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 school 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.
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 the 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.
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.
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 hairstyling skills.
Ohio State School of Cosmetology
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.
Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc
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 hairstyling processes like hair relaxing, waving and treatments.
TToledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education
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, barbershop management, chemistry and barber history. Students learn hairstyling trends for men and women and how to color and treat hair of all styles. There's also an emphasis on shaving and facials.
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.
School Comparison: At a Glance
|School Name||School Type and Setting||Barber Programs Offered||Tuition (2018-19)*|
|Allstate Hairstyling and Barber College|| 2-year; private; for-profit
|Barber Training Program||$12,830 for program|
|Dayton Barber College|| 2-year; private; for-profit
|Licensed Barber\Stylist Diploma Program||$11,700 for program|
|Ohio State College of Barber Styling|| 2-year; private; for-profit
|Barber Training Program||$16,650 for program|
|Ohio State School of Cosmetology - Canal Winchester|| 2-year; private; for-profit
|Barber Training Program||$22,200 for program|
|Raphael's School of Beauty Culture Inc|| 2-year; private; for-profit
|Barber Training Program||$17,740 for program|
|Toledo Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education|| 2-year; public
|Barber Training Program||$16,000 for program|
Sources: *National Center for Educational Statistics