive your license after passing both exams.

Education Details

Once you start your barbering training in Colorado, you will quickly realize how cool and complex this skillset really is. Of course, you should come out of your training with a firm understanding of the fundamentals, sanitation and safety. In today's barbering programs, you can also dig deep, and learn how to master the art of men's cuts, shaving and grooming, as well as facial and neck massage techniques that are truly timeless.

Barbering course examples

  • Hairstyling
  • Scalp and hair treatments
  • Professional ethics
  • Beard and mustache trimming

License Renewal

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Barber licenses expire on March 31 of even-numbered years and cost $26 to renew or $41 to reinstate if you have allowed your license to lapse. These licenses cost $32 to renew or $47 to reinstate. Currently, no continuing education hours are required to renew your license in Colorado. However, continuing education should be considered part of the field and part of doing business as a barber.

Colorado Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in Colorado

Contact the Colorado State Board of Barbering

Office of Barber and Cosmetologist Licensing

To be a barber in Colorado means that you are part of an esteemed group of professionals. Gaining this status means going through a lengthy process of education. These following resources are the best places to begin.

The Colorado Office Of Barber and Cosmetology Licensure
Colorado Division of Professions and Occupations
Colorado Barbershop Program Health And Outreach Program Toolkit