Hawaii Board of Barbering & Hawaii Barber License

Hawaii State FlagUpdated February 19, 2013

Currently all barber licensing in Hawaii falls under the Hawaii Board of Barbering & Cosmetology in Honolulu.

Hawaii Barber License Requirements

Barber – 1500 School Hours OR 1500 Hours Apprenticeship

Hawaii Barber License Renewal

Hawaii requires renewal of barber licenses every 2 years in odd-numbered years by December 31, and it costs $100 to renew. If you forfeit your license, you have 3 years to re-instate it without having to go before the board. If you are already licensed for more than 1 year, you are not required to submit education verification documents. If your barber license has been expired for more than 3 years, you need to restore your license through the board, and may be required to re-take the practical exam and verify education hours. Hawaii does not currently require continuing education hours to renew your barber license, but CEUs are always recommended to stay current in the industry.

Hawaii Barber License Reciprocity or Transfer

Hawaii does not have barber license reciprocity. New applicants from other states must show that they’ve completed similar or equivalent education and testing requirements to Hawaii’s, and may be required to take the written and practical exam to transfer. Questionable issues on your transfer application are subjective to executive officer review or board meeting.

Hawaii Board of Barbering & Cosmetology

335 Merchant Street
Room 301
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-3000
Fax: (808) 586-3031
E-mail: barber_cosm@dcca.hawaii.gov
Website: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl 


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