Barber Schools in Wyoming

Wyoming is home to several standout barbering programs that offer the training you need to secure your barbering license and jump-start your career. Read on to take the first step toward a growing and fulfilling career!

Browse our directory of barbering schools in Wyoming, or skip ahead to learn about the state's barbering licensing requirements and job outlook.

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Central Wyoming College – Accredited

2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, WY 82501

Cheeks Beauty Academy - Cheyenne – Accredited

207 West 18 Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Chopped Beauty Academy – Accredited

440 Nevada Avenue
Lovell, WY 82431

Eastern Wyoming College – Accredited

3200 West C Street
Torrington, WY 82240

Rocky Mountain Academy of Hair, Skin, and Nails – Accredited

315 East 5th Street
Casper, WY 82601
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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 Wyoming

Wyoming Barbering Careers At a Glance
  • 1,250 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 Wyoming is $42,459 ($20.41/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.

If you're interested in a barbering career, you first need to develop the skills and competencies to ensure you provide your clients with top-notch barbering services. Thankfully, Wyoming is home to multiple barbering programs offering a pathway to hone essential barbering skills while developing the knowledge required to earn your barbering license.

Keep reading to see what you can expect from barber programs in the beautiful state of Wyoming.

What to Expect From a Barber Program in Wyoming

1,250 Education Hours

Required to earn a barbering license

Barber programs in Wyoming are designed to provide you, the aspiring barber, with the necessary skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience to excel in the growing field of barbering. Whether you're interested in traditional men's grooming or modern styling techniques, a barber school in Wyoming can offer a comprehensive education that prepares you for a successful career.

While duration can vary, it's common for barber programs to require 1,250 course hours and take about a year to complete. Throughout your barber training, expect to complete coursework in topics from general science to business management. Here's what you can typically expect from standout barber programs in Wyoming:

  • Chemical re-arranging, perms, and relaxers: 150 hours
  • Facial services: 50 hours
  • Hair coloring: 100 hours
  • Hair styling: 50 hours
  • Haircutting: 450 hours
  • Infection control: 100 hours
  • Miscellaneous studies: 50 hours
  • Shampoo, rinses, and scalp treatments: 100 hours
  • Shaving and beard trimming: 150 hours
  • Shop management and business methods: 50 hours

Remember that barbering program specifics can vary between schools, so it's essential to research and choose a program that mirrors your goals, interests, and financial needs.

Can I Apprentice as a Barber in Wyoming?

No, Wyoming doesn't currently offer an apprenticeship pathway for barbering licensure.

Wyoming Barber License Reciprocity

While Wyoming doesn't have explicit reciprocity agreements with other states, out-of-state barbers can apply for licensing by endorsement. Licensed barbers who meet Wyoming's education and training requirements can apply and must include documentation of training and licensing and all relevant fees.

Wyoming Barber Licensing Requirements

Obtaining a barbering license in Wyoming is crucial for individuals aspiring to practice professionally in the state. Licensing ensures that barbers meet specific standards of competency and hygiene, safeguarding clients' well-being. Keep reading as we offer an overview of the barber licensing requirements in Wyoming.

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age: Applicants must be at least 16 years old
  • Education: Completion of a state-approved barbering program. The program should cover the required 1,250 training hours.
  • Application: Submit an application for the barbering license to the Wyoming Board of Cosmetology. The application should include proof of your completed education and exam results.
  • Fees: $125 for a registered barber exam, $65 for an exam retake, and $75 for a temporary permit to practice.

After completing your barber education program, you must pass the state's barber licensing exams.

Written Exam:

The written exam assesses your theoretical understanding of barbering concepts, principles, and regulations. The questions are designed to ensure that candidates are knowledgeable about the foundational aspects of the profession. The topics covered in the written exam may include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemical Treatments
  • Client Consultation
  • Haircutting Techniques
  • Safety and First Aid
  • Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Shaving and Beard Grooming
  • State Regulations

Practical Exam:

The practical exam evaluates your hands-on skills in performing various barbering tasks. This portion of the exam ensures you can apply the knowledge you've learned in the real world. The duties assessed in the practical exam may include:

  • Client Interaction
  • Haircutting
  • Professionalism
  • Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Setup and Teardown
  • Shaving and Facial Hair
  • Time Management

By thoroughly preparing for both parts of Wyoming's barbering exam, you can increase your chances of obtaining your barbering license and embarking on a fulfilling career. Still, review study materials, complete practice tests, and get a good night's sleep before test day.

Barber License Renewal in Wyoming

1 Year

License renewal period

0 Hours

Continuing education required

Wyoming barbers must renew their licenses each year. You can renew and pay the annual renewal fee of $75 online. Wyoming's Board of Barber Examiners doesn't require continuing education credits for license renewal. Still, additional certifications, training, and crossover programs allow you to hone new skills and expand your earning potential.

Contact the Wyoming State Board of Barbering

Board of Cosmetology

Resources for Barbers in Wyoming

Wyoming Board of Barber Examiners
This is the home base for all your Wyoming barber licensing needs.

Wyoming Barber Schools
This is a comprehensive list of the state-approved barber programs in Wyoming.


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