Ohio Black Barber & Beauty Network
Founded by a team of experienced barber and hair salon stylist and owners invested in their communities, the Ohio Black Barber & Beauty Network was formed in 2016 as a nonprofit organization in Columbus, Ohio. Its goal is to connect and engage barbers and stylists from Ohio in political, health, and youth advocacy, which directly impacts the industry where we live and work.
While maintaining the ethical and professional standards of our profession, we are volunteers and sustain our membership through networking events, exclusive professional development, and in supporting our members in being more successful so our associates can pay forward their knowledge to guide others.
Empowering to improve our community
Membership in this exclusive network provides salon professionals with tools, skills and opportunities not learned in school to elevate their business. Members will collaborate with experienced and proven hair care professionals on policy, youth, and health and wellness initiatives. This is a great way for barbers and stylists to advance their leadership and industry knowledge.
Striving for Healthier Communities
The Ohio Black Barbers & Beauty Network empowers Ohio communities of color to improve health outcomes. The group actively promotes wellness by encouraging members to learn what good health is. Members are also motivated to focus on mindful eating and exercise practices that can then be shared with their clients. The organization also advocates for issues impacting our communities including infant mortality, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and health care policies.
Making a Difference
Members of OBBBN.org focus on how to best serve school-age children in underserved communities. Through Making a Difference, Inc., the organization partners with established youth programs to uplift and strengthen the family unit. The group provides mentoring, leadership development, and education.
The Ohio Black Barber & Beauty Network invites you to “become the change you want to see!” For more information, visit www.obbbn.org.