There are a limited number of barber schools in Louisiana, but the ones featured below are all public technical colleges. In general, students earn technical diplomas that teach skills related to barbering and hair styling. Through classroom instruction as well as practicum and laboratory experiences, students may develop the knowledge and hands-on expertise that are necessary to pass a licensing examination.
Delgado Community College
This public college, located in New Orleans, offers a Barber-Styling Technical Diploma. Students must complete a total of 56 credit hours through classes that teach students about hair coloring, chemistry for barbers and the history of barbering. Students learn how to style hair for men and women, as well as give facial massages. There are also lessons that focus on shaving, beards and mustaches. By the end of the program, students take classes that prepare them for the state licensure process.
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
The Shreveport campus of this college has a Technical Diploma in Barber-Styling for students who want to become licensed barbers in Louisiana. This 53-credit hour program teaches students how to run a barbershop and prepare for the licensure process. Through labs and classroom work, students learn how to style, color and treat men and women's hair. Many of the classes focus on teaching students the theory and practice of hair styling.
Barbers who want to work in Louisiana must complete an academic program approved by the Louisiana State Board of Barber Examiners and worth 1,500 hours. Applicants should also be at least 16 years old and pass the state licensure examination. The five programs on this list prepare students for the licensure process by providing hands-on experience and job training.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type and Setting||Barber Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)|
|Delgado Community College||2-year, public; large city||Barber-Styling Technical Diploma|| $4,079 (in-state)
|Northwest Louisiana Technical College||2-year, public; rural fringe||Barber-Styling Technical Diploma||$2,976|
Source: *NCES College Navigator