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On Tuesday, August 19, 2015, The state of Minnesota experienced an email outage for incoming messages. 

If you emailed a state employee between the hours of 1:00am and 8:15pm on August 19, 2015, that message was not received, we encourage you to resend your message to it's intended recipient.


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. 


As a regulatory Board the mission of the Board of Barber Examiners is to promote public health and safety by assuring that barbers are appropriately trained and demonstrate the skills necessary to conduct barber services in a safe, sanitary, and appropriate environment. 


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. 


As of July 1, 2015 the 10% E-Licensing Surcharge will sunset and will no longer be added to licensing invoices.  Fees effective July 1, 2015

Please note the amount due on your renewal forms for the correct payment due on or after July 1, 2015.  All other forms and applications are currently being updated.

The next meeting of the Board will be held at 8:30 am, Monday July 27, 2015 in Conference Room C on the 3rd Floor of the University Park Plaza Building, 2829 University Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN.

Current forms of payment are check, money order, or cash in the office.  WE DO NOT KEEP CASH ON HAND SO PLEASE BRING THE EXACT AMOUNT. We do not accept over payments in any amount. You may pay by credit or debit card though the on line payment system only.

Board Meetings

  • Monday January 26, 2015
  • Monday March 23, 2015
  • Monday May 18, 2015
  • Monday July 27, 2015 
  • September 28, 2015 
  • November 23, 2015
Meetings are subject to change at any time.