Barbering

The "Practice of barbering" includes the performance of the following practices upon the head of a human being: shaving or trimming the beard or cutting the hair of humans; giving facial or scalp massage with oils, creams, lotions or other preparations, either by hand or mechanical appliances; singeing, shampooing, arranging, dressing or dyeing the hair or applying hair tonic; applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays or lotions to scalp, face or neck. It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Practice of Barbering License Law.

License Requirements

Fees and terms of licensure/registration

Forms: (all forms are Adobe PDF Format)

Examination Information:

Barber Practical Examination Sites

Examination Scheduling Policy

General Practical Exam Information -- download pdf
Practical Exam Procedures -- download pdf
Practical Exam Supply List -- download pdf
List of Tasks Evaluated-- download pdf
Images of Barber Practical Exam Draping Procedures
Figure of Shaving Areas/Stroke Direction


Appearance Enhancement and Barber E-Licensing System Update

Applicant User Guide for the License Center (doc)


License Center Amendment Guide (doc)


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about the NYS License Center

 


LICENSE LAW —  pdf It is the responsibility of licensees to understand the Practice of Barbering License Law.