Barber Schools in Oklahoma

Discover the thriving world of barber schools in Oklahoma, where aspiring professionals start a journey to master the skills needed to jump-start their careers. Browse our directory of barber schools in Oklahoma, or skip ahead to learn about the state's barber licensing requirements and job outlook.

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Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering – Accredited

8510 East 131st South
Bixby, OK 74008

Academy of Cosmetology, Barbering, and Esthetics – Accredited

9210 South Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73159

Artisan Institute of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics – Accredited

215 East Rogers Boulevard Suite 1
Skiatook, OK 74070

Bethany Beauty College – Accredited

3900 North Peniel
Bethany, OK 73008

Broken Arrow Beauty College – Accredited

11122 East 71st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133

Central Oklahoma College – Accredited

14820 Serenita Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Clary Sage College – Accredited

3131 South Sheridan
Tulsa, OK 74145

Duncan Brothers School of Hair Design – Accredited

2209 Southwest 74th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73159

Durant Institute of Hair Design – Accredited

2836 West University Boulevard Suite 128
Durant, OK 74701

Elite Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

912 Southwest C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

Formations Institute – Accredited

3905 South La Mesa Drive
Enid, OK 73703

Formations Institute of Cosmetology – Accredited

502 Texas Avenue
Woodward, OK 73801

Hair Arts Institute – Accredited

15001 North May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Hello Gorgeous Barber School – Accredited

2207 West 6th Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074

I.T.S. Academy of Beauty - Lawton – Accredited

200 Southwest C Avenue Suite 108
Lawton, OK 73501

J. Williams Barber Institute – Accredited

5514 East Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73117

JB's Hair Design and Barber College – Accredited

6008 South Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Metro Technology Centers – Accredited

1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Mid-America Technology Center – Accredited

27438 State Highway 59
Wayne, OK 73095

Paul Mitchell The School Norman – Accredited

3030 William Pereira
Norman, OK 73072

Premier Academy of Cosmetology – Accredited

910 North Main Street
McAlester, OK 74501

Shawnee Beauty College – Accredited

2024 North Harrison
Shawnee, OK 74804

The Hair Cafe Cosmetology and Barber College – Accredited

8494 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Tom Sollock School of Hair – Accredited

6444 Northwest Expressway Suite 460
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

Tulsa Technology Center - Broken Arrow – Accredited

4000 Wes Florence Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74011

Tulsa Technology Center - Sand Springs – Accredited

924 East Charles Page Boulevard
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Tulsa Technology Center - Tulsa – Accredited

3850 North Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74106

Twice the Cuts School of Hair Design – Accredited

8905 NE 10th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110

Woodward Beauty College

502 Texas Avenue
Woodward, OK 73801
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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 Oklahoma

Oklahoma Barber Careers At a Glance
  • 1,500 education hours or 3,000 apprenticeship 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 cosmetologists in Oklahoma is $34,190.
  • There is a predicted 8% job increase for barbers 2022-2032 nationally.

To become a barber in Oklahoma, you need to complete school or an apprenticeship, pass tests, pay fees, and meet background requirements. Some of the conditions and prerequisites are:

  • Be at least 16 years old at the time of enrollment.
  • Complete a state-approved barber training program or apprenticeship.
  • Obtain a high school diploma or GED for admission into barber school.
  • Pass the state's barber license exam.
  • Apply for licensure.

What to Expect From a Barber Program in Oklahoma

1,500 Education Hours

Required to earn a barber license

Oklahoma barber programs combine classroom instruction and hands-on training, aiming for a well-rounded education in various barbering techniques and practices. Your coursework should include the following:

Classroom Instruction

  • Hair Coloring: Including color theory, application techniques, and client consultation
  • Haircutting and Styling: Cutting techniques including clipper cutting, scissor cutting, fades, blending, layering, and texturizing
  • Salon and Business Management: Customer service, client retention, retail sales, accounting, and marketing
  • Shaving and Beard Grooming: Straight razor shaving, beard trimming, and shaping
  • Theory and Fundamentals: Foundational knowledge of barbering, including anatomy, hygiene, sanitation, and safety practices

Practical Training

  • Barbering Techniques: Haircutting, shaving, facial grooming, styling, and other services
  • Client Communication: Understanding and meeting clients' needs
  • Hands-On Experience: Practice on mannequins and real clients under the supervision of instructors
  • Professionalism: Professional conduct, time management, and maintaining a clean and organized work environment

After completing your Oklahoma barber program, you can sit for the state's licensure exam. The test is offered through the Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology & Barbering. Keep reading to see what to expect on the test and how to secure your Oklahoma barber license.

Oklahoma Barber Licensing Requirements

After dedicating 1,500 hours to your barber training, you need to pass your Oklahoma barber test and apply for your license.

Oklahoma's barber exam includes two sections: a written section testing theoretical knowledge and a practical section testing technical proficiency. You must earn at least 75% on both sections for a passing score. You can register and learn more about the barber licensing exam here.

Written Exam

You'll have 90 minutes to complete the multiple-choice section of the exam. Get ready to answer questions about the following topics:

  • Anatomy
  • Chemistry of barber products
  • Hair and scalp treatment
  • Haircutting
  • Infection prevention
  • Shaving and beard grooming
  • Skin, face, and scalp diseases
  • State rules and regulations

Practical Exam

This test assesses your hands-on skills; plan to perform various barbering techniques. You must also show your knowledge of health and safety rules. Common testing areas include:

  • Set up and tear down
  • Sanitation and cleaning
  • Client consultation
  • Straight razor shaving
  • Haircutting and styling

After passing Oklahoma's licensure exam, you can begin your barbering career.

Can I Apprentice as a Barber in Oklahoma?

3,000 Apprenticeship Hours

Required to earn a barber license

Yes, Oklahoma may let you complete an apprenticeship program instead of barber school. Like cosmetology apprenticeships, barber apprentices must complete 3,000 hours of supervised training and have at least an 8th-grade education.

Oklahoma Barber License Reciprocity

Oklahoma does offer reciprocity for barbers transferring their licenses from out of state. If you're seeking license reciprocity, you must submit the following:

Barber License Renewal in Oklahoma

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Barbers in Oklahoma must renew their licenses annually. While the state does not require continuing education credits for renewal, honing new skills through crossover programs can enhance your professional toolbox while expanding your client base. Barbers can only practice with an active license. Late renewals can result in a modest late fee.

Barber Salary and Projected Job Growth in Oklahoma


Average yearly salary for cosmetology in Oklahoma

While barber salary and job growth data for Oklahoma is unavailable, the state reports that cosmetologists in the state earn a mean annual salary of $34,190. This is close to the national average barber salary of $39,350. If the job outlook for barbers in Oklahoma mirrors national numbers, jobs in Oklahoma should grow by a faster-than-average 8% by 2032.

Contact the Oklahoma State Board of Barbering

Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology & Barbering

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