How many hours is barber school in new york?

New York State requires at least 500 hours in order to be eligible to take the NYS Barber Operator exam.  Courses maybe longer than the required minimum.  However, they are not mandatory.  Schools increase the hours in order to be eligible for financial aid from the Federal government which requires courses to be no less than 660 hours.

Upon completion of the minimum required hours and successful passage of the NYS Barber Operator exam you’ll be granted Barber Operator license. May refer to this license as a Master Barber license.

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