Barber Schools in Connecticut

Becoming a barber in Connecticut can be a worthwhile career option if you enjoy working with people and helping them feel good about their appearance. Barbers in Connecticut provide services like straight-razor shaving, beard trimming, hair cutting, and styling.

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

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1010 Main Street
East Hartford, CT 6108

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Makeup Artistry

950 Yale Avenue Unit 20
Wallingford, CT 6492

(203) 294-9496
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Makeup Artistry

65 Whiting Street
Plainville, CT 6062

(860) 571-0330
Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry

632 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 6109

Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry

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Ace Cosmetology and Barber Training Center - Ansonia

370 East Main Street
Ansonia, CT 6401

Belle Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

27A South Commons Road
Waterbury, CT 6704

Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology - Branford – Accredited

251 West Main Street
Branford, CT 6405

Branford Academy of Hair & Cosmetology - Bridgeport – Accredited

1450 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 6610

Cosmetology Refresher Courses

93 Faren Avenue
New Haven, CT 6513

MC Barber Academy

1427 Berlin Turnpike
Berlin, CT 06037

Shear Brilliance Institute of Hair Design

495 Campbell Avenue West
New Haven, CT 6516

TIGI Hairdressing Academy - Newtown – Accredited

99 South Main Street
Newtown, CT 6470
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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 Connecticut

Connecticut Barber Careers At a Glance
  • 1,000 education hours or 2,150 apprenticeship 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 Connecticut is $41,590.
  • There is a predicted 31% job increase for barbers between 2020-2030 nationally.

To become a barber in Connecticut, you need to meet certain requirements for licensure:

  • Meet eligibility requirements. You must have completed 8th grade or the equivalent.
  • Complete a Connecticut barber training program. These programs must consist of at least 1,000 hours of instruction and be approved by the Connecticut State Board for Barbers, Hairdressers, and Cosmeticians.
  • Pass the barber licensing exam.
  • Submit an application for a barber license.
  • Pay the $100 application fee.
  • Maintain your license. You must renew your Connecticut barber license every two years.

Prospective barbers in Connecticut must have completed 8th grade or the equivalent. If you meet this requirement, you can train as a barber through a state-approved barber school or apprenticeship. State-approved programs require a minimum of 1,000 hours of instruction covering essential hair cutting, styling, and shaving techniques barbers use.

After completing a Connecticut barber program, you need to pass a licensing exam approved by the board. When you've passed the exam, you can apply for your Connecticut barber license.

What to Expect From a Barber Program in Connecticut

1,000 Education Hours

Required to earn a barber license

Barber programs in Connecticut comprise at least 1,000 hours of instruction in hair, skin, and nail care, sanitation and infection control, state laws and regulations, and business relations.

The first 150 hours of training are dedicated to theoretical instruction. The remaining hours are reserved for supervised clinical practice.

A standard Connecticut barber program curriculum includes the following:

  • Anatomy and Physiology: 15 classroom hours
  • Business Skills: 10 classroom hours, 10 clinical hours
  • Chemical Procedures: 30 classroom hours, 100 clinical hours
  • Hair Care and Treatment: 10 classroom hours, 50 clinical hours
  • Hair Cutting, Styling, and Shaving: 50 classroom hours (20 hours for haircutting and shaving, 10 hours for styling), 640 clinical hours
  • Sanitation and Hygiene: 15 classroom hours, 20 clinical hours
  • Skincare and Manicuring: 15 classroom hours, 40 clinical hours
  • State Law and EEOC Guidelines: 5 classroom hours

Connecticut Barber Licensing Requirements

Completing your barber program is just one step toward earning your license. When you've finished training, you must sit for Connecticut's barber licensure exam.

The barber exam is a theoretical test assessing your knowledge of barbering. You need to apply to take the exam online and pay a $65 fee.

Once approved, you'll receive an email with instructions on how to schedule your exam. The test can be taken in English or Spanish. You need to score at least 70% to pass.

The theory exam contains 100 scored questions and lasts 90 minutes. It includes:

  • Scientific Concepts: 30%
  • Nail Care and Services: 15%
  • Hair Care Services: 40%
  • Facial Hair and Skin Care Services: 15%

Can I Apprentice as a Barber in Connecticut?

2,150 Apprenticeship Hours

Required to earn a barber license

Yes, you can apprentice as a barber in Connecticut. You need to complete 2,000 hours of hands-on training with an approved and registered barber and 150 hours of theory training.

Connecticut Barber License Reciprocity

If you're a licensed barber in another state, you can obtain a Connecticut barber license through endorsement.

To qualify, you need to:

  • Hold an active barber license
  • Have completed a barber program and passed licensure exams
  • Submit a license verification form
  • Submit an application and pay the $100 fee

Barber License Renewal in Connecticut

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Your Connecticut barber license must be renewed every two years during your birth month to stay active. You must pay a renewal fee of $100 and can renew through the Department of Public Health's website.

Connecticut doesn't require continuing education to renew your barber license.

Barber Salary and Projected Job Growth in Connecticut


Average yearly salary for barbers in Connecticut

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Connecticut barbers make an annual salary of $41,590, with pay ranging from $28,770-$58,500. Barber jobs in Connecticut are expected to boom in the next decade, growing by 31% — much higher than the national average of 8%.

Contact the Connecticut Examining Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians

Department of Public Health

Resources for Barbers in Connecticut

Connecticut Board for Barbers, Hairdressers and Cosmeticians
Here you'll find everything you need to know about getting your barber license in Connecticut.

FAQ About Barbering
This page covers critical information about barber programs and careers.

Connecticut Barber Association
The American Barber Association's Connecticut chapter covers barber entrepreneurship, networking, and licensing recognition.


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