Who We Are

The Kentucky Board of Barbering is an independent agency of the state government. Four board members are licensed and practicing barbers in the Commonwealth, one board member is a consumer at large.

Our Mission

To protect the health and safety of the public or to protect the public against misrepresentation, deceit, or fraud in the practice or teaching of Barbering.

Job Opening

The Board is hiring and currently accepting resumes for the Administrator position.  If you are interested, please mail, email (boardofbarbering@ky.gov​), fax (502 429-7169) or hand deliver a cover letter and resume to the board office. 

 

New Fee Increase

The following new fee increases will be implemented by the board starting on October 1st.
Initial licensing fees:
Barber school license- $500
Barber shop license- $100

Examination fees:
Apprentice examination- $200
Barber examination- $200
Teacher of barbering examination- $250

Renewal fees:
Teacher of barbering- $100
Barber school- $200

Late Fees:
Teacher of barbering- $100
Barber school- $100

Miscellaneous fees:
Student permit card- $15

 

 

 

 

 


Renew Your License

Barbers, Barber Shops and Independent Contact Owners can now renew their license(s) online.

Renew License


Interested in Becoming a Barber?

Becoming a barber is no easy task. It takes a lot of time and dedication, but it is a very rewarding career. Here is a list of resources that potential barbers should review prior to committing to become a Barber.

  • Read the Laws and Regulations​ that govern Barbering in Kentucky.
  • Review the Curriculum and understand the time and commitment it takes to become a Barber.
  • Find a School of Barbering. There are 8 schools within Kentucky. Please take some time to find one that is near you, and works into your schedule.
  • After you have completed your Curriculum, then you can apply for your Barbering License.

Our Office Location

Kentucky Board of Barbering
312 Whittington Parkway
Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40222

Get Directions

(502) 429-7148
(502) 429-7169
(502) 429-7149 (fax)

Office Hours:
8 am to 4:30 pm

KBOB Office Closed:
 9/3/18 (Labor Day)
11/12/18 (Veterans Day)
11/22/18 & 11/23/18 (Thanksgiving)
12/24/18 & 12/25/18 (Christmas)
12/31/18 & 1/1/19 (New Year's)

Please be advised that the Board office may be closed on occasions of severe weather and may be unable to provide specific notice of the closing.