Board of Barber


About Us


Click here for board contact information


Board office hours


The board is open the following days of the week and times.  (After hours, board staff will still be working, but the office will be closed to the public, and we will not be available by phone.)  Please see our schedule of state holidays for office closures.  Also, on exams days, we may not be able to respond immediately to phone calls.  You can send us an email or leave a voice mail, and we'll return your call as soon as possible.


  • Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday, closed


Board members


Please do not contact board members directly.  Instead, please send your request to the board staff.


  • Don Beal, Chairman
  • Sherod Holloway, Vice Chairman
  • Kristina E. Proctor
  • Michael T. Swinney
  • David L. Williams


Board staff


Office staff


The office staff administers the agency and handles applications, exams, licensing, finances, and other support functions.  Below is a list of the office staff, along with some of their responsibilities.  To contact the board staff, please click here for general contact information.  We'll make sure your request gets to the right person.


  • Carolyn Davis, Administrative Assistant, or (919) 814-0642
    • Scheduling and applying for exams
    • Permission to work
    • School hours
    • Letters of certification
  • Deirdre Hopkins, Administrative Assistant (Licensing and Accounts Receivable), or (919) 814-0643
    • Renewals
    • Shop applications (see the contact information for the inspectors below)
    • Out-of-state applicants (reciprocity)
    • Accounts receivable
  • Dennis Seavers, Executive Director, or (919) 814-0641
    • Public-records requests and media contact
    • Budget and finances
    • Board meetings
    • Agency operations




Inspectors are responsible for conducting routine shop inspections (randomly selected shops), opening new shops, and conducting investigations.  Inspectors also assist with school audits and inspections.  Finally, inspectors administer board examinations for applicants for apprentice and registered barbers and barber instructors.


To see which inspector is assigned to your county, please click here for a list of county assignments.


  • Nakia T. McLendon
    • Eastern North Carolina
    • Contact Nakia at or (919) 306-8843


  • Vacant inspector position
    • Position will be filled at a future date
    • Contact with any questions


  • Lauren Walser
    • Western North Carolina
    • Contact Lauren at or (919) 737-0096


Board counsel



Strategic Plan


To see a copy of the board's current strategic plan, please click here.  For updates on the board's progress toward its goals, please see the executive director reports in board meeting minutes.


Financial statements


Below are recent financial statements prepared by an outside CPA auditing firm.  If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Seavers, Executive Director, at





Stay in Touch

North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners

7001 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-7000

(919) 814-0640