Barber School in Ohio with Program Overviews

There are less than ten barber schools in Ohio. Read an overview of six schools' programs, requirements and tuition info and find out which school is the right one for you.

Essential Information

There are a limited number of barber schools in Ohio. These are 2-year schools that offer non-degree barber training programs; most are for-profit schools, though one public schools in the state also offers barber training. Some programs can be completed in as little as a year. Students gain experience through labs and by watching demonstrations, as well as through classwork.

Career Requirements

The schools on this list are recognized by the state and prepare students for the licensure process that all Ohio barbers must go through before practicing. In general, students need to earn 1,800 hours of training from a state-approved barber school. Students who receive sufficient training and pass an examination qualify for a barber license in Ohio.


Allstate Hairstyling and Barber College

Located in Cleveland, this school offers a barber training program for students who are preparing for the licensure process. The program typically takes a year to complete. As part of training, students learn how to cut, style and color hair for men and women. The program features guest speakers and live demonstrations so that students learn from professionals.

  • Program Offered: Barber Training Program
  • Tuition & Fees (2012): $9,165 for program*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year; private; for-profit; Large city

Dayton Barber College

This Miamisburg offers a barber training program for students who are new to the field. Lessons cover sanitation, barbering history, ethics and chemistry. There's an emphasis on business management, salesmanship and human relations. Students learn various techniques to style hair for men and women. There is also training on how to color hair, use razors and apply facials.

  • Program Offered: Licensed Barber\Stylist Diploma Program
  • Tuition & Fees (2012): $10,410 for program*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year; private; for-profit; Rural fringe

Ohio State College of Barber Styling

Students who enroll in this Columbus training program learn about barbering theory and how to apply it to male and female clients. Students begin the program by learning about skin, scalp and hair. From there, students focus on barber law, chemistry and shaving. By the end of the program, students will have experience in cutting, treating and coloring men and women's hair. The program includes many labs so that students can practice their hair styling skills.

  • Program Offered: Barber Training Program
  • Tuition & Fees (2012): $12,510 for program*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year; private; for-profit; Large suburb

Ohio State School of Cosmetology and Experts Barber School

Located in Canal Winchester, this school prepares students for the licensure process to become a barber in Ohio. Students learn basic hair cutting, hair styling, hair coloring and hair treatment. There's also an emphasis on facials and hairpieces. The program includes lessons on business management.

  • Program Offered: Barber Training Program
  • Tuition & Fees (2012): $17,400 for program*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year; private; for-profit; Large suburb

Raphael's Barber Academy

This Niles barber school provides students with 1,800 hours of training as part of the state licensure requirements to become a barber. Students learn about bacteriology, physiology and chemistry as part of the barber theory curriculum. There are many hands-on lessons that teach students how to use common hair styling tools. Students learn various hair styling processes like hair relaxing, waving and treatments.

  • Program Offered: Barber Training Program
  • Tuition & Fees (2012): $14,490 for program*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year; private; for-profit; Large suburb

Toledo Public Schools

This Toledo school offers a barber academy as part of its adult education program. Students go through the standard 1,800-hour training course that covers shampoos, barber shop management, chemistry and barber history. Students learn hair styling trends for men and women and how to color and treat hair of all styles. There's also an emphasis on shaving and facials.

  • Program Offered: Barber Training Program
  • Tuition & Fees (2012): $15,000 for program*
  • School Type & Setting: 2-year; public; Large city

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting Barber Programs Offered Tuition (2012-13)
Allstate Hairstyling and Barber College 2-year; private; for-profit
Large city
Barber Training Program $9,165 for program
Dayton Barber College 2-year; private; for-profit
Rural fringe
Licensed Barber\Stylist Diploma Program $10,410 for program
Ohio State College of Barber Styling 2-year; private; for-profit
Large suburb
Barber Training Program $12,510 for program
Ohio State School of Cosmetology and Experts Barber School 2-year; private; for-profit
Large suburb
Barber Training Program $17,400 for program
Raphael's Barber Academy 2-year; private; for-profit
Large suburb
Barber Training Program $14,490 for program
Toledo Public Schools 2-year; public
Large city
Barber Training Program $15,000 for program

Sources: *School websites

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