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How Long is Barber School in Oklahoma?

Ready to have a career where you can flex your creative skills, choose your own schedule, and make a difference? If so, barbering could be the perfect path for you! According to research, over one-third of all barbers are self-employed, and 60% said they feel their job is meaningful.

Before you can dive headfirst into barbershop life, though, you will first need to graduate from a barber school and pass the state exam to get your barbering license. So just how long does barber school take in Oklahoma?

Barber School Takes 1500 Hours to Complete in Oklahoma

Oklahoma state laws mandate barber students complete 1500 hours of instruction at a barber school. During these hours, students will learn skills related to

  • Facial Hair Grooming
  • Haircutting
  • Shampooing
  • Sanitation Best Practices
  • And more.

After completing the necessary education hours, students will need to pass a written and a practical exam, as well as pay any fees related to licensing.

At Broken Arrow Beauty College, our accredited barbering program has both full-time and part-time classes available to fit your schedule. Full-time students can complete the program in under 12 months, and part-time students can complete the program in under 18 months!

Full-Time Classes

35 hours/week (48 weeks/12 months)
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon – Fri

Part-Time Classes

22.5 hours/week (74 weeks/18 months)
8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mon – Fri

Have any questions regarding scheduling or want to know when our next class starts? Contact us online by filling out this form. A representative will be in touch to give you any additional information you may need. You can also schedule a tour to ask your questions in person and see if our school may be right for you!


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Possible Career Options in Barbering

After you’ve completed your 1500 hours of schooling, passed your exams, and received your barbering license, you are ready to begin your career in barbering! Wondering exactly what kind of jobs you can work in with your license? Here are just a few options you may love:

  • Brand Ambassador
  • Self-Employed Barber
  • Barbershop Owner/ Manager
  • Educator
  • Influencer

Some of the benefits of working as a barber often include flexible scheduling, working hands-on in a creative environment, having an earning potential that is up to you, and getting to work in a social atmosphere where you can feel rewarded and make a difference in others’ lives.

Financial Aid

Does barbering sound like it could be the career path for you? At Broken Arrow Beauty College, we are proud to offer financial aid to those who qualify. Funding your dream education doesn’t have to be overwhelming—we are here to help you every step of the way! You may qualify for funding through

  • Pell Grants
  • The Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • The Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • The Veterans Administration
  • Scholarships

For steps on how to apply and to get your questions answered, contact one of our enrollment specialists! We have experience helping students just like you create a plan that works.

Get Started at Broken Arrow Beauty College

If you are interested in a career in barbering, Broken Arrow Beauty College can help get you started! Our 1500 hour barbering program is designed to help you sit for your state board exam and prepare you for a successful career after graduating. To learn more about our enrollment process or to see if our school may be right for you, contact us online. We can’t wait to meet you and help you on your path into this amazing industry!

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Feb 26 2021