To become a barber in the state of Ohio, you must first complete 1800 hours of training at a school with an accredited barber diploma program. Then you must take a test by the Ohio Board of Cosmetology to get a license. The license must be renewed every odd year. You must pay a $45 fee and complete 8 hours of additional continuing education training to renew your license. There are many schools in Ohio that offer accredited barber training programs.
Find Accredited Barber Schools in Ohio
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Regency Beauty Institute has locations in Canton, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, and North Olmstead. The Ohio State Schools of Cosmetology have locations in Canal Winchester, Heath, and Westerville. The Miami-Jacobs Career College offers a barber program in its locations in Independence, Springboro, and Troy. Cincinnati also has the Cincinnati Academy, the Empire Beauty School, and the Salon Professional Academy. There is another location of the Salon Professional Academy in Perrysburg. Aveda Institute has several different branches including the Casal Aveda Institute in Austintown, one in Columbus, and the Brown Aveda Institute, which is in both Mentor and Cleveland. Columbus also has the Spa School. Dayton has the Creative Images Institute of Cosmetology, the Dayton Barber College, and the Ron West Barber College. HIllard has the Nationwide Beauty Academy & Spa Studio. The Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture is in Oregon, OH. Paul Mitchell: The School has a location in Sylvania. Tiffin has the Tiffin Academy of Hair Design.
Job Demand for Barbers in Ohio
The Bureau of Labor Statistics for the United States projects that the demand for barbers and other hair dressers with increase by 13% starting in 2012 and ending in 2022. This growth is about as fast as the average expected growth for all occupations overall. The Bureau does not have a figure for how many barbers work in the state of Ohio.
Barber Salary Ranges in Ohio
As of May 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that barbers in Ohio have an average salary of $25,600. The median salary for a barber in Cincinnati is $28,123. In Columbus, it is about the same at $28,287. The current median salary for a barber nationally is $28,805, so those barber salaries aren’t that far off from the normal salary for a barber nationally. The salary range for barbers is from about $15,800 to $45,400.
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