About LaBarberia Institute of Hair

Dedicated and inspired by diligence of the “old school” barbers and the beauty industry, Laura Clemente; barber since 1983 and business owner operator since 1989, spoke of the promise to one day open a barber college that would overcome mediocrity and cater to the student, guest and community. The school was founded in 2009 to provide opportunities that will enrich lifestyles and inspire others to succeed, serve and care.

Our Mission Statement

LaBarberia Institute of Hair is a professional barber school that is committed to maintaining its standard of excellence. LaBarberia Institute of Hair provides its students with extraordinary training, educational experiences and state-of-the-art tools necessary to prepare for a successful and fulfilling career in today’s barber industry.

Our Vision

We seek to help build a new generation of entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and micropreneurs in the barbering and esthetic professions. Our goal is to reshape the industry with an advanced curriculum in an environment that focuses on diversity and inclusion. All are welcome here.


Laura Clemente, a barber since 1983 and business owner since 1989 was always inspired by the diligence of “old school” barbers and the beauty industry. That inspiration prompted her vision of one day opening a barber school that would overcome mediocrity and caters wholly to the student, the client, and the community.

In 2009, that vision was realized and LaBarberia Institute of Hair was founded. Laura now works to ensure that her Institute continuously and consistently provides opportunities that enrich lives, inspiring others to thrive, serve, and excel.

Today, the Institute is a professional barber school that is committed to excellence in career training. Here, students experience top-quality education and expert job training in practice on live models. They are guided by skilled instructors who collectively have decades of experience as licensed barber stylists with the state of Ohio.

Barbering Program

Students in the Barber Program at the Institute undergo 1,800 hours of progressive barber training and business development coaching. All directives are carried out by accomplished instructors while using state of the art tools. Upon graduation, our students have a full toolbox of expert skill sets, as well as a diploma recognizing their completion of the 1,800 hours required for Ohio’s Barber exam.

Our Barber Program empowers you to be your own boss and build your own brand.

Esthetics Program

In our Advanced Esthetics Program, students receive 750 hours of progressive training and business development guidance. All training hours are under the direction of highly skilled instructors with hands-on utilization of the au courant equipment employed in today’s beauty industry.

This results-driven program focuses on high-end skincare that benefits an array of skin types and tones. Enrolling in our program means being a part of an exceptional student collective in a superb learning environment. Students and instructors wear scrubs or smocks during class and maintain the highest standards of professionalism at all times.

Specialized Certifications

Students at LaBarberia Institute of Hair graduate with a number of certifications in specialized services as well as the 600 esthetic and 150 advanced esthetic hours required to take Ohio’s Esthetics and Advanced Esthetics exams. Additional specialized and certifiable service techniques offered include:

  • Oncology esthetics certification
  • Custom cosmetic blending
  • Dermaplaning certification
  • Chemical peel certification
  • Lash extension training
  • Lash Lift training
  • Henna Brow Tattooing training

Ready to start your journey in the beauty industry? 

The team at LaBarberia Institute of Hair has a passion for helping entrepreneurs interested in the beauty industry, encouraging them to become their own boss through proper training. This gives them the ability to service the community they’re a part of. There’s no better feeling than starting a business with a primary goal of ensuring your neighbors and their families feel and look their best. That’s why we invite you to start your journey in the barber and beauty industry.

Contact us for more information on available programs and enrollment.

All students must meet specific academic, attendance, and behavioral requirements to receive these extracurricular courses. 

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