Triad Barber School License Revoked For Several Infractions, Falsifying Documents

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 PDF Document: Triad Barber Shop Closed Decision

Winston-Salem, NC -- Craig Johnson is a barber student that supposed to be in school.

He has been spending more time with his 3-year-old son than learning how to become a barber. He tells New's 2, he enjoys time with his son but he should be one day closer to getting his barber license.

"It's a setback," he said. "When [my son] sees daddy around here everyday he thinks what is daddy doing here?"

But instead he is now one of 25 students of Triad Barber School now re-arranging their lives after the state revoked the owner's license.

"When you see the state board coming in there, three times out of three months, you know something is going on," he said.

"It wasn't all her fault, said Mary Kyles, owner of Triad Barber School.

"It was some of the students who were actually messing up," she said."

But according to the state, this is the 2nd time it has taken disciplinary action against Kyles' school.

In 2011, she was cited for not having an instructor monitor students' work, falsifying documents, not having proper documents about attendance and credit hours and the place was unsanitary

This time? The same violations; and an inspector says some were even worse.

"Some of the things, I may have come short of. I'm not perfect," she said, pointing to the fact that clean uniforms and accurate time cards were the students' responsibility.

"I'm just happy that they closed it when they did. I actually was the lucky one because some of these guys are months in," said Jeff Pulliam, another student.

Kyles says she's working with the state to right the wrongs; but for students like Johnson, there's no time left to waste.

"Now I'm going to have to re-alter some things and switch things around just to start all, so again, I'm starting form scratch," he said.

Another student, James Chambers tells News 2, this incidents will probably set him back a whole year as he tries to find a new path to getting his license.

But despite the inconvenience, the students do say Kyles is a great instructor and barber.

The state may think she's not running her business by the book, but when she teaches her students they learn a lot.

Some of the students are afraid their credits won't be recorded by the state, but the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners tells News 2, they will work with Kyles to sort everything out. 


To read the official document from the North Carolina Board of Barber Examiners - Click Here on Decision To Close Triad Barber Shop.

WFMY News 2.

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