Barbering Schools in New Mexico

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A Better Beauty Barber Academy – Accredited

5400 Phoenix Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Adorabella Beauty Academy – Accredited

800 Juan Tabo Boulevard Northeast Suite I
Albuquerque, NM 87123

Albuquerque Barber College – Accredited

601 San Pedro Drive Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Aveda Institute New Mexico – Accredited

1816 Central Avenue Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Glitz School of Cosmetology – Accredited

2460 Missouri Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Metro Barber School

10000 Coors Byp Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87114

Northern New Mexico College – Accredited

921 Paseo De Onate
Espanola, NM 87532

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

6300 San Mateo Boulevard Suite J
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Olimpian Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

1460 Missouri Avenue #5
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Olympian Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

4501 North Main Street Suite 13
Roswell, NM 88201

San Juan College – Accredited

4601 College Boulevard
Farmington, NM 87402

University of New Mexico – Accredited

705 Gurley Avenue
Gallup, NM 87301
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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 New Mexico

New Mexico Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,200 education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every year.
  • 0 continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • The average salary for barbers in New Mexico is $38,123 ($18.33/hour). This is higher than the national average of $30,150 ($14.50/hour).
  • There is a predicted 7% job increase for barbers between 2018-2028 nationally.

So what does the Land of Enchantment have in store for people who want to become barbers? Like every other state, New Mexico is filled with barbers who make an impact in their communities and make a long career of it too. It's not uncommon for barbers to latch on to the love of haircutting and socializing with their neighbors and continue working long after most professionals would retire. New Mexico barber schools, like 'A Better U,' even offer continuing education courses for current professionals to brush up on their skills.

How can we help you? First, we've been beauty experts for years, and our passion is helping students like yourself choose the best cosmetology school barbering programs. That's why we have relationships with schools in all 50 states + D.C. who train beauty professionals in many areas. All you have to do is use the search box at the top of this page, or scroll down through the list of schools to view your local options. Or, if you just want the quick facts about working as a barber in New Mexico, we've got you covered.

State License Requirements

1,200 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

Barbering licensing requirements in New Mexico are similar to the requirements found in other states. Prior to getting your license, you must pass an accredited barbering program of at least 1,200 training hours. You can then submit your application and pay your $50 licensing fee to schedule your exams. Once you pass your licensing exams, you can become a barber.

Education Details

New Mexico barbering students can develop a cool, yet complex skillset that is truly timeless, and continually evolving. Curriculum in many training programs offer learning outcomes in advanced techniques, including coloring, shaving, facial treatments, state laws and entrepreneurship.

New Mexico barbering courses can include:

  • Mustache and beard design
  • Skin, scalp and hair disorders
  • Facials
  • Hairpieces

License Renewal

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

You must renew your New Mexico barber license with the New Mexico Licensing and Regulation Department every year for it to stay valid in this state. The renewal fee is $50, which you can pay online. If you are also a barber instructor, you must also take 12 hours of a continuing education course in order to stay current. Practitioners must pay the renewal fee by their end of their birth month. However, taking continuing education courses helps you stay current in new trends, sanitation laws, and other important areas.

New Mexico Barbering Careers


Average yearly salary for barbering in New Mexico

Contact the New Mexico State Board of Barbering

New Mexico Regulaiton and Licensing Department

Many in New Mexico have turned to the barbering industry as a source of new career opportunities. In turn, the outlook of hair grooming in the state is bright. Eager barber applicants can look into these following resources.

New Mexico Barber Styling Exam Guide
New Mexico Barber Testing Portal

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