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About Us

How We Compare
Why Sharp Edgez
What our Students Say
Meet Our Staff
Barber Course
Upcoming Start Dates
Program Highlights
600 Hour Barber Curriculum
Student Kit

How We Compare

At Sharp Edgez Barber Institute, our single focus is your success as a highly marketable and sought-after Master Barber. We are an independent, privately-owned institute with one goal: connecting you to a successful career as a master barber.

  • Industry leading outcomes: 100% licensure & 92% placement
  • Relevant educational partnerships that drive our innovative curriculum
  • Business development and life skills training that provide a competitive edge
  • Quarterly assessments geared toward student success
  • A thriving school culture that promotes inclusivity and participation in a variety of extra-curricular activities

Preparing you for the industry

Over and above the technical skills that you will acquire, we believe an understanding of the business practices, marketing techniques and industry standards gives you the foundation you need to not only succeed but excel. Our professional development and life skills training curriculum includes:

  • The Sharp Edgez Foundational Curriculum
  • Progress reports
  • Leadership skills
  • Online portfolio development
  • Cultural diversity
  • Barber shop etiquette/communication skills
  • Financial skills
  • And more…
What our Students Say
Meet Our Staff

An education is an investment and our faculty and staff are dedicated to making it worth it! At Sharp Edgez Barber Institute, our teaching professionals lead by example and steer you towards career success. You will have the support and guidance you need to identify your strengths and achieve your own personal success. Our talented team of experts are always available to help you achieve your goals.


  • Ahmon Bryant, Master Barber, School Director, Instructor, State Board Test Proctor
  • Tomeika Bryant, Financial Aid Director
  • Christopher Diamond, Master Barber, Instructor
  • Rashad Clay, Master Barber, Business Owner, Instructor, State Board Test Proctor
  • Michael Dejesus, Master Barber, Business Owner, Instructor


  • Sharp Edgez Barber Institute is licensed by the New York State Education Department Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.
  • Sharp Edgez Barber Institute is an accredited institution through the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education - COE.
  • Approved by New York State Department of Labor (RochesterWorks!).
  • Approved by Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) formerly VESID.
  • Approved by The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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Council on Occupational Education

The Council on Occupational Education (COE) sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. Sharp Edgez Barber Institute is an accredited business that meets and exceeds the high standards of accreditation. COE also coaches businesses on ethical behavior and how to build stronger, more trusting relationships with students.

Barber Course

In our Barber Course, you’ll begin by learning a foundation of cutting and styling techniques that will quickly progress to encompass advanced skills and relevant topics that will put you in a position to succeed in today’s barbering industry. Our comprehensive curriculum is custom written and mapped around topics and skills directly requested by employers and industry professionals. You’ll be challenged creatively and technically with opportunities to excel. Throughout the program, you’ll also refine your industry and business skills through a challenging professional development curriculum covering topics including leadership, communication, public speaking, professional etiquette and more.

Why Sharp Edgez

An education in barbering is more than just learning to cut and style hair. At Sharp Edgez Barber Institute you’ll learn topics, details and skills that go beyond what’s required to simply pass a test to get your license. Our curriculum is flexible and always evolving to provide you the most relevant, comprehensive education available; an education that’s designed to prepare you for your career. Sharp Edgez Barber Institute is the only barber styling school serving western New York with an emphasis on urban style and development. In an ever changing environment, Sharp Edgez Barber Institute is dedicated to remaining the leader in tonsorial education and new hair fashion.

Upcoming Start Dates

The Sharp Edgez Barber Course begins on the first and third Monday of each month. We typically host 6 classes per year

Program Highlights
  • 600 hours (19 weeks)
  • Full-time class schedule: Hours per week 32.5, Number of weeks 19, Monday - Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Part-time class schedule: Hours per week 20, Number of weeks 30, Monday - Friday 5:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Milady’s curriculum learning materials
  • Both classroom and hands-on training in our 45-chair student clinic
  • Clipper adjustment and maintenance
  • Professional development & life skills
600 Hour Barber CURRICULUM

The objective of the Barber Course is to train students in all aspects of the barbering profession. The student will acquire skills in haircutting, hair styling, tapering, trimming of the beard and mustaches, men’s hairpieces, scalp treatments, facials, shampooing, shop management and state licensing laws.

  • Orientation Introduction
  • The History Of Barbering
  • Professional Image
  • Bacteriology
  • Infection Control Safe Work Practices
  • Implements, Tools And Equipment
  • Anatomy And Physiology
  • Properties And Disorders Of The Skin
  • Prop. And Disorders Of The Hair And Scalp
  • Treatment Of Hair And Scalp
  • Facial Massage And Treatments
  • Shaving And Facial Hair Design
  • Haircutting And Styling
  • Men’s Hairpieces
  • Barbershop Management
  • Job Search
  • State Board Preparation & Licensing Laws
Upon completion of the Sharp Edgez Barber Institute curriculum and full payment is received for the program a certificate of completion will be issued to the student and he/she will be eligible to take the New York State Board Exam. After successfully passing the New York State Board Exam, the student will be issued a Barber Operator License (Master Barber License). Students who complete their program and pass the New York State Board Exam will be qualified to pursue a variety of opportunities in the professional field of berbering.
Student Kit

Your student tool kit has been specially designed with the resources to help you make the most of your time at Sharp Edgez Barber Institute. Not only is it helpful, it also features essentials to your success as a master barber.



Diamond Edge straight shears, Diamond Edge multi-tooth shears, Diamond Edge Razor, Diamond Edge 10-pack razor blades, Diamond Edge C1 comb, large duffle bag, Scalpmaster tail combs, Scalpmaster cutting combs, Scalpmaster clipper cleaning brush, Soft ‘n Style Spry Bottles, and much more!



Milady Standard Barbering, Text Book, Student Workbook, Study Guide, Exam Review, Exam Prep Book, Online Licensing Preparation.



Andis adjustable Blade Master Clipper, Andis outliner trimmers, Oster Classic 76 Universal Motor Clipper with Detachable Blade, Andis Magic Clip, Andis Slimline Pro, 7 Piece Andis Master attachment combs, Bearded Manikin head form, Bearded Afro Manikin Head form.



Queen Helene Massage Cream, Queen Helene Cleansing Cream, Barber jacket, Shampoo cape, Soft ‘n Style cape clip, Graham Professional PST Towels,



Straight Razor Blades, Andis Clipper oil, Clipper cleaning products including, Barbicide, Oster and Clippercide.