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In this article we cover barber schools in North Carolina. The information contained herein is expected to help aspiring barbers from this state to find a school that meets their requirements and go on to launch a successful career as barber in this state. The section on approved barber schools in North Carolina is in the end of this article.
The size of the personal care services industry of a location is a function of its economy, population and demographics and culture/ethnicity. A prosperous economy will naturally have a higher demand for beauty services. So will a population that has a higher proportion of young people. Cultural factors too can influence the demand for beauty services in that some cultures are more fashion conscious than others. We cannot talk about barber schools in North Carolina in isolation of these factor
North Carolina, located in southeastern United States is composed of 100 counties. From an agricultural economy, the state has now transitioned into a major center of biotechnology, engineering and finance. It is the tenth most populous state in the country with a population of 9,535,483 (Census 2010) ahead of New Jersey. The population comprised 68.5% White Americans, 21.5% African-American, 1.3% American Indians and 8.4% were Hispanics and Latinos. All these factors suggest a good market for the personal care services market. North Carolina has a large number of spas, salons, and other beauty clinics that service a clientele that is clued in on the latest in beauty and fashion. Barber schools in North Carolina are among the best in the country in that they have experienced faculty, innovative teaching methods and the right mix of theory and practical training.
Barber license in North Carolina
As with most other states, barbering is regulated by licensing in North Carolina. We will first look at the licensure formalities for barbers before discussing barber schools in North Carolina. To get a barber license in North Carolina, you have to appear for an examination conducted by the North Carolina Barber Board. The requirements to be met by an applicant for a barber license in North Carolina are:
- Completion of at least 1528 hours of barber training at an approved North Carolina barber school.
- Completion of a twelve-month apprenticeship under a licensed barber.
For additional information like reciprocity for those holding a valid barber license from another state, you can contact the Barber Board at:
NC Board of Barber Examiners
5809-102 Departure Dr
Raleigh, NC 27616
Phone: (919) 981-5210
Approved barber schools in North Carolina
As mentioned in the previous section a training of at least 1528 hours at a Barber Board approved barber school is a prerequisite for getting a barber license in North Carolina. Prospective students of barbering will be better served to ensure that they join an approved barbering program of which there are quite a few in the state.
Here is the full list of approved barber schools in North Carolina:
The license to the schools is issued for a period of one year. So students are advised to check with the North Carolina Barber Board as to the approval status of a school before joining it.