Men all over the state of Nevada want to look good, and what better way to improve your appearance than to keep your hair neatly styled?

Rather than going to cosmetologists, who are trained in various types of hair styling, many men are choosing instead to get their hair and facial hair taken care of at a barber shop

State License Requirements
Hours (Barber Health and Sanitation Board)

Nevada barbering requirements are in line with what you’ll find in most other states. Before submitting your licensing application, you must successfully finish a 1500-hour training program through an approved barbering school. You must pay $15 to request an application and $100 to sign up for written and practical exams. You then receive an initial barbering license that is good for up to two years.


Contact the state licensing board for more information:

Nevada Barbers Health and Sanitation Board

Education Details

As a barbering student, you learn exclusively about male hair care, styles, and facial hair maintenance. You may learn how to use tools that are commonly used in barber shops, including razors, scissors, and trimmers. Instructors teach you important hair care terminology and techniques. In addition, you should focus on facial hair styles. This involves learning proper shaving techniques and practicing them extensively.

License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
2 Years
License Renewal Period

When you earn your barbering license in Nevada, you will need to renew it every two years. This must be done by April 1st of each even-numbered year, and will include a $50 fee. Your license expires May 1. If you do not pay and renew on time, you may be subject to late fees, and have to retake your examination. License exams take place 4 times a year in Las Vegas, and administered by the Nevada Barbers’ Health and Sanitation Board, and includes a practical and theory portion.

Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Job growth in the field of barbering is very similar to job expansion expected in the cosmetology field as a whole. From 2012 through 2022, O*Net anticipates an 11% increase in barbering jobs. Barbers often earn a base salary in addition to the tips they receive from customers. The average salary for a Nevada barber is $25,400 per year (O*Net, 2014). The more experience you get and the bigger your client base becomes, the more money you may be able to earn.

Working as a Barber

Working as a barber is very different from working as a cosmetologist. First, the client base is entirely different. Barbers, whether they work in salons or barber shops, work entirely with male clients. Appointments tend to be slightly shorter than average, as male clients often want to get done as quickly as possible. You may spend your days reaching out to new customers or scheduling follow-up appointments with your existing customer base. It’s important to be comfortable with your customers in this setting. Barber shops tend to be fairly laid-back, often allowing customers to watch television or sports while getting their hair needs met.

State board Contact Information

Nevada State Board of Cosmetology
1785 E. Sahara Ave., Suite 255
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Phone Number: 702-486-6542
Fax Number: 702-369-8064
E-mail Address:

The Nevada State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license as well as answer all of your questions about obtaining a Nevada cosmetology license. They may also help in-state applicants apply for a duplicate license. However, you must submit a notarized application and pay a fee of $25.

Barbers and other hair stylists benefit from a faithful following in Nevada. Another
bonus lies in the numerous opportunities for growth in cities like Reno and Las
Vegas. Would-be barber professionals take advantage of the state’s ample resources
shown below.

Nevada Barbers’ Health And Sanitation Board
Nevada Barber Licensing
Nevada Barbering FAQs


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