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About the Board

The Board was established in 1934 to protect the public by establishing, maintaining and monitoring sanitary and professional standards in the barber industry. The Board's mission is to enforce those standards through examinations, routine inspections, investigations and disciplinary action. It is mandated by Chapter 4709. Of the Ohio Revised Code to license barbers, barber shops, barber schools and barber teachers and has authority to deny, suspend or revoke a license for just cause.

Barber Board Merger Info

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AEQUO International

The Board has approved AEQUO International https://aequointernational.com as the sole provider of education evaluations for barber license applicants...Read More

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Governor Kasich Launches Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign...Read More

Board Meetings

Meetings will be held second Thursday every other month. Please check the schedule often for meetings and other important dates.

Exam Dates

Arrive at 8:30 a.m. Exams Start at 9:00 a.m.

  • Monday August 28, 2017
  • Monday September 11, 2017
  • Monday October 2, 2017
  • Monday October 23, 2017 
  • Monday November 6, 2017
  • Monday November 20, 2017
  • Monday December 4, 2017
  • Monday December 18, 2017 
  • Monday January 8, 2018
Please Note: Exams are held at the
Ohio State College of Barber Styling
4614 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43213

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Ed Highley, Executive Director
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Tel: 614-466-5003 | Fax: 614-387-1694