Students at TPS Barber Academy Are Offering Free Hair Cuts
Sojourner’s Truth Staff
Youngsters in the
preschool to 12th grade classes aren’t the only
students the Toledo Public Schools are preparing for bigger
things in life. Adult students are also a part of the
program – the TPS Adult Education Program.
TPS offers adults the
opportunity to study in its Barber Academy and its Toledo
School of Practical Nursing.
The Barber Academy is an
1,800 hour training course, the only one in northwest Ohio,
and instructs students on barber shop management, shampoos
and hair topics, history of barbering, cosmetic chemistry,
razor cuts, clipper cuts, skin and scalp diseases, hair
cutting, among many topics.
The academy offers
students the opportunity to become licensed by the State of
Ohio upon completion of the program and also a chance to go
into business for themselves, possibly by opening their own
shops down the line.
Larry Warniment, Director, Adult Education, and Zonta Moore,
Barber Academy Instructor
Student Ruben Martinez cutting
Jacob Harris' hair
However, during this
pandemic, the students are not getting the chance to cut
hair as much as they need to so the Academy is dropping its
usual fees and offering free cuts to those 10 years and
older. The usual precautions are being observed – masks,
social distancing, hand washing – for the safety of students
The school, at 3281 – site
of the former Devilbiss School – is open from 9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. Call 419-617-8700 for more information.