Delgado Community College is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Barber Examiners to provide students with both theory and practical skills necessary to work efficiently in the industry of barber-styling. This competency-based, 1500 clock hour program includes classroom instruction and practical/lab experience. Practical skills are developed through experience in an on-site salon which is equipped and managed according to industry standards by the students with instructor supervision. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to take the LA State Board of Barber Examiners licensure exam.
The Barbering program is a limited admissions program. Students are accepted each Fall and Spring semester. No new students are accepted during the Summer semester. In addition to meeting all Delgado Community College admission requirements, students must also meet the Louisiana State Board of Barber Examiners admission requirements. Before enrolling into any barbering courses, students must be issued a student license from the LA State Board of Barber Examiners. In order for us to obtain your student license, you must submit the following items to the Sidney Collier Site.
- LA State Board of Barber Examiners student application
- Birth certificate*
- Social security card*
- Two photographs measuring approximately 2” x 2”
- $90 money order
- High School diploma or GED*
Please note that you must bring in the original documents and the staff here will make a copy. We must be able to verify to the Board that we have seen the original documents.
Barbershop Hours of Operation
The Student Barbershop is located at the Sidney Collier Site. Service hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Call (504) 941-8556 for an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome!
A career in barbering can take you to all parts of the nation and the world either
cutting/styling hair or selling hair products for companies. You could also open your
own barber shop or work as a barber shop manager.
The average salary for a barber in Louisiana is $14.40 per hour/$29,948 per year (LA Workforce Commission, Occupational Wage Data, 2016).
It takes approximately 18 months to complete the Barber-Stylist program.