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Event Summary
Date: September 17th – 22nd, 2016
City: Columbus Ohio
Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Columbus Airport
Address: 2886 Airport Drive, Columbus OH 43219
Phone: (614) 536-0500
Instructions: When you call for reservations please mention group name “National Association of Barber Boards America” or group code “BBA” in order to receive discount rates
One day seminar for Instructors, School Owners and Inspectors. Cost is $100 if paid by September 2, 2016. After Sept 2 it will be $125.00
Registration Fees for State Delegates” - $150

Ask for the NABBA 2015 room rate (Available until  08/08/2015 on a first-come, first-served basis)

Group Name: National Barber Board-NABBA

Group Code: NBB

URL:NABBA Hotel Registration Link

2016 Conference Agenda
  • 7:00-10:30am Breakfast - Restaurant
  • 10:00 am State Administrators/ Executive Directors
  • 1:00 pm NABBA Executive Board Meeting
  • 2:00 pm Instructor’s/School Owners Class- Dr. Maura Scali Sheehan
  • 3:00 pm Registration/Delegates & Attendees
  • 5:00 pm New Members Orientation
  • 5:30 pm Hotel Reception - Lobby
  • 6:00 pm National Barber Museum/ T.H.E. Barber School reception
  • 7:00 am Breakfast - Restaurant
  • 7:30 am Registration
  • 8:45 am Color Guards and National Anthem
  • 9:00 am Welcome
  • 9:15 am Sanitation/Barbicide Certification- Leslie Roste RN
  • 9:45am Milady: Teaching Through Technology- Corina Santoro
  • 10:30am Community/Public Health – Clarence Jones, Outreach Director MN
  • 10:45am Barbershop Books – Alvin Irby, Founder
  • 11:00am NACCAS, Federal Accreditation – Dr. Tony Mirando, Executive Director
  • 12:00 pm Lunch- Milday
  • 1:15 pm Psychology in the Classroom- Becky Oiler
  • 2:00pm Columbus,OH Gang Task Force Team- Sgt Chantay Boxill
  • 2:30pm Drug Awareness – Peggy Schmidt, MN School of Barbering
  • 3:00pm Open Forum -Presenters
  • 3:30pm Evaluation
  • 4:00pm CEU Hours/ Certificates
  • 5:30 pm Hotel Reception- Lobby
  • Leave for Columbus Museum of Art(Featuring Elijah Pierce- Barber Hall of Famer) and Reception (Transportation is provided and mandatory if attending)
Embassy Suites by Hilton
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Hotel Reservation Instructions

When making your hotel reservations, please make sure to inform the reservationists that you are a member of the National Association of Barber Boards of America (NABBA). Or Group Code "BBA" in order to receive discount. If you need to cancel a reservation, you must contact the Embassy Suites hotel prior to the reservation date. If you fail to cancel, a fee will be imposed, which could include costs for a 0-30 days, first night room and tax rate(s). You can See NABBA Personalized Rates Here:

NABBA Embassy Suites Reservation Page

Rates are $139.00 per night, plus taxes and gratuities. The cut-off date to make a reservation is August 17th, 2016 (without exception). “ Reservation requests received after 5:00 PM local time at the Hotel on the cut-off date will be accepted based on guest room availability at the prevailing transient rates. It is understood by the group that the group rate may not be available after the cut-off date.”

Vice Presidents – please remember to bring the reports you presented last year, as we will be discussing these for future use or implementation. In addition, you are encouraged to bring your ideas and suggestions – so that we can look to strengthen the organization, build membership and improve our standards.

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Sample Products

Man Cave Gift Card

Man Cave Gift Card

Price: $10 - $100

Man Cave Originals Set

Man Cave Originals Set

Price: $55

Man Cave Cedarwood Shower Gel

Man Cave Cedarwood Shower Gel

Price: $8.50

Barbers Jacket

Barbers Jacket

Barbers Jacket

Price: $50

Car Decal

Car Decal

Car Decal

Price: $40

White Shirt

White Shirt

White Shirt

Price: $30

White Towel

White Towel

White Towel

Price: $40


The barber pole has a wonderful and interesting story to tell, and its presence keeps this story alive. It is the oldest distinguished mark of any profession or craft, dating back before the birth of Christ, history tells us that barber service was rendered to the public 6000 years before. The art of hair and beard trimming (barbering), medicine (herbs), dentistry (tooth pulling) and surgery (blood letting) were all performed by the same operators in the early history they were called BARBER-SURGEONS.

Due to the services that they rendered and especially to the royalty, the barber-surgeons were the most respected and protected men living. They held this respect for thousands of years. During their practice of surgery, which consisted only of blood letting or bleeding the disease, a white cloth was used. They would rinse this out leaving blood stains, hang it in the doorway of their business to dry; thus the origin of our present day barber pole.

As the years passed by the hundreds, this original badge has been changed to the present, attractive glass, red and white emblem which represents professional grooming service. The doctors, the dentists, and the surgeons have all branched from our original profession long since; however, the barber pole still remains the property of the artistic barbering profession.

To get the full story and see numerous barber poles, you really should visit the Barber Museum in Canal Winchester, Ohio, the worlds largest (3500 square feet) and most unique connection of barber supplies, chairs, and artifacts dating back to the 1700s. The museum is open for tours.

Call 614-837-8400 for tour arrangements.
You can also visit their site here..


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The Barbering Hall of Fame began in March, 1965 and was formally dedicated August 9, 1968 at its original site – 245 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio. It is now located at the Barber Museum, 2 South High Street, Canal Winchester, Ohio.

The purpose of the Barbering Hall of Fame is to honor those who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution in the furtherance of the barbering profession. The general history of barbering is recorded in many forms but the identity of people who have been making outstanding contributions to barbering is soon lost – this should NOT happen.

It is our firm belief that a great number of persons have contributed to the advancement of the barber profession and should be recognized. In this way we pay tribute to those persons who have endeavored to enhance the image of, and working conditions for the barber.

Objectives & Mission


To promote the exchange of information between state barber boards and state agencies examining licensing and regulating the barber industry.

To develop standards and procedures for examining barbers.

To develop standards for licensing and policing the barber industry.

To develop curriculum for educating barbers.

To promote continuous education in the barber industry.

To develop and promote procedures for insuring that the consumer is informed and protected.

Mission Statement:

The National Association of Barber Boards of America represents over 300,000 barbers and the icon of the independent business person.

The tonsorial arts have been a tradition in the United States of America since its inception;

The time honored tradition of the neighborhood barbershop continues to grow and prosper.

Terms & Conditions

Competitors must be at least 18 years of age to enter. National Association of Barber Boards of America (“Event Organizer”) reserves the right to cancel or rescheduled the event. By attending or purchasing admission I release all images, video, or digital recording that contain me as well as my name to Event Organizer by which it may be used for marketing, promotional, or sell publicly or privately and there will be no financial compensation provided to me. I release Event Organizer of any injuries or accidents that may occur at any event they host. Vendors and Competitors agree to the rules and terms as described in the Vendor Contract and Competitor Contract/Rules accordingly. Note for Vendors: Vendors agree that Event Organizer retains the right to terminate the Vendor Agreement of ANY vendor who falsely represents themselves or their products/services in the Vendor contract. In such cases the Event Organizer will refund the cost of the Vendor Booth LESS a $100 service fee and the Vendor will be restricted from selling products/services at the venue. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE