Many people that enter cosmetology and barbering school, do so out of genuine love for and interest in the profession; however sometimes students have very little support from family and friends to be successful in life. One of the great things about training for work in the personal care industry is that you can expect help from your instructors and administrators throughout the entire time you are training, while you are obtaining your license and in order to make your job search successful.
Overview of Barbering Schools and Curriculum in New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, you will have to complete both training hours and apprenticeship hours in order to test for your license. During your student salon training hours and apprenticeship hours, you will have many opportunities to work with real clients with real needs. If you work very hard to master your profession, you will find that customers will want to patronize you both before and after you are licensed because of your natural talents and pleasant demeanor.
Licensing Requirements in New Hampshire
In New Hampshire, you must first complete 800 hours of hair cutting training at an accredited cosmetology or barber school program. You then have to complete an additional 1600 hours of apprenticeship under the advisement of a licensed barber. Once you have completed your training and apprenticeship, you can take the barber’s exam (in English only). Once you pass your exam, the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Ethics will issue your license.
You must pay $40 to renew your license every two years during your birth month and you are not required to take any additional classes to renew your license; however, attaining regular CEU credits is strongly recommended.
If you want to work in New Hampshire and are a licensed barber from another state, your completed training hours must be equivalent to New Hampshire’s required minimum hours in order to receive a license. If they are not, you must have 4800 Hours of licensed salon experience. If you have neither of these things, you will have to take additional classes, and then take the New Hampshire licensing exams in order to attain a license.
New Hampshire is a great state to enter the personal care and barbering field and a great place to do business in general. Affectionately known as, “America’s Freest State,” New Hampshire residents enjoy the freedom of not having to pay any sales tax at all and virtually no income taxes.
Motorcyclists aren’t required to wear helmets and if you don’t have automotive insurance, nobody seems to care. It’s a unique state to live in with many great schools and pleasant residential communities like those located in Nashua, Monadnock, Amherst, Merrimack, Exeter and Hillsboro. As a barber, you will also probably do well in a fun college town like Durham/Lee. According to recent statistics reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, barbers earn a median income of $22,500 a year. Many barbers earn more and most make tips on top of their regular salary.