Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Board of Barber Examiners

Barbers provide haircutting, hairstyling, facial shaving, permanent waving, hair coloring and facial services to the general public. Some shops also may provide a licensed manicurist who performs plain manicures only.

To engage in the practice of barbering is to shave or trim the beard; to cut, shape, trim or blend the hair with the proper tools or instruments designed for this purpose; to shape the eyebrows, to give facial and scalp massaging, facial and scalp treatment, with any preparations made for this purpose, either by hand or mechanical or electrical appliances; to singe and shampoo the hair or to apply any makes of hair cream, hair lotions or hair tonics; to dye, color or bleach the hair and to perform any service on a wig or hairpiece; to style and to render hair straightening, hair processing, hair weaving, hair waving and curling, using manual, mechanical, chemical or electrical methods with the proper devices or proper chemical compounds developed and designed for this purpose.

Mission Statement of the Board

To protect the public consumers of barbershop facilities from unsafe and unsanitary conditions by regulating the licensing of barbers, enforcing sanitary operating procedures, and updating governing statutes, rules and regulations.

Contact Us

Executive Secretary: Carol Tellinghuisen

810 N. Main Street, Suite 298
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: 605.642.1600
Fax: 605.722.1006

Marcia Hultman, Secretary
123 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501-4505
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184