Shop Talk: Get your license!

If you an aspiring barber, one of the first goals should be to acquire your barber license. Sadly, the percentage of unlicensed barbers outweighs; by far, the number of licensed barbers nationally. One can achieve a license by attending barber school or by an apprenticeship; depending on the state of residence. The disadvantages of being an unlicensed barber are plentiful. Here are a few:

1. Fines from the state board range from $500-$2000

2. Unlicensed barbers must always be aware of state board’s unannounced visits.


Take the time, money and patience and achieve a goal that will last forever. Respect yourself and the profession. Invest in yourself and get your license!