A barber is anyone performing the following services for pay upon the head of a human being:
- shaving or trimming the beard or cutting hair;
- giving facial or scalp massages;
- singeing, shampooing, arranging, dressing or dyeing hair or applying hair tonic; and
- applying cosmetic preparations to the scalp, face or neck.
Most applicants will need to be a barber apprentice for two years before taking the exam. Click the following link for more information about licensing for apprentice barbers.
Contact the NYSDOS for more information.