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Board of Barber Examiners

The Michigan Board of Barber Examiners was created under 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. Article 11 defines a barber as a person who shaves or trims the beard of a person; cuts, trims, shampoos, relaxes, curls, permanently waves, dresses, tints, bleaches, colors, arranges, or styles the hair of a person; massages the face and head of a person; or renders personal services of a similar nature customarily done by a barber.
 
The Board consists of 9 members: 6 barbers and 3 public members, each serving 4-year terms.
 
 

Statute

 

Contact Information

LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
 

Members

Grant Thelen, Lansing
Represents the general public
Term expires 9/30/23

De'Angelo Smith, Sr., Sterling Heights
Represents barbers
Term expires 9/30/23

Pedro Lopez, Livonia
Represents the general public
Term expires 9/30/24

Paul Trowbridge, Lansing
Represents barbers
Term expires 9/30/24

Phillip Smith III, Brooklyn

Represents barbers
Term expires 9/30/25

Aries Rodgers, Macomb
Represents barbers
Term expires 9/30/25

Michael Parker, Jackson
Represents barbers
Term expires 9/30/26

Ali Alhashemi, Dearborn
Represents barbers
Term expires 9/30/26

Vacant
Represents the general public