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Michigan State Board of Barbers

Article 11 of Public Act 299 of 1980, as amended, to regulate the services of barbers, barber students, barber colleges, barber instructors, student instructors, and barbershops in Michigan.

** We are no longer accepting paper applications for Barbers Licenses. You can apply online at Our online system provides more efficient services to those applying for a Barbers license. If you are having problems completing the application process, please contact us at 517-241-0199 for assistance and we can help walk you through the process. Should you have further questions, please contact our Licensing Support Team at

In an effort to reduce the use of paper, effective January 1, 2022, licenses issued or renewed will only be sent electronically unless a paper copy of the license is requested during the application or renewal process.

Apply / Renew Online