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How Can a Cosmetologist Become a Barber?

How Can a Cosmetologist Become a Barber

Are you already a licensed cosmetologist that is interested in expanding your knowledge to offer more services to your clients? Quality Barber College in Houston offers full and part time Cosmetology Crossover Courses! These courses help licensed cosmetologists learn everything they need to add barber services to their craft. This course requires 300 clock hours and can be completed in 8 weeks for full-time students and 15 weeks for part-time students. Do not put your future off any longer, instead contact our school today and schedule a tour of our amazing facility!


FAQs About Cosmetology to Barber Crossover Courses

I have a Texas cosmetology operator (or cosmetology operator instructor) license. What are the requirements to obtain a Class A Barber license?

You must:

Hold an active Texas Cosmetology Operator (or Cosmetology Operator Instructor) license;

Complete the 300 hour barbering course in a TDLR-licensed barber school;

Pass the required Class A Barber written and practical exams; and

Submit an application with required fee


I have a Texas cosmetology operator (or cosmetology operator instructor) license. Can I take my 300 hour barbering course in a cosmetology school?

No, the 300 hour barbering course must be completed in a licensed barber school.


I have a Texas cosmetology operator (or cosmetology operator instructor) license. What type of license will I be issued once I complete the 300 hour barber course and pass the required exams?

You will be issued a Class A Barber license.


I have a Texas cosmetology operator (or cosmetology operator instructor) license. Once I obtain my Class A Barber license, must I maintain my Cosmetology Operator or Instructor license if I want to continue to work in a cosmetology establishment?

Yes, you must maintain your cosmetology license to continue to work in a cosmetology establishment.


Is there a combination barber/cosmetology license?

No, there is no combination barber/cosmetology license. If you want to work in both barber and cosmetology establishments, you must maintain both licenses.


If I hold a cosmetology license in another state, can I obtain a Texas Class A Barber license by completing the 300 hour barber course?

Yes, but you must first obtain a Texas cosmetology operator license. See the Transferring Your Cosmetology License From Another State page for details.


For many cosmetologists becoming a barber offers new opportunities, their career offers a wealth of job satisfaction. When you have a career as a barber, you are able to be part of a creative and social atmosphere. There is a sense of community in many of these shops, serving as a place for clients to meet and socialize, while getting a fresh fade or their beard shaped up. When the environment you work in is fun, work is easier to enjoy. Don’t waste your time doing something that bores you, instead enroll in our barber program!


Quality Education. Quality Results. 

At Quality Barber College we understand the importance of your time, money, and energy. This is why strive for quality in all that we do. We work closely with our students to ensure they are fully prepared for their state licensing exams, in order to become a licensed barber after completing their course at our Houston barber school. Our state of the art facility sets the tone for the quality of education you receive with us. When you step into our college you will see the amount of effort we put into ensuring our students are successful once they graduate. Contact us today to learn more about how you can become a barber in Houston!


Quality Barber College in Houston, TX

Quality Barber College has built a state of the art facility that stands out from any other barber school in the area, setting the tone for the quality education we provide. We chose our location to make commuting easy for students throughout the Greater Houston area. Our staff offers hands-on training to ensure every student gains the skills and knowledge they need to pass their state licensing exam and become a successful barber in Texas. We offer a variety of courses for part-time and full-time students including Class A Barber classes, cosmetology to barber crossover classes, barber instructor classes, and refresher courses for those looking to sharpen their skill set. Quality Barber College proudly accepts students from all over the Greater Houston area including Alief, Fondren Houston, Hiram Clarke Houston, Meyerland, Missouri City, Pearland, Reliant/NRG, South Post Oak, Southwest Houston, Sugar Land, and other surrounding areas.  If you are looking for a quality education without compromise, contact us today.


Quality Barber College
1263 S Main Street
Houston, TX 77035
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