|Board Phone:||(803) 896-4588|
|Advice Counsel:  ||Mary League   **|
|Directions:||110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC|
**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.
Barber Board Inspectors will be conducting random checks of permit records for barber school and on-the-job training students. Please make sure that your records are in compliance.
Per S.C. Code of Law 40-1-70 Section 2a, Powers and Duties of Boards of Professions and Occupations Regulations, the S.C. Board of Barber Examiners voted unanimously at its April 8, 2013, meeting to reinstate the "straight razor shave" as a part of the practical examination phase of testing for all examining applicants for licensure, including Registered Barbers and Master Hair Care Specialist. This will be effective January 1, 2014.
Straight razor blades will be required during testing.
At its February 23, 2015 meeting, the Board voted for the live shave to be untimed and they reaffirmed that straight razor blades will be required during testing as hair removal is a necessary component of a live shave. The Board requires all barber/master haircare applicants to demonstrate each technique of a live shave during the practical examination.
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