Bill description: SB 1053 would allow individuals to obtain a license as a barber or barber-stylist through an apprenticeship.
Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Examples include occupational licensure, the minimum wage, and restrictions on home businesses. Conversely, does it remove barriers to entry into the market?
This bill would amend the definition for an apprentice under the Barber and Cosmetology Services Licensing Board by adding both barbering and barber-styling. The bill also amends the qualification for apprentice licensure for these two occupations.
Currently, the only route to licensure for these two occupations is barber schooling instruction: 900 hours for barbers and 1,500 hours for barber-stylists. This bill would allow those who currently qualify for licensure via schooling to still qualify and allow those who have work experience to also qualify.
The bill removes a barrier to entry to these two occupations for those who did not attend a barber school but have experience. It also provides the work experience provisions for these two occupations to be in line with the work experience options allowed for other apprentice licenses under this board, including cosmetologists, electrologists, and estheticians.
SB 1053 would allow a barber apprentice to obtain a license with 1,800 hours of work experience, or double the amount of schooling required.
SB 1053 would allow a barber-stylist apprentice to obtain a license with 3,000 hours of work experience, or double the amount of schooling required.