Dear Ontario Barbers, Potential Barbers and those interested in the trade of Barbering; WELCOME:

The Barber Centre is a land mark facility established and created for Barbers by Barbers. We pride ourselves on being the only institution in Canada providing invaluable education around Barbering. Since 1990 the trade of Barber has been systematically eradicated from the current and curriculum and by-laws here in Ontario. We have been fighting for equity and recognition for Barbers ever since. Our classes and programs have become very popular in light of The Barber Centre’s unique syllabus and creative “living workshop” model developed in collaboration with our YTEEP partners overseas.

Our directive is and still remains to spread the message that Barbers are succinctly different than stylist, possessing different skills and unique abilities serving a niche that is not effectively represented in our sector. Classes are taught all over Ontario, however we have now began providing classes out west and beyond. Through the OBA we have been fortunate to work with other like minded professionals to forge a better tomorrow and build a more inclusive Barber Industry. We encourage those interested in the trade to join the OBA and together we can all galvanise our passion and love for the trade of Barber.

Sean Gibson
President OBA

Featured Barber

Murphy’s Barber Shop – Waterdown

With the ever changing Hair Industry, its reassuring to know that quintessential young entrepreneur s such as Sean Murphy is one of the few who chooses to keep the torch lit for the Barber sector. Murphy has chosen to embrace the Barber Culture and pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions in an area where a traditional barber is greatly needed. What’s traditional? Murphy is the furthest thing from traditional; however his old school barber shop with that new school edge totally exemplifies tradition. From the Pinaud aftershave to the eclectic decor that adorns his 17 Main St. Barber Shop, Murphy is a breath of fresh air in a community that’s desperate for a professional cutting edge barber. It’s comforting to have such reputable individuals like Sean Murphy as ambassadors for the future of our sector.