Information you should know before you apply to a barber school.
Ohio has a few good programs for barber training. More populated states like NY or TX have more schools but the curriculum is the almost the same as no matter where you go hair grows the same way and gets cut basically the same way! Find out all about the certification process below.
How Many Hours Is Barber Training In Ohio?
In order to become a licensed barber in Ohio, your first step is to graduate from a barber training program. The state board mandates that programs like this provide at least 1800 hours of training that is practical, theoretical, and scientific in nature. This includes training regarding subjects such as bacteriology/hygiene, facial treatments, barbering laws, hairpieces, tinting, bleaching, shop management, use and maintenance of barber equipment, etc.
Before you can apply for a license, you must first complete the required 1800 hours of training. Even after you complete this training, you always have the option of returning to school to obtain additional training if you wish to do so, as this is something that will always give extra value to your clients. Enter your ZIP in the app to see schools closest to you:
List of Barber Schools in Ohio
Cincinnati School of Barbering and Hair Design – 6500 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45239
Raphael’s Barber Academy – 2733 Robbins Avenue, Niles, OH 44446
Ron West Barber College – 3303 N Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45414
Toledo Public Schools – Toledo
Ohio State College of Barber Styling – 4614 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43213
Allstate Hairstyling & Barber College – 2546 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
Akron Barber College – 2828 South Arlington Road, Akron, OH 44312
Dayton Barber College – 2741 Lyons Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342
Beauty and Barber Empowerment Center – 13104 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120
Beyond Expectations Barber College – 2202 Romig Road, Akron, OH 44320
LaBarberia Institute Of Hair – 1633 Golden Gate Plaza, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Ohio Barber License Procedure
After graduating from an accredited school, you will receive the Ohio State Application for Examination and Licensure. This is something that will allow you to not only take all of the necessary licensing exams, but it will also include application to the state board for your license once you complete and pass the exams. When you submit the application, you will also need to pay a fee.
As soon as your application is received the state board will let you know of the location, time, and date of your exam. It’s also important to note that you will take this exam according to the state board’s exam schedule.
The exam is consisted of both a written and practical exam. The written exam focuses on everything that you learned in barber school, such as hair/scalp disorders, hair cutting/styling, and more. The practical exam will grade you on your ability to perform services such as haircuts, shampoos, professional shaves, and more.
Your license expires on August 31st of even-numbered years. You will be provided with a renewal form by mail which you must submit along with a $110 fee. Best of luck with your barbering career!
Some School Websites:
Akron Barber College – Akron
Allstate Hairstyling and Barber College – Cleveland
Beyond Expectations Barber College – Akron
Dayton Barber College – Dayton
Labarberia Institute of Hair – Cleveland
****Ohio State College of Barber – Columbus
Ron West Barber College – Dayton
Did we miss any barber academies in Ohio? Please contact us to let us know.