Clyde Schafer began as a barber in Ohio in 1960. He was very involved in his community of Sylvania. He served as a member of board of directors of Sylvania Community Improvement Corporation and as a member of Sylvania City Council from 1982 to 1985. He was a trustee for the Sylvania Township Park District, and was elected president of the Rotary Club of Sylvania in 1982.
He held the position of chairman of the City of Sylvania Civil Service Board from 1978 to 1982 and was a member of the Sylvania Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad from 1963 to 1971. Mr. Schafer was a member of the Ohio State Barber Board, 1979 to 1998; Ohio State Barber Inspector, 1991 to 1995. He served as executive director from 1995 till 2000. In 1993 he was elected president of national association of Barber Boards of America (NABBA). For his service in the barbering profession, he was inducted into the Barber Hall of Fame in 2002.