About Us


Akron Barber College, Inc. was established in 1920. The College has been under the same ownership and directorship of the Subotin Family since September 27, 1951.

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Akron Barber College, Inc. is located at 2828 South Arlington Rd. in Akron, Ohio. There is ample parking available. The college has four departments: The Clinic/Shop, The Styling Room, The Classroom, and the Office. The Clinic/Shop has 28 barber chairs and stations; The Styling Room has 7 barber chairs and stations; The Classroom holds 20 students.

The Classroom is also equipped with desks, visual aid charts, a television, a video recorder and tapes, a cassette recorder and tapes, and various other teaching aids.

The entire College is provided with air conditioning, is well-ventilated, gas-heated, and illuminated with a fluorescent lighting system.

Educational Objectives and Philosophy:

The philosophy and objectives of Akron Barber college, Inc. are:

To provide a course in barber/styling in a professional atomosphere which includes all services that may be requested by the clientele of barbershops and/or styling salons; to provide the students with the theory and practical knowledge of regular haircuts, of the creation of modern hairstyles with unity, form and balance of hair and scalp care, of permanents, hair coloring, shaving, etc.; to provide a well-rounded educational program which will fit the needs and demands of the barber profession, and to train the students so they can become successfully employed as an entry level Barber and/or Hairstylist.