Barber Schools in Utah

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87 West 600 South
Payson, UT 84651

Cosmetology, Hair Design, Esthetics, Nail Technology, Makeup Artistry, Barbering

3695 South Redwood Road
West Valley City, UT 84119

Barbering, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Hair Design, Makeup Artistry, Nail Technology
Collectiv Academy – Accredited

10301 South 1300 East
Sandy, UT 84094

Cosmetology, Hair Design, Makeup Artistry, Barbering

480 North 900 East
Provo, UT 84606

(801) 374-5111
Barbering, Cosmetology, Salon Management, Teacher Training

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Archie's Academy - School for Barbers – Accredited

2029 North Main Street
Sunset, UT 84015

Aveda Institute Provo – Accredited

210 North University Avenue
Provo, UT 84601

Bonnie Joseph Academy of Cosmetology & Barbering – Accredited

55 East Center Street Suite 120
Heber City, UT 84032

Bridgerland Technical College – Accredited

325 West 1100 South
Brigham City, UT 84302

Esteem Academy of Beauty – Accredited

1682 East 5600 South
Ogden, UT 84403

Evans Hairstyling College – Accredited

169 North 100 West
Cedar City, UT 84720

Evans Hairstyling College – Accredited

284 West 200 North
Lindon, UT 84042

Evans Hairstyling College – Accredited

1028 East Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770

New Horizons Beauty College – Accredited

550 North Main Suite #115
Logan, UT 84321

Ogden-Weber Technical College

200 North Washington Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84404

Paul Mitchell The School Logan – Accredited

185 East Cache Valley Boulevard Suite 200
Logan, UT 84321

Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City – Accredited

1969 East Murray Holladay Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84117

Snow College

150 East College Avenue
Ephraim, UT 84627

Snow College

800 West 200 South
Richfield, UT 84701

Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

2035 North 550 West
Provo, UT 84604

Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design – Accredited

9052 South 1510 West
West Jordan, UT 84088

The Barber School – Accredited

16 West 7200 South
Midvale, UT 84047

The Way Barber Academy

193 South Bluff Street
St. George, UT 84770

Tooele Technical College – Accredited

88 South Tooele Boulevard
Tooele, UT 84074

Top Nails & Hair Beauty School – Accredited

1735 West 5400 South
Taylorsville, UT 84118

Valynn Beauty Academy

631 South 500 West
Bountiful, UT 84010
Accredited School

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 Utah

Utah Barber Careers At a Glance
  • 1,000 education hours or 1,250 apprentice 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 Utah is $29,910.
  • There is a predicted 41% job increase for barbers between 2021-2031 .

To become a barber in Utah, you must complete a barber program or apprenticeship, pass a written theory and practical exam, and submit an online application with a $60 initial licensing fee.

If you have a criminal record, check if your offenses meet the guidelines to get your barber license. The board reviews the circumstances behind serious crimes to decide if you should be able to practice as a barber or not.

What To Expect From a Barber Program in Utah

1,000 Education Hours

Required to earn a barber license

Barber programs in Utah include 1,000 hours of instruction, cannot be less than 25 weeks, and cover topics like safety and sanitation, business management, and training in all standard barbering services.

Specifically, the required Utah barber curriculum includes the following:

  • Anatomy
  • Barber Equipment
  • Barbering Science
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry of Barbering
  • Electives
  • First Aid
  • Hair and Scalp Analysis
  • Hair and Scalp Diseases and Disorders
  • Hair Styling and Hair Cutting
  • Hair, Skin, and Scalp Properties
  • Immune System
  • Intro to Barbering
  • Legal Issues and Laws
  • Mustache and Beard Design
  • Personal, Client, and Shop Safety
  • Shaving and Razor Cutting
  • Test Review

Utah Barber Licensing Requirements

To get your Utah barber license, you must complete training, pass the NIC theory and practical exams, and apply for your license.

You can register for your exams online after you have completed your barber program or apprenticeship. You’re required to pay $96 for the written exam and $98 for the practical exam.

The written exam includes questions on:

  • Scientific concepts like safety, human anatomy and physiology, skin conditions and disorders, etc.
  • Implements and equipment, like how to use common barbering tools safely
  • Hair care services, like client consultations, hair care, hair design, and head shaving
  • Facial hair and skin care services, like client consultations, draping for shaving and facial services, and shaving

You have 90 minutes to complete the 60 questions on the exam.

The practical exam involves performing standard barbering services, including:

  • 10 minutes to set up your work area, client, and supplies
  • 40 minutes for haircutting
  • 15 minutes to set up a workstation for a new client and supplies for shaving
  • 10 minutes to perform the proper blood exposure procedure
  • Time varies to perform common shaves

You need 70% to pass your exams.

After completing your training and passing your tests, you can apply for your license and begin your barber career.

Can I Apprentice as a Barber in Utah?

1,250 Apprentice Hours

Required to earn a barber license

Yes, you can get your Utah barber license through an apprenticeship instead of attending a formal program.

Some conditions of Utah barber apprenticeships include:

  • Constant supervision from a licensed barber instructor
  • 40 training hours, five days per week
  • Similar training to the Utah barber program curriculum
  • Start working on clients after completing 10% of your technical training hours
  • Instructor tracks your hours and submits them to the board.

Utah Barber License Reciprocity

If you have a barber’s license in another state, you may be eligible for a license in Utah. To qualify, you must have held your license for at least a year and have passed the NIC written and theory exams. If different exams were required for licensure in the state you earned your license in, you need to take both exams to qualify for your Utah barber’s license.

To get your reciprocity license, you can complete an online form. You need to submit proof of your licensure along with your application.

Military members and their spouses can waive the reciprocity licensure fees, typically $52.

Barber License Renewal in Utah

2 Years

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Utah barbers must renew their licenses every two years. The deadline is September 30 of odd-numbered years. There’s a $52 fee to renew your license, and you can do so online.

Utah does not require barbers to take continuing education to renew licenses. However, keeping current on industry news, techniques, and tools is always wise.

Barber Salary and Projected Job Growth in Utah


Average yearly salary for barbers in Utah

Utah barbers earn an average yearly salary of $29,910, or $14.38 per hour. Salaries in the state range from $22,200 to $60,910, on average. Those working in Salt Lake City, Utah’s largest city, earn a median salary of $27,160. Barber jobs in Utah are projected to grow by a whopping 41% between 2021 and 2031.

Contact the Utah Division of Professional Licensing - Cosmetology

Utah Division of Professional Licensing - Cosmetology

Resources for Barbers in Utah

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Cosmetology Utah Licensing FAQs
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