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 when needed. It is mandated by Chapter 4709 of the Ohio Revised Code to license barbers, barber shops, barber colleges and instructors, and has the authority to deny, suspend or revoke a license for just cause.