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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.

Board Meeting Rescheduled
The Barber Board meeting scheduled for Thursday May 12, 2016 at 10:00 am has been rescheduled for Thursday May 19, 2016 at 10:00 am. 
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Rule Revision-Business Impact Statements
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 July 11th, 2016
  • Monday July 25th, 2016
  • Monday August 15th, 2016
  • Monday August 29th, 2016
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, Interim Director
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Tel: 614-466-5003 | Fax: 614-387-1694