BARBERING - WYOMING

Barbering
IN
Wyoming

For many men, conventional salons can be fairly intimidating. They may seem loud, full of talkative people, and packed full of products that men have no interest in using. That is why the field of barbering has become so popular in many parts of the country.

If you want to learn more about this specialty, find out more about barbering programs in Wyoming by requesting information from the schools below.

State License Requirements
1,250
Hours
Education Details

To be a successful barber, you must know how to work with male hair. This covers quite a bit, from thinning hair and bald spots to graying hair. Through your barbering education, you may learn how to cut, style, and color hair to meet men's requests. Another aspect of barbering that you may not find in a traditional cosmetology program is how to work with facial hair. Every man prefers his facial hair a different way, and you must be able and ready to meet your customers’ requests. Your barber school instructors may show you how to use different tools and utilize the proper vocabulary to discern a man's particular style.

License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years*
License Renewal Period

In the state of Wyoming, you must renew your barber license every year before the last day of June. You can view the application for renewal right here. When you renew, you will be charged a fee of $60. If you pay late, you will have to pay a late fee of $30. You can find complete information about licensure and examination at the Wyoming Board of Cosmetology site. However, you will not need to worry about continuing education hours in this state. We do, however, recommend taking courses to stay current in your skills.

Careers
$29,140 
Salary
10.10%*
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Like many other cosmetology specialties, professionals in the field of barbering may earn a base salary plus tips. As a result, you may find that your income differs from day to day, depending on how many customers you get in your chair and which services you perform. The average salary for a barber is $25,400 per year (O*Net, 2014). O*Net expects to see jobs in this industry increase by 11% by the year 2022.

Working as a Barber

Although barbers are sometimes hired in conventional spas and salons, the vast majority of barbers are hired in barber shops. These places of employment come in all different shapes and sizes, from small family owned barber shops to large corporate themed barber shops. The opportunities available to you may depend on where you live, since larger cities tend to have a greater variety of shops than rural areas. This field is all about experience, so you may spend quite a bit of time getting your name out there and getting customers into your chair. Once someone takes a chance on you, you want to impress them so that they come back.

State board Contact Information

Wyoming Board of Cosmetology
Peter Hansen Building, East Entrance
2515 Warren Ave., Suite 302
Cheynne, WY 82002
Phone Number: 307-777-3534
Fax Number: 307-777-3681
E-mail Address: betty.abernethy@wyo.gov

The Wyoming State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Wyoming state cosmetology license.

Local board projections have aligned with figures nationwide that reflect the
rise of barbering as a career path for those living in Wyoming. There are a number
of people that have sought out more information on becoming a barber in the
wake of these findings. Interested parties make it a point to use the following
resources offered to them.

Wyoming Board of Barber Examiners
Wyoming Barber Forms
Wyoming Board Of Cosmetology Rules and Regulations