Marcia Hultman

Cabinet Secretary

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South Dakota Board of Barber Examiners

The Board of Barber Examiners protects the health and safety of the consumer public by licensure of qualified persons, licensing and inspection of barbershop facilities, enforcement of the statutes, rules and regulations governing the practice of barbering including the appropriate resolution of complaints.

We regulate the following acts constituting the practice of barbering. Any one or any combination of the following practices when done for compensation or without payment for the public generally, upon the upper part of the human body for cosmetic purposes:

  • Shaving or trimming the beard or cutting the hair;
  • Giving facial and scalp massages or treatment with oils, creams, lotions, or other preparations either by hand or mechanical appliances;
  • Singeing, shampooing, or dyeing the hair or applying hair tonics;
  • Applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays, or lotions to the scalp, face, neck, or upper part of the body.


Holiday Closures

See our Holiday Closure page for upcoming state office holiday closures.

Contact Us

Program Director: Tyler Evins
Senior Secretary: Lynda Fratzke
Education Coordinator: Ela Peterson

South Dakota Board of Barber Examiners
217 W. Missouri Ave.
Pierre, SD  57501

Phone: 605.773.6193
Fax: 605.773.7175