Arizona Board of Barbers

Board Mission
To preserve the public welfare and health through the development and enforcement of adequate sanitation procedures, rules. and laws governing barbers and barbering.

Welcome from the Director
Welcome to the State of Arizona Board of Barbers WEB Site. This site is designed for consumers, barbers, shop owners, barber schools and barbering students.  It contains a variety of information from shop inspections and licensing to issuing complaints against barbers and shops.  Feel free to use the email link below to send us your comments on any way you would like to see this site improved.
Sam La Barbera

Sam La Barbera
Executive Director

What We Do
The Board licenses and renews licenses for barber shop, barber school and individual barbers; inspects barber shops for compliance with proper sanitation and other requirements; administers examinations for barbers; investigates consumer complaints and takes effective measures to resolve complaints including levying fines, and suspending and revoking licenses.


Arizona State Board of Barbers
1400 West Washington,
Suite# 220
Phoenix, Arizona 85007 
Phone: (602) 542-4498


New Citizenship Requirements

A new law requires that all persons applying for a license or license renewal must demonstrate U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S.  A Statement of Citizenship form with the documents identified in the Evidence of Citizenship attachment must now accompany all license applications and renewals


Board Highlights
In Fiscal Year 2013 – ending June 30, 2013

The Board

● Complete 2,400 inspections

● Oversaw 350 written examinations and 371 practical examinations to 333 applicants

● Processed 336 new applications for barbers and instructors

● Processed 254 new applications for barber shops and barber schools

● Processed 2,831 licenses for barbers and instructors

● Processed 1,695 licenses for barber shops and barber schools

● Administered a total of 6,057 barber and instructor licenses

● Administered a total of 1,675 barber shop and barber school licenses