Barbering Schools in Colorado

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2863 35th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Hair Design

2315 North Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering

5707 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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

5125 North Academy Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 390-9898
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Hair Design

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Academy of Cosmetology Arts

4201 East Yale Avenue Suite B135
Denver, CO 80222

Aveda Institute Denver – Accredited

801 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO 80204

Cinco Brothers

117 East 22nd Street 1A
Greeley, CO 80631

Cuttin'up Beauty Academy

8101 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80220

Designing Beauty Academy

419 Main Street
Windsor, CO 80550

Emily Griffith Technical College – Accredited

1860 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO 80203

Lamar Community College

2401 South Main Street
Lamar, CO 81052

Paul Mitchell The School Colorado Springs – Accredited

118 West Colorado Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Pickens Technical College – Accredited

500 Airport Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80011

Pueblo Community College

900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004

Summit Barber Academy Aurora

6290 South Main Street 105
Aurora, CO 80016

Technical College of the Rockies – Accredited

1765 Highway 50
Delta, CO 81416

The Salon Professional Academy - Colorado Springs – Accredited

4388 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Trinidad State Junior College - Alamosa

1011 Main Street
Alamosa, CO 81101

Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad

600 Prospect Street
Trinidad, CO 81082
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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 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


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