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The Board accomplishes the mission of promoting public health and safety in relation to the barbering profession and barbering services proved to the public by:

  • Setting standards of practice and conduct;
  • Reviewing applications in a thorough manner to ensure compliance with statutes and rules;
  • Setting educational requirements and examination standards;
  • Conducting barber examinations to assure professional standards of service are met;
  • Inspecting barber shops and schools to ensure compliance with statues and rules;
  • Responding to inquiries, complaints, and reports regarding registrations and conduct of registered barbers and unregistered practitioners;
  • Providing information and education to the public;
  • Providing clear and concise inspection reports of barber shops.

The Board's registration and inspection processes are designed to assure that barbers and barbershops meet or exceed the legislative and Board established criteria designed to protect public health and safety.


The September 6, 2016 Minnesota Secretary of State  monthly Notice of Vacancies includes notice of a vacancy, to be filled by a Barber, for the Board of Barber Examiners. For information regarding the board vacancy or to apply please contact the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Office at 651-297-5845 or click here

The September 26, 2016 scheduled board meeting has been rescheduled to October 10, 2016. 

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board will be held on Monday October 10, 2016 at 8:30 am in conference room A on the 4th floor at 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN. 

The Board has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday August 22, 2016 at 8:30 am in conference room A on the 4th floor at 2829 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN to conduct a hearing regarding an application for a new barber school to be located at 694 County Road B in Roseville, MN. The meeting is open to the public and comments will be heard. You may also send comments in writing to the Board office on or before August 12, 2016 for the hearing. No other topics will be addressed during this meeting. - The barber school was approved at this meeting.

As of June 1, 2016 Governor Dayton signed HF 2749 and it is now Minnesota Session Law 2016 Chapter 189. The Chair of the Board has called a special meeting specifically to begin work on the expedited rule-making process and examination changes made necessary by passage of changes to MN Statute Chapter 154 within Minnesota Session Law 2016 Chapter 189. Full text of the bill is available here. (barber language lines 234.28-252.27 and 268.20-268.29) No other topics will be addressed during this meeting and portions related to any specific questions to be included in a revised examination will be closed to the public. Examination content is classified as non-public data pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statute Chapter 13, specifically MN Statute Section 13.34.

May 18, 2016 The Board is pleased to announce the re-appointment of member James Robinson to the Board.


Board Meetings

  • Monday January 25, 2016
  • Monday March 21, 2016
  • Monday May 16, 2016
  • Monday July 18, 2016
  • August 22, 2016 Special Meeting 
  • September 26, 2016 - CANCELED
  • October 10, 2016
  • November 21, 2016

Meetings are subject to change at any time.

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