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CUTTING EDGE BARBER ACADEMY

The Cutting Edge Barber Academy, a barber school located in the heart of downtown Lancaster, PA, offers barber training, a barber instructor program, crossover program, client services, and more. Our barber education program prepares students for their licensing exam while focusing on professionalism, creativity, and business acumen. We combine traditional barber shop techniques with modern barbering style and flair, to provide our students with a one of a kind, top-notch barber education.

With over 20 years of experience in the barber industry, our instructors are highly skilled, knowledgeable, and use the latest teaching methods, allowing our students to learn, practice, and develop their skills in a manner that works best for them. We strive to exceed our students' expectations while preparing them to become leading professionals in the barber industry.

Our barber school features a multifaceted learning center, which includes a full service clinic that is open to the public. Our facility's convenient location attracts a diverse clientele, enabling our students to get the practical training and customer interaction needed to become well-rounded barbers.

A great barber is a master of their craft, a savvy entrepreneur, a lending ear to their clients, and a reliable team player. With our unique culture, high standards, and style of teaching, we're able to provide you with the complete skill set needed to succeed in the barber industry. A barbering education at the Cutting Edge Barber Academy is about much more than just getting your license - it’s about becoming a professional.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

BARBER PROGRAM

The barber program teaches barbering with an emphasis on professionalism and entrepreneurship. It includes a blend of practical and theoretical training. Students will be prepared to pass the PA State Board of Barber Licensing Examination.

BARBER TEACHER'S PROGRAM

The teacher's program is designed to educate licensed barber managers on how to instruct others on the theory and art of barbering. Participants will be prepared to pass the Pennsylvania State Board of Instructor Licensing Examination.

CROSSOVER PROGRAM

Our crossover program is for those who have already obtained a PA Cosmetology license and would like to obtain their PA Barber license as well. This will give you the necessary hours and preparation to pass the PA Barber Licensing Exam.

SMP PROGRAM

Our crossover program is for those who have already obtained a PA Cosmetology license and would like to obtain their PA Barber license as well. This will give you the necessary hours and preparation to pass the PA Barber Licensing Exam.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

Our barber school requires that each student enrolling in the Barber, Barber Teacher's, or Crossover Program must meet the following admissions requirements:

*The Cutting Edge Barber Academy does not discriminate in its admission, instruction, employment, or graduation policies on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, or ethnic origin.

  • Must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of enrollment for the Barber and Crossover Programs, and 23 years of age at the time of enrollment for the Barber Teacher's Program.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or hold a recognized Visa.
  • Must possess sufficient understanding of the English language.
  • Must submit high school diploma, transcript, GED, or other evidence of completion of 12th grade.
  • Must complete an admissions application and attend an admissions interview/school tour.

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Financial Options

If you're like most of our students, you may be concerned about how you can afford to pay for barber school. However, becoming a licensed barber may be more affordable than you think. We now offer flexible in-house financing options to assist with the cost of attending school.

Careers In Barbering

After graduating from barber school and obtaining your barbering license, there's an array of job opportunities to explore in the hair industry. Below is a small sample of the jobs a licensed barber may hold.

  • Barber
  • Barber Manager
  • Barber Owner
  • Hairdresser
  • Master Barber
  • Men's Hairstylist
  • Celebrity Barber
  • Platform Artist

Learn more about barbering careers at Barber Careers.

FAQs

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to see answers to some of the most common questions we get asked about obtaining a barber education.

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CLIENT SERVICES

Our barber school features a full service clinic that is open to the public and is the perfect way to get a full grooming experience at an affordable price. The practice and interaction our students receive through hands-on training with the community is invaluable. The student who provides you with hair services today, may be an industry leader tomorrow! Visit our student clinic for all your hair and grooming needs!

*To ensure an excellent experience, all services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.

Haircut


$5.00

Haircut W/ Beard


$8.00

Shape Up


$3.00

Hot Lather Shave


$7.00

Visit our Client Services area to see all the services we offer.

Cutting Edge Barber Academy
114 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA, 17603
(717) 824-4215

Client Services/Clinic Floor
Mon - Fri, 10:00 AM - 2:15 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Sat, 8:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Are you ready to start a rewarding career with endless opportunities?